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Why We Love Greenville

Why We Love Greenville

There’s always something to do and see in Greenville. There’s no better place to start than Main Street, which has experienced a cultural and economic renaissance. You’ll find everything in the heart of the city. Fantastic shops. Cultural events and festivals.  Live music. Minor league baseball. Even a waterfall at Reedy River Falls Park. And it’s become a destination for foodies, with a range of Southern cuisine, tastes from the Carolina coast, and a variety of ethnic flavors. Once you visit, you’ll understand why Greenville is routinely ranked among America’s best downtowns. 

There aren’t many places where you can enjoy a rich downtown atmosphere and the mountains in the same afternoon. But in Greenville it’s just a short drive to one of our state parks. Hike to the top of one of our mountains and you can see panoramic views of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Along the way you’ll see mountain streams, ponds, waterfalls, and some of our local wildlife.

Quick facts

  • There are more than 500 historic sites in the Upcountry.
  • Over 80 different international firms are located in Greenville County.
  • Foreign companies located in Greenville include Samsung Networks America, Eurokera, Kyocera Mita, Michelin, Mitsubishi, Saint Gobain, Ahold, Magna, Bosch Rexroth, Pierburg, Nutra and GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Our Main Street is consistently voted one of the best in the country.
  • Greenville was originally named Pleasantburg.
  • The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 17.5 multiuse trail connecting major parts of the city.
  • In the early 1900s, Greenville was known as the Textile Center of the South.
  • Greenville hosts over 30 festivals throughout the year.
  • The Greenville metropolitan area has a population of over 451,000.

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