City of Greenville
Greenville is located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area, commonly referred to as the Upstate, includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Cherokee counties and the cities of Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer and Spartanburg.
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Greenville County is South Carolina's most populous county with more than 470,000 residents. Approximately 56,000 live within Greenville city limits.
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Greenville has a rich history of diverse living environments and neighborhood identity, and offers housing options within traditional older neighborhoods, historic districts, suburban areas or the heart of a bustling downtown. In the past six years (2007-2012), Greenville experienced over $122 million in new residential construction and an additional $117 million in renovations in the City's neighborhoods. The city's downtown is experiencing a boom in new apartment development as the demand increases for urban living. The median sales price of an Existing Single Family Home (March 2013) is $149,000.
Our moderate climate offers a full change of seasons. The average annual temp is 60 degrees F with an average rainfall of 49 inches and an average snowfall of 1.20 inches per year.
Entertainment & Culture
Downtown is the arts and entertainment epicenter for the Upstate South with live entertainment ranging from ballet and symphony to hockey and indoor football. Local theater companies provide intimate settings for performances, while the Peace Center for the Performing Arts hosts major productions on three performance stages including an outdoor amphitheater. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena seats 17,000 and hosts athletic events as well as major concerts and family entertainment. The Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery offers one of the most recognized collections of religious artwork in the nation, including works by such artists as Dolci, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titan and Van Dyck. The nationally recognized Greenville County Art Museum has an exquisite collection as well.
Visit Heritage Green, the city's urban and cultural arts complex.
TD Convention Center, one of the largest exposition facilities in the southeast with 368,000 square feet of exhibit space in four halls. The TD Convention Center is a popular regional destination for corporate meetings, tradeshows, banquets, and special events.
Greenville is known for its outdoor entertainment which include Jazz Concerts, Farmer's Markets, and Moonlight Movies along the River.
Within the City of Greenville are 39 parks, playgrounds and recreation centers which include bike/jogging trails, miniature golf course, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, playground structures, picnic shelters and ball fields for a total of 452 acres of park space. More information on things to do and see in Greenville