Nearby Greenville, SC is One of America’s Favorite Places

Discover Everything Greenville, SC Has to Offer

It’s easy to love our home in the Carolinas. With charming mountain towns offering world-class dining and some of the best breweries in the country, spectacular shopping and ways to experience the arts, the lifestyle in the Blue Ridge Mountains is simply unparalleled. 

Whether you need a little nudge to make the move or simply want to share with your friends, take a look at what others have been saying about nearby Greenville, SC, one of America’s favorite places to visit

Work from Home

It may surprise you to know that pre-pandemic, the quaint nearby town of Greenville, SC had an average of 5.1 percent of its residents working from home. That means that it was a great town to work from home before it was even necessary for social distancing. Greenville, SC has recently been named one of the top ten places to live while working from home.

Central Location

A well-connected city heightens the number of activities you have access to –– and Greenville, SC is located on prime Carolina real estate. With easy access to several major cities in the South such as Charlotte and Atlanta, you’ll always find something exciting to do. 

Greenville is also conveniently located near Asheville, an artistic mountain city that captivates visitors from the moment they arrive. In fact, Asheville is a popular choice for retirees who are looking to spend their free-time in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  

Other cities that are just a short drive from Greenville include, Clemson, Spartanburg, Columbia, and Hendersonville. Each town makes for a wonderful day trip the whole family will enjoy!

Mild Climate 

Located in Upstate South Carolina, Greenville, SC has a temperate, four-season climate that makes it a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors and attractions. If you are visiting, some of the most pleasant months are May, September, and October.

In the summer months, the temperatures average near 90ºF, while the winter months have average temperatures in the mid-50s. Greenville is also one of the snowiest cities in South Carolina, with an average of 2.5 inches of annual snowfall, while the rest of the state typically sees less than an inch.  

Arts and Entertainment Scene

Award-winning downtown Greenville, SC is the perfect place to appreciate the arts in all of its forms. One of the most popular venues is the Peace Center, right on the corner of Main Street. Here, you can appreciate performances from the Carolina Ballet Theatre, Greenville Chorale, Greenville Symphony, International Ballet and South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Critically acclaimed Broadway shows come to the venue throughout the year. 

Along with the Peace Center, there are a number of permanent stages located throughout the city which are perfect to enjoy the live outdoor performances throughout the year. 

To learn more about the fine arts and appreciate the works of world-class artists, you can visit the Greenville County Museum of Art, the premier American art museum in the South. It is home to the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by artist Andrew Wyeth, one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.

There are also two well-known art galleries in Greenville, SC -– Art Crossing at RiverPlace and Artists Guild Gallery, the latter showcasing more than 20 local award winning artists.  

If you want to make your own artistic creations, you’ll want to visit the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. They offer a variety of arts classes, exhibits from local artists, and special events all year long.  

World-Class Drinks and Dining

When looking for a bite to eat, your options are endless! Greenville, SC is home to more than one thousand dining options, 110 of which are found right in the downtown area. There is everything from Soul Food, BBQ, and Southern favorites, to modern cuisines that offer a fresh twist on popular recipes. Many restaurants in the city offer creations made with the finest ingredients sourced from local farms. It’s no wonder this city has been named the “Next Big Food City of the South” by Esquire. 

Along with impressive dining options, craft beer culture is quickly making its mark on this small town. Visitors can choose from a number of local breweries that offer an array of craft beers, including pale ales, sours and stouts. Thomas Creek Brewery, located just south of downtown, is the city’s oldest brewery and the largest in the state! Other popular options include Swamp Rabbit Brewery, Upstate Craft Beer, and Pour Taproom.

Outdoor Activities

With majestic mountain landscapes and shimmering lakes, there are endless opportunities for outdoor adventures near Greenville, SC. In the center of downtown is the well-known Falls Park on the Reedy. The rushing waterfall that flows through the park is surrounded by well-kept gardens, walking trails, and the famous Liberty Bridge.   

Also nearby are a number of state parks, including Paris Mountain State Park with camping, hiking and biking trails that make their way along the four lakes found in the historic park. 

Another option is Jones Gap State Park, with more than 60 miles of hiking trails that connect the park with the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. This park is well-known for its trout fishing in the Middle Saluda River which flows through the park. Located near the scenic Highway 11 is Table Rock State Park, a popular destination for even more outdoor activities. As you can see, Greenville, SC allows you to enjoy nature at its finest, while having the benefits of urban living conveniently nearby!

The Cliffs: Only a Short Drive Away

We know that once you experience Blue Ridge bliss in our award-winning hometowns you’ll want to stay awhile –– and with warm and welcoming neighbors, this small town is a wonderful place to make your home. Fortunately, our private luxury community is only a short drive away from Greenville, SC, making it easy to take advantage of all of the amenities the charming mountain town has to offer. Not to mention all of the private amenities that are available to our exclusive club members. From private hiking trails to secluded sandy beaches along the shores of Lake Keowee, you’ll find so many ways to enjoy the fresh mountain air and natural beauty that surrounds you. 

With access to all seven of our communities, life at The Cliffs exemplifies the adventurous spirit of living in the mountains. The living experience we have created at The Cliffs guarantees that our members can experience the activities they are most passionate about. That is why we offer our members access to not one, but seven world-class golf courses and state-of-the-art wellness centers, so members can choose a different way to stay active and fit, each day of the week. 

Ready to come home to the Carolinas? Contact our Real Estate Sales Team to plan your visit to The Cliffs and discover the sheer joy of living and playing in each of our seven communities, just minutes from one of the South’s best cities.

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This post was originally posted on January 6th, 2017, and updated on November 12th, 2020.


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