If you're already a resident of Greenville, SC, you're likely to attest to why this bustling metropolis has been ranked #35 among the best US cities to live in by US News. But if you're new to the area, you'll soon understand. They've analyzed 100 cities in the nation and rated the quality of life, job market, value of living and people's desire to live there. Keep reading to learn why this city is classified as one of the top 100 places to live in America.
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Over the years, Greenville has grown impeccably and is now home to over 800,000 residents. And with affordable housing options, this city will only continue to thrive. Recent years have shown a huge increase in home buying, creating a need for new condo and apartment developments. Approximately 66% of Greenville residents own a home and with a median price of $139,700, it's easy to see why.
With a moderate year-round climate, Greenville, SC is a fairly pleasant city to reside in year-round. Summers can be hot and humid, but residents can easily enjoy cooling off in nearby lakes including Paris Mountain State Park and Table Rock State Park. And winters are extremely mild, with an average temperature of 42.3°F, promising a lack of snow shoveling. But if you're looking for a snowy winter, you're only a short drive away from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Greenville's job market is also growing. This city has a lower than national average unemployment rate and is considered one of the top manufacturing hubs in the South. GE, Michelin North American Inc., Proterra and Greenville Health System are some of the top employers in the city. But don't let these big name companies fool you – small businesses are thriving in this city and entrepreneurs are continuously prosperous.
If you're looking to raise a family in Greenville, you can be sure your kids will receive an excellent education. Seven high schools in the area have been recognized as US News & World Report's Best High Schools. And with an 18:1 student to teacher ratio, Greenville students will receive the individual attention they need. Additionally, the nearby colleges and universities (Clemson, Furman, USC Upstate) are some of the most well-known schools in the US.
Things To Do
If you reside in Greenville, you likely have a preferred football team from the nearby area. Many residents spend their weekend cheering for their favorite team, if not alma mater. Needless to say, college football is huge in Greenville. If sports aren't your favored pastime, you might enjoy the art scene Greenville has to offer. From The Peace Center to Artisphere, this city has events happening regularly. Furthermore, the city's walking and hiking trails provide runners, walkers and hikers with a relaxing retreat and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
So if you're interested in Greenville, SC real estate, speak with one of our experienced agents to learn more about why this city has been ranked among the top cities to live in. Whether you prefer lively Greenville or charming Simpsonville, we've got the perfect home for you.
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