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With its bustling economy, low cost of living, great weather, and long list of things to do and places to visit, it’s no wonder Greenville, SC tops so many “Best of” lists. If you’re considering moving to South Carolina, Greenville is one of the best places to live. Here’s why:


1) Strong Economy


Thanks to a pro-business environment, ideal location within the state and on the East Coast, favorable tax rates, and a strong workforce, Greenville is attracting both domestic and global firms. Greenville County has added 8,940 new jobs over the last five years in growing industries such as manufacturing and biotech. Companies with headquarters in Greenville include GE, IBM, Lockheed, Michelin, and 3M.


2) Low Cost of living


When you live in Greenville, your dollar stretches further than it does in many other mid-sized East Coast cities, like Durham, Richmond, or even Huntsville. One of the areas you’ll save significantly is housing. In Greenville, you can build a custom home on your land starting at $121,990.


3) Great Weather and Location


Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville enjoys pleasant weather nearly all year long. Summers can be hot (perfect for all the water activities you’ll find at state parks, rivers, lakes, and water parks), but winters are never too harsh, with lows rarely dipping below freezing.  That means you get to enjoy the beauty of the region in all four seasons. Whether you love hiking, biking, kayaking, or a host of other activities, it’s always a great time to enjoy them in Greenville.


Greenville is one of the best-positioned cities on the East Coast! For an escape to nature, even just for a day, the Blue Ridge Mountains are an hour’s drive north, and Myrtle Beach is just three hours east. And when you want to dip your toe into the big city for an event, Charlotte and Atlanta are both less than three hours away.


4) Downtown Destinations


Downtown Greenville is a destination in and of itself! Falls Park on the Reedy is a beautiful and lush downtown park with winding trails, rushing waterfalls, and an iconic suspended bridge. It’s also walking distance to charming Main Street, which offers 10 blocks of historic neighborhoods that’s been revitalized with boutiques, restaurants, businesses, and bars. Swamp Rabbit Trail is another downtown landmark, offering 22 miles of paved trails to walk, bike, or skate. 


5) Food Scene 


Named one of the South’s Tastiest Towns by Southern Living, Greenville has more than 1,000 dining options, ranging from traditional Southern cuisine to internationally-inspired dishes, and of course, plenty of Carolina barbecue. There’s always something new to try from world-class chefs and mom-and-pop kitchens alike. 


If you’re interested in moving to South Carolina to further your career, expand your opportunities, or even to enjoy retirement, learn how you can build a high-quality, custom home on your land at an affordable price in Greenville. Contact us for more information.