The excitement and opportunities of Greenville, South Carolina, continue to grow and attract businesses and families from around the world. In fact, the city boasts the North American headquarters of Michelin, BMW Manufacturing, Hubbell Lighting and Fluor, and
fDi Magazine recently named Greenville the “#1 North American City of the Future.” Greenville’s award-winning downtown area boasts waterfalls, cafes and parks, world-class dining and shopping, a love of the local arts, and the only single-suspension pedestrian bridge in America, which overlooks the beautiful, 26-acre Falls Park.

“Top Places to Retire”, 2010
“The Boom Belt” Business Week Magazine, 2007
#4 “Best Places to Live in the Nation”, 2007
“More International Investment per Capita Than Any Other City in the U.S.” Harvard Business, 2006
#2 of “Top 20 Real Estate Markets for Expanding Companies” Expansion Management Magazine, 2007
#1 Heart Institute In America (Greenville Hospital System) Modern Healthcare Magazine, 2007
#2 of “Best Places to Live the Simple Life” AARP, 2009




The heart of Greenville is its award-winning downtown area, which has been revitalized in recent years to offer more than 70 restaurants and pubs on Main Street and the West End, the 26-acre Falls Park and Liberty Bridge, Flour Field (home to the single-A baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox), Cleveland Park, the Greenville Zoo, the BI-LO Center and more than 200 festivals and events each year, including Fall for Greenville, Downtown Alive!, Main Street Jazz and Artisphere.


Welcome to the urban arts and cultural center of downtown Greenville. Only four blocks from Main Street, Heritage Green is home to the Greenville County Library, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Greenville Little Theatre, the Upcountry History Museum, the Bob Jones Museum & Gallery and the brand-new Children’s Museum.


The 26-acre Falls Park is a haven for Greenville families and visitors alike, offering breathtaking views of Reedy Falls and the exploration of public gardens, greenspaces, walking trails and Reedy River. The centerpiece of the park is Liberty Bridge, a 355-foot-long pedestrian bridge that towers over Reedy Falls and the public gardens below and is the only one of its kind in North America. It offers a horizontal curve radius of 214-feet and 90-foot towers weighing 26 tons each.


Local artists and galleries dot the downtown, West End and West Greenville landscape. The Peace Center for the Performing Arts attracts top performers and musical acts from around the world. Bob Jones University offers 25 galleries of art from the 14th through the 19th centuries and one of America’s finest collections of Italian paintings. For theatre lovers, the city offers the Carolina Ballet Theatre, The Warehouse Theatre, Greenville Little Theatre and South Carolina Children’s Theater.


Known as “The City Park” to locals, Cleveland Park provides 126 acres of public space along Reedy River. Enjoy tennis and volleyball courts, softball fields, playground areas, walking trails, picnic shelters, the Fernwood Nature Trail, the Rock Quarry Garden and one of the favorite hotspots of Greenville children, the Greenville Zoo.


Nominated “Ballpark of the Year” in 2006, Flour Field at the West End is home to the Greenville Drive, the single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Flour Field was designed as a replica of Fenway Park and comes complete with exact field specifications and its own 30-foot “Green Monster” in left field. The stadium hosts 70 Drive games each year, along with concerts and events, such as the 2009 Southern Conference baseball tournament.

Clemson University, less than ten minutes from Lake Keowee, brings sports enthusiasts from across the nation. Clemson Memorial Stadium has been held in high esteem for many years. Whether players from the 1940s and 1950s, opposing players from the 1970s and 1980s, or even professional players in the 1990s, the ambiance of this special setting is what college football is all about.

If you prefer spring sports?Clemson University Baseball made its 12th trip to the College World Series in 2010 and its sixth appearance in the last 16 years. The University offers a vast array of athletic programs. There are sporting events for every fan!

With over 18,000 students, Clemson University offers countless opportunities for students, faculty and community members to participate in decades of tradition, improve quality of life for their surrounding communities and pursue academic challenges. Ranked as the 22nd best national public university by U.S.News and World Report, Clemson is a vibrant student-centered community that thrives on leadership, collaboration and a winning spirit ? in academics, athletics and life.

The vibrant atmosphere of Clemson University provides several arts and cultural events, community activities, venues and so much more.

Southwest Airlines announced on May 11 it intends to serve Greenville and Charleston without any government subsidies starting in 2011. Not only is this great news for our residents and property owners but it will also open our markets with affordable and direct flights from all over the country. U.S. Sen. Jim Demint said: “South Carolina is already one of the best places in the world to do business, but the addition of a new low-cost air carrier will make a direct, positive impact on our ability to attract new companies, investments and jobs. This is another reminder that true economic growth and job creation come from the private sector, not wasteful spending from the federal government. This development will benefit both Southwest Airlines and the people of the state for years to come.”

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