52 Places to Go in 2017


The NYT highlighted Greenville as the next major food destination, and so much more - choosing our city as a top locale to visit in the world.

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12 Great Places to Go in 2017


Time's Money Magazine named Greenville as a top destination, and suggested April as the perfect time to visit.

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The Sophisticated Southern Gem Everyone Is Flocking To


Men's Journal gave the nod to Greenville when offering expert advice about the 2016 best places to live.

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Southern Progress


A serene, sylvan setting and a radical approach to city planning have made
 Greenville, South Carolina, a surprising new hot spot.

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Greenville Springs to Life


A river ran through it. Falls, too. But nobody noticed. Now the Reedy River Falls, and the park that surrounds it and the suspension bridge that spans it, are at the heart of one of the great smallish-town successes in the United States.

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PBS News Hour Features Greenville


It's called flyover country -- low-profile parts of the U.S. the news media often forgets. But to husband-and-wife journalists James and Deborah Fallows, these areas are home to cities that work, thriving communities that buck this elections narrative ... More

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The Signs of Success Show in Greenville


Writer James Fallows of The Atlantic outlines the eleven signs a city will succeed, and uses Greenville as an example of that success.

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U.S. News and World Report Chooses Greenville as a Best Place to Live


Greenville encompasses big-city amenities without attracting the same
unpleasantries that come with a more populated, urban city.

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Making Additions to the Modern Day Ark


The Greenville Zoo is expecting a baby! The zoo's Masai giraffes, named Walter and Autumn, will have a calf in early February (or any day now). South Carolina Public Radio's Laura Hunsberger visited the zoo to meet the animals.

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Cycle Through the New Greenville


With a growing food scene, a creative DIY spirit, and a serious cycling culture, this once-sleepy southern town has reinvented itself as an exciting destination.

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source City Of Greenville Website

Favorable Business Climate

South Carolina's workforce ranked #6 in the nation and 14th best for "cost of doing business"
-CNBC' s 2011 Top States for Business

South Carolina ranked # 2 for "Automotive Manufacturing Strength"
 -Business Facilities 2011

South Carolina ranked # 3 for "Economic Growth Potential"
 -Business Facilities 2011

South Carolina ranked # 5 for "Best Business Climate"
 -Business Facilities 2011

South Carolina ranked # 8 for "Workforce Training"
 -Business Facilities 2011

South Carolina ranked # 8 for "Lowest Cost of Labor"
 -Business Facilities 2011

South Carolina is # 9 in the rankings of Pro-Business States for 2011
 -Pollina Corporate Real Estate 2011

South Carolina ranked 11th most entrepreneur-friendly state in the Nation
 -Small Business and Entrepreneurial Council, 2011

South Carolina ranked #5 "Best Places to Do Business in the Country"
 -Site Selection Magazine 2010

South Carolina ranked 8th best for its pro-business regulatory environment.
 -Forbes Magazine, 2010

South Carolina came in as one of the Top Ten Best State for Business
 -Chief Executive, 2010 poll of CEOs

Greenville/Spartanburg area ranked #1 for Emerging Logistics / Distribution Growth Centers
 -Business Facilities 2011

Charleston, SC was ranked #9 for Top Logistics / Distribution / Shipping Hubs
-Business Facilities 2011

Greenville ranked # 1 among " micro cities of the future, "which includes
cities with a population under 100,000 residents
-fDi Magazine's " 2009/2010 North American Cities of the Future"

Greenville ranked in "30 Best Cities for Jobs"
 -Manpower Economic Outlook Survey 2011

Nations # 1 Metro  for Economic Growth Potential
-Business Facilities August 2009

Greenville Metro ranked #46 Best Place for Business and Careers
 -Forbes December 2009

Top 10 Metro Areas for Drug and Pharmaceutical Industry
 -Business Facilities August 2009

Cost of Living

Affordable Quality of Life  90.3 -ACCRA, Annual Average for 2010
Top 10 Most Affordable Cities for 2010 (City of Greenville)
 -Relocate America

Greenville Metro ranked # 19 in the Healthiest Housing Markets in 2010
-Builder Magazine March 2010

Top 10 Retirement Cities for 2010 (City of Greenville)
-Relocate America

Greenville Metro ranked #20 in America's Best-Bang-for-Your-Buck Cities
-Forbes December 2009


9 of 15 Greenville County Public High Schools in Top 6% Nationally
 -2011 Newsweek Magazine

With 605 Greenville County teachers who have achieved National Board Certification,
Greenville Country schools ranks 11th in the country out of 13,862 school districts for the
 total number of NBC teachers and has more NBC teachers than 27 states (2010/2011)
Clemson ranked as 25th Best National Public University
 -US News & World Report 2011    

Quality of Life

Greenville, SC wins "Best of the Best"  water taste test
 -American Water Works Association, 2011

Greenville, SC ranked 13th in the ranking of the "Top Metro Areas for Young Professionals"
 -Forbes Magazine 2011

Greenville, SC listed in the 10 best places to live in the U.S.
-Relocate America 2011

Falls Park on the Reedy named as one of the top 15 parks in the country
 -US Airways in-flight Magazine 2011

Greenville highlighted as one of 18 towns that "are perfecting the art of living well"
  -Men's Journal 2011

Greenville Metro ranked # 2 on the list of "
Best Places to Live a Simple Life"
  -AARP Magazine 2009

Greenville ranked 189th for "Bohemian indicator"
concentration of writers, designers, musicians, actors and other artistic personnel
-Kiplinger's "Best Cities 2009

Greenville Memorial Hospital has been ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals
 in five specialties Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders (#24), Digestive Disorders (#30),
Heart & Heart Surgery (#43), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#44) and Orthopedics (#49) -U.S. News' 2009
-10 guide to America's Best Hospitals

Greenville's Art Weekends ranked #46 out of 600 Fine Art Shows
-Lawler's Art Fair Sourcebook

Artisphere - Top 20 Events in the Southeast
-Southeast Tourism Society December 2009

Downtown Greenville Great American Main Street Award
 -National Trust for Historic Preservation

Greenville's Main Street Named Great American Street
 -American Planning Association October 2009

Greenville ranks as one of the five best towns for living and bike riding
-Bike Magazine


source Greenville Chamber Of Commerce / Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC)