Relocating to Greenville, SC
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Greenville is a wonderful place to live and a great place to raise a family. There is culture, beautiful landscapes, and lots of great shopping and restaurants for people of all ages.
A gorgeous oasis in the middle of town, Falls Park on the Reedy is a wonderful place to go and take a leisurely stroll on a beautiful day. Besides walking the paths and admiring the beautifully landscaped park, a suspension bridge gives you a great view of the waterfalls and a path that runs underneath Main Street.
Without a bad seat in the house, the Peace Center offers entertainment ranging from dance, to Broadway, to blues, to vintage folk music. During intermission, you can enjoy a glass of wine while you overlook the river.
If you want to visit Fluor Field at the Westend, you had better grab your tickets fast! Surrounded by shops and restaurants, you can enjoy a single A baseball game that feels like a triple A. Don’t forget to visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson museum. Go Drive!
The Swamp Rabbit Tram Trail is a paved path that leads from Greenville to the nearby artsy town of Travelers Rest. Enjoy a good run or bike ride as you look at the scenic countryside.
If you have some younger folks in your family, you may want to check out the Children’s Museum of the Upstate or the Greenville Zoo.
Nine out of 15 Greenville County Public High Schools were ranked in the top 6% nationally. There are currently 605 Greenville County teachers that have achieved National Board Certification. Greenville County Schools ranked 11th in the country out of over 13,800 school districts for the total number of National Board Certified teachers.
The best schools in the Greenville area include Mitchell Road Elementary, Pelham Road Elementary, Augusta Circle Elementary, Paris Elementary, Langston Charter Middle, Wade Hampton High, Greenville Technical Charter High, Sterling School, Stone Academy, and Brashier Middle College Charter.
Popular neighborhoods in Greenville include Dunean, Morningside, Paramount Park, Leawood, City Center, Sharon Park, Overbrook, Woodside, Westville, and Park Place. There are also a few other small communities or towns right outside of Greenville that are very popular among people who do not want to live inside the city. Some of these include Travelers Rest, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Easley, Greer, Piedmont, and Taylors.
Greenville Metro is ranked #1 in the nation for economic growth potential, #1 in the list of micro cities of the future, #46 for best place for business and careers, and is included in the list of the 30 best cities for jobs. It is also included in the top 10 retirement cities for 2010 and the top 10 for most affordable cities for 2010. Greenville also ranked #19 in the healthiest housing market for 2010.
There are several moving companies in the Greenville area that have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Upstate South Carolina: Smith Dray Line & Storage Company Inc. (which has two different area locations), Mark 1 Moving & Storage, Two Men and a Truck, and Graebel/South Carolina Movers, Inc.