The city of Greenville and Greenville County, a fast growing community of about 380,000 people in a moderate climate, is located in northwestern South Carolina in an area known as the Upstate. This region includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Cherokee counties and the cities of Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Easley, Simpsonville, Greer and Spartanburg. Approximately 56,000 people live within Greenville city limits.
We are located about 250 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 75 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains. Situated along interstate I-85, Greenville is located about 150 miles northeast of Atlanta, Ga., and 100 miles southeast of Charlotte, N.C.
According to the online directory for Greenville, S.C., our award winning downtown is the arts and entertainment epicenter for the Upstate South with live entertainment ranging from ballet and symphony to hockey. Within the city limits of Greenville, there are 39 parks, playgrounds and recreation centers which include biking and jogging trails, miniature golf course, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, playground structures, picnic shelters and ball fields for a total of 452 acres of park space.
Our moderate climate offers a full change of seasons with an average annual temperature of a mild 59 degrees Fahrenheit. We receive an average rainfall of 50.45 inches and an average snowfall of only 1.20 inches per year. For more information on the Greenville area, visit Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville was recently designated as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in a national competition by America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth, an organization founded by retired General Colin L. Powell.