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5 Reasons You'll Love Living in Greenville, SC

Updated: Jan 3

Thinking of moving to the Greenville, SC area? You're going to love it. Here are five reasons you should choose this amazing place to live, from people who live here.

Greenville, SC is at the heart of the 10-city Upstate, SC area - a bustling, growing hub of art, business, and nature. Here are five things to know about the area before moving here.

1. You're going to love the weather here.

Greenville is right in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, giving us the ability to experience four gorgeous seasons. With an average of 220 sunny days every year, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the wide range of outdoor adventures that pack the Upstate area. While we certainly get our hot days and chilly, cold moments, the monthly temperature averages from 72° to 50° F. From golf and hiking to disc golf, pickle ball, and every sport you hoped for, Greenville has it all AND the weather to let you enjoy it.

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2. Love dogs? We do, too.

Pups rule the roost in Greenville, with dozens of places your beloved pup can visit with you across the area. With plenty of outdoor spaces and dog-friendly bars and shops, you'll find Greenville and the wider Upstate area to be quite easy to enjoy with your four-legged friends. It's hard to pick, but a few of our favorite places include Grateful Brew, Falls Park, Southernside Brewery, Swamp Rabbit Cafe, and Mast General Store. Check out for helpful information on places to stay and play!

3. It's affordable.

Even with a robust economy, top colleges, and a strong housing market, the cost of living index is about 5% less expensive than the national average. Comparably, it costs about 24% less to live in Greenville than in Charleston, SC.

The housing market is competitive here, as it is in most growing areas of the United States, so working with a trusted real estate agent will help you to navigate the market and find exactly what you love. If you need any recommendations, we work with some fantastic realtors and are happy to help connect you with people we know and trust.

4. Our downtown is award-winning for a reason.

Downtown Greenville is consistently recognized as a top place to visit and live. Why? It has a little bit of everything. Great shopping, amazing food, live music events, a family-friendly environment, and a walkable experience. Downtown is beautiful during the day, with plenty of scenery like the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park and the infamous Mice on Main. At night, there is a lively nightlife scene with outdoor seating, restaurants, and bars open so you can enjoy life with your friends and family.

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5. Festivals, festivals, festivals.

With hundreds of festivals and community events every year, you will never struggle to find something to do here. From our nationally-recognized events like Euphoria and Artisphere to festivals like Albino Skunk Music Fest, the South Carolina Peach Festival, Greer Arts & Eats, PLUS plenty of live music events, Greenville and the Upstate area are thrumming with excitement and things to do.

To be honest, we struggled to even whittle this list down to just five! As you can tell, we love living here and we know you will, too. Come join us in Greenville, SC and the Upstate area to revel in the stunning atmosphere, beautiful weather, and wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. It's truly an amazing place to live.

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*Pre-approval is based on a preliminary review of credit information provided to Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, which has not been reviewed by underwriting. If you have submitted verifying documentation, you have done so voluntarily. Final loan approval is subject to a full underwriting review of support documentation including, but not limited to, applicants’ creditworthiness, assets, income information, and a satisfactory appraisal.

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