Greenville, SC


Back on the Map... Greenville, SC

Where to Live

Keowee Key
Keowee Key
The Reserve at Lake Keowee
The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Hidden Gems from the locals

  • Saturday Market – Main Street – From fresh fruits and veggies to beautiful blooms to crafts, spend your Saturday morning browsing a variety of local vendors.
  • Jazz on Main – Friday nights from March through September, downtown becomes a place for amazing musical entertainment and a great kickoff to the weekend.
  • Lake Jocasse/Jocasse Dam -The crystal clear, pristine water invites you to take the boat out for the day. And the dam is pretty impressive too.
  • Day Trips – Just across the border into North Carolina, you can spend the day exploring these Blue Ridge Mountain towns: Cashiers, Hendersonville, and Asheville.
  • Clemson –The university is close by, perfect for tailgating the Clemson Tigers before the game. Celebratory dinner and drinks at a pub is a must afterward.
  • Breweries – Whether you fancy lagers, IPAs, or ales, enjoy a cold one at Thomas Creek Brewery, Quest Brewing Co., or RJ Rockers Brewing Company. Cheers.
  • Peace Center – A staple of Greenville’s art scene, this is the place to catch a series and more.
  • Lake Keowee/Watersports -Whether it’s boating, water skiing, or paddleboarding, the lake offers tons of activities for an exciting day on the water.

Eat Like a Local

  • Mary Beth’s – This Greenville gem serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner—but their breakfast is what everyone raves about. marybethsatmcbee.com
  • Lighthouse (Lake Keowee) – Come by boat or car and enjoy upscale casual dining with mountain and lake views, no matter where you sit. lighthousekeowee.com
  • Soby’s – We’ve heard this restaurant is great for dinner, featuring a menu rich with contemporary cuisine infused with Southern ingredients. sobys.com
  • Rick Erwin’s (Clemson) – Fresh seafood. Prime steak. An impressive wine list. What more do you need after a Clemson sporting event? rickerwins.com/clemson
  • Mac’s – A great spot for lunch, this menu offers mouthwatering barbecue and (at least) 300 beer selections to go with it. macspeedshop.com

Back on the Map…

These days, Greenville is bustling with new life, ready to greet the next visitor who sets foot on its streets and leave them head-over-heels in love. Whatever your reason for singling out this dot on the map, there are plenty more why this should be the place you call home.

One of the reasons the Bryants (The Reserve at Lake Keowee residents) love this place is, literally, the location. It put them closer to their children and grandchildren. And it was also the people. “The people make it stand out,” Carol Bryant says. “They are just wonderful; friendly, welcoming, enjoyable. It seems like a great group of people ended up here.”

And then there is the collection of waterfalls that offer a serene setting to escape the hustle and bustle of life for a little while. Get outdoorsy, take a hike, or go fishing. The foothills provide a landscape that’s worthy of a postcard.

Downtown is full of historic buildings, boutiques and specialty shops, and plenty of restaurants, whether it’s time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Throughout town, stop and admire the assortment of outdoor artwork that’s scattered about Main Street.

Sports fans may find themselves at a tailgate before a football game at Clemson University, or cheering on the Greenville Drive baseball team downtown. The Drive’s field, modeled after Fenway Park, makes their games even more of a treat to watch.

And on Friday nights, Main Street comes alive with the sound of music. It’s a great way to kick off the weekend—this, and toasting to this wonderful city with a frosty mug of beer at one of Greenville’s breweries. Yeah, let’s drink to that.

“The people are just wonderful, friendly, welcoming, and enjoyable. It seems a great group of people ended up here.”

– Carol Bryant, The Reserve at Lake Keowee

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  • Average Temperatures
    • Winter: 55/34 Spring: 73/49
    • Summer: 89/68 Fall: 73/51
  • Population:61,397
  • Airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
  • Average Property Tax: 0.65%
  • Sales Tax: 6%

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