Best Neighborhoods in Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville is the seat of Greenville County, and the 6th largest city in the state. "The Upstate" as called by the locals, is known for the jewels that are mined there; including amethyst, ruby, and emeralds. Greenville is known for several annual festivals including Euphoria Greenville, Fall for Greenville, Artisphere, and the Indie Craft Parade.

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Temperature

Average High - 87, Average Low - 34

Sports

Football - S. C. Force - (IFL)

Hockey - Road Warriors (ML)

Crime Rate

The crime rate in Greenville is relatively high like most metropolitan cities its size. However, there are a number of communities outside the metropolitan area that have considerably lower crime rates. Some of these neighborhoods include East Park, Hampton Pinckney, and North Main.

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Overbrook, built in 1913 is a neighborhood in Greenville that is bounded on the northeast by Wade Hampton Boulevard, on the west by North Pleasant Drive, on the south by East North Street, and on the east by West Park Avenue. Bob Jones University is a prominent resident of the neighborhood. Overbrook has two parks; Arthur Black Park and Timmons Park. Having two neighborhood parks gives the residents of Overbrook great opportunity for outdoor recreation. The housing stock in Greenville is primarily single family owned homes. There are rental properties immediately west of the neighborhood that consists of apartments and houses to rent or lease.

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West End is immediately west of the downtown area. West end is loosely bounded by Pendleton Street, on the east, South Church Street on the south, South Academy to the north, and College Street to the northwest. Falls Park on the Reedy and Reedy River Falls Park are both in the West End community. The benefit of having two parks and a river running through the community avails the residents of the West End tremendous opportunity for outdoor enjoyment. The West End is predominantly residential with most of the homes being single family. There are apartments and homes for rent immediately south the of the West End and near South Academy Street.

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North Main is a neighborhood in Greenville located east of Golden Strip Freeway. The North Main community is bounded by North Main Street to the east, Country Road 5604 to the south, and Interstate 85 to the north. North Main is primarily residential with a small business district. Earl's Lake is located within the borders of the North Main community. Founded in 1813, North Main is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the area. The housing stock in North Main is mostly single family homes. The rental properties are located just south and southeast of the community.

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Heritage is an historic neighborhood located northwest of downtown. Heritage is loosely bounded on the northwest by the River and State Route 33; and on the south by East 5th Street. Greenwood Cemetery is prominent in the center of the community. Green Springs Park is located south of the neighborhood, and gives the residents of Heritage green space to enjoy. The housing stock in Heritage is comprised of single family homes and apartment/condo communities. With its close proximity to downtown, public transportation in Heritage is easily accessed.

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Hampton Pinckney is known for being the community where the first trolley car was installed. Hampton Pinckney is one of the founding neighborhoods in the community. This historic neighborhood continues to be prominent in the Greenville area. Hampton Pinckney is loosely bounded by Rutherford Street to the east, Rutherford Road to the north, North Main Street to the west, and West Stone Avenue to the south. Hampton Pinckney has single family homes, as well as some apartments and homes for rent or lease.

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Park Place is located slightly east of downtown. Park Place is bounded by Poinsett Highway on the west, Cedar Lane on the southeast, and East Blue Ridge Drive on the north. Park Place has Poe Mill Park in the center of the neighborhood. Poe Mill Park provides wonderful green ways for the residents of Park Place to enjoy. Park Place is primarily residential and there are apartment communities in the southwest section of town. Public transportation is accessible.

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