Greenwood provides a friendly, small-town setting along with the progressive and active environment of a larger city. It is known for its natural beauty, low cost of living, and wonderful communities. Whether it is business or pleasure that brings you to Greenwood, I welcome you to our town, and today we’re going to be talking about the Four Things You Need to Know About about our growing, vibrant community.
Whether you already live here or you’re thinking of relocating here, it’s always good to know some great facts about your great city. Here’s the thing that you need to know.
Greenwood, SC is Growing
Known as the Emerald City, Greenwood is truly the municipal gemstone of western South Carolina. From its founding, Greenwood has been consistently growing in both industry and population. Since the 1990s, Greenwood’s population has grown by about ten percent. In addition to thousands of new residents, our town has welcomed several new companies, providing jobs and economic growth.
Greenwood, SC is Conveniently Located
We love the neighborly feel of our small town; however, when residents are required to conduct business in one of the larger area cities, they find Greenwood is conveniently, centrally located between several major municipalities. Greenville, Augusta, Charlotte, and Columbia are all within an hour and a half from uptown Greenwood. Asheville, Charleston, and Atlanta are all two to three hours away.
Greenwood’s Parks and Arts
Greenwood’s burgeoning arts scene centers around the area of town known as the Emerald Triangle. In the heart of downtown Greenwood’s business district, the Emerald Triangle is bordered by the renovated arts center at the Federal Building, the Greenwood Community Theater, and the Greenwood Museum. As Greenwood grows, so does its arts and parks. Town parks include:
– Greenwood City Garden
– Grace Street Dog Park
– Magnolia Park
– West Cambridge Park
The Heritage Train: an ever-growing greenway through the heart of town. The arts and entertainment are alive and well with a wide variety of live performances and exhibits. And when it comes to shopping, you’ll enjoy our blend of national retailers and unique boutiques. Greenwood’s well known throughout the south for many festivals like the South Carolina Festival of Discovery and South Carolina’s Festival Of Flowers with its award-winning Signature Topiary Display.
Greenwood’s Geographical Features
In addition to the growing population and industry, culture, arts, and parks, Greenwood is near many of the South’s geographical treasures. Greenwood’s mild year-round climate provides a wide variety of outdoor recreational options. Natural features in and around Greenwood include:
– The Blue Ridge Mountains
– Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell
– Folly Beach and the Atlantic Coast
Our unique mix of events and attractions makes us a one-of-a-kind place to visit. This is just a small sample of all that Greenwood, SC has to offer.
Regency Park Greenwood, “Four Things You Need to Know About Greenwood SC”, 16 December 2016, accessed August 24,2021
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