United States of America, South Carolina
63 000 inhabitants
Greenville, SC is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the western side of South Carolina. Greenville is conveniently situated between the large metro areas of Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA.
With its bustling downtown and award winning streetscapes, Greenville, SC is one of the “Best Places to Live in the United States” according to Men’s Journal. Falls Park, which features the Liberty Bridge, a world-class suspension bridge spanning the Reedy River and its impressive series of falls is a cornerstone attraction for locals and visitors.
Greenville boasts multiple innovation focused areas including the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SC-TAC). The city also focuses on small business innovation with multiple think tanks including the Iron Yard, focusing on technology education and three NEXT facilities offering incubators for high impact, knowledge-based companies. Enhancing the educational climate, Greenville is home to multiple institutions of higher learning including Clemson University, Furman University, University of South Carolina Upstate, Greenville Technical College, and Bob Jones University.
Complementing the Southern charm and hospitality, Greenville, SC is a hub for arts and culture. The Peace Center, Greenville’s premier performing arts center, attracts a full season on Broadway shows to complement a variety of dance, musical and comedy performers. Several local theatres line the streets and the Governors School for the Arts works to educate and enrich a new generation of enthusiasts.
Greenville has received countless accolades over the past few years, and continues to attract national attention on a near monthly basis. Livability ranked Greenville’s downtown among the top 10 in the country, CBS News called Greenville one of “2015’s Hottest Vacation Destinations, “ Forbes has listed Greenville as one of the “15 Best Cities for Young Adults” and as one of the “Top Cities with the Greatest Capacity for Innovation” and the New York Times called Greenville “a national model for a pedestrian friendly city center.” Thanks to meticulous planning and dedication to successful public-private partnerships, the city of Greenville, SC is well on its way to reaching Mayor Knox White’s goal of becoming “the most livable city in America.