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Greenville (/ˈɡriːnvɪl/; locally /ˈɡriːnvəl/) is the county seat of Greenville County in the upstate region of the state of South Carolina, in the United States. The city's mayor is Knox White, who has served as the mayor of Greenville since December 1995. With a population of 64,579 as of 2015, it is the sixth-largest municipality in the state. The population of the surrounding area was 400,492 as of 2010, making it the third-largest urban area in South Carolina as well as the fastest growing. Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The MSA had a population of 874,869 in 2015, making it the largest in South Carolina and the third largest in the Carolinas. Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area. According to United States Census Bureau, the CSA had a population of 1,426,625 as of 2015, making it the largest CSA in the state. The CSA, a 10-county region of northwestern South Carolina, is known as "The Upstate". Greenville is located approximately halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina along Interstate 85, and its metropolitan area also includes Interstates 185 and 385. Greenville has gained recognition in various national publications such as CNN Money, which ranked Greenville as one of the "Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S." Bloomberg named Greenville the 3rd Strongest Job Market, 2010; and Forbes named Greenville the 13th Best City for Young Professionals.


Perfect for those who don’t like hopscotch, Greenville is tiny, quaint and very basic of a city. Once the hunting grounds of native American people, especially the Cherokee tribe, Greenville has undergone a massive development. It has come a long way from supplying necessities to army soldiers and further becoming the “Textile Center of the South.” On the Greenville tourism front, there is not a lot to do, except for some great outdoors. So those who love physical activities will certainly enjoy every bit in this city. To begin with there is the Falls Park on the Reedy, that is a gorgeous waterfall and lies in the heart of the city. A good place to go in case you contemplate things to do in Greenville with kids. The Peace Center, GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, Fluor Field at the WestEnd and the Liberty Bridge are some more must-see attractions in Greenville.


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  • Save 7% Climb Upstate Rock Climbing Gym Day Pass
    Climb Upstate Rock Climbing Gym Day Pass New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    As Upstate SC's Largest Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, we're proud to offer Top Roping, Bouldering, Fitness, and Yoga! With staff ...

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  • Greenville Haunted Segway Tour
    Greenville Haunted Segway Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    All cities have a haunted past. Travel the streets of Greenville South Carolina and learn about it's spooky history on our Se...

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  • Greenville Holiday Lights Tour
    Greenville Holiday Lights Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Participants will explore Downtown Greenville and Historic West End's rich history, art and architecture while discovering th...

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  • Greenville Segway Tour
    Greenville Segway Tour 12 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Soak up the bustling energy of Greenville SC on this sightseeing Segway tour. As one of South Carolinas fastest-growing urban...

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Facts and Stats for Greenville*

  • Pollution Statistics in Greenville

    Know the pollution level of Greenville before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 6.82 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 6.25 (Very Low)
  • Greenville: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Greenville for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Greenville.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.06 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.69 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 20.31 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 60.94 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.69 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.88 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Living in Greenville - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 60.88 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 6.91 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.22 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.65 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Greenville

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Greenville

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.08 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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