Located in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, Greenville has come to have a reputation as one of the fastest growing cities in America, along with one of the strongest economies. It is no surprise, then, that the homes of Greenville reflect this booming and flourishing environment, with many new developments and a wide variety of attractive housing styles and sizes to choose from. Within Greenville, homes range from having classic southern architecture to more sleek, modern looks.
The city of Greenville is divided up into more than a dozen neighborhoods and mixed use residential, commercial, and retail districts. These communities include Alta Vista, West Greenville, Augusta Road, West End, Berea, Taylors, St. Mark, Cleveland Park, Glendale Estates, and Shoals Crossing. While Berea is a large and primarily residential area, Greer is home to the South Carolina Inland Port as well as the only BMW vehicle manufacturing site in the nation. Taylors is home to various antiquated structures and landmarks that are listed on the National Register for Historic Places. West End, originally the home of Furman University, is now a historical district and the hub of much of the area’s retail and commerce. Other neighborhoods in Greenville include East Park, Hampton Pinckney, Sans Souci, Parkins Mill, Overbrook, Heritage, Nicholtown, and North Main.
Long known as the ‘Textile Capital of the World’, Greenville is now known for much more than just textiles. Healthcare, government, education, manufacturing, research, retail and commerce, and professional and business services support the economy. Greenville contains the country’s headquarters for major corporations such as Michelin, AVX Corporation, CertusBank, and Scansource. Caterpillar Inc, General Electric, and O’Neal Inc also have either manufacturing plants or headquarters in Greenville. The International Center for Automotive Research is located in the city and is a major employer. Well known companies 3M, Honeywell, and Lockheed Martin also have operations in Greenville, and have a workforce of local residents.