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A+ Greenville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Greenville Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than South Carolina
1066% more expensive than the US average
South Carolina
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Greenville cost of living
F Greenville Crime Total crime is 30% higher than South Carolina
Total crime
4,56677% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2277% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Greenville crime
D+ Greenville Employment Household income is 3% lower than South Carolina
Median household income
$45,36018% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$33,44212% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% lower than the US average
Greenville employment
C+ Greenville Housing Home value is 66% higher than South Carolina
Median home value
$237,80029% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$83212% lower than the US average
Home ownership
43%33% lower than the US average
Greenville real estate or Greenville rentals
B- Greenville Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than South Carolina
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
57%15% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Greenville K-12 schools or Greenville colleges

Living in Greenville, SC

Greenville is a mid-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. The city has a population of 62,776 residents. At 68%, the majority of the Greenville population is White; this is followed by 27% Black and 2% Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Greenville is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 17 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Greenville, South Carolina. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Greenville and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Greenville to South Carolina and the national average.

Using data and statistics Greenville has received a livability score of 72 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 73rd percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Greenville ranks very well for amenities (A+), weather (B-) and education (B-). Greenville does not score well for the following: crime (F) and cost of living (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Greenville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Falls Park on the Reedy, Greenville Zoo, and Fluor Field at the WestEnd.

Greenville real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Greenville. The median home price for Greenville homes is $237,800, which is 65.6% higher than the South Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Greenville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 67.7% higher than the South Carolina average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Greenville were 10.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.4%.

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Compare Greenville, SC Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Greenville, SC

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Northlake, SC8525.54,086
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Clemson, SC8226.515,008
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Wade Hampton, SC804.120,673
Princeton, SC8025.635
Simpsonville, SC7911.520,183
Due West, SC7935.71,360

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Horrible city with asthetic makeover

I must say. This city is the biggest, in the small state of SC. It has had an upgrade or makeover to fool you, asthetically. Just like the fake majority of people that occupy it. It is the center of the Bible regards to the cult of Southern Baptist religion. Bob Jones University for starters. Bob Jones the 3 was caught quoting in the past few years. "Gays should be stoned to death." The state ranks in lowest in education for starters. Amongst other horror statics it excels in the lowest. However, highest in double the nation to women dying to men. The small town mindset of people is a horror movie like, Deliverance. They stare and gossip with an old school slave mentality. They are big believers in their, ignorance and generational abuses passed down. The area people raved about was as if it were...Naperville, IL or Beverly Hills. The Augusta Road area...Which, is extremly disturbing. The schools like Furman. Graduates act like they attended an Ivy Leage.It's cheap to live there.Exactly, what your getting in qulaity of life. The racism, relgion, republican majority based, delusional thinking, extremly not cultured, or intelligent minded. Will make you feel in slaved to the day's of the witch trails, slave days, or delusional ego's as Hitler's. They have companies that chose the city. Due to cheap and avilable land. Also, convient in transporting and low overture cost. The only thing that kepy my sanity for the 4 months. Was the city of Asheville, NC. My friends and family kept assiting to visit me. However, I did not want them exposed to the majority of people living in it. My sister, brother and best friends made a suprise visit. It took them an hour by walking in the downtown to see the horror show. Everything that is wrong with our current state of America is made of this population. There are a few people I mean't that had to move back due to family, etc...That shared my common insight and had to deal with it for way longer. Also, other's new to the city as myself. We all had the same ultimate fix for it. To make the best of it by going to Atlanta, Asheville, and Nashville on the weekends. Kept us sane and then moved asap. Never, will I go back or recommend this city to anyone. Not even my worst enemy. For those friends I made that had to come back. They have the same plan and to find a resolution for taking care of family members. By moving them as well.
  • 2 -40
Great place to call home

Miss living in Greenville everyday. There is so much good to say about this town. The location is perfect right off the edge of the blue ridge mtns and only a few hrs from the coast. The weather is ideal all 4 seasons, winters are short and summer is hot but not miserable. the fall is amazing ... taking a motorcycle ride up 25 and thru NC or TN is unbeatable. There are many parks for families or outdoor lovers. In terms of nightlife Greenville isnt the mecca but I had some good times down on Main St. Speaking of Main the town blocks it off on fridays and saturdays has big block party with plenty of bbq beer and music. Sunday mornings it becomes a farmers market until about noon. Didnt have a single problem with crime. In terms of shopping it has everything a person would ever need. ATL and charlotte are only 2 hrs away for larger concerts or sports events. Really my only complaint is the cost of living. I am really surprised to see such a low livability score and lack of reviews on here
  • 9 0
Greenville, SC - An Incredible Place to Visit or to Live

My travels originally took me from my native home on Long Island, NY to live in Greenville, SC for my continuing education in nearby Spartanburg, SC. Having come from a location that was quite different my life in Greenville, SC has offered me a unique view of the south and the culture that reasonates throughout this region.

There are very many wonderful things about this region but by far it is the physical beauty of the region and the opportunities to play in the great outdoors that offer the most allure. When coupled with the friendly southern attitude of all that live there you are likely to be taken in by all the charm of this incredible South Carolina town. Not too far from Charlotte, NC you have incredible access to many of the larger events that don't make their way to a smaller town like this one.

Greenville, SC does have the BiLo Center where some incredible events do take place throughout the year. In addition to this they also have an incredible zoo. The Greenville Zoo is fun for the entire family and also offers a unique light display around the holidays as well.

A location that is filled with a lot of family and outdoor activities, Greenville, SC is by far one of the true gems of the South. It may not be the hub of major attractions but it is an excellent place to visit and an incredible place to live.
  • 8 -1
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Source: The Greenville, SC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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