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Recent buzz about Greenville, SC

Photo by Jeremy Logan
Photo by Jeremy Logan

Our savvy little city gets a lot of good press—not only in the local area, but nationally as well. Here are a few of the recent articles and top-10 lists that have been singing Greenville’s praises:

The New York Times: “A Vibrant Main Street”

The New York Times ran an article about downtown in its Travel section, calling our main street vibrant and featuring several restaurants and boutiques. The article also notes how the transformation of Falls Park has been influential in creating “a pedestrian-friendly city center” with a “dense selection of restaurants, cafes and shops.”

Read the full article here.

Lonely Planet: “Best in the US”

Lonely Planet named Greenville as one of its 10 “Best in the US” vacation destinations, alongside places including Queens, NYC, and New Orleans. The article praises Greenville as a destination for outdoor adventure and notes such attractions as Falls Park, the Swamp Rabbit Trail, our B-cycle program, and nearby hiking opportunities at Caesar’s Head and Table Rock.

Read the full article here.

Money Crashers: “10 Best American Vacation Towns”

Money Crashers named Greenville as one of its “Best American Vacation Towns to Live in Year-Round.” It notes Greenville’s “small-town feel,” arts and culture, and mild weather. It also discusses Greenville’s economic stability, low unemployment, low cost of living, and “high quality of life.”

Read the full article here.


The Atlantic: “Why Cities Work”

The Atlantic featured Greenville prominently in a piece about strong mayors and city innovation. It explores, among other topics, how Greenville’s city leadership foresaw the decline of the textile industry and transitioned our economy into industry and technology, built the baseball stadium, and successfully revitalized our downtown.

Read the full article here.

Other mentions

These articles are just some of the most recent recognition Greenville has gotten. In years past, Greenville has also made Forbes’ list of “Cities with the Greatest Capacity for Innovation,” and “Best Cities for Jobs.” Fast Company wrote an article in 2012 calling Greenville “the Knowledge Economy’s Next Big Thing,” and Esquire once called Greenville “The Next Big Food City of the South.”

Our downtown has also made a number of other “Top 10” lists over the years.

We’re proud of our city and we’re glad the rest of the nation catching on to the great thing we’ve got going here!

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