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Published: Sep 16, 2019
Greenery and footbridge in Greenville, South Carolina
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This gem in South Carolina provides a good value for your money, big-city amenities, and local charm. Greenville's pedestrian-friendly downtown area recently underwent significant improvements. Wide sidewalks and pavilions are just a few elements that keep the city on their feet. The city of Greenville is pretty evenly split between homeowners and renters, and the median home price in 2018 was $222,098.

There's plenty of local shopping, art galleries, and restaurants. Those who value a diverse neighborhood might want to consider Greenville as it's one of the most diverse cities in South Carolina. A vibrant artistic community brings in artists from all regions of the U.S. Expect rotating murals against city walls, and plenty of studios, galleries, and museums to check out.

Settled against the Blue Ridge Mountains, the views in Greenville are gorgeous and expansive, plus there's opportunity for mountain biking and hiking. For even more outdoor adventure, visit Falls Park directly in the downtown district, which showcases stunning waterfalls and lush greenery. The tree-lined Main Street is picture-perfect with a footbridge crossing the river. It's a landscape that launched a thousand Instagram photos. — Chloe Wilt