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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Greenville County is located in South Carolina with a population of 482,191. Greenville County is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Greenville County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Greenville County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Greenville County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Greenville County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$798
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Greenville County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    267
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    98
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    402
    500
  • Theft
    2,726
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    240
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,595
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Greenville County Reviews

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I moved here 2 years ago from Miami, Fl. I absolutely love it. The weather is perfect , we get 4 seasons ,lots of places to hike and downtown offers great restaurants. This town is small compared to Miami but its young,fresh vibe is raising this town to be a vibrant city with great potential for new companies and small businesses. Cost of living is a plus and the small town charm and southern culture is still very much alive. People are friendly and pets are welcome just about everywhere. And did I mention, no traffic!
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In my opinion, Greenville County seems to be a great area that is constantly improving and growing! From nightlife to job opportunities, this area is a great place to live and have a family. The one area that could use improvement is the traffic. However, there is roadwork in process to help fix this problem! Overall this is a great location for many reasons.
Greenville is a thriving community with hundreds, if not more, of people moving here everyday for job opportunities and the experience! South Carolina is one of the cheapest places to live in the country, and we have homes popping up everywhere. It is such a unique town that ranges from an outdoor community with the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a fantastic nightlife with downtown Greenville's comedy shows, bars, and live entertainment! Public schools are just as great as private schools, and Greenville is thriving to be more economic.