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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    A-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B
Greenville County is located in South Carolina with a population of 498,402. Greenville County is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. In Greenville County, most residents own their homes. In Greenville County there are a lot of bars, 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
$172,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$880
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Greenville County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    312.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    90.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    445.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,768.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    240.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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Greenville County Reviews

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I love the friendly environment and small-town feel. Greenville has a lot of great restaurants, nice parks, and community events. Greenville is growing in diversity, and I would like to see it become even more diverse than it already is.

Healthy living is a major theme in Greenville county. Cycling, yoga, running, kick-boxing, hiking, and many other activities are common among Greenvillians. Downtown Greenville offers a wide array of different food choices, from healthy eats to different cuisines. Greenville also hosts several different festivals and community events throughout the year, which serve as great opportunities for people to visit and learn more about Greenville.

Greenville county is a very affordable place to live - the cost of living is very affordable and complementary to people with budgets of all sizes. Greenville has luxurious spas and fine dining, but also offers plenty of affordable options for those individuals who desire to spend less money. Highly Recommend!
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My experience in Greenville county is great! Something I like about Greenville County is the places you can visit. Some of my favorite places are Falls Park, Swamp Rabbit Trail, and Paris Mountain State Park. Greenville also has some historical places like Paris Mountain, Colonel Elias Earle Historic District, and many other places. Something that I would like to see change is the lack of many colors around. Greenville has some art around, but I feel like there's not enough. I think the more colorful artwork we have around, the more bright things could look.
Greenville County is interesting but you don't want to live here. It is growing too quickly for the roads in spite of the 'gateway project'. Greenville county does not hold builders accountable for the area they build - they do not plan for drainage and it falls on the homeowners shoulders. Also, you do NOT want to get into a neighborhood with an HOA. Big waste of money! Schools are good. Some good restaurants are all on Woodruff Road - a place you don't want to drive. There is NO nightlife.