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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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Greenville is a town in South Carolina with a population of 64,061. Greenville is in Greenville County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Greenville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Greenville there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Greenville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Greenville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$866
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Greenville 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
    423.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    132
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    570.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,309.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    227.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Greenville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,984
National
$55,322
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Greenville, SC is a beautiful city where you can find many activities to do with friends and family. There are many kid-friendly activities and also nightlife businesses. If you live an active lifestyle, Greenville is the place for you. You can find the Swamp Rabbit Trail where you can ride your bike, run, walk, take your kids to the playground, and play with your furry friends! The views in Greenville are breathtaking. Come to Greenville and enjoy family-friendly time in the outdoors!
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Even though this is my hometown, I must admit its a nice place to live. Most people can't wait to leave where they come from and experience something new. I can say after experiencing other places that Greenville really is a nice place to live. The downtown is beautiful and growing rapidly. The county as a whole is growing and developing as well. The job outlook here is great as the growth of the town is fast-paced. We have almost every restaurant you could imagine, so foodies like myself will have a great time here. I love my town!
Greenville is the best place to be! Come experience our delicious food and drinks, quaint Main Street, bustling art scene, bike-friendly attitude, girlfriend getaways and mancations, picturesque parks, fun-filled festivals and our sweet Southern hospitality. So come on—give us a try! You’ll find your own favorite place, tastes and ways to celebrate. Experience what turned America’s 4th fastest-growing city into one of America’s hottest destinations. Yeah, we’re that Greenville!