About Downtown Greenville
What to do, where to live, and how to thrive.
Downtown in a Nutshell
When it comes to great dining, entertainment, and shopping, Downtown Greenville is hard to beat. Known across the Upstate for its countless seasonal festivals, esteemed theatre and performance venues, and an eclectic atmosphere, Greenville’s Downtown area is always alive with locals and visitors gathering together for unforgettable experiences. Perhaps most well-known of the downtown attractions is Falls Park, home to both Reedy River Falls and the Liberty Bridge. Overall, the downtown area is a vibrant and welcoming place, perfect for those seeking to build community with others.
Downtown Greenville is surrounded on all sides by historic neighborhoods and upscale living. Known most popularly are the North Main and Augusta neighborhoods, each attracting residents with their charming, suburban atmospheres and extremely close proximities to Main Street. In addition, the area is home to some of the most luxurious lofts and condominiums in the city. Whether you’re looking for a residence in the heart of the city or a quieter neighborhood, Downtown Greenville has something for everybody.
Greenville’s Main Street is filled with great dining, shopping, and entertainment, including the Peace Center, the Greenville Drive’s Fluor Field, and the historic Arts District, The West Village of Greenville. Dine out at some of the area’s greatest restaurants, such as Rick Erwin’s, Smoke on the Water, and Halls Chophouse. In addition to the many public art exhibits on Main Street, visitors can get a taste for Greenville’s art scene at the Greenville County Museum of Art, Art Crossing at River Place, and the Metropolitan Arts Council. Downtown is also home to great attractions like the Greenville Zoo, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, and Dark Corner Distillery. Staying true to its nature, Downtown Greenville has something to offer for everybody.
Downtown Greenville’s business scene is bustling with entrepreneurs and creative minds looking to make an impact on the city. Downtown is home to great corporations like Michelin North America, Fluor Corporation, and AMECO, but it is also filled with thriving small businesses and innovative local businesspeople who keep Downtown a forever growing area.
The downtown area contains some of the county’s most prestigious schools, including Stone Academy, League Academy, Sterling School, and
A.J. Whittenburg Elementary School. In addition, downtown is also home to the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities. The area is filled with top-ranking public schools, private schools, and charter schools.