Hailed as the "Queen City of the Mississippi Delta," Greenville is one of the most open-minded and cosmopolitan cities in Mississippi. Residents enjoy living in a vibrant community with rich cultural heritage and some of the best food and music the South has to offer. Greenville has approximately 34,000 residents who exude southern hospitality, allowing the city to feel small despite the constant excitement. Look for Greenville apartments for rent and experience one of America's best southern towns.
Named after American Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene, Greenville was the business and cultural center for the delta's cotton crops. The city was built on the highest point of the Mississippi River between Memphis and Vicksburg and experienced gradual growth through the 19th and 20th centuries.
Today, Greenville is the largest port on the Mississippi River. With many thriving industries, the city boasts several economic and cultural advantages for residents who live in Greenville apartments. Greenville's lush cypress groves, colorful sunsets and multiple blues music venues rejuvenate the soul and fire the imagination. The city also promotes the Keep Greenville Beautiful initiative, encouraging local residents to make environmentally-friendly choices in their everyday lives.
Greenville was named as one of the top 200 places for outdoorsmen by Outdoor Life Magazine. Washington County offers many opportunities for hunting and fishing, making it the perfect destination for wildlife adventure enthusiasts. The Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival is one of the largest events in Greenville, celebrating the acclaimed contributors to one of the south's most important forms of music. Music performances aside, the festival includes a Delta Dialogue, Delta Blues Gala, Nelson Street Festival and the Mayor's Blues Reception. The Delta Hot Tamale Festival is also here, celebrating the "hot & soul" of the Mississippi Delta. The festival pays homage to the distinctive delta delicacy with a cooking contest, eating competition and Miss Hot Tamale pageant.
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