Greenville, SC, located halfway between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC has gained accolades from CNN/Money, Bloomberg, and Forbes as an up and coming, economically vibrant city for young professionals looking to jump-start their careers. With a number of notable sporting events, outdoor recreational activities, and performing arts venues, Greenville offers the perfect work-life balance, making it an ideal spot for you and your family to rent an apartment and establish roots.
The city now known as Greensville was formerly occupied by Cherokee Indians, until they lost their land to the British during the Revolutionary war. Originally called Pleasantburg, the city's name changed to Greenville in 1831. By 1917, the city had established itself as the "Textile Center of the World," and also functioned as a major training camp center for Army recruits during World War I.
Today, Greenville is a thriving urban metropolis with a population surpassing 61,000, and the city's wide variety of activities and events caters to the interests of the diversified population renting apartments here. Outdoor enthusiasts will want to check out Falls on the Reedy, a large regional park with several waterfalls.
Those interested in the arts will want to check out the Greenville County Museum of Art, which features work from such notable names as Georgia O'Keefe, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol, among others. Fans of the theatre will want to visit the Peace Center and The Warehouse Theatre.
The city also has a number of festivals held annually, including Euphoria Greenville, a three-day culinary event, as well as Fall for Greenville, a three-day music and food street festival.
Sports fans will want to check out the city's minor league baseball, basketball, hockey, indoor football, and more.
In terms of public transportation, bus service in Greenville is handled by a service called Greenlink, which offers routes all over Greenville County.
If school is bringing you to Greenville, there are plenty of options to choose from. Nearby colleges include South Carolina College of Pharmacy--Greenville, Anderson University, Clemson University, and Furman University, among others.
If you are looking for work while renting your Greenville apartment, you will appreciate the city's vibrant economy. Some of the major employment sectors here are healthcare, public education, and manufacturing, and some of the top employers include the Greenville Health System, School District of Greenville County, and Michelin North America.