1) Greenwood, SC is Growing
Known as the Emerald City, Greenwood is truly the municipal gemstone of western South Carolina. From its founding, Greenwood has been consistently growing in both industry and population. Since the 1990s, Greenwood’s population has grown by about ten percent. In addition to thousands of new residents, our town has welcomed several new companies, providing jobs and economic growth, including:
- Eaton Corporation: 2210 Hwy 72/221 East, Greenwood, 29649
- SPF USA South Headquarters: 5300 Highway 25 North Hodges, SC
- Velux Skylights: 50 Old Brickyard Rd, Greenwood, SC
- Park Seed Company: 3507 Cokesbury Road Hodges, SC
- Fujifilm Manufacturing: 211 Puckett Ferry Rd, Greenwood, SC
- Colgate Palmolive: 5421 US-25, Hodges, SC
- Capsugel Pharmaceutical Company: 535 Emerald Rd N, Greenwood, SC
- Colombo Energy Inc:, 299 Colombo Drive, Greenwood, 29646
- Greenwood Genetic Center: 101 Gregor Mendel Cir, Greenwood, SC 29646
2) Greenwood, SC is Conveniently Located
We love the neighborly feel of our small town; however, when residents are required to conduct business in one of the larger area cities, they find Greenwood is conveniently, centrally located between several major municipalities. Greenville, Augusta, Charlotte, and Columbia are all within an hour and a half from uptown Greenwood. Asheville, Charleston, and Atlanta are all two to three hours away.
3) Greenwood’s Parks and Arts
Greenwood’s burgeoning arts-scene centers around the area of town known as the Emerald Triangle. In the heart of downtown Greenwood’s business district, the Emerald Triangle is bordered by the renovated arts center at the Federal Building, the Greenwood Community Theater, and the Greenwood Museum. Per Greenwood’s website:
“As a part of the master planning process, community leaders sought a way to develop a cultural district in the downtown that would serve as a catalyst to fuel new economic development and investment. The plan was built on the revitalization of three key cultural facilities – the Greenwood Federal Building, the Greenwood Community Theatre, and the Greenwood Museum.”
As Greenwood grows, so does its arts and parks. Town parks include:
- Greenwood City Garden
- Grace Street Dog Park
- Magnolia Park
- West Cambridge Park
- The Heritage Train: an ever-growing greenway through the heart of town.
Find out more about Greenwood’s arts and parks from the city’s website.
4) Greenwood’s Geographical Features
In addition to growing population and industry, culture, arts, and parks, Greenwood is near many of the South’s geographical treasures. Natural features in and around Greenwood include:
- The Blue Ridge Mountains: Greenwood is just two hours from the highest mountain peaks east of the Mississippi.
- Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell: We are less than an hour and a half from two famous South Carolina lakes, Keowee and Hartwell.
- Lake Greenwood: In our own backyard, Lake Greenwood offers our town a nearby getaway from fishing, camping, and watersports.
- Folly Beach and the Atlantic Coast: Coastal South Carolina is world famous, and we are just three and a half hours away.
This is just a small sample of all that Greenwood, SC has to offer. Regency Park provides affordable luxury and upscale apartments. For more information about Greenwood, SC, and how and where to live if you are moving here, contact us.