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Seven Things You Need to Know About Greenwood SC

Seven Things You Need to Know About Greenwood SC

Monday, 05 December 2022 15:01

Greenwood, SC, is a small town with friendly neighbors, growing corporations, thriving small businesses, and pristine parks. Per Discover Greenwood:

“​​A small community with a big story to tell, friendly Greenwood County, SC, is alive with fun and Southern charm. You’ll find natural beauty, outdoor fun, boutique shopping and thriving local restaurants. From the 11,000 sparkling acres of Lake Greenwood to beautiful golf courses to the unique delights of Uptown, there’s plenty to enjoy—and come back for again and again.”

Regency Park Apartments is proud to be a part of Greenwood, SC. We are often welcoming newcomers to our town, especially in the last few years as more and more people discover how great our area is. In this article, we will discuss seven things you need to know about our growing, vibrant community.

1) Greenwood, SC, Is Growing

Known as the Emerald City, Greenwood is truly the municipal gemstone of western South Carolina. Since 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
  • Symrise Pet Food Hodges Plant: 5300 Highway 25 North Hodges, SC, 29653
  • Velux Skylights: 50 Old Brickyard Rd, Greenwood, SC, 29649
  • Park Seed Company: 3507 Cokesbury Road Hodges, SC
  • Fujifilm Manufacturing X Plant: 921 Hwy 246 S,  Greenwood, SC, 29649
  • Colgate Palmolive: 5421 US-25, Hodges, SC 29653
  • Lonza Pharmaceutical Company: 535 Emerald Rd N, Greenwood, SC
  • Enviva Energy Inc: 299 Colombo Drive, Greenwood, SC,  29646
  • Teiijn Carbon Fibers, Inc:  112 Hwy 246 S, Greenwood, SC 29649
  • Greenwood Genetic Center: 101 Gregor Mendel Cir, Greenwood, SC 29646
  • Self Regional Healthcare: 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood, SC 29649

This is an amazing place for corporations and small businesses alike. 


2) Greenwood, SC, Is Conveniently Located

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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 and 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 do its arts and parks. Town parks include:

  • Greenwood City Garden
  • Grace Street Dog Park
  • Magnolia Park
  • West Cambridge Park
  • Irvin Pitts Park - Ware Shoals
  • Lake Greenwood State 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

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In addition to a 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 for fishing, camping, and watersports.
  • Saluda River: Lake Greenwood is fed by the beautiful Saluda River. The river’s headwaters are a few miles from Greenville, SC, just on the cusp of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Folly Beach and the Atlantic Coast: Coastal South Carolina is world-famous, and we are just three and a half hours away.

5) Greenwood, SC, Has a Great Uptown 

Uptown Greenwood, SC, has a vibe Regency Park residents really enjoy. There is an absolute wealth of great shopping, restaurants, and arts available in uptown. Just a few of the local favorites include:

  • Aroma Uptown Coffee
  • Good Times Brewing
  • Ernesto’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Southern Soul on Main
  • Howard's On Main
  • T. W. Boons
  • Sled Dawg Brewery
  • David Lindsey Clothier
  • The Mill House
  • Main & Maxwell
  • The Arts Center of Greenwood
  • To learn of so much more of our wide array of community amenities please visit and

The Heritage Trail starts near our community and ends close to Uptown, so residents can walk or bike to this part of Greenwood. 

In addition to Uptown, there are all sorts of shopping and entertainment throughout town. For more information about the places within walking or biking distance of Greenwood, you can read this article.

6) Greenwood, SC, Has a Vibrant Community of People Working Remotely


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The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic absolutely changed the world. As the years have gone by, it’s apparent that it has definitely changed the way people work. Many were forced to work remotely during the height of the pandemic, and some have never returned to the office. 

When their employers made the decision to go back to the office, many employees opted to look for other opportunities. Getting rid of the daily trip to work has helped families get used to spending more time together. The flexibility of working from home, a coffee shop, or a coworking space has become popular among recent graduates who are entering the workforce.

Greenwood, SC, is a small town with big city amenities, like fast Wi-Fi, coffee shops, parks, and everything you need to work remotely. 

7) Greenwood, SC, Has Regency Park Apartments!

Regency Park Apartments brings luxurious yet affordable living to residents of Greenwood, SC. Our community provides blazing-fast internet, countless neighborhood amenities, and beautiful, well-appointed apartments that are close to everything. As we stated above, we really are within walking or biking distance of supermarkets, movie theaters, coffee shops, restaurants, shopping centers, and more!

Regency Park Apartments have many features that come standard, including:

  • Newly Renovated, Well Appointed Apartments
  • Large Open Concept Floor Plans
  • Oversized Spacious Walk-In Closets (Every Bedroom)
  • Separate Linen Closets
  • Newly Renovated Kitchens with Granite Countertops
  • Porcelain Tile Flooring (Kitchen and Laundry Room)
  • Private Balconies, Patios or screened in porches with Large Outside Storage Closets
  • Energy Efficient Heat Pumps and Water Heaters
  • So much more

This is just a small sample of all that Greenwood, SC, has to offer. Regency Park provides affordable luxury and upscale apartments. Of course, availability is limited, so if you want to live here, you should act fast! For more information about Greenwood, SC, and how and where to live if you are moving here, contact us.