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Welcome to Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville, SC provides excellent choices for shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and more. Popular local attractions in Greenville include Haywood Mall, the Greenville Motor Mile, Shoppes at Greenridge, the Peace Center, Greenville Drive baseball, the West End of Greenville, Downtown Greenville, Thornblade Country Club, Woodruff Road, Poinsett Hotel, the Hyatt, and Paris Mountain.

Other favorite places around Greenville are BMW Zentrum, BI-LO Center, Roper Mountain Science Center, Liberty Bridge, Furman University, Fluor Field at the West End, and Greenville Tech.

Greenville is known for its major routes through the county which are populated by dense residential and commercial development, including Augusta Road, Woodruff Road, Laurens Road, Pleasantburg Drive, Haywood Road, North Main Street, Poinsett Highway, and I-385.

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Outdoor Adventure Awaits in Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville is an outdoor lover's paradise, with plenty of adventure awaiting Explorers™ who are willing to get outside and take in all the natural beauty that surrounds you in the Upstate and foothills area of South Carolina and western North Carolina. There are numerous Golf courses, kayaking and canoeing on freshwater rivers and lakes, backpacking and hiking through local trails such as the Swamp Rabbit Trail or more mountaneous excursions are but a short drive away.

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Downtown Greenville, SCDestination: Downtown Greenville
Greenville 's Downtown experienced renewed growth and development after its main street thoroughfare was reduced from 4 lanes to 2, allowing for wonderful shade trees to be planted and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks created. Today you'll find a mix of business and pleasure as Downtown welcomes business people as well as interlopers who come for the food, fun and inviting storefronts home to boutique shops, restaurants, coffee houses, vendors and artisans. A very walkable downtown, you'll find Greenville's epicenter to be just the right size to casually explore, fulll of personable, smiling faces and enticing things to do, see and taste.

Historic West End Greenville, SCGreenville's Historic West End
The West End of Downtown Greenville languished for years in underdevelopment and neglect, however those days are but a distant memory as today the Historic West End has become the hottest destination for fun, food and events. Home to the Greenville Drive minor league baseball team, the Flour Field stadium anchors a revitalized area of town that is rapidly growing and adding new tenants every day. The Peace Center recently completed its facelift, and Main@Broad is now open for business. New hotels have sprung up around the West End, including Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, and the refurbished historic Poinsett Hotel.

Falls Park and Liberty Bridge Greenville, SCFalls Park and Liberty Bridge
Greenville's Falls Park has revitalized the Southern and West End of Downtown Greenville, replacing the former Camperdown bridge with the magnificent Liberty Bridge that spans from one side of the Reedy River to the other and offers a spectacular view of a resplendent waterfall and scenic outdoor park that has become a hub for pedestrians and nature lovers alike. Numerous areas abound for sitting and relaxing, walking or eating al fresco if that's your pleasure. In the warmer months, you'll find Shakespeare in the Park goings on in the outdoor stage area, admission is free of charge. There's plenty of local restaurants and ice cream parlors nearby, so bring the family and enjoy Greenville's pride and joy.

Greenville Sports and Entertainment
Greenville is a sporting enthusiast's treasure, featuring minor league sports such as the Greenville Drive AAA baseball team (plays at Fluor Field), the Greenville Road Warriors minor league hockey team which plays at the Bi-Lo Arena, NASCAR racing action at the historic Greenville-Pickens speedway, as well as numerous outdoor activities such as fishing on local lakes, or canoeing and kayaking on nearby rivers such as the Nantahala, Chatooga, and others.

Greenville Timeline
— Greenville Traction Company started construction of first electric railway and the first streetcar ran on Jan. 12, 1901.

1908 — Shoeless Joe Jackson became nationally famous as a major league baseball player.

1911 — Beth Israel Congregation founded with Charles Zaglin as first rabbi; Main Street bridge over Reedy River opened to traffic.

1915 — Southern Textile Show, Greenville's first, held in November.

1917 — First Textile Hall opened on West Washington Street.

1918 — Miss James Margrave Perry becomes first woman admitted to SC Bar

1919 — Phillis Wheatley Association organized by Hattie Duckett.

1921 — Greenville Public Library established

1923 — Greenville's first skyscraper, built on Main St. by banker Robert Woodside. This skyscraper was home to Woodside National Bank when it opened and was the tallest building in North and South Carolina at the time.

1925 — Poinsett Hotel opens

1942 — Greenville Air Force Base, renamed Donaldson in 1951, opens.

1945 — About 15,000 people viewed train carrying body of Franklin D. Roosevelt at West Washington Street station.

1947 — Bob Jones University moves to Greenville from Cleveland, Tenn.

1951 — Eighty-two school districts in county consolidated into one.

1958 — Furman University relocated Men's College from downtown Greenville to new school on Poinsett Highway; the Woman's College moved in 1960.

2004 — Liberty Bridge opens in revitalized West End district.

2005 — I-385 widening project completed and open to traffic with 3 lanes and lovely trees in the median!

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