We’re biased, but after living in the Greer community for nearly 30 years, Mick and I are
convinced that Greer, SC is a great place to be. Here’s our list of 5 reasons why we think you
might love Greer, too.
The Greer Community is Vibrant, Growing . . . and Charming. Once a quaint, little
railroad town linked heavily to the textile industry, Greer is becoming a vibrant center for
manufacturing and one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing towns. Automotive giant
BMW operates a large factory here, and dozens of local small or medium-sized firms
provide components or services to the manufacturer. Several years ago, City of Greer
officials developed a comprehensive plan to provide structure and stability to the town as
it grows. Major projects have included building a new city hall and park, resurfacing main
streets, and renovating the old train depot. Downtown Greer is now home to top
restaurants and several retailers, many of which are locally owned, and operated by
folks who exude stereotypical Southern charm.
The Greer Community is Family Friendly. Greer has managed to remain a family-
friendly town as it grows. Peruse the city’s calendar of events and you will see items that
range from food truck rollouts and moonlight movies in the city park to an artisan’s
makers market and a farmers’ market. The town boasts a philharmonic orchestra
(Foothills Philharmonic) with free concerts, a center for the performing arts, and a
children’s theatre. The bonus for families is that Greer is an affordable place to live;
homeowners pay taxes that are significantly lower than in some of the other local towns.
Some of Greenville County’s Top Schools Are Located in the Greer Community.
Riverside High School, Riverside Middle School, and Skyland Elementary School are
widely considered to be three of the Greenville County School District’s top schools,
especially for students interested in the sciences. Greatschools.org scores each of these
schools as a 9 out of 10. Other very good Greer schools (earning a ranking of 8 by
Greatschools.org) include Riverside Middle School and Buena Vista Elementary School.
Living in Greer provides great education opportunities.
The Greer Community Offers Home Purchasers a Variety of Housing Options.
Whether you are a first-time home buyer interested in new construction, or a seasoned
investor looking for a home to buy and sell quickly, you will find options in greater Greer.
The area offers a variety of homes—from well-built older homes waiting for an update, to
newer homes ready for turnkey occupancy. Literally dozens of subdivisions—including
Riverside Chase, Rich Glen, and Hammett Crossing—dot the landscape around the
Riverside area schools. They offer a range of homes—from economical to luxurious—in
dozens of styles and sizes. Buyers looking for the convenience of a townhome also have
choices, including the brand-new community at South Main Townes.
Homesellers in the Greer Community Earn Top Prices for Their Homes. The
Upstate housing market is hot, with quick turnaround and steadily increasing sales
prices in most price ranges. According to market research compiled by The Greater
Greenville Association of Realtors (GGAR), homes in Greer and greater Greenville sold
for just over 98% of their asking price during the first 7 months of 2019. Starter homes
with 3 bedrooms and a modest price tag are often under contract in less than a week, for
100%--or more—of the asking price.
As a husband/wife Realtor® team working through Keller Williams Greenville Central, Mick and I
appreciate the complexities of real estate transactions. We ask our clients lots of questions to
make sure we understand their expectations. Then we coach them through each phase of the
process, addressing common problem areas like repair negotiations and closing costs. We
would love to assist you with your next sale or purchase of a home. Contact us at for a free
market analysis of your home’s value.