Five Reasons We Love the Greer Community of SC

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.

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