Areas of Greenville
Greenville is a city of distinct sections, each with its own definitive character, offerings, charm and flavor. From elegant dining to local bars, small shops to malls, city parks to large entertainment venues, you’ll find whatever it is you’re looking for here in #yeahTHATgreenville. Travel around, give all the areas a try and discover your personal favorite. Then be sure to drop the name and sound like a local!
For most people, a trip to Greenville starts in the heart of our vibrant and energized downtown. That's where you'll find and feel the pulse of this town best. Start with a stroll down our award-winning Main Street. This is a walking city, and step-by-step you'll begin to get the very real sense that this is not like any other place you've visited.
Maybe it will be when you cruise through the one-of-a-kind boutiques and shops. Or when you step out onto Liberty Bridge at Falls Park and gaze down at the 30-foot waterfalls below. Maybe it'll be when you step inside Fluor Field, the Fenway Park replica that anchors our revitalized West End. Somewhere along the way, you'll come to realize that the quaint southern charm remains alive and well - smiles and waves and friendly greetings will meet you at every turn.
That'd be enough for most places, but it's just the start here. Lined with pocket parks, art sculptures and an incredibly diverse collection of restaurants, the downtown is a magnet for residents and guests alike 7 days a week. Busy and bustling, but as approachable as a backyard barbecue.
And that may be the magic of Greenville.
Village of West Greenville
Greenville’s resurgence may have been led by its downtown, but the chic factor has definitely been driven up with the emergence of the Village of West Greenville. Anchored by historic buildings being lovingly renovated and tastefully updated, The Village is already home to more than 65 businesses including galleries, service and design-based firms, retail stores and restaurants. This is the part of town that even the local residents know will have something new to offer each and every time they head out the door. Seriously. It’s just a cool place to be. Think SoHo gone Greenville!
Augusta Road Area
Take Augusta Road south from downtown, drive past some absolutely awe-inspiring antebellum homes and you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in the “05”. (That’s local speak for the zip code that encompasses this area.) While there’s no question that it’s all framed by some pretty fabulous residential neighborhoods, it’s also clear that there is some pretty terrific shopping to be done in this charming and historic part of town. Considered by many to be Greenville’s most unique shopping district, you’ll find a growing collection of more than 75 shops, restaurants and specialty stores to peruse and enjoy.
Located just a few miles north of downtown, Cherrydale Point is a rapidly expanding business area known for its services, shopping and range of fast and casual dining options. It also serves as a gateway to nearby Furman University, Paris Mountain State Park, Travelers Rest and all points north. Cherrydale Point Shopping Center, built in 2000 and expanding ever since, is the hub of a thriving area that continues to add new names to an already impressive retail roster. You’ll also find a multi-screen cinema complex, fitness facilities, banks and more—as well as a growing number of residential neighborhoods in the surrounding area.
Haywood Road Area
When you’re ready to get into some serious name-brand shopping, head for Haywood Road. While there’s no shortage of local charm and appeal—including one-of-a-kind retailers—this area is a regional shopping destination where you can find big name furniture, jewelry and apparel retailers, not to mention Haywood Mall, South Carolina’s largest mall serving as home to more than 150 specialty retailers and 5 major department stores. Haywood Road is also home to a growing collection of hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Roper Mountain Road Area
Not too crowded, not too isolated and not too far from anything, the (just right) Roper Mountain area is a central location that is near major interstates, close to great shopping and dining, and near the area’s kid-friendly Roper Mountain Science Center with its planetarium, the Daniel Observatory, living history farm and butterfly garden. This is one of those “locals know this area” kind of spots.
Woodruff Road Area
Just name it and you’ll find it here. Need a new woolly bugger to go fly-fishing? Check. Sequins and bling for a night out? Check. Several hundred hotel rooms for you and your closest friends? Check. Plus dozens of nationally known restaurants, shops, a 20-screen movie theater, fresh food, sporting gear, more restaurants and more shops! Basically, this is ground zero for anything you need during your stay in Greenville. This area has to be seen to be understood.
Pelham Road Area
Located on the popular Eastside of town, the Pelham Road area is super convenient to GSP International Airport—not to mention both the Michelin and BMW North American Headquarters—but still close to downtown. With a growing collection of shops and boutiques, a wide range of full- and limited-service hotels offering accommodations to suit every need, and a bevy of fabulous local, regional and national chain restaurants that seem intent on keeping all of our visitors well-fed, Pelham Road has emerged as a very popular spot for both business and leisure travelers.