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Downtown Apartments in Greenville SC

If you’ve been to Greenville lately, you couldn’t have missed the number of cranes in the skyline – several new apartment buildings are about to open all over the downtown area, and there are already a few downtown apartment communities which are full.

Courtesy of South Ridge Apartments

While rental rates for downtown living are quite high right now, we expect with all the new units coming onto the market that the pricing and availability will shift dramatically.  Bottom line: if you can’t afford the apartment that’s your first choice, keep an eye on the rates over the next two years.

We’ve noted the apartments which are mill conversions with an asterisk.  These units are quite beautiful and unique.  Note that many of them are in transitional areas.

Here’s a good list to help you get started on finding a place to live in Greenville.

DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS LEASING NOW
Ellison on Broad    ellisononbroad.com
98 E. McBee         98emcbee-prg.com/
100 East                100east.net
400 Rhett              400rhett.com
District West         districtwestapts.com
Link West End       linkwestend.com
McBee Station**    mcbeestationapartments
River’s Edge           riversedgedowntown.com
Riverwalk               hughesinvestments.com/riverwalk

SHORT WALK TO DOWNTOWN
Southridge             southridgeliving.com
Main & Stone         mainandstone.com
Overbook Lofts      overbrooklofts.com

SHORT DRIVE OR BIKE RIDE TO DOWNTOWN
The Bristol                livethebristol.com
Lofts of Greenville*  theloftsofgreenville.com
West Village Lofts*   westvillagelofts.com

A SHORT DRIVE TO DOWNTOWN
Hawthorne at the Carlisle   hawthornedatthecarlisle.com
Haywood Reserve                haywoodreserve.com
Waterside Greene                watersidegreene.com

CONDOS WHICH ALLOW RENTALS: 
SHORT DRIVE OR BIKE RIDE TO DOWNTOWN
The Lofts at Mills Mill*
Riverbend

*Refurbished mill
**Undergoing mold remediation

 

Greenville’s Own Hotline for Residents

Have a question about an upcoming event?  Wonder where you can drop off extra recylcing?  Need to report a leaking hydrant?   These questions and infinite others can all be directed at the City of Greenville’s one-stop customer service center, called Greenville Cares.

With a  presence inside the lobby of Main Street’s City Hall -adjacent to the VisitGreenvilleSC tourist information desk – Greenville Cares is there to make life easier for everyone in the city, including new residents who are moving to Greenville or have just relocated.

greenville cares

This friendly service center has its phones manned Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at 864-232-CARE, or 864-232-2273.  You can call them to:

  • learn more about City programs
  • inqure about City events
  • get help or information about City services
  • submit a City service request
  • report an issue

You can also email Greenville Cares with questions or service requests, using cares@greenvillesc.gov.  There’s also a convenient online service request form.

For even more information on various city departments, the city-managed park system and the economic development team, pick up a copy of The Ultimate Greenville Relocation Guide.

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-Libby McMillan Henson is the owner of Greenville Relocation, offering local relocation concierge services, and is also author of ‘The Ultimate Greenville Relocation Guide.’

Tips for Driving in Greenville SC

Honestly, the ONLY tough part about moving to Greenville SC is learning the roads and navigating your way around the area.  There are some real quirks, due to the terrain, and the fact that all roads are like spokes leading to a hub.   

Study the handy chart in the back of ‘Moving to Greenville: the Un-Tourist Guide’ and here are a few other great tips, which will keep you from going nuts your first year in Greenville.

Driving   Tips

  1. Ask for help!  Greenvillians are a friendly bunch who love to help.
  2. Think before you depart. It’s easier to picture your route while you’re sitting still than to get confused while you’re underway.

  3. Use a GPS the first year or so, especially if you like to explore and you’re used to living in a grid-style city. Do regular updates (and remember to program an intersection near your home instead of your home address, in case (highly unlikely!) your car were to be stolen.
  4. Be in the driver’s seat more often than the passenger seat.  You’ll learn by doing. It’s easy to not pay attention when you’re not driving.
  5.  Look at a state map. Important streets in Greenville are often named for where they ultimately end up, i.e. Augusta, Laurens, Woodruff.  This can help orient you.

Libby McMillan Henson is the owner of Greenville Relocation, offering local relocation concierge services, and is also author of ‘The Ultimate Greenville Relocation Guide.’

Drive Times from Greenville SC


Greenville SC has a tremendous location, right on I-85, halfway between two major metros.  Atlanta and Charlotte are both about an hour and a half by car. Charlotte’s CLT airport is much closer than Atlanta’s ATL, however, due to the side of town it’s on.

Charleston and its popular beaches (Kiawah, Folly, Isle of Palms, Edisto) are only three-and-a-half hours by car. Myrtle Beach, brimming with golf courses, is just over four hours away. Ditto for Savannah, Tybee Island, and Hilton Head Island, all popular Georgia getaways.

Nashville, TN and Lexington, KY are both a five-and-a-half hour drive from Greenville; Cincinnati is a scenic six-and-a-half-hour car trip. In only seven hours, you will find yourself in sunny Orlando . . . drive slightly longer – eight and a half hours – to arrive how to get free gems on episode in Washington D.C. or Memphis, TN.

Your new location puts many, many major cities within a day’s reach by car, even if it’s a long day. It’s nine and half hours to Cleveland or New Orleans. Tropical South Florida can be yours for 11 hours on the road; throw in an extra half hour and you could, instead, arrive in New York.

For a list of flight times from Greenville, and hot tips for flying in and out of the SC Upstate, see the ‘Getting Around’ chapter of The Ultimate Greenville Relocation Guide.

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-Libby McMillan Henson is the owner of Greenville Relocation, offering local relocation concierge services, and is also author of ‘The Ultimate Greenville Relocation Guide.’

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