Greenville, South Carolina
Januar 7, 2008
Greenville and the surrounding areas are commonly referred to as the Upstate or the Piedmont region.
Lying in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with the first ridge of the mountains approximately 20 miles to the northwest and on an elevation between 800 to 1,100 feet above sea level the climate for Greenville is pleasant year-round, with spectacular seasonal changes during the year.
The weather in Greenville is moderate with an average low temperature of 48 degrees F and an average high temperature of 78 degrees F, peaking sometimes in the 90’s.
Greenville is an inviting upstate city on the banks and at the waterfalls of the Reedy River with beautiful tree-lined streets.
Greenville’s emergence as a cosmopolitan city is reflected in the variety and cheer number of great places to eat. Downtown is home to more than 80 restaurants, 30 of which have opened since 2000 and there are more than 600 restaurants in the immediate area.
Downtown attractions are the Bi-Lo Center, a 16,000 seat sports and entertainment arena, The Peace Center for the Performing Arts with a 2,100 seat concert hall that features Broadway, dance and orchestral music, several theaters, an Art Museum, retail shops, galeries, hotels, the Governors School of Art and the Reedy River Falls Park with a 60-foot natural waterfall, walking trails, public garden and a spectacular pedestrian bridge.
There are more than 50 golf courses in the area. The Upcountry offers superb hiking, camping, boating, fishing, hunting, biking, horseback riding and more.
Because Greenville offers tremendous advantages in every aspect of today’s businesses, Greenville is the number one choice for new, expanding, and relocating companies. In addition to an excellent business climate and a quality labor force, Greenville supports a broad range of cultural, educational and recreational activities which creates a rich quality of life.
The areas beautiful mountains, dramatic waterfalls, and numerous lakes and rivers and the North Carolina’s mountain region serve as a wonderfull setting for all types of outdoor adventures. In less than an hour ride you can visit Ashville, Chimney Rock Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Ceaser’s Head, Jones Gap, Paris Mountain, Table Rock, Keowee, Jocasee, Whitewater Falls, Raven Cliff and much more.
The South Carolina coast with sandy beaches, historic places, Plantations of the Old South, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and the Lowcountry Islands, Georgia’s historic South, Metro Atlanta, or Charlotte, NC are also great places to go for a day trip.
In addition there are numerous festivals, concerts, and different events in downtown Greenville throughout the year.
The Upstate is also home to more than 250 international firms and has the highest level of foreign capital investment per capita in the nation. There are international companies from more than 25 countries, including the headquarters of BMW, Michelin, Hitachi and Bowater in the greater Greenville area located.
Greenville can easely be reached by car, train or plane. Interstate I-85, I-385 and I-26 connects Greenville to Atlanta, Cahrlotte, Charleston and the Port of Charleston. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is located about 10 miles outside downtown Greenville.
© Flavia Westerwelle