Welcome to Greer
A peaceful community with a fun downtown and a hip vibe
Greer has seen great development throughout its history. What began as bountiful hunting grounds for members of the Cherokee tribe was later developed by the Scottsman James Manning Greer, for whom the town gets its name. Today, Greer is a bustling city as it is home to North America’s largest BMW manufacturer. It is heralded as being a peaceful nook of South Carolina, and its residents love its hip culture among a historical backdrop. While it has a rural feel, bucolic views, and outdoor opportunities, it maintains an ever-evolving, colorful downtown and is conveniently located near the airport.
Greer continues to attract families and young professionals with its pleasant atmosphere, opportunity for career growth, and excellent school system. The quaint downtown is a perfect complement to the area’s abundance of parks and green spaces. Neighborhoods in Greer are welcoming and provide a diverse array of home styles and sizes to fit their residents' varied needs. The architecture pays tribute to the gorgeous designs of South Carolina’s Colonial Revival and Bungalow tradition.
What to Love
- A balance between city and rural life
- Proximity to Greenville
- Opportunities for people of all ages
- Modern amenities in a historical area
- Hip community
Greer residents are an active crowd. They tend to enjoy the outdoor pleasantries to which the town lends itself so well, and likewise work consistently to maintain a lively cosmopolitan scene and calendar of events. Locals love the Pelham Falls neighborhood for its many walking trails and junior Olympic pool, and they gravitate towards Barrington Park, Thornblade, and Hammetts Glen for upscale respite from city life. Come evening and weekends, though, many folks enjoy going out for a nice dinner or show, and appreciate their neighbors' pleasant company at festivals, parties, and concerts.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Greer has an abundance of restaurants and unique shops, all equipped with fun and energizing ambiances. Select is a new American spot with an extensive cocktail menu and captivating atmosphere. Great Bay Oyster House offers a raw bar in an industrial-inspired space. The Strip Club is an exquisite steakhouse offering innovative and inspiring comfort food in a divine setting.
For a drink out, Blue Ridge Brewing brews and serves its own drafts. Stop by for a pleasant bite in their lovely outdoor space, and be sure to ask about joining the ugly mug club. Participants can make, or commission, a unique “ugly mug” for their brews! Pizza lovers enjoy Wild Ace Pizza and Pub for a New York City-style pie in a lively pub.
Locals love downtown Greer for all of their dining and shopping needs. This 12-block area is centered around the historic Greer Station and is home to various unique and high-end boutiques and is likewise home to over 40 buildings listed on the National Historic Register. Dress Me Lulu, Chocolate Dream Shop, and Smith & James are some of the local favorites.
Greer residents also frequent their local coffee shops and ice cream joints. Abbotts Frozen Custard is down the street from Wild Ace and a great place for children of all ages. For your a.m. coffee fix, try Stomping Grounds and Barista Alley (both downtown near Greer City Park). These cafes are also great places to study, work remotely, or meet with colleagues.
Things to Do
Greer has a nice assortment of fun, year-round activities, and events. Locals enjoy the Greer City Park, a 12-acre park in the historic downtown. In the summertime, the park is also home to a weekly farmers’ market which promotes healthy, sustainable, and seasonal eating. On the weekends, folks enjoy perusing the year-round Barnyard Flea Market.As a fellow parent, Kiersten (sometimes known as the real estate mom) knows parents and guardians sometimes want to take their children outdoors while staying close to the shops and cafes of the city. For that reason, Century Park is popular among dads, moms, and babysitters. It was recently re-done and is where to go for casual playtime and young children’s birthday parties.For those who relish their time outdoors, Suber’s Corn Mill is a great historical site and hiking area, and Pelham Mill Park has a number of varied trails. Every year, Greer also hosts an annual summer Arts & Eats Festival, as well as the Albino Skunk Music Festival! Families and strawberry enthusiasts love the Strawberry Festival and Cook-off Competition.
Woodland Elementary School
Buena Vista Elementary School
Riverside Middle and High School
Eastside High School School
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