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Downtown Greenville

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Downtown Greenville is Upstate South Carolina’s largest central business district. Downtown’s exciting revitalization stems from over 30 years of strategic public-private partnerships mixed with sound planning principles. The redevelopment has evolved around a vision for a thriving “state-of-the-art” community in which numerous opportunities exist to live, work, and play. Downtown is alive and flourishing as the home to offices, shops, restaurants, entertainment, and many residents, making it a great area for economic investment.

Downtown Greenville is the pre-eminent business center of the Upstate, accounting for over one-third of the total office space in the Greenville-Spartanburg metropolitan area, with over 3 million square feet.

Downtown Greenville is one of the area’s most popular dining and entertainment destinations. With over ninety restaurants and pubs clustered around Main Street, Greenville's downtown offers a wide variety of options for all tastes.

Visitors to downtown can enjoy a year-round series of special events, suited to the season and appealing to a diverse audience. From March through September, weekly concerts ranging from blues to jazz to beach music entertain visitors three nights a week, while larger downtown celebrations mark the coming of each new season. With over 300 event days each year, Greenville leads the region in hosting visitors.

Since downtown is a center of business, culture, and entertainment, not surprisingly it has also become one of the most desirable residential districts in and around Greenville. The unique benefits of living downtown attract more and more residents, giving the downtown area an even more well-rounded character.

Greenville's downtown is also the cultural center for the region, featuring the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, the Greenville County Art Museum, the Greenville County Public Library, the Museum and Gallery at Heritage Green, the Upcountry History Museum, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate and a number of private galleries and theater venues. Additionally, there is fun for the whole family with many parks, the Greenville Zoo, the BI-LO Center arena, and Fluor Field, home to the Greenville Drive minor league baseball team.
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Mary Douglas Hirsch
Downtown Manager

You can reach our office during business hours by calling
We are located at:
206 S. Main St.
(9th floor)
Greenville, SC

Our mailing address:
City of Greenville,
Economic Development
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602

or email us with your questions or comments.

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