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Old 09-10-2007, 06:15 PM
 
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Do any of these towns/cities have an area of town that looks like downtown Greenville, with shopping, restaurants and pretty gardens at the park by the river? Will be up there this weekend for the festivals and still researching the area in general.

Thanks for any info.
Fallgirl
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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Presently, no. Greer has the most well formed downtown (very tiny though) of the cities you mentioned. The only problem is that Greer currently has the most sprawl as well. Its downtown is not really its vital center like it once was, though fortunately it is redeveloping enough to be changing for the better. Mauldin is undergoing the development of a new "city center" complex that will include a small park system. Simpsonville has great potential in its small downtown to develop another unique atmosphere, though most of the growth in that area is to the west around Fairview Road. At this point in time, Greenville is far beyond any Upstate city in regards to those elements you described. That is mainly due to the fact that Greenville's leaders began working 30 years ago on the vision we experience today, and our leaders today are continuing to develop that vision for the next 30 years and longer. The real feeling of quality you get in downtown Greenville is not something that could be developed in a short time. It is organic and authentic. The recenet growth in national exposure for downtown Greenville has spawned enthusiasm around the Upstate region to get working hard on making similar improvements elsewhere, so you will notice the revitalization taking place in nearly every town you visit while here. Greenville remains quite unique. It is the center of life here in the Upstate, though many have decided to live in the suburbs and enjoy the downtown experience by commuting. More people are now wanting to live right in the heart of it all and as a result are helping to push new quality residential development in and around downtown. Life continues to grow better as a result. Unique cultural festivals are growing annually. Private investors are responding to the City's impressive initiative to develop a safe, beautiful, and enjoyable place to live, while the public continues to enjoy the remarkable amenities offered free of charge. This is just a nutshell account to answer your question fallgirl.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:01 AM
 
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Smile Thanks Skyliner

Thank you for your quick response.

Fallgirl
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: michigan
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Do any of these towns/cities have an area of town that looks like downtown Greenville, with shopping, restaurants and pretty gardens at the park by the river? Will be up there this weekend for the festivals and still researching the area in general.

Thanks for any info.
Fallgirl
Hi fallgirl, we are looking for the same thing. We will also be there this weekend. We are staying saturday and sunday night, driving from michigan. Those are the same questions that I had, but it seems that greenville is quite unique.
Have a great time, Sherri
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:54 AM
 
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Travelers Rest is working on it's downtown. It's not there yet - but it will be...

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