Greenwood, a small city on the western side of South Carolina, has a population of 23,379, and is a great location for people interested in exploring somewhere new while also retaining a small-town feel.
The city is known for its Festival of Flowers, an annual gathering in June for people to enjoy jazz music, car and dog shows and a variety of diverse world foods. It also hosts the Festival of Discovery, another opportunity to learn about and experience the history, culture, music and dance of South Carolina. These festivals showcase Greenwood’s history and embody the city’s commitment to community activity.
Greenwood’s upscale, yet affordable retail and housing market make it a big draw for people wanting to visit Greenwood or make a life for themselves there. With a median home value of $89,200 and a median monthly rent of $636, it’s an affordable and inviting place to call home.
A number of Greenwood’s attractions are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and present another opportunity for South Carolinians to learn about their past. Take a walking tour past the Barratt House to see beautiful wood carvings and murals; the J. Wesley Brooks House for unique architectural styles; or the Vance-Maxwell House, rumored to have spiritual and supernatural presences inside it. Whatever you choose to do, Greenwood’s classic Southern style will be evident all around you.