Community & Culture

Greenville County, South Carolina, is a flourishing community with five municipalities, each replete with its own distinct attributes and vibrant appeal. Beautifully nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville is the midway point between Atlanta and Charlotte and boasts shops, galleries, restaurants, and outdoor parks, trails, and green spaces just pulsing with life. Greenville offers an enormous variety of arenas, museums, theaters, and performing arts centers. Whether you love art, music, theater, or sports, there’s something to satisfy even the most discriminating taste. Greenville is also home to a slew of Fortune 500 enterprises, in addition to hundreds of thriving smaller companies, and is considered a significant economic hub for the entire Southeast region of the United States. 

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The City of Greenville

The beautiful city of Greenville boasts a world-class business community, a thriving arts scene, an abundance of natural amenities, and an unparalleled quality of life in one of the nation’s best places to live and do business. With a population of just over 70,000 people, Greenville is a mid-sized city that offers both a small-town feel and the amenities of a much larger city.

Complementing Greenville’s robust business climate is an unprecedented array of community assets ranging from the Peace Center for the Performing Arts to picturesque Falls Park. Home to various shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, Greenville’s downtown is always a bevy of activity. Greenville’s 500 acres of parkland, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants alongside major sports and entertainment arenas deliver limitless recreation opportunities to residents and visitors alike. |

Fountain Inn

With over 10,000 people, this tightly-knit community offers a relaxed quality of life and a convenient location that has helped draw diverse new developments. The community has worked hard to preserve its historic buildings and architecture, with multiple historic sites and landmarks throughout the city. Fountain Inn’s quaint downtown area is also home to several restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, making it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The city has recently expanded programming at the Fountain Inn Civic Center, an addition that drew over 10,000 visitors and several new businesses. Fountain Inn also boasts multiple green spaces that include sports fields, walking trails, and playgrounds. 

City of Fountain Inn


In the heart of Upstate, South Carolina at the center of the Greenville-Spartanburg area, Greer is home to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, BMW’s only United States manufacturing facility, and the South Carolina Inland Port. With a population of over 38,000, it is the second-largest city in Greenville County and a convenient community to live in. The City of Greer has invested heavily in green spaces in the last few years, resulting in multiple fields, trails, parks, and playgrounds sprinkled throughout the community. Additionally, Greer’s downtown area, while not the breadth of Greenville, offers local restaurants, boutiques and a charm that’s all its own. 

City of Greer



Mauldin is a progressive community with a population of nearly 30,000 residents. Conveniently located near both I-85 and I-385, Mauldin has experienced significant growth and development, in both commercial and residential spaces. Mauldin celebrates a diverse and growing community and is home to a number of parks, green spaces, walking and biking trails, including the renowned Swamp Rabbit Trail. Mauldin hosts many community events including a farmers market, outdoor concerts, and holiday celebrations, as well as, the extremely busy Mauldin Cultural Center which hosts numerous events including art shows, concerts, and theatrical performances.

City of Mauldin


With just under 25,000 residents, the growing community of Simpsonville, SC, is consistently named one of the best towns for families and one of the most affordable. Simpsonville is experiencing a development surge in both residential and business communities and is home to multiple world-class parks, including Heritage Park, which hosts a slew of running and biking races throughout the year. The Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre is a premier outdoor entertainment venue conveniently located in the heart of Upstate South Carolina.  From Darius Rucker to Mumford & Sons, each year, the Amphitheatre welcomes some of the most sought-after award-winning musicians in America. This lovely city offers a strong sense of community and an unparalleled quality of life. 

City of Simpsonville


Travelers Rest

Located in northern Greenville County, Travelers Rest boasts just over 6,000 residents and is home to myriad activities geared for an active lifestyle. Following a significant downtown revitalization, TR has added on-street parking, parks, decorative lighting, road realignment, and landscaping to make the city even more appealing.  Trailblazer Park is the regions newest performing arts and cultural center featuring panoramic mountain views, a covered pavilion that hosts the Travelers Rest Farmers Market, festival grounds, and an open-air amphitheater. Cyclists and pedestrians can access Trailblazer Park via a spur trail connection to the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, a multi-use greenway system that runs along the Reedy River connecting the old railway system between Greenville and Travelers Rest.

City of Travelers Rest


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GADC’s offices are located
in downtown Greenville.

301 University Ridge
Suite N-4300
Greenville, SC 29601 

(864) 235 – 2008

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