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Greenville County Real Estate

Greenville County has much to offer buyers from all walks of life. From its rich history to its vibrant economy, the county is a huge draw for those who want to set down roots in a region that has been described as the “economic engine of South Carolina.”

History

Greenville County formerly served as the hunting grounds of the Cherokee before the tribe ceded the lands to South Carolina in 1777. By that time, the lower parts of SC had already been settled. The first European settler to inhabit Greenville was an Irishman named Richard Pearis, who married a Cherokee and was given a tract of land encompassing 10 square miles.

Today, Paris Mountain and the city of Greenville occupy this land tract where Pearis built a main house, a mill, a trade post, and several storehouses.

Greenville County was founded in 1784. It was named for either General Nathanael Greene, who fought in the Revolutionary War, or Isaac Green, one of the county’s early settlers.

Lemuel J. Alston arrived in 1788 and purchased 400 acres of land, including a portion of Pearis’ former plantation, and in 1797 founded a village called Pleasantburg.

Alston sold his land holdings to VardryMcBee, who would become known as “The Father of Greenville” and would spearhead numerous developments in the county, including its first railroad.

Real Estate and Property Types

Greenville County’s diverse housing market consists of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Buyers have a good mix of older homes and new construction homes to choose from.

The majority of residences have three to five bedrooms. The largest of these homes can have as many as six bedrooms, along with gleaming hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, tiled foyers, and sun rooms overlooking spacious, landscaped yards.

Luxury homes offer thousands of square feet of living space to discerning buyers. Such homes are often situated on oversized lots populated by mature trees. Resort-style swimming pools, two-story pool homes, game rooms, and plush master suites are just some of the features you’ll find in the higher end of the market.

Below is a list of cities and census-designated places (CDPs) in the county:

  • Berea
  • City View
  • Dunean
  • Five Forks
  • Fountain Inn*
  • Gantt
  • Golden Grove
  • Greenville
  • Greer
  • Judson
  • Mauldin
  • Parker
  • Piedmont
  • Princeton
  • Sans Souci
  • Simpsonville
  • Slater-Marietta CDP
  • Taylors
  • Tigerville
  • Travelers Rest
  • Wade Hampton
  • Ware Place
  • Welcome