Greenville County is by far the most bustling, vibrant, and populous area of South Carolina. It’s home to Greenville, the largest city in the state of South Carolina, and boasts an overall population estimate of just over 490,000. Residents enjoy a primarily sunny climate and mild winters.
The History of Greenville County
Greenville County was founded in 1786. There is still controversy as to whether or not it was named for its appearance or after General Nathanael Greene for his service in the American Revolutionary War. Greenville County experienced development all throughout its history, becoming a hub for railroads in the 19th century and eventually earning its title as the “Textile Center of the South.”
Greenville County is most known for its attractive and centralized county seat: the city of Greenville. Greenville is by far the most concentrated center of economic activity in the county, if not the entire state. The city, much like others at the time, profited from the post-war boom after World War II and began expanding even further. Universities, businesses, and downtown establishments started popping up in succession. This type of development continues to this day.
Modern Day Greenville County
The county overall grows at an average of 2.1 percent annually. There are currently 650 manufacturers, 40 Fortune 500 companies, and 150 corporate headquarters that call Greenville County their home. There are many attractive qualities of the region, such as a high quality of life, low rents, mild climate, access to quality schools and universities, and natural beauty.
Greenville the city is now ranked one of the best places to live due to its relatively temperate climate, moderate population size, elegant and historical architecture, and other attractive urban amenities. The city’s crowning jewel is the downtown, attracting investors and businesses from around the country as well as an influx of tourists. Some notable attractions are the Peace Center for Performing Arts, Falls Park on the Reedy, and Cleveland Park.
Richard Warder Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Warder has a strong commitment to Greenville and its community. He views successful outcomes for his clients as his own personal success. He is not interested in simply hoping for the best and prefers to work for the best. This attitude has served his fellow community members in Greenville well for over 40 years. He primarily serves clients in Greenville and throughout the Upstate region, but he will travel anywhere in South Carolina upon request.