Greenville has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2018 by, outpacing more than 2,100 cities (with populations between 20,000 and 350,000) in this data-driven ranking.

The list is an exclusive, independent, editorial ranking by The 2018 ranking builds on a process initially developed with one of the world’s leading urban theorists, Richard Florida.’s research team worked with the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute and later with The Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities at New York University’s Schools of Professional Studies a program he directed along with Steven Pedigo.

“The 2018 Best Place to Live list includes a fascinating mix of familiar cities and first-timers that are starting to carve out a reputation as wonderful places to live,” says Winona Dimeo-Ediger,’s managing editor. “It’s great to see these under-the-radar cities getting more attention on a national scale — and the accolades are certainly well-deserved.”

Ranked as one’s Best Places to Live and Top 10 Best Downtowns in America, Greenville is a city with a strong job market that helps draw many young professionals to live and work. Higher education options include Furman, North Greenville, and Bob Jones universities, and this fast-growing city features two main health systems along with a downtown district that has become a destination for dining, shopping, entertainment, and increased housing. Residents can get their exercise on a number of hiking and biking trails, and city officials are looking to expand green space options even further in this picturesque community situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Spread the good news by posting photos of beautiful Greenville with the hashtag  #BestPlaces2018. (Don’t forget to tag @Livability!)


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