The Secret of Greenville

By: Eddy Kicker

South Carolina is the new up and coming real estate secret. Prices have been steady here, in spite of a national dropping of realty sales and house prices. The Upstate is the fastest growing region in the state and positioned as it is, between Charlotte and Atlanta, its future development and growth prospects are said to be bright.

The largest city in the Upstate is Greenville, a beautiful town to call your own, and awarded the 'Great American Main Street Award' in 2003. Greenville builders have been anticipating the growth curve and there are currently around 1500 brand new and sparkling homes for sale in this delightful town.The largest number for sale is in the price range spanning from $150,000 - $300.000.

There are also more than 1300 existing condos in the downtown area - a very scenic and appealing downtown with natural waterfalls.

The average price for a brand new home in the Greenville area is running at $300,000, although if you are interested there are several homes running all the way up to $2.2 million. The homes in the $300,000 price ranges will often have the luxury of finished exteriors in brick or stone and many of the builders will also build your custom design home for you.

This luxury is also found inside as well with expensive interior finishes that include crown molding, glamour style master baths, media rooms and stylish light fixtures with ceiling fan. Kitchens are bang up to date with stainless steel appliances, granite or top quality counter tops and your choice of the latest colors in paint.

Many of the builders are eager to reduce their inventory and are offering some great incentives. The majority of new homes are spread all over the Greenville, S.C. area.This area includes all of Greenville County, and Parts of Anderson, Pickens, Spartanburg and Laurens Counties. There are concentrations of homes in Simpsonville (364) Greer (190) Greenville (190) Taylors (87) and Easley (85)

For golf fanatics you can even buy your new home on a golf course! There are over 50 golf courses here: one for every week (plus a short holiday!) The climate runs from 32 in January to 88 in July. There are also traditional homes, estate homes and patio homes for sale here in Greenville.

Following BMW, several German companies are based here; in fact over 245 companies from 20 countries call this place home. Needless to say employment figures are good and the Expansion Management Magazine has listed Greenville as one of "America's Top 50 Hottest Cities".

However, this city has peaceful areas too, and was voted by Bike Magazine as in their top 5 "Best Places To Live and Ride".

So Greenville is not such a secret, after all?

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