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Location


Greenville is located in the northwest corner of South Carolina, approximately halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The area, commonly referred to as the Upstate, includes Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Pickens and Spartanburg counties as well as the cities of Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Greer, Simpsonville and Spartanburg.
Downtown Greenville at night

Population


Greenville County is South Carolina's most populous county with more than 470,000 residents. Approximately 61,000 live within Greenville’s city limits. View Facts and Figures about Greenville for more information.

Climate


Greenville’s moderate climate offers a full change of seasons, with an average annual temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Greenville offers mild weather throughout most of the year. July is typically the warmest month and on average January is the coolest. Greenville is known for its milder summers when compared to other areas of the south.

Proximity

City Distance Travel Time
Asheville, North Carolina
63 Miles
1 Hour, 15 Minutes
Atlanta, Georgia
145 Miles
2 Hours, 25 Minutes
Charleston, South Carolina
210 Miles
3 Hours, 20 Minutes
Charlotte, North Carolina
100 Miles
1 Hour, 45 Minutes
Columbia, South Carolina
103 Miles
1 Hour, 40 Minutes
Spartanburg, South Carolina
29 Miles
35 Minutes
International Center
The International Center of the Upstate (ICU) welcomes local and international residents and provides opportunities for people to learn about other cultures. ICU offers programs, language classes, workshops, and social events for Upstate residents. ICU also serves as a liaison to all international groups in the area and provides business consulting services for international companies and employees.