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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Greenwood, South_Carolina

Greenwood is a small college town of about 22,000 in northwest South Carolina.  There is a very large lake and 2 small colleges in the area, including Lander University.  The town hosts several important festivals during the year, including the Festival of Flowers and Festival of Discovery.

Where to Retire in Greenwood and Home Prices

There is at least 1 active adult community in the area (see link at top left).  According to Zillow, the median home value was $121,068 in early 2020, and Zillow calls it a "Very Hot" market at this time.

What Is Special about Greenwood

The Festival of Flowers in June and the South Carolina Festival of Discovery in July.

What Is Not Special about Greenwood

Greenwood is a  fairly small town in a remote area of the state. The crime rate is very high.

Climate and Physical Environment

Greenwood is located in northwest South Carolina. The average July high temperature is 91  and the average January low is 30. The wettest month is January (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Festival of Discovery and Festival of Flowers are evidence of the effort made to revitalize the town of Greenwood. Lander University and its 3,000 students provide other cultural opportunities.


The crime rate is very high in Greenwood. reports that the crime index is 751 in Greenwood vs. the U.S. average of 319.

Medical Facilities

Self Regional Healthcare is a surprisingly large hospital with many advanced centers such as those for cancer, neurosurgery, and heart disease.


The nearest large airport is 60 miles away in Greenville, SC.  Greenwood is below average in walkability when compared to other towns.

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