South Carolina is becoming an increasingly sought-after retirement destination and one day will undoubtedly join the ranks of Florida and Arizona. However, most retirees seem to be heading straight for the coast; the white sand beaches of Hilton Head or the sun-soaked shores of Myrtle Beach. When it comes to retirement destinations in the state, Greenville may not be the first place that comes to mind except for those retirees who have lived here most of their lives. But that doesn't mean it's not one of the best choices out there for fulfilling retirement living!

For those who are considering a Greenville home in retirement, let us convince you that your deliberations are correct. Here are 4 reasons to retire in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina!

The Arts

Greenville is home to a thriving arts and culture scene that's unique to the city. The Greenville Journal and The Greenville News publish weekly arts listings that allow residents to fill their calendars with a rich mosaic of events. Locals are highly supportive of the arts and the benefits they bring to the community and this can be seen through an array of colorful events including the annual Artisphere. Greenville is also known for a thriving music scene — in particular its classic jazz venues. You'll also discover a wealth of spectacular local bluegrass, folk, rock, and country musicians in addition to incredible symphonies. Follow the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) on Instagram to see a sampling of amazing works of art by Greenville artists.

The Natural Landscapes

Greenville is situated perfectly in its proximity to beautiful city green spaces, state parks, national forest, and wilderness preserves. On any given weekend, one can head away from the sparkling city lights toward lush forests, shimmering waterfalls, and rugged bluffs. Fish, boat, and swim in seamlessly clean lakes or hike through serene winding trails. Alternately, spend a day in the open air at one of the Greenville area's first-class golf courses. Best of all? You can take part in fantastic outdoor and recreational opportunities year-round.

Close To Beach Getaways

Greenville might not be next to glittering shoreline, but it's never far away. By choosing Greenville to retire in, you're treating yourself to all the upsides of cosmopolitan living — convenient services, events, dining, history, and culture — with world-class beaches available within short, scenic drives. Grab your hat and head to Charleston for a couple of days on a moment's notice or take a spontaneous trip to Mt. Pleasant. It's easy to enjoy the fresh air, waterfront dining, and relaxing ambiance of the coast without committing to a formulaic retiree lifestyle.

It's Peaceful

Greenville has all the features of a much larger city, but at its core it's still a small city with a very friendly, serene atmosphere. You'll constantly run into people you know and you'll never have to worry about the screeching traffic sounds, pollution, or grit of a sprawling metropolis. Rather, the pace of life here is pretty much perfect; a combination of architecturally stunning buildings and luxuriant green spaces results in an idyllic balance of elements, while the warm and inviting populace fosters a strong sense of community and belonging.

Interested in knowing more about retiring in Greenville? Connect with your local experts at Del-Co Realty Group today. Or, start browsing the amazing homes for sale in Greenville to get an idea of what real estate & life is like here.

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