Upstate Living

Jan. 21, 2018

Market Trends January 2018

We are in a unique market.  Depending on the price point and area, you could be in a buyers’ market or a sellers’ market.   A buyers’ market is where the supply of homes is over 6 months. In a sellers’ market there is 4 months and under and a normal ...

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Oct. 20, 2016

Greer Community Ministries

What is Greer Community Ministries? GCM is a faith based organization with the philosophy that, "no elderly, home bound or disadvantaged person in the Greater Greer area will go hungry."

How did it get started? In 1972 a Greer minister, Rev. Johnny Stack, and a committee of local citizens founded ...

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Feb. 18, 2016

City Spotlight - Simpsonville

City Spotlight

Simpsonville

History

Originally developed as a stagecoach stop in the 1820's, Simpsonville was once called "Plain". While the town struggled some during the Civil War, by 1885 a new rail line was set and the Woodside Cotton Mill helped solidify Simpsonville's status as one of Greenville ...

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Jan. 18, 2016

City Spotlight - Travelers Rest

City Spotlight

Travelers Rest

History

Travelers Rest (or TR) has a unique beginning in that the city became populated by pure convenience. In the 1800's, travelers would stop and stay in the TR area for a few days or even a few months during the winter since mountain weather ...

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Dec. 16, 2015

City Spotlight - Spartanburg

 

City Spotlight

Spartanburg

Spartanburg, Sparkle City, Home of Food Network Famous 'Beacon Restaurant'. Greenville may be the powerhouse, but Spartanburg is like the nagging younger sibling that's gradually making a name for itself.

History

In 1753, settlers reached a treaty with the Cherokee Indians allowing the area to ...

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Nov. 16, 2015

City Spotlight - Greenville

This month we are focusing on the big dog, the mack daddy, the reason the Upstate is so famous; good ole Greenville!

Greenville

History

Greenville started out as just Cherokee hunting ground, but over time, it became home to the Great Plains Plantatio, which included a saw mill, stables, and ...

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Oct. 15, 2015

City Spotlight - Greer

City Spotlight

This year it seems as if our beautiful state is making national headlines daily. What starts off in a negative light (think the tragic Charleston shootings and most recently the 1000 year flood) is quickly transformed into amazing stories of heroism, faith, and compassion towards all. I don ...

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Oct. 7, 2015

What to do? What to do?

Fall in the south is one of the most beautiful times of the year. There isn't a shortage of fun things to do! We've created a list of the things you should definitely do (at least once) and the things you might can skip.

 

Fun for all ...

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May 22, 2015

What to do in the Upstate this summer!

 The Upstate has graced more than a few Top 10 lists in the nation for top places to live and play, so there is no shortage of great events and places to keep you and your family entertained this summer! Whether you're a nature lover or just like to ...

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March 17, 2015

Did You Know...

Did you know...

Greenville was called Pleasantburg until 1831??

I don't know about you, but I love learning random facts about my hometown. Like how Greenville was known as the "Textile Center of the World" in the early 1900's. Whether you are new to the area or were ...

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