Dan Hamilton’s Guide to Amenity-filled Greenville, SC Communities

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The Upstate is full of amazing communities, neighborhoods, and districts, each with their own unique personality and offerings. As Greenville’s top-rated real estate team, it’s our job to understand how each community compares and offer our clients (and faithful KAG Readers) up-to-date information that will help them make an informed decision about where they want to call home. Click here to read more articles from Dan Hamilton!

In this article, we break down some of the Upstate’s communities that are known for their top-of-the-line amenities. If you’re looking for an all-inclusive lifestyle where you hardly ever leave the comforts of home, these neighborhoods may be for you!

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If you see a community you like or are considering a move in the future, give Hamilton & Co. a call at 864-527-7685! We do more than just buy and sell houses; we are experts on all things Upstate and love answering your questions.

Keep reading to discover all the amazing places in Greenville to call home…

Gower Estates

An established and always growing community just 10 minutes from Downtown Greenville, Gower Estates is a popular neighborhood for many Greenville, SC residents.

Gower comprises over 500 homes ranging from brick ranches to traditional styles and remodeled cottages. Lots are relatively large and homes sit away from streets lined with mature trees and, in many places, wide sidewalks. Children living in Gower typically attend Sara Collins Elementary, Beck International Academy, and J.L. Mann High School.

Gower Estates is known for their tight-knit community and robust amenities. Residents enjoy a swimming pool along with a youth Swim Team; tennis, basketball, and softball courts; a playground and picnic area; walking trails throughout a 21-acre park; and more. Neighborhood gatherings are frequent in this community as well.

If you decide to venture outside of all Gower has to offer, you’ll find Downtown Greenville, Haywood Road, Woodruff Road, and other popular dining and shopping areas only a short drive away. In fact, Gower’s central location is one of the community’s most popular features.

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Bent Creek Subdivision

Bent Creek Subdivision is less than 3 miles from the heart of Downtown Greer and all the boutique shopping and dining experiences the town has to offer. Frequent travelers will also appreciate the neighborhood is only 15 minutes from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport.

Bent Creek comprises over 200 homes and features a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, and a playground. The pool is also home to the Ben Creek Barracudas Swim Team! Schools in the area include Woodland Elementary, Riverside Middle, and Riverside High.

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Neely Farm

In the heart of Simpsonville, Neely Farm is conveniently located near great shopping and dining, parks, golf courses and a movie theater.

Within the neighborhood itself, Neely Farm residents enjoy a pool and clubhouse as well as lighted tennis courts, a soccer field, and a nature trail. Families, empty-nesters, couples, and singles all enjoy engaging in book club, bunco group, garden club, swim team, tennis league, and so much more! There is even a pond with a dock area to enjoy. Children living in Neely Farm typically attend Plain Elementary, Ralph Chandler Middle School, and Woodmont High.

Hollingsworth Park

Nestled between Woodruff and Verdae Roads, Hollingsworth Park’s business and outdoor amenities make it a popular choice for families in the area. The community also offers a variety of housing options, from apartment rentals and townhomes to modest single family homes and multi-story estates for residents in all stages of life.

Not only is Hollingsworth Park conveniently located between popular shopping and dining destinations on Woodruff and Haywood Roads, the community itself offers lots in the way of amenities. 20-acre Legacy Park features walking trails, a pond, and a two playgrounds, one for toddlers and another for older children. The shopping center in Hollingsworth is home to a YMCA, Chestnut Coffeehouse, Stella’s Brasserie, and more.

Everything about this community was carefully curated to create an “old town” feel, from the homes’ architecture to the thoughtful placement of amenities, all of which are within a ten-minute walk of each other. Children in the Hollingsworth community are zoned for Pelham Road Elementary, Beck International Academy, and J. L. Mann High School.

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Orchard Farms

Made up of 450 homes and 4 separate neighborhoods, Orchard Farms is a popular suburban community located off of Batesville Road in Simpsonville, SC and only 15 minutes from shopping and dining locations. Orchard Farm residents enjoy use of athletic and exercise facilities, green spaces, a club house, playground, tennis courts, pool, and more.

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The Orchard Farm community is close and enjoys neighborhood gatherings and fun contests like their Yard of the Month initiative where homeowners are applauded for their outstanding home exteriors. Children in Orchard farms typically attend Oakview Elementary, Beck International Academy, and J.L. Mann High School.

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One of Greenville’s newer neighborhoods, Hartness is an amenity-rich community with an emphasis on getting outdoors. Similar to Hollingsworth, Hartness offers a variety of custom home layouts of many sizes from townhome up to spacious estate. Hartness is located in Greenville and is just 10 minutes from Five Forks shopping and dining.

Hartness offers its residents amenities comparable to other Upstate communities including tennis courts, green spaces, a playground and basketball courts. Like Hollingsworth, Hartness also contains a Village Center with a number of boutique shops, gym and spa, and The Village Kitchen. But what sets Hartness apart is its outdoor amenities.

The community exists alongside a 150-acre Nature Preserve through which 15 miles of biking and walking trails run. Residents have access to a beautiful, serene lake and paddleboards and kayaks to explore it with. This community’s outdoor-focused mentality is perfect for residents of all ages. Children in Hartness often attend Oakview Elementary, Northwood Middle, and Eastside High School.

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Riverstone homes feature gorgeous custom exteriors with brick and stone fronts and cottage details. Ten minutes from downtown Simpsonville, Riverstone is just a couple miles from unique dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

In addition to well-lit streets and sidewalks throughout the neighborhood, Riverstone offers its residents a variety of amenities. The resort-style pool is the perfect summer hang out for children and adults alike, and tennis courts, walking trails, and a clubhouse gym all offer exercise opportunities no matter your preference.

Riverstone currently has brand new homes available for purchase, including basement homesites! Get in touch with our office today to schedule a free tour.


For KAG Readers who are fans of rolling hills, Italian and French country inspired architecture, and custom home design, Montebello is for you! I personally live in Montebello and am blown away by its beauty and amenities; the community has been an amazing fit for my family.

As far as amenities go, Montebello has something for everyone, including a pool next to our clubhouse, Club Bella, a bocce ball court, a putting green, tennis courts, and a playground. My kids love spending afternoons by the pool, and I enjoy a tennis match on occasion. We’re all really excited about some new updates coming soon as well; our clubhouse is being renovated currently and we’re in the process of adapting our tennis courts for pickleball.

Despite its idyllic, secluded feel, Montebello is only a few minutes away from Furman University, Downtown Greenville, and popular shopping and dining areas, so you don’t have to sacrifice location for convenience. Montebello is zoned for Summit Drive Elementary, Sevier Middle, and Wade Hampton High.

If you are interested in a home or a property in Montebello, let my team know and we’d be happy to set up a personalized notification for you!

If you are new to Greenville or considering a move to the Upstate, we hope this guide has been helpful! The neighborhoods highlighted in this guide are just a few of hundreds across the Upstate. If you are interested in a list of communities personalized to your interests, budget, and needs, reach out to our team at 864-527-7685. From local lender recommendations, Greenville tours, and free home shopping tools, we go above and beyond to provide our friends and clients with the tools they need to call Greenville home. — Dan

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About the Author
Dan Hamilton is a founder and Team Leader of Hamilton & Co. of Keller Williams Realty, which consistently ranks as one of the top producing real estate teams in South Carolina. Passionate about Greenville and the Upstate, Dan is also a former member of the SC House of Representatives and has also served as a Director for the Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS and the South Carolina Association of REALTORS. Dan and his wife Kelly are also parents to four children. On most weekends, Dan can be found on the sidelines of the soccer field either coaching or cheering on one of his kids.

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