The Ultimate Guide to Moving to Greenville

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Are you new to Greenville, SC or the Upstate? You can settle in like a pro with the help of our Kidding Around Greenville Ultimate Guide to Moving to Greenville. In this guide you’ll find information on local neighborhoods and cities. Then we’ll help you find a doctor for your family, locate a great day care, find a school and more. This guide is designed to connect those who are moving or have just moved to Greenville with the information they need to make the Upstate home fast!

Welcome to Greenville, SC!

Moving to Greenville, SC

Do you need a place to stay while you’re between homes or while you explore the area? These fully furnished rental homes in Greenville, SC are perfect for families. You’ll save money by booking directly with StayGVL and you’ll also save 10% by using our KAG22 promo code.

Elizabeth Faulkner is a local real estate professional serving the Greenville, SC area and the entire Upstate. Elizabeth takes great pride in working hard and providing top-notch service to her clients. Elizabeth has extensive knowledge of the area and all it has to offer our residents and newcomers to the state. Her goal is to help families find the home they are looking for while making the buying and selling process a smooth one!

Although Elizabeth is a native to the southeast, growing up in the Atlanta metro area and living in Charlotte for many years, she is different from other real estate agents as she is not native to Greenville. Elizabeth has bought and sold many properties in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. She understands that every transaction is unique, and that every client has their own goals and expectations. She understands the uniqueness of real estate because she has been through the buying and selling experience herself many times, in various regions of the country. Elizabeth’s own family has experienced multiple cross-country corporate relocations, moves to unknown areas and the emotions and concerns that involves. Elizabeth prides herself on understanding her clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations because she has been there herself.

Choosing to work as a single agent, rather than part of a team, means that Elizabeth’s clients work directly with her. While being supported by a team of brokers, she answers her own calls and works directly with her own clients. This is key to providing the client care needed to consistently exceed her clients’ expectations!

“Elizabeth has been fabulous to work with through the process of buying and selling our homes. She was extremely informative and prompt during the entire process. We can’t recommend Elizabeth enough and will definitely refer back to her for our future endeavors.” ~Caleb, buyer and seller in Simpsonville

Contact Elizabeth anytime to discuss your real estate goals! She can be reached at 864.414.2434 or

Hamilton & Co

SPONSORED 864.527.7685 403 Woods Lake Rd #100, Greenville, SC

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Hamilton and Company are experts on real estate in the Upstate. With over 750 5-star reviews on Google and nearly 1000 families served in the last five years, Dan Hamilton and his team are the top ranked real estate team in Greenville. We work with you to find the right home to buy or the right strategy for selling your home.

Additionally, Dan hosts a weekly radio show on The Answer 94.5 and 106.3 WORD giving advice on real estate and is a frequent contributor on WSPA Your Carolina.

“My family and I are not from South Carolina. When I found out I was relocating for my job, we saw Hamilton & Company had great ratings so we went that route. We are so glad we did because those ratings did not mislead or disappoint. From the beginning, Katie Hall was a great help and very informative. Then we were paired with Jacqueline Nicholas who was able to listen to our needs and line up a long list of homes to view. Because of all the options we were able to see, we were confident making a decision choosing our dream home. Thank you Hamilton & Co. team!” -Justin

We’d love to serve you! For more information, please email or call 864-527-7685.

Read more about Hamilton & Co.!

The Greenville Area: Local Cities, Suburbs, and Neighborhoods

Wondering where in the Greenville area you’d like to live?

Always know what’s going on and have something fun to do with our HUGE list of Things to Do Near Greenville, SC.

Here’s a collection of local cities in the Greenville area. These city websites are a wealth of information about elected officials, rules and ordinances, local businesses, special events, and things to do.

Greenville City and Kidding Around Guide to Downtown Greenville, SC
City of Greer and Kidding Around Guide to Greer, SC
City of Simpsonville and Kidding Around Guide to Simpsonville
Community of Taylors and Kidding Around Guide to Taylors
City of Fountain Inn
City of Mauldin
City of Pickens and Kidding Around Guide to Pickens
City of Easley  and Kidding Around Guide to Easley

The Spartanburg Area

Find out why our readers love living in Spartanburg!

Newcomers to Spartanburg County will learn that people refer to the entire county using directional cues (i.e., North Spartanburg, Westside, Southside). Since Spartanburg County covers over 815 miles and includes seven different school districts, it is helpful to know the different areas of the county. You can also see this map of the Spartanburg, SC area to gain a better understanding.

North Spartanburg – This is the area north of Interstate 85 including places such as Boiling Springs, Campobello, Inman, and Landrum. Lake Bowen is a good reference point. It is home to District 1 and District 2 schools.

Westside – This is the area west of I-26 including places such as Spartanburg, Moore, Duncan, Wellford, and Lyman. Westside is home to Westgate Mall and Target. It is home to District 5 and District 6 schools.

Eastside – This is the area east of I-26 including places such as Spartanburg, Pacolet, and Glendale. Eastside is home to downtown Spartanburg. It is home to District 3 and District 7 schools.

South Spartanburg – This is the area south of Interstate 85 including places such as Woodruff and Enoree. It is home to District 4 schools.

The school districts listed above are based on the general locations. However, please check with the county to see which school district your home is zoned for and check the district zoning map. 

Stay busy and always know what’s going on with our Ultimate Guide to Spartanburg, SC.

Where to Stay While You Explore

If you’re in between homes, or wanting to try out the area and need a place to rent, here’s a list of fully-furnished rentals homes in the Greenville area. Use our KAG22 code for 10% off!

If you are bringing your furry friends along while you look around for your next home, check out our pet friendly hotels in the Greenville area.

If you plan to stay in Downtown Greenville while you explore, our list of places to stay downtown will help you feel cozy and comfortable while you home shop.

The Information You Need to Get Settled in the Upstate

We know moving to a new place is hard, and once you do there are a few things you need to do to get settled. You might need to find a new doctor, enroll the kids in school, search out the perfect daycare, or even find the best playground. We’ve gathered all the information you need and put it right here in one place.

Health Care in Greenville

Find the medical professionals in Greenville that your family will rely on to stay healthy. These resources will help you out.

Ultimate Guide to Health Care in Greeville– This guide has lists of pediatricians, family doctors, obgyns, allergists, urgent care facilities and more. You’ll find reader quotes and recommendations to help you get started!

Ultimate Guide to Dental Care in Greenville– If you need to find a local dentist, you’ll find this guide helpful. We’ve listed local pediatric dentists, family dentists and more.

Ultimate Guide to All Things Baby, Maternity, and Postpartum Care in Greenville– If you are pregnant or already have young children, this guide will help you find an expert OBGYN, Pediatrician, and other postpartum care services!

Schools, Preschool and Day Care in the Upstate

When moving to a new place and starting a new job we know daycare, schools, and after-school care are questions that parents need to answer quickly. Our local guides are here to help with fantastic information about schools and child care in Greenville.

Education Options in the Upstate: Not sure where to start when it comes to education? This guide will help you out, summarizing all the educational options from schools to activities and point you in the direction to get more information about the options that interest you.

Greenville County Schools Find out helpful information about our local public schools including charter schools in Greenville.

Spartanburg County SchoolsThere are 7 school districts in Spartanburg County. Find out information about each one in our guide.

Ultimate Guide to Private Schools Near Greenville– If you are looking for the perfect private school setting for your child, you’ll find a list of Greenville’s private schools in this guide.

Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Near Greenville– Are you a homeschooling family? Or maybe you’re thinking about trying this education option. Greenville and the Upstate have a lot to offer homeschoolers from a large variety of co-ops to individual classes, activities, and field trips.

Ultimate Guide to Preschools in Greenville and Spartanburg– Have a preschool child? Here’s a list of local preschools in Greenville that you can use to find the perfect fit for your family!

Ultimate Guide to Day Care in Greenville– We know quality day care is important to you, so we created this guide to Day Care options in Greenville.

Ultimate Guide to After School Care near Greenville– Where do you send your child after school when you are still working? We can help! Here’s a list of after-school care options in Greenville and Spartanburg.

Ultimate Special Needs Guide for Families in Greenville and Spartanburg– Finding quality services and schooling for your child with special needs after freshly moving to an area can be overwelming. Our guide can help you access assitance programs, special needs services, schools, and more as you get settled into the Upstate.

120+ Places that Offer Summer Camps and Day Camps in Greenville – If you are moving to Greenville during the summer, you may need some extra help with the kids  while they are not enrolled in school as you get your home settled! You will find over 100 summer camps or day camps in our summer camp guide.

Keep Up With What’s Going On!

Now that you live here, it’s time to get out and enjoy Greenville! Keep tabs on what’s going on around town!

Our Kidding Around Greenville Upstate Calendar is a great place to start. We list a wide variety of events and things to do on our calendar and many local venues and businesses send us their event information to include on this calendar! When you’re done there, bookmark Kidding Around Greenville and follow us on our Kidding Around Greenville Facebook pageWe’ll make sure you always know what’s going on in Greenville and across the Upstate.

You can also find some of the top, family friendly things going on each month in our article of Things to do This Month. 

Check out GVL Today to keep up with all the local news and happenings.

Visit this list of 25 Things Your Child Should Do in Greenville Before They Grow Up and get started on those family memories.

On a budget? Don’t miss our list of FREE and Inexpensive Things to Do in Greenville, SC.

Find a great place to play and enjoy the outdoors in our Ultimate Guide to Parks in Greenville County.

Find some great classes and activities for your kids to explore the area while making new friends with our Ultimate Guide to Kid’s Classes and Activities in Greenville.

Meet other moms and make new friends! Here’s a list of Mom Groups in Greenville and Mom Groups in Spartanburg!

The Greenville area is loaded with fun festivals throughout the year, so go ahead and mark your calendar with the Upstate’s not to miss events, helping you family get our and explore and embrace Greenville!


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