Simpsonville, SC

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Simpsonville, SC

About Simpsonville, SC

Simpsonville is an incorporated city located in Greenville County, South Carolina featuring plenty of attractions such as exploring its multiple trails ideal for biking or jogging plus nearby Furman University offers amazing views great for outdoor activities. Additionally there are numerous locally owned stores and eateries providing unique items or delicious cuisine ideal for any budget during their stay here! Mid-sized city - Northwest South Carolina near North Carolina border, 75 miles southwest of Charlotte, NC.

State: South Carolina
County: Greenville County
Metro Area: Greenville-Anderson Metro Area
City: Simpsonville
Zip Codes: 29680
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1040 ft above sea level

Greenville is located in the center of an old textile and agricultural region in the mountainous northwest part of the state, known by some as “upstate” South Carolina. The relatively high altitude and view of the Appalachians to the northwest gave early Greenville regional status as a health destination, and to this day, it retains a clean and comfortable presence. The population is well educated for the region. Downtown is well maintained, vibrant, functional and historic, and of course, in a place called Greenville, lined with trees.

Arts amenities are abundant and accessible; performing arts include a recognized symphony, ballet and theater performing at the new Peace Center for the Performing Arts just off of Main Street. There are a few older mill buildings, but many have been successfully repurposed into other uses, and there is abundant quality housing close to the city, mainly north and east. Automaker BMW located its plant in nearby Greer, 7 miles east, bringing a strong economic base and making Greer an up and coming family community, albeit with some growth and sprawl issues.

The BMW plant and several other new manufacturing entities, some supporting BMW, have sprung up mostly to the east towards Spartanburg to a lesser extent west in Anderson. All have contributed to a vibrant economy and plenty of new infrastructures, and living costs are still very low. Outdoor activities are plentiful, particularly in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the north and lakes to the west. The town of Clemson 25 miles west, home of Clemson University, offers college town amenities for those interested.

Located on the eastern slope of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Greenville is in rolling country about 20 miles from the first mountain ridge and 55 miles northwest of the main ridge. The climate is a mix of subtropical and continental. The mountains usually protect the area from the full force of northern cold air.

Summers are warm and humid with thunderstorms. The elevation provides relatively cool nights during the summer months. Winters are pleasant, with below-freezing daytime temperatures only a few times a year. Rainfall is abundant and spread throughout the year. There are usually two to three small snowstorms and one to two episodes of freezing rain in winter.

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Simpsonville Cost of Living

Attractive downtown, strong economy, and arts and culture make Simpsonville a great place to live.

-2.4% lower than avg
+9.7% higher than avg
$1,060 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-8.3% lower than avg
Simpsonville Crime
53.2 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Simpsonville
   Attractive downtown
Hot, humid summers
   Strong economy
Traffic and sprawl
   Arts and culture
Violent crime rate
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Over 5 years ago

I've lived in this city for 30 years and I've seen so many changes! This is a great place to live! I've owned a business in town for 10 years and I feel safe. If I have  More

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Over 10 years ago

Nice suburb of Greenville, growing in diversity and culture. Competing healthcare providers (important!). Upscale manufacturing in the area (BMW and Michelin) results  More

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Over 12 years ago

Lived in Simpsonville for 9 years. Too long. It's a dirty little town with lots of crime and police. City government is mostly dependent on traffic fines and they  More

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