Greenwood, South Carolina

Greenwood is the hub of a seven county region which comprises South Carolina’s freshwater coast, where both small and large lakes are within a short drive from most any part of the area. While each area offers its own unique events, attractions and historic sites, you will find the region features consistent Southern hospitality and charm no matter where you might visit.

Greenwood is located in the Lower Piedmont region of Upstate South Carolina and provides a friendly, small-town setting along with the progressive and active environment of a larger city. Greenwood is the home to numerous community assets including Lake Greenwood, Lander UniversitySelf Regional Healthcareschools, churches, cultural opportunities and much, much more.

Uptown Greenwood is the heart of the Greenwood community. Here you’ll find a number of unique and locally owned restaurants, retail shops and galleries. Uptown is also home to the Arts Council of GreenwoodThe Museum and the Greenwood Community TheaterThese three cultural organizations highlight the newly formed Emerald Triangle Arts & Cultural District in Uptown. From April through October, Uptown Greenwood comes “ALIVE” with entertainment at a variety of outdoor venues.

Unlike many main street squares and downtown business districts in towns and cities across America, Uptown Greenwood, South Carolina has undergone many changes over the past 20 years and today flourishes with new development.  The Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation (UGDC) is committed to the continued economic development and promotion of Uptown Greenwood.

Visit one of the numerous locally owned restaurants, shop in the many unique businesses or join in for one of the many outdoor events including the annual South Carolina Festival of Discovery and South Carolina Festival of Flowers.

Greenwood’s climate is mild and seasonable, with an average temperature of 68 degrees. While the summers can be warm, the spring and fall exhibit mild temperatures and many days are filled with sunshine and beauty. Winters in Greenwood are comfortable, with very little precipitation or snow.

For residents, year round outdoor activities are common and popular at local Greenwood attractions. Check out the Greenwood Regional Tourism and Visitors Bureau website for more information at