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Senior Activities in Greenville

Yes, Greenville, South Carolina is surrounded by hills that are lush, and well…green. But that is a happy coincidence having nothing to do with its name. The name of this cultural and entertainment center, with its award-winning walkable downtown, thriving economy and unlimited array of outdoor activities is in fact an homage to Revolutionary War hero Nathanial Greene.

How pleased he would be to see the army of seniors flocking to communities in Greenville. They come bearing not muskets, but a desire to embrace this special chapter of life with energy and enthusiasm. For the 55 and over brigade, it’s more of an evolution than revolution, but just as significant.

Check out a few of the many reasons retirement communities in Greenville South Carolina are raising the bar for senior living to new heights.

The Next Big Food City of the South

Esquire Magazine called Greenville “The Next Big Food City of the South.”  Zagat agrees, calling Greenville the “#1 Under the Radar Southern Food Destination. Southern Living named Greenville one of the “South’s Tastiest Towns.” Sensing a theme? More than 110 restaurants in downtown Greenville and over a 1000 in the surrounding areas create a deliciously diverse restaurant scene that features the talents of world class local restaurateurs.  

Game On

Greenville is a sports town. A host of college and popular minor league teams draw exuberant fans across all sports. If you love baseball, football, basketball, soccer, or ice hockey, your weekends will be filled with cheers and beers. 

You Can Always Go…Downtown

Dubbed a national model for a pedestrian-friendly city center by none other than The New York Times, Greenville’s downtown is a vibrant hub of streetside dining, outdoor plazas and entertainment. Ranked one of the top 10 best downtowns in the country, its unique blend of charm and sophistication has all the ambiance of a European city.

Location, Location, Location

Perfectly situated between Atlanta, Charlotte, Asheville, and Columbia, Greenville is but a short drive to unlimited culture, arts, historical sites, shopping, sports and entertainment. When you feel like a change of scenery, hop in the car, pick a direction, and explore.

Take a Hike

With lakes, rivers and mountains in its backyard, Greenville is surrounded by natural splendor. Recreational opportunities abound at picturesque parks like Paris Mountain State Park, Caesars Head, Table Rock State Park and Lake Placid, to name a few. A particular gem is Greenville Falls Park, an oasis that features a pedestrian bridge that curves around a waterfall on the Reedy River. Lace  up your walking shoes to get your requisite steps and revitalize your spirit in the majesty of the outdoors.

A Day at the Museum

After you’ve had your fill of sunshine and exercise, check out one of Greenville’s many museums. Whether you are a history buff, art aficionado, music lover or total science geek, Greenville has a museum for you. When the grandkids visit, they will love a trip to the city’s 14-acre zoo.


And That’s Not All

Add mild weather, outstanding healthcare and financial incentives that include tax exempt social security to the mix and it’s no contest. Senior living in Greenville, South Carolina is the gift that keeps on giving.

Schedule your tour at Overture Greenville 55+, Overture’s premier active adult community in Greenville. Become part of a warm, welcoming community in one of the best small cities in America. The rewards will be huge!