Greenville Recognized for Livability
Once again, Greenville, South Carolina, has been recognized for its exceptional quality of life. The Upstate city was again included in the top 100 best cities in America to live in 2016 in the third-annual ranking by www.livability.com.
Of Greenville, the “2016 Top 100 Best Places to Live” ranking report said:
“One of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Greenville features a strong job market that attracts young professionals and families. Greenville serves as a regional hub in upstate South Carolina for entertainment venues and shopping opportunities, and the community’s multiple hospitals include Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville. Residents enjoy a reinvigorated downtown and several higher learning choices such as Furman University.”
Rankings were based on more than 40 data points. More than 2,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 were ranked, so every city on the list is in the top five percent of livable communities in the U.S.
On another note—yet also encouraging for the Upstate—the November 2015 real estate market reports recently released by South Carolina REALTORS® show that 2015 is wrapping up to be one of the best years nationally since 2006.
As reported by Real Estate Rama:
- New listings were up 5 percent to 6,880
- Pending sales increased 1.4 percent to 4,561
- Inventory shrank almost 7 percent to 36,371
- The median sales price was up slightly more than 7 percent to $174,400
- Days on the market decreased 6 percent to 107 days
SCR CEO Nick Kremydas said, “2016 is projected to be a good year, but inventory and affordability challenges coupled with mortgage rate increases will likely slow growth a little bit. However, these changes will also keep home prices from increasing too rapidly to maintain economic stability.”
As always, I’m available to answer any questions you have about the Upstate real estate market or Greenville’s quality of life—or just to show you the sights.
*Sources: http://www.livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2016, http://southcarolina.realestaterama.com/2016/01/05/south-carolina-realtors%C2%AE-release-november-market-data-ID0273.html