Greenville may not be considered by some to be a college town because it doesn’t have a four-year public college within its city limits, but its Main Street has been named one of the 30 Most Charming College Town Main Streets by Best Value Schools.
Best Value Schools started with 100 cities which have at least one college or university sharing the same zip code and considered items such as walkability, amenities offered, and local events calendars to come up with the 30 Most Charming. Greenville, home to Furman University, Bob Jones University, and Greenville Technical College, was cited for its sidewalk cafes, tree-lined streets, and European feel.
“Over the 10 blocks that make up the downtown, there are 120 independently owned restaurants including English pubs, Mediterranean restaurants, Southern BBQ places, and so much more. There’s even a museum with pieces by Botticelli and Andrew Wyeth,” the description said.