Holiday tips

Holiday hacks, tips and tricks to make your life a little easier this season

Whether it is decorating the tree, wrapping the perfect gift, being the hero of holiday travel, or even after Christmas storage ideas – we offer 39 tips, tricks and hacks to help make your life a little easier during this holiday season.
William Bates

Places: William Bates house — the home of a textile pioneer

The historic house and barn, situated on approximately 10.88 acres, are located off Highway 14 – in what used to be considered the rural ‘outskirts’ of Greenville County.

Sponsored: Classically Beautiful

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Open houses: Sunday, December 8 from 2-4 p.m.

Take a tour and see for yourself. These open houses offer a range of styles and prices.

Places: Roper Mountain, the hidden history and the modern programs

Viewing the rings of Saturn or taking a peek at the polar ice caps on Mars are just two of the spectacular views provided by the 23 inch refractor telescope at the Daniel Observatory.

The list: Roper Mountain area

The Roper Mountain area is usually considered by locals as the general area located between Pelham and Woodruff Roads.

Places: Campobello takes its name from ‘campa bella,’ Italian for beautiful field

Considering a day trip? The best way to explore the SC Upcountry is along the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway.

Featured Home: Downtown unit, presented by Sharon Wilson

Featured homes are an integral part of the Greenville Journal. Listed below is the featured home that appeared in the November 22, 2019 issue.

The list: Historic homes

Walking through the door of a historic home, you are transported back to a time gone by. Take a moment and think about the families, the children, the lives that have touched the house you could now call home.

Places: Hampton-Pinckney Historic District dates back to antebellum period

The Hampton-Pinckney Neighborhood is a significant area of Greenville’s history, directly associated with Vardry McBee the “Father of Greenville”. The first house in the area was constructed by Vardry’s son, Pinckney McBee.

Open houses: Sunday, November 24 from 2-4 p.m.

A weekly feature of the Greenville Journal, we present a listing of open houses available for viewing over the weekend.

Places: Paris Mountain area, so much more than a state park

Fun fact: Paris Mountain is a monadnock. A monadnock is defined as a mountain that rises up out of otherwise flat land.

What is an open house?

Going through open houses will help you discover what you like and – more importantly – don’t like about the homes.
Furman Lake and Bell Tower

Places: The Furman area – Cherrydale Point to Roe Ford Road – just five miles from ‘everywhere’

Fun fact: Furman student, Frank Selvy, scored 100 points in a college basketball game versus Newberry College on February 13, 1954 – he is still the only NCAA Division I player to do so, a record that he has held for over 65 years.

Open houses: Sunday, November 17

Open House Listings are a weekly feature of the Greenville Journal.