I know that everyone thinks their home town is awesome, so of course, I am biased, but as much as I enjoy traveling and exploring new places, I still find myself appreciating the beauty I see when I'm here. It's a little gem that not many people not of, so here are my ten reasons why I love my hometown.
1. Education - while our state is having some major issues with education, it turns out greenville county is not. One thing we have are charter/magnet schools. Places like Stone Academy and Blythe offer programs that help children learn a language at a young age or practice an art such as dance or music. Greenville Tech has a charter school offering children courses to help them prepare for college. Relocate America recently ranked Greenville in their top 10 places in which to relocate and used education as one of the factors. To quote from their article " There is something for everyone in Greenville in regard to education and the community is dedicated to ensuring that quality options exist. Greenville is home to the 51st largest school district in the nation, serving nearly 70,000 students. The community recently put the finishing touches on the largest educational building project in the state's history a six-year, 70-school, $1.88 billion construction project. Every public school student is now in either a completely new or an extensively remodeled facility. In another example of how seriously the community takes its commitment to education, Greenville County Schools has been awarded National Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, recognizing the school system as a high quality school district and granting full accreditation to the school district and all of its schools. This is no small feat."
And then obviously, I am a product of Greenville County Schools... so... case closed
2. Greenville is Green. Duh! We have lots of parks, lakes, etc. Cleveland park is home to another fun feature, the Swamp Rabbit Trail (which I will mention later). It has been newly renovated so there are lots of new playgrounds. It houses the Greenville Zoo and is home to the Rock Quarry. We also have Falls Park downtown which is located under the infamous Suspension Bridge (largest walking suspension bridge in the US, I think) and along side the Reedy River.