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Featured Community: Holly Ridge in Greenville, SC

Exterior photo of a home at Holly Ridge in Greenville, SC

November 11, 2022

Everyone has different criteria when it comes to finding an area to live in that checks all of their boxes. While some may prefer the quiet of a small town with a lot of quaint charm, others may prefer a variety of adventurous activities near the hustle and bustle of a city. Some might even like a nice mix of both. If you’re a part of the latter group, you may be surprised to find that Greenville, SC, is just what you’ve been looking for.

Holly Ridge is one of Greenville’s hottest new home communities. And Cothran Homes is excited that we have homes that are move-in-ready. Just one visit and you’ll know why everyone is moving to Greenville, SC.

Why Living in Greenville, S.C. is Right for You!


In 2020, South Carolina was the second most popular state to move to after Idaho. And one of the most popular cities in South Carolina is Greenville. This small city features friendly and welcoming people and a high quality of life. It has a thriving downtown, and is driving distance to the beach and the mountains.

Day or night, Greenville is fun to explore. There is something for everyone! The downtown has amazing scenery such as the Liberty Bridge that overlooks Falls Park. There is a lively nightlife scene with plenty of restaurants and bars that stay open late. And every year, there are more than 300 events downtown including sports events and festivals. You definitely won't get bored!

When it comes to local fare, all you need to know is that Greenville is famous for its barbeque, and for good reason. Two restaurants, Bucky's Bar-B-Q and Henry's Smokehouse, are featured on the "100-Mile BBQ" list, which lists restaurants that are worth driving 100 miles for. You'll also want to check out Mike & Jeff's BBQ, Sticky Fingers Rib House, Smoke on the Water, Moe's Original BBQ, and Mac's Speedway Shop.

When you live in Greenville, you're only a short drive from nearly endless mountain biking and hiking trails. If you're feeling adventurous, there are also great opportunities for kayaking, white water rafting, and even ice skating during the winter months.

Greenville is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes. Experience the great outdoors via the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Once an abandoned railway line, this trail is perfect for walking, running, or biking. Right outside of town, you'll find the Lake Conestee Nature Preserve, a 400-acre wildlife preserve that is home to 200 bird species, bog walks, and paved trails.

There are so many nearby parks and camping areas nearby, including the Paris Mountain State Park which offers dozens of campsites, kayak rentals, and miles of hiking and biking trails. To the west of Greenville, the Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area has more than 50,000 acres of lush, protected forestlands. Go fishing, hunting, hiking, and birding in this pristine wilderness.

Of course, there’s more than food and fun to consider when deciding to relocate to a new town.

Greenville is one of the most affordable cities in the south. With transportation and housing costs significantly higher in Charleston and Charlotte, Asheville and Atlanta, the lower cost of living adds to the reasons people are moving here, as do the available employment opportunities. Greenville is home to a diverse range of businesses and industries. In fact, there are more corporate HQs in Greenville than in any other region in South Carolina! From Fortune 500 companies including 3M, Lockheed and GE, to local employers such as Prisma Health, the School District of Greenville County, and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, there are plenty of opportunities waiting.

One more plus: Greenville has an impressive school system. Greenville County School District, the largest school district in South Carolina, is highly rated. It has more than 70,000 students in grades PK, K-12, and a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. In addition to public schools, Greenville also has a number of private schools. For higher education, Greenville is home to several colleges and universities within the city and in other parts of Greenville County. These include Bob Jones University, Greenville Technical College, Furman University, and North Greenville University.

Holly Ridge: Our Finest Homes for Sale in Greenville, S.C.


Once you’ve decided that living in Greenville, SC, is right for you, Holly Ridge has an array of townhomes and single-family homes waiting for you. From the location to the homes to the amenities, nothing compares to the desirable lifestyle in Holly Ridge.

This community inspires active living and a vital community spirit. Throughout the community are spaces for connecting with nature, your neighbors, and yourself. From its skyline views of Greenville to its charming curb appeal, vibrant pool and walking trails, and convenient location, Holly Ridge has a distinctive feeling you just won’t find anywhere else. And the new single-family homes & townhomes in Holly Ridge have a modern farmhouse style that’s just as sophisticated and comfortable as it is smart.

Our townhomes offer the ease of low-maintenance living and luxurious features like custom cabinetry and spacious lofts. There is a range of floor plans with open-concept layouts and outdoor living spaces. Our single-family homes are just as breathtaking, with open, airy floor plan layouts fit for families of any size. Best of all there are plenty of homes for sale in Greenville, SC, ideally located in charming Holly Ridge.

Contact Cothran Today & Ask About Our Single-Family or Townhomes Today!


Moving to Greenville, SC? You're in good company! Start living your best life in this wonderful city with great people, multiple job opportunities, delicious eateries, a mixed small town/city vibe, and more. Check out the homes for sale in Greenville!

Our passionate team would love to help you finalize your move to Greenville or explore any one of our other communities in Mauldin, Simpsonville, Greer, and Greenville. Please contact us by phone at 864-318-9349 or online for more information.

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