Greenville: Fourth Fastest-Growing City in the U.S.
July 25, 2018
Greenville, South Carolina, is a great place to live and work. That’s not just our opinion. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that, based on the latest figures, Greenville is the fourth-fastest-growing city in the U.S. Between July 2015 and July 2016, the population grew 5.8%, to 67,453. Mayor Knox White attributes the surge to the citywide revitalization, a targeted attempt to attract more people to the city and surrounding Greenville County, which is home to more than half a million residents. A new city park, for example, adds an urban oasis in the heart of Downtown Greenville. Tax surpluses—yes, surpluses—are being set aside to cover more enhancements as the city continues its growth. This positive change isn’t the only one happening in Greenville. The county has one of the lowest unemployment rates in South Carolina—2.5% as of May 2018, down from 3.3% just 12 months earlier. As manufacturers, like Samsung, move to the area and tourism rises, we’re seeing job creation! More people are coming to Greenville, and more people are working. That means more demand for housing. Homebuilders are busily constructing new homes, as the single-family residential permits in Greenville increased 7.2% in 2016. At Cothran Homes, we’re working hard to meet the varied needs of people moving to Greenville and the surrounding communities of Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, and Taylors. In Simpsonville, The Retreat is our newest community. We’re building single-family homes with maintenance-free yards and low-maintenance exteriors, so you can spend more time enjoying everything this region has to offer. Townhomes present a popular alternative for homeownership. You can take advantage of the spaciousness of a single-family home and the maintenance-free living of a condominium. Take a look at our townhome communities and floor plans, and the move-in ready townhomes now available. Cothran Homes is a local, family-owned builder. Talk to us about making your home in the thriving Greenville region.