The Upstate SC

VOL11ISS1 2015

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 27 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 11 — ISSUE 1 GREENVILLE Fall For Greenville, the largest food and music festival in the Upstate, arrives in October with over 40 restaurants participating and live entertainment on six stages. Other entertainment can be found throughout the year in the forms of live theatre, music and performing art venues. The Peace Center for Performing Arts is host to a number of Broadway shows and other performances. For the younger set, the South Carolina Children's Theatre also offers a host of entertaining shows as well. An eclectic group of musicians makes its way through the doors of Horizon Records, owned by Gene Berger. It may be a tight ft, but the setting makes for an intimate way to hear music and Gene really knows how to pick 'em—he's been at it for four decades. If there isn't a show going in Horizon, just stop in to see the latest offerings in music and check out the amazing assortment of vinyl he has on hand. Many businesses like Horizon have been in Greenville for a number of years, while others are opening up seemingly overnight in the fourishing region. Business Facilities has recognized Greenville as number one for economic potential and Relocate America has placed the city in the Top 10 Places to Live. It has also ranked as number one among "micro cities of the future," which includes cities with a population under 100,000 residents by fDi Magazine. Companies like the Greenville Health System, BMW, and Michelin's North America make this area a great one for stable employment. Greenville also continues to lead the nation in terms of engineering employment per capita. Another great feat was the nearby Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research "CU-ICAR", which ranks as the foremost automotive and motor sports research and educational facility in the world. There are many housing subdivisions throughout the region, but also many apartments and condominiums in the Upstate area. Downtown Greenville is adding attractive new housing with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Greenville consistently gets mentioned in many magazines as a destination for travel, food and even best water taste! Esquire Magazine has asked if it's "The Next Big Food City of the South?" Outside Magazine determined Greenville winner of "America's Second Best Town Ever-Popular Vote." Oprah Winfrey's O magazine has called the city "Favorite Unexpected Vacation Destination." Men's Journal termed it as one of 18 towns that was "perfecting the art of living well." The accolades continue for this shining city. What will you call Greenville? Maybe you will call it home. []

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