Greer is one of the fastest growing cities in South Carolina. It is situated right in between two major cities, less than fifteen miles north of Greenville and less than twenty miles south of Spartanburg. The city spans more twenty square miles with views of beautiful mountains and lakes. Just north of the city are Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham. South of the city is easy access to I-85 and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.
The growing city boasts several attractions. Greer Station spans 12 blocks and houses several restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues. It is also home to the city's municipal facilities making access to the police, court and City Hall readily available. The City Park is located nearby. Its 12 acres holds walking trails, a pond, a children's play area and an amphitheater for public performances and ceremonies. Festivals and events are held at the park throughout the year. Oktoberfest, Chili Cook Off and Greer Family Festival are just a few of the events held by the city. Residents and visitors to Greer can learn about its history at the Greer Heritage Museum. Car enthusiasts can plan a trip to the BMW Visitors Center or BMW Performance Driving School. Animal lovers can visit the Hollywild Animal Park in neighboring Wellford. Shipwreck Water Park is located in Duncan, less than 10 miles from Greer, for the hot summer days.
There are 17 schools located in Greer and the surrounding area. Sixteen of the schools are public schools. The public schools are part of the Greenville 01 School District. More than half of the schools in Greer have received excellent ratings on Zillow.com, with the overall school district receiving an above average rating compared to nearby districts.
With the population steadily increasing, the real estate market has experienced significant growth. The median price of a home in Greer is $253,000, which is a 135% increase from the previous year. Both the population and the real estate market are expected to continue growing in the near future. The current population is approximately 25,000 and is predicted to increase to 40,000 by 2020.