7 Reasons to Retire in Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville SC cityscape

Are you thinking of retiring soon? Maybe you already have, and you’re finding that staying at home doesn’t provide you with as much excitement as you’d hoped. After all, retirement is a huge life change. 

In either case, Rolling Green Village in Greenville, SC, is a Life Plan Community that offers seniors everything they could possibly want and need out of retirement. Location is a major factor in choosing our community, and we’re here to tell you why.

The top 7 reasons why Greenville, SC is a good place to retire

nature and waterfalls in Greenville, SC

1. Beautiful, scenic surroundings

You’ve got the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains with the charm of bustling downtown Greenville, making this community in South Carolina an ideal retirement destination.

2. Unique activities and attractions

There’s the natural beauty of Falls Park with its 40-foot waterfall and lush gardens for walking, biking, running, or simply enjoying Mother Nature. You can also take the trolley around town and admire tree-lined streets, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and restaurants that serve the best in southern comfort food.

3. Booming art scene

For those who have a passion for the arts and love to immerse themselves in different cultures and history, living in Greenville, SC, does not disappoint. Greenville is home to the world-class Greenville Symphony Orchestra, ballet performances, theater productions, and the Greenville County Museum of Art which houses collections by Andrew Wyeth, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O’Keefe.

4. Haven for sports fans

Spend your sunny days out on one of the many local golf courses trying to sink a hole-in-one, or take your bike out onto Swamp Rabbit Trail. You can also spectate a minor league baseball game at the home team Greenville Drive’s Fluor Field, or check out the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team in the winter at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

5. The weather can’t be beat

Greenville sits at an average of 61 degrees year-round, allowing you to enjoy all the seasons with an added touch of southern warmth. Greenville gets plenty of rainfall as well, which helps the natural landscape and your growing flower and vegetable gardens thrive.

6. Affordability

When it comes to retiring in the south, moving to Greenville is actually much more affordable than bigger cities like Atlanta, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Charlotte, and even further south – Miami. Real estate and housing costs and the overall cost of living are quite moderate, making it easier to hold onto more of your retirement income. There are also tax breaks for seniors in the state of South Carolina that help make retirement, in general, more cost-effective.

7. There are plenty of independent living options to live truly worry-free

One (and our favorite, obviously) option being Rolling Green Village. Our community feels like home. We provide health care services if ever you need them and wonderful amenities that help fulfill your retirement dreams. You’ll also be able to leave the hassles of home ownership behind, like property taxes, utilities, and general housekeeping and maintenance. Why? We do it all for you!

Choose from one of our many freestanding cottage floor plans in six suburban neighborhoods or an apartment home connected to the Village Center. Whichever option you select comes with the independence to live just as you’d like, with so many opportunities to explore, grow, and feel support from our friendly staff and neighbors.

Live your best life at our retirement community in Greenville, SC.

If you’re considering retiring in Greenville, SC, give us a call at 864-558-9301 to schedule a personalized tour of our beautiful senior living community.