Why a Greenville Retirement Could Be the Perfect Fit
How do you picture your retirement? It’s a question many of us think about, if only briefly. You may wonder what you’ll do, or how you’ll maintain your independence. You might even try to come up with a preliminary plan to meet your health needs as they change over time. While these are all vital concerns, it’s important to remember that where you retire is just as important as how you retire – in fact, the two go hand in hand. Here are a few reasons why a Greenville, SC, retirement at Rolling Green Village could be right for you.
Though it may not have the name recognition of other South Carolina towns like Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Greenville more than makes up for it – we’ll cover the weather, culture, cuisine and affordability that draws energetic retirement communities to Greenville, South Carolina. Add in the fact that it’s placed squarely in the foothills of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, and it’s easy to see why Greenville is rapidly becoming a destination for travelers the world over.
Fun’s in the Forecast
Let’s start by talking about the lovely weather. With an average temperature of 61 degrees, Greenville sits right in the sweet spot, allowing you to enjoy the changing seasons while remaining temperate enough for year-round outdoor activities. And since Greenville receives 42 inches of annual rainfall, you can be sure that your garden won’t go thirsty.
All that nice weather means there’s always something new to do. For the outdoorsy types, there’s an abundance of nature trails, parks and awe-inspiring mountainside vistas to visit – check out the 40-foot waterfall at Falls Park or bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Animal lovers will have fun spotting birds flying high above Lake Conestee. Once you’ve seen the sights, putt to your heart’s content at one of Greenville’s many golf courses or paddle through popular Saluda Lake.
Our Culture Is King
Beyond the natural wonder of its surroundings, Greenville is a flourishing hub of art and culture. As you take a trolley down Main Street, you’ll see the care that continues to go into Greenville’s urban beautification efforts. Public artwork lines each downtown boulevard, accompanied by the soulful sounds of local musicians. Take a day or three to visit Greenville’s galleries and museums with works from a diverse set of celebrated artists, including Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keeffe. Sports fans can snag affordable tickets to see the Greenville Drive play baseball at Fluor Field or watch some Swamp Rabbits hockey at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Enjoying so many life-enriching activities can really work up an appetite. Luckily, Greenville is home to a host of fine and casual dining choices. The food’s so good it’s making headlines – Greenville’s burgeoning foodie scene has received praise from The New York Times, Southern Living and other national publications. Whether you prefer Southern-fried soul food, sauced and smoky barbecue, a healthful mix of hearty greens, or something a little bit fancier, Greenville’s got you covered.
The Price Is Right
Considering all the fun to be had, you might think Greenville is a pricey place to live, but it’s really quite affordable. According to the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index, Greenville has lower costs for food, utilities and rent than Atlanta, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Retirement communities in Greenville, South Carolina, are competitively priced, and state tax breaks for seniors make living here even more affordable. Try the Cost of Living Index tool to compare potential retirement spots for yourself at coli.org.
Ready for More?
Rolling Green Village is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown Greenville, giving residents a sanctuary among the energetic bustle of city life, along with easy access to the most beautiful landscapes South Carolina has to offer. For more information on the perks of retirement in Greenville or about Rolling Green Village in particular, give us a call or check out our area attractions page.