The Greenville County School District is the largest public school system in South Carolina, serving more than 70,000 students in 82 schools and 12 special education and early education centers. Campuses for Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, North Greenville University and Greenville Technical College are located nearby and are ready to serve the higher learning needs of graduates and adult learners.
Economy in Greer
Greer's economic history lies in textile manufacturing and once thriving cotton mills. Foreign imports threatened to turn Greer into a ghost town in the 1970s, but city residents rallied to diversify existing industry and recruit new businesses. Today, Greer is exploding in population and growth thanks to a steady balance of manufacturing, sales and service as well as the areaís natural resources, outstanding transportation facilities and an abundant labor pool.
Things to Do in Greer
The Greer Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for a gymnasium, 17 parks, eight baseball fields, 11 tennis courts and an 18-hole miniature golf course. J. P. Stevens Baseball Field seats more than 4,000 and plays host to area high school, college and American Legion games. Greer City Stadium is the home of the SC Shamrocks, Upstate South Carolina's first professional soccer team. Kids Planet is a fantastic new playground for children.
Area playgrounds for golf lovers include Greer Golf & Country Club, Thornblade Club and nationally known Cliffs at Glassy, Willow Creek Golf Club and Cliffs Valley. Lyman, Robinson and Cunningham Lakes are local lakes perfect for family water fun. Other sporting venues include the Lake Cunningham Water Foul Hunting Area, Greer Dragway and the Hollywild Animal Park.
Attractions in Greer, SC
Since Greer was founded as a railroad town, the Greer Heritage Museum keeps a permanent display of a model electric train and miniature building of the downtown area. Close ties to the past are also reflected in some of the original existing farming communities such as Apalache, Pleasant Grove, Fairview and Sandy Flat.
Greer has also transformed itself into a cultural Mecca committed to the arts. The Greenville County Museum of Art, Bob Jones University Museum and the Greer Art Reach Program are dynamic promoters of the arts. Performing arts is another popular venue from the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, which hosts Broadway musicals and David Copperfield jazz, to the Peach Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, which presents such internationally renowned acts as Itzak Perlman, the Vienna Boys Choir and Bill Cosby. Historical points of interest include Suberís Mill, Site of Pelham Mill and Ebenezer Methodist Church.