10 Advantages of Urban Living

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Stroll down the street to your favorite restaurants. Get your steps in by walking to work every morning. Feel the energy of the city-goers around you with the constant hustle and bustle. Ready to move downtown yet? If you‘ve ever wondered whether urban living was right for you, let us convince you with these benefits to taking up the urban lifestyle.

Walk to your favorite destinations

What’s better than not sitting in traffic and searching for a parking spot when running errands or heading out to your favorite restaurant? Urban living offers unparalleled convenience when it comes to walkable destinations. Our Falls Walk development offers the height of luxury, sitting in the heart of downtown, close to all your favorite places minus the stress of travel time and parking.

Take advantage of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure

Speaking of walking, it can be difficult to do in suburban or rural areas because of the lack of sidewalks, crosswalks, and walk signs. But living downtown means you and your family can safely get outside, breathe the fresh air, and live a healthier lifestyle. Go for bike rides, long walk or runs without worrying about your safety. The Swamp Rabbit Trail offers 22 miles of abandoned rail lines and grassy trails to explore alongside the Reedy River. It connects Greenville neighborhoods with downtown, Cleveland Park, Falls Park, Furman University, and the town Travelers Rest, SC, so you can take bike or hike to anywhere in the city.

Reduce the time of your commute

With a wide variety of businesses calling downtown Greenville home, moving into the city might very well give you a much more favorable commute. You’ll save time and save on gas as well, that is, if you even choose to drive. Chances are that by living in the city, you’ll live closer to your office and be able to walk there every day. Our Custom House Condos are located right on Main Street downtown. Get the perks of a shorter commute along with the home you’ve always dreamed of with all the bells and whistles.

Enjoy proximity to cultural attractions

Living downtown gets you closer to the kinds of cultural activities that you just don’t get in everyday suburbia. From art galleries and museums to music venues, bars, and restaurants, you’ll never have a boring Friday night again. For a fun evening, check out the exhibits at the Art & Light Gallery and enjoy dinner and drinks on the patio at The Commons. Our Burdette Street Cottages are only a walk away from the Village West of Greenville’s Art District with over 30 restaurants, galleries and shops.

Build a close-knit community

Although the suburbs are stereotypically considered to be the place where all the neighbors know each other, yards and fences actually tend to separate people from each other. Urban dwellers have an opportunity to connect with their neighbors in a unique way. You’ll probably run into each other walking to work or at your favorite restaurant down the street, especially if you live in an M West Townhome, located on the west side of the popular Main Street.

Choose from a diverse real estate market

Greenville isn’t a concrete jungle. In fact, there are lots of options when it comes to choosing your home. Single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and apartments are all available near the Greenville downtown core, so you can find the right type of space for you no matter what your preferences are.

Find great home values

People are beginning to love the urban lifestyle and the real estate market is booming in those areas. But in Greenville, there are still plenty of excellent properties available for reasonable prices all with the convenience and glamour that the city life offers. For example, our development, The Hub, offers all the convenience of city living but at a more affordable level.

Get acquainted with public green spaces

When you don’t have your own sprawling outdoor space in the form of a yard, you’re more likely to immerse yourself in public green spaces such as community parks and playgrounds. After just moving here, you’ll want to meet more people. Visiting public spots like parks is a great way to get yourself out there and make new friends while enjoying the beautiful weather. Our West Park & Townes townhomes are located in the historic Heritage Park District that sits only a quarter-mile away from Heritage Green.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Greenville is not the most sprawling metro area so you can enjoy the conveniences of living downtown and still be a short trip away from numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, boating, and more. When you live here, you definitely won’t feel trapped in the city, even if you only have a short time to get out and about.

Settle into a great place to raise a family

Between all of the activities and amenities, sense of community, and proximity to great schools, downtown Greenville is a fantastic place for you and your family to call home. Now that it’s time for you to find your perfect spot for urban living, you need the help of area experts. The agents at Parker Group specialize in helping residents find a place they can truly call home in downtown Greenville, so get in touch with us today to begin planning your ideal urban living experience.

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