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Family Friendly Neighborhoods in Greenville, SC Area

family friendly neighborhoods in Greenville SC
With so many great neighborhoods in the greater Greenville area, it’s hard to know which ones are the most family friendly neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own charms but which neighborhoods offer the best options for families looking for decent schools, safe streets, active community, and friendly neighbors?

Here’s a look at the most family-friendly neighborhoods in the greater Greenville area. These neighborhoods definitely are great for families of all sizes. No matter what type of atmosphere you’re looking for, Greenville will surely have something to offer you.


Augusta Road – Greenville

Price Range: $180’s –  $1 M

Amenities: None

Schools Assigned:

Augusta Circle Elem.

Blythe Elem.

Hughes Middle

Greenville High

Community Activities: Summer festivities, holiday events organized by Augusta Road Business Association


Augusta Road is one of Greenville’s established neighborhoods comprising of historic homes, new, and renovated homes. Located less than a mile from downtown Greenville. It is a family friendly neighborhood assigned to great schools and conveniently located to Greenville’s widest range of restaurants, shopping, recreational, and entertainment venues.

Augusta Road have a strong sense of community where most of its people are friendly. You won’t be surprised to find everyone looking for one another. Most people enjoy the outdoors and they love to engage. You can find the neighborhood atmosphere as friendly. And neighbors do make an effort to know one another. Community events are held throughout the year from combined efforts of its residents and the business community.

Augusta Road ticks all the necessary boxes a family is looking for: great location, excellent schools, family friendly neighborhood, proximity to downtown Greenville, very attractive neighborhood.


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Gower Estates – Greenville

Price Range: $200’s –  $500’s

Amenities: Swimming pools, 21-acre Gower Estates Park featuring  Tennis Courts, Playground, Picnic Areas, Walking Trail, Basketball Courts, Softball Fields, and more

Schools Assigned: 

Sara Collins Elem.

Beck Middle

J.L. Mann High

Community Activities: Swim Team, Neighborhood gatherings

HOA: Yes

Gower Estates is another family friendly neighborhood that is close to downtown Greenville.  It has easy access to I-85, Woodruff Road and popular shopping areas such as Haymood Mall.  The schools are very good, too.

Gower Estates is made up of over 500 homes catering to families of all sizes and wide range of ages. Certainly it is very family friendly, walkable, and offers activities that families can enjoy. It has an active swim team that is generally regarded as the best in the Greenville area. A big attraction in this community is its convenient location. Grocery stores, market, shops, boutiques, and home improvement stores are plenty and within short distance.

Most Gower Estates real estate is set back off the quiet streets with mature trees offering privacy not found in newer subdivisions. Brick ranches, traditional style homes, and remodeled cottage style homes dominate the real estate properties in Gower Estates.  Most homes in Gower Estates enjoy ample size lots with tall mature trees.


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River Walk – Simpsonville

Price Range: $300’s –  $500’s

Amenities: Club House, Common Areas, Exercise Facility, Walking Path, Playground, Pool, Tennis Court

Schools Assigned: 

Monarch Elem.

Mauldin Middle

Mauldin High

Community Activities: Swim Team, Neighborhood Gatherings

HOA: Yes

River Walk is a great family friendly neighborhood that is near enough shopping and dining destinations in Simpsonville, but still a little removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.

It is one of Simpsonville’s established communities and one of the most picturesque. River Walk subdivision enjoys a beautiful surrounding from its rolling hills, mature trees, and great landscaping. This community has one of a kind leisure path that runs along the Gilder Creek river for about four miles. The community also has a big swim team with many kids involved.

The neighborhood is made of up more than 400 homes comprising of two-story brick traditional style homes built by various local builders.

River Walk’s convenient location to all recreation opportunities make it a great place to live. It is less than 2 miles from Five Forks, about 5 miles from the heart of Simpsonville and about 11 miles to downtown Greenville. If you are looking for family fun, friendly people, and a beautiful and safe environment, then River Walk is for you.


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Orchard Farms – Simpsonville

Price Range: Mid $100’s –  $200’s

Amenities: Athletic Facilities Field,  Club House,  Exercise Facility,  Lights,  Playground,  Pool,  Some Sidewalks,  Tennis Court

Schools Assigned: 

Oakview Elem.

Beck Middle

J.L. Mann High

Community Activities: Neighborhood Gatherings

HOA: Yes

Orchard Farms is an ideal family neighborhood located off of Batesville Road near Roper Mountain Road. It is divided into four sections: Arbor Walk, Baker’s Garden, Carriage Place, and The Courtyard. There are about 450 homes in this neighborhood. Homes in Orchard Farms offer more than many typical suburban communities.

Many find Orchard Farms an ideal community to raise a family. It has has many recreational areas for everyone. You can live very nicely among the many resident friendly amenities. The swimming pool is a well used addition to the recreational package at Orchard Farms.

If school is important, you won’t be disappointed. Orchard Farms is assigned to one of the best schools in Greenville County – Oakview Elementary. Another charm to this community is it’s proximity to the Interstates, shopping and dining opportunities, schools, churches and entertainment  – all within easy reach.


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Half Mile Lake – Greenville

Price Range: $100’s

Amenities: Common Areas, Club House, Water Access, Playground,  Pool,  Tennis Court

Schools Assigned: 

Paris Elem.

Sevier Middle

Wade Hampton High

Community Activities: Neighborhood Holiday Events

HOA: Yes

Half Mile Lake is one of the sought after neighborhoods in Greenville. It is really popular, homes for sale in this neighborhood sell out fast.

The community of Half Mile Lake is very family oriented. There are events happening at almost every holiday.  Apart from the active community, residents also enjoy the many amenities at Half Mile Lake. Herdklotz Park offers multi-purpose athletic fields, playground, and shelter. Enjoy the friends you meet here and your kids will find excitement on many kid oriented events as well as the community playgrounds where they can make plenty of lifelong new friends.

Half Mile Lake is also conveniently close to downtown Greenville, Paris Mountain State Park, and Cherrydale shopping area..


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Silverleaf – Greer

Price Range: $200’s

Amenities: Athletic Facilities Field, Common Areas, Playground,  Pool,  Tennis Court

Schools Assigned: 

Brushy Creek Elem.

Northwood  Middle

Riverside High

Community Activities: Swim Team, Neighborhood Events, Gardening Club, and Bridge Club.

HOA: Yes

Silverleaf is an established and family friendly neighborhood located in the popular Eastside area of Greer. There are approximately 363 homes in this community.

Silverleaf has a very active community, there are various clubs that residents can join. Residents enjoy simple relaxing pleasures like socializing in the friendly environment of the recreation center, a popular gathering spot.

Take advantage of the well maintained community pool that is fully staffed with Lifeguards throughout the swim season. The community also boast a competitive Swim Team. Other things to love about this family friendly community is it’s easy access to shopping, restaurants, groceries, and other city amenities.  It has also easy access to airport, schools, hospital, golf course, and parks.

Silverleaf real estate properties have various styles some of which reflect the farm-style house the community originated from.



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Neely Farm – Simpsonville

Price Range: $100’s –  $300’s

Amenities: Athletic Facilities Field,  Club House,  Common Areas,  Lights,  Path,  Playground,  Pool,  Some Sidewalks,  Tennis Court, Pond with Dock Area

Schools Assigned: 

Plain Elem.

Ralph Chandler  Middle

Woodmont High

Community Activities: Garden Club, Scout Troop,  Volunteer-run, Music Club, Social Committee, Swim Team, Tennis League

HOA: Yes

Neely Farm features gorgeous homes full of modern amenities, many of which are situated safely on cul-de-sacs where kids come out and play. In this family friendly neighborhood of Simpsonville, families can easily find 3-4 bedroom homes between mid $100’s and high $200’s.

Neely Farm is in an ideal location. Downtown Simpsonville is nearby and just about 5 miles away from the neighborhood. Great shopping, movie theaters, excellent dining restaurants, parks, golf courses and country clubs are just within short driving distance.

The area is ideal if you like an active community. Residents of Neely Farm enjoy many events and programs happening throughout the year. The community also has its own swim team and adult tennis league. It is a great community with beautiful environment, perfect for anyone who wants to have a good quality of life.


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Verdmont – Simpsonville

Price Range: Low $200’s – mid $300’s

Amenities: Central Park With Formal Gardens and Gazebo, Pavilion, Paved Walking Path, Pocket Parks, Children Play Area, Resort-Style Pool, Shaded Arbor Areas,   Community Fire Pit

Schools Assigned:

Fork Shoals Elem.

Woodmont  Middle

Woodmont High

HOA: Yes

It’s hard to resist the charms of Verdmont with its collection of well-designed homes that features many of the options homeowner dreams of. It is also very family friendly. The neighborhood has a central park where the kids play and neighbors get out and mingle.

This neighborhood is also home to a diverse crowd including lots of families with children as well as retired couples and empty nesters.

A big attraction in Verdmont community aside from the beautiful and pristine neighborhood is its convenient location. Shops, restaurants, and grocery stores are easily accessible for residents.


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Gilder Creek Farm – Simpsonville

Price Range: $200’s

Amenities: Athletic Facilities Field, Common Areas, Playground,  Pool,  Tennis Court

Schools Assigned:

Bell Crossing Elem.

Riverside  Middle

Mauldin High

HOA: Yes

Gilder Creek Farm is a popular neighborhood located off of Woodruff Road. Residents enjoy access to downtown Greenville and the finest shopping and dining on Woodruff Road. Additionally, Gilder Creek Farm’s idyllic, tree-lined streets, excellent schools, and great amenities also add to the family-friendly perks.

The amenities in Gilder Creek Farm are of a level normally only reserved for neighborhoods of a much higher price. There are sidewalks and walking trails for easy morning strolls or afternoon jogging that give residents an active outdoor lifestyle.

If you’re looking for a family friendly neighborhood with great schools and lots of community pride, Gilder Creek Farm is a great area to consider.


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Gresham Woods – Simpsonville

Price Range: High $100’s

Amenities: Community Pool, Street Lights, and Common Areas

Schools Assigned:

Bell Crossing Elem.

Mauldin  Middle

Mauldin High

Community Activities:  Family oriented events, Neighborhood Garage Sale, Pool Party, Independence Day Parade, Easter Egg Hunt

HOA: Yes

Gresham Woods is a small family friendly, tight-knit community of 136 homes located on Gresham Roads near Five Forks. There are family oriented events happening throughout the year which make it an ideal place for raising a family. The neighborhood has cozy atmosphere and there are many trees and cul-de-sacs where children can play safely.

Another big attraction in this community is its convenient location. It is close to popular shops and restaurants on Woodruff Road which is only about 3 minutes away.

Gresham Woods is a great place for anyone to call home. It offers plenty of things to do for the family and also assigned to award winning schools. Gresham Woods is one of the sought after neighborhoods in Simpsonville and homes for sale in this neighborhood sell out fast.


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