Community Profile: Simpsonville, SC
Located just 12 miles south of Greenville, SC, Simpsonville is one of the fastest growing cities in the Upstate—no surprise considering the area’s quality of life and relatively low unemployment rate. Simpsonville has been named one of the “10 Best Towns for Families” by Family Circle Magazine and one of the “25 Best Affordable Cities” by Money Magazine. It also made the list of one of the safest cities in South Carolina.
Learn more about what Simpsonville, SC has to offer.
Simpsonville, South Carolina was developed in the 1820s as a stagecoach stop; back then it was often referred to simply as “Plain.” The city didn’t really take off until the early 1900s with the establishment of the Woodside Cotton Mill and the installation of a large water main.* Today, Simpsonville, SC has a population of about 19,600.
Despite its small-town charm, there are plenty of attractions to keep any family busy in Simpsonville. A favorite is Bovinoche, a food and wine event in May. Some of the dishes served up this year included yak, boar and bacon-wrapped alligator. Learn more about Bovinoche here. Also in May was Sippin’ in Simpsonville, a casual evening of wine tasting held Downtown.
Arts & Entertainment
Simpsonville also offers a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. The Simpsonville Arts Foundation is a good place to check out upcoming local events. But the city’s main entertainment venue is Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre, which attracts some of the best performers in the country. Coming soon to this venue are Bryan Adams (June 26th) and Darius Rucker (July 2nd). Visit Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre online for tickets and more information.
Parks & Recreation
Simpsonville also has a lot to offer as far as athletics and recreation—from youth sports programs to adult co-ed softball through Greenville Sports League. For older adults, there is the Simpsonville Activity & Senior Center, which offers line dancing, bridge, shag and ballroom lessons, and more. To learn more about these and other opportunities, visit Simpsonville Parks and Recreation online here or follow them on Twitter.
Like any city, one of the best ways to really get to know Simpsonville is just to explore it for yourself. And if you’re in the area around lunch or dinner, you won’t want to miss the chance to try one of the city’s highest-rated dining options. Uncle Berto’s Burritos is touted by many as the best authentic Mexican cuisine around, and with rather large portions, it’s unlikely you’ll leave hungry. For something a little more upscale, try Stella’s Southern Bistro, which sources ingredients from local farmers and providers. Its shrimp and grits is a favorite among patrons.
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