Greenville

Greenville is located about an hour from Polk County in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. The area, commonly referred to as the Upstate, includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Cherokee counties and the cities of Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer and Spartanburg.

Greenville County is South Carolina's most populous county with more than 350,000 residents. Approximately 56,000 live within Greenville city limits. Downtown Greenville is the arts and entertainment epicenter for the Upstate South with live entertainment ranging from ballet and symphony to hockey and indoor football. The Peace Center and the Bi-Lo Center are the main cultural events centers in the area.

Greenville's moderate climate offers a full change of seasons. The average annual temp is 59 degrees F with an average rainfall of 50.45 inches and an average snowfall of 1.20 inches per year.
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Spartanburg

Spartanburg, South Carolina is located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The mild climate, with its four distinct seasons, provides fine weather for outdoor activities year-round. The city of 40,000 - which is part of a metropolitan area of 250,000 - is conveniently situated at the junction of I-26 and I-85, making it easily accessible to both mountain and beach resorts. Spartanburg is known for its beauty, quality of life and friendly people.

Both Greenville and Spartanburg are easy day trips from Polk County.