The county seat of Greenwood County, the city of Greenwood is the 17th-largest city in South Carolina, with a population of approximately 22,400. Nicknamed the "Emerald City," Greenwood is characterized by a mild, seasonable climate and its lush, green landscape. The city covers nearly 16 square miles and is located approximately one hour from Greenville, South Carolina, to the north and one hour from Augusta, Georgia, to the south.
With its economic roots in the railroad and textile industries, Greenwood is home to more than 100 industries, with healthcare, genetic and biotechnical sciences and manufacturing dominating the city's economy. Among the companies doing business in the area is Fuji Photo Film, Inc., whose largest North American facility is located in Greenwood.
The major regional hospital serving Greenwood is Self Regional Healthcare, a medical campus that includes a Cancer Center, Heart Center and Women's Center. Other advanced care services offered are rehabilitation, neurosurgery, vascular services, neurology services and a bariatric weight loss program. The hospital also features a health and fitness facility called Wellness Works, where members have access to fitness equipment and classes, personal training, nutrition counseling and other health-related classes and workshops. Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is the area's only freestanding, acute-care rehabilitation facility, serving patients with functional deficits due to illness or injury in an inpatient setting. In addition to the city's hospital facilities, high-quality healthcare is available via medical practices specializing in internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, infertility, plastic surgery, sports medicine, radiology, neurology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and psychiatry.
Homes in both new and old subdivisions are available to Greenwood's residents. Options range from rural acreage to historic homes and from suburban subdivisions to urban residential space in Greenwood's uptown. Apartments and condominiums are also available, and both single-family and multifamily development continues to take place in the area.
Shopping venues in Greenwood include shopping centers such as Greenwood Mall, a collection of more than 30 shops and restaurants. Crosscreek Mall offers family and community events in addition to shopping. Uptown Greenwood has an abundance of specialty shops offering items ranging from clothing and jewelry to home furnishings and antiques.
Cultural attractions in Greenwood include:
The region is also home to a number of annual festivals and activities, including the South Carolina Festival of Flowers, the Festival of Discovery, the Hodges Fall Festival, the Wellness Celebration, the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Family Fun Day, Boo Bash, the Holiday Open House and the Live after Five summer concert series.
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