Alta Vista Real Estate and Information

Alta Vista Real Estate and Information

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The history of Alta Vista began in 1872 when Charles H. Lanneau purchased 56 acres near the north shore of the Savannah River. He built a home and servants quarters and then continued to build textile plants. He bought a mill on Reedy River Falls. This French entrepreneur had already amassed significant wealth by trading with both sides during the Civil War. As a successful businessman, employing more than 300 people, he enjoyed a prominent place in society. Soon after the turn of the century, Lanneau suffered some financial difficulties, leading to the sale of his home to a banker named J.W. Norwood. He played a significant role in the growth of the private colleges in the area. He also developed the property, although it was not until his death in 1945 and the end of World War II that his daughter, Mrs. Sapp Funderburk, built additional homes on the property, giving birth to Alta Vista real estate.

Shopping and Dining

Haywood Mall is the closest shopping center to Alta Vista real estate, with more than 125 popular retailers. Belk, Dillard's, J. C. Penney, Macy's and Sears anchor this Simon mall. Many residents, however, prefer the smaller boutiques nearby. Augusta Road is home to several of these independent retailers such as Savvy, Beija Flor’s Denim Salon and Vestique, all of which carry women’s fashions. The exclusive men’s shop Rush Wilson Limited is approximately a mile away in the downtown shops as is Anthropologie for women.

There is no shortage of fine dining near Alta Vista real estate, with several less than two miles away. Davani’s Restaurant, Augusta Grill, Rick Erwin’s West End Grille and American Grocery Restaurant are all excellent choices for a special night out, and all less than a mile away. Larkin’s On the River, Soby’s and High Cotton are also popular choices.

Parks and Recreation

Falls Park on the Reedy is one of the most beautiful in the nation and it lies just moments from Alta Vista real estate. A curved suspension bridge for pedestrians winds around picturesque waterfalls. This breathtaking park is the venue for concerts and other special events throughout the year, but its greatest value may be the calm respite it provides daily to the citizens that escape there from the bustling downtown area.

Greenville is a very active city, boasting 300 event days per year. Its rich history has given birth to several museums such as the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center, dedicated to African-American history, Heritage Green, concentrating on urban arts, the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, and the stunning Upcountry History Museum on the Furman University campus.

There are a number of exceptional golf courses nearby including Crosswinds Golf Course, Carolina Golf and Tennis Club. Closest to Alta Vista real estate is Greenville Country Club, less than two miles away.


Alta Vista real estate benefits from its close proximity to downtown Greenville. Many of the cities attractions are within walking distance from the neighborhood. However, the majestic trees and lush landscaping provide a tranquil environment for this residential district. Homes range in price from $200,000 to over $1,000,000. The Alta Vista Neighborhood Association exists to preserve the heritage the area enjoys and encourage a sense of community. The Association encourages single-family use of properties and owner occupancy. The various committees work toward the betterment of the community with crime watch activities, social gatherings and property maintenance.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

Three public schools serve the community represented by Alta Vista real estate including:

  • Sara Collins Elementary
  • Hughes Mid Academy
  • Greenville High Academy

The schools are part of the Greenville County School District. There are 57 private schools in Greenville. Of these, most have religious affiliation. Colleges and universities in the area include Bob Jones University, a Christian university, Furman University, a private campus, Strayer University, with an emphasis on business and the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Several hospitals serve the residents of Alta Vista real estate. The Greenville Health System maintains:

  • Greenville Memorial
  • Patewood Memorial (Which does not have an operating room)
  • Greer Memorial
  • Hillcrest Memorial
  • North Greenville
  • Laurens County Memorial

St. Francis Health Organization provides an alternative with locations around the city.

Greenville Transit Authority operates Greenlink, which provides public transportation to Greenville, including busses and trolleys. The Greenville-Spartanburg International airport lies between the two cities, approximately 11 miles from Alta Vista real estate. The Greenville Downtown Airport is a busy business airport. Amtrak also serves the area. The Interstate-385 extends from Greenville to Atlanta and Charlotte. It connects to the Interstate-26, the Interstate- 185 and US-276.


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at 864-329-6639 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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Joanna Keskitalo
Joanna K Realty, Inc.
Taylors, SC
Mailing: PO Box 1089, Taylors, SC 29687
Office: 864-329-6639
Fax: 1-864-751-5757

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