North Main Real Estate and Information

North Main Real Estate and Information

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North Main is an exclusive district in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Many of the homes are fine examples of early 20th Century architecture, well maintained and beautifully landscaped. Magnificent trees line the streets encouraging walking and biking. While some newer homes and condominiums downtown attract some people to the neighborhood, many more seek the historic streets of Earle, Avondale, Buist, Croft, Ashley, Townes and North Main. Augusta Road is enormously attractive due in part to its many shopping and dining opportunities within walking distance. The origins of the neighborhood go back to Arthur Middleton’s home in 1813 on what is now West Earle Street.

The 400-acre property changed owners several times, but remained in its solitude until 1880 when Eugene Stone added a street to the edge of his land, naming it after himself, and laid out intersecting streets named after other members of the family. More homes and small businesses came, but growth was slow. By 1897, a community existed, but much empty space separated the homes and businesses. It was not until 1899 that the Stone family began selling lots, which were to become the city of Greenville. Two world wars and the Great Depression slowed the development of the community, and the lack of roadways into the area hindered quick development. Modern Greenville has much to be thankful for in this regard, since it now has so many gorgeous green spaces near downtown. North Main real estate is some of the most beautiful property in the state.

Shopping and Dining

Augusta Road is a haven for shopping and dining with both popular chains and unique boutiques and independent restaurants. Within walking distance of North Main real estate, you will find the Pink Bee, featuring casual attire for women and children. Monkee’s of the West End is a popular shoe store. The Beaded Frog on Main carries gifts, jewelry and beading supplies. Mayme Baker Studio carries gorgeous home décor to give a house the frosting necessary to complete the perfect interior.

Dining on Augusta Street starts with burgers at the Cheeseburger House and moves up to the Blockhouse Restaurant and Oyster Bar. For fine dining, move down the street to Davani’s or the Brick Street Café. Asian cuisine is the star at Oriental House. Great barbecue waits for you at Smoke on the Water. For Persian food, Pomegranate on Main offers delicious cranberry rice.

Parks and Recreation

Boredom is rarely an issue in a community with so many activities going on all year. The Greenville Zoo is a favorite spot, open 362 days each year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are the only days the zoo closes. Special events covered by the price of admission include Boo in the Zoo, focusing on children under the age of 13. Trick-or-treat; booths and an un-haunted house all take place on the zoo grounds. Santa comes to visit and pose for photographs with the children, usually on the first Saturday in December. The city offers recreational programs for all ages in five community centers.

Greenville cherishes its natural space, as evidenced by the 39 parks occupying more than 500 acres within the city. Several community gardens capitalize on the space, bringing a wealth of flowers and other greenery to the city. Closest to North Main real estate is Falls Park, home to Pedrick’s Garden. It celebrates sunflowers and the new pedestrian bridge, fountain and gardens will provide the venue for new publicly owned artwork. Linky Stone Park houses the Children’s Garden. The Rock Quarry Garden boasts rock ledges and a waterfall. Other public gardens are the Kilgore-Lewis, the Greenville Rose Society and the Sue Simpson.


The North Main Community Association is not a traditional homeowners association. This non-profit group is made up of volunteers from the North Main real estate district and works to protect, inform, and engage the citizens of the community in matters that affect everyone. Property prices begin at approximately $95,000 and climb to approximately $998,000. Huge lots with five and six-bedroom homes boast exquisite architectural details and custom luxury features.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

The Greenville County Schools support the neighborhood with Stone Elementary, League Middle School and Greenville High School. Many private schools accept students from North Main real estate, most of which are affiliated with religious organizations. Multiple South Carolina colleges maintain nearby campuses including Anderson, Clemson, Furman, Lander and University of South Carolina.

Two primary hospital systems support the area, Bon Secours St. Francis and Greenville Health Systems. Greenville’s Shriners Hospital for Children also treats pediatric patients.

Major thoroughfares in the area include the Interstate-385, which runs through downtown, as well as Interstate-185, and US Highway 123. The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport hosts most major airlines. The Greenville Transit Authority operates public transportation. Amtrak also maintains a station in Greenville.


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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