Say Hello to Your New Neighborhood.

Here’s a Primer for What You’ll Find Around The Woodlands.

Living at The Woodlands isn’t just about what you’ll find inside our community and the nearby grounds. We’re also located in one of the most popular destinations in South Carolina. The city of Greenville, located in the beautiful upstate, right in the foothills of the mountains, is nestled between the picturesque waters and rolling countryside.

This area offers an irresistible blend of history, culture and contemporary delight. Stroll through the historic downtown streets, where heritage buildings tell tales of times gone by, and the city’s art scene thrives in galleries, theaters and murals. Year after year, Greenville is recognized as one of the best places to live by an ever-expanding number of regional and national publications.

You don’t have to go far to find a lot to love.

Just minutes from the bustling heart of Greenville, SC, the area surrounding Furman University and The Woodlands is a picturesque haven of Southern beauty. The university’s campus is renowned for its stunning architecture and lush green spaces, including the iconic Furman Lake and golf course. As a resident of The Woodlands, greens fees at the Furman Golf Course are included in your monthly service fees. Moving beyond the campus boundaries, you’re immediately greeted by a patchwork of scenic roads, quaint houses and dense canopies that exude tranquility.

Hop on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

The nearby Swamp Rabbit Trail is an absolute delight for those who love outdoor activities and connecting with nature. The trail itself stretches over 20 miles in total.

This greenway allows residents and visitors to walk, run or bike while soaking in views of the Reedy River, local flora and diverse wildlife. It’s not uncommon to see families, students and fitness enthusiasts enjoying this natural corridor on any given day. Best of all, access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail is just a few hundred yards from The Woodlands.

Where to eat?

Local eateries and cafes dot the landscape, offering everything from Southern comfort foods to international delights. The close-knit community vibe is palpable in these establishments, where familiar faces gather to share stories, laughs and house specialties. Moreover, nearby Travelers Rest has transformed over the years into a trendy hub, with many restaurants, boutiques and breweries catering to a diverse crowd and community members, travelers and residents.

Greenville Neighborhood Mural

Arts & culture & you.

Cultural aficionados will appreciate the rich arts scene that thrives in the vicinity. Local theaters, galleries and music venues host various events, performances and exhibits year-round, celebrating local and global talents. Moreover, the proximity to downtown Greenville ensures that bigger city attractions, from live concerts to major festivals, are just a short drive away. Plus, the talented students at Furman University perform dance, plays and classical music, along with many notable artistic performances.

In essence, the neighborhood surrounding The Woodlands and Furman University is a harmonious blend of serene landscapes, academic vigor and vibrant community life. Whether you’re a resident, local or visitor, this corner of Greenville, SC, promises enriching experiences and lasting memories.

Local hubs we recommend exploring after you come for a tour or an event.

Please Note: New establishments might have popped up, or certain ones might have closed since 2023, when this page was created.

Tandem Creperie and Coffeehouse — Known for their delectable crepes and quality coffee, this place in Travelers Rest is a local favorite.

Sidewall Pizza Company — Located close to The Woodlands in Travelers Rest, they’re celebrated for their handcrafted pizzas and homemade ice cream.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery — A unique spot that combines a café with a grocery store, focusing on local and sustainable products.

Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro — Located in Travelers Rest, it’s recognized for its fresh bread, sandwiches and pastries.

Sunrift Adventures — An outdoor gear shop in Travelers Rest, catering to those who love hiking, biking, kayaking and more.

Travelers Rest Farmers Market — A bustling market where local vendors sell fresh produce, crafts and other goods.

Topsoil Kitchen & Market — A restaurant in Travelers Rest that focuses on farm-to-table dining, with many ingredients sourced directly from their farm.

The Whistle Stop at the American Café — A historic spot in Travelers Rest, offers a mix of traditional and contemporary Southern dishes.

Every corner of this region promises warmth, authenticity and an invitation to make memories that’ll last a lifetime. Come and experience Greenville, NC, where every day is an adventure and the Southern hospitality is as real as it gets!

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