Positioned perfectly between Birmingham and southern Alabama, Greenville is only a few hours between a bustling metropolis and some of the nation's top-rated beaches. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are only a two-and-a-half-hour drive away, while Birmingham is only two hours north of this notable city. Greenville isn't just a stopping point or a well-situated suburb, though. With a rich history, represented throughout the Main Street District, and beautiful landscape filled with magnolia trees, Greenville is truly a representation of Southern antiquity and beauty. Sherling Lake offers residents more adventure than leisure, with hiking trails, fishing and camping opportunities throughout the year, while Greenville's Cambrian Ridge Golf Course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail provides spectacular views for players to take a break and enjoy the scenery.
Although you might not have been born in the South, relocating to a historic town like Greenville is an option - and an affordable one at that. Greenville home prices rose just 0.91 percent last year to reach $131,911 from a previous $130,725. However, price-per-square-foot dropped by 4.62 percent to reach $62 from a prior $65, indicating values in Greenville declined more blatantly relative to size. The number of Greenville homes on the market, while a small range, grew 4.11 percent to 76 listings allowing buyers a larger scope of options during their searches.