As Greenville continues to grow, areas such as Augusta Road are highly coveted due to its downtown location. There has never been so much demand in this competitive market. Augusta Road takes pride in its close-knit family values and beautiful historic homes. It is one of the oldest, most desirable neighborhoods filled with southern character and charm. It has blossomed into a multigenerational atmosphere from young couples to seasoned affluent families. Chanticleer is a prime example of a beautiful, gated community located here. When it comes to shopping and recreation, Augusta Road offers more unique, localized options for its residents.
Greenville is downtown-centric, and you don’t get any closer to our off-the-charts downtown than Augusta Road. Being in a very competitive market, accessibility is one of the most alluring factors of this neighborhood. Now you are seeing more young professionals and families move into this area due to the close proximity to downtown.- Thomas Cheves, CB Caine Agent
Things To Do, Places to Be:
Vestique– What started out as an online store, has blossomed into a trendy women’s fashion boutique. With 5 stores, and a new location opening in Charleston, Vestique is an awesome place for women to shop for fabulous affordable styles. This is the perfect place to find that fun party dress, chic seasonal pieces or gameday attire. Friendly employees are readily available to assist customers with their style choices.
The Elephant’s Trunk– Stepping into The Elephant’s Trunk is like stepping into a jungle. A jungle of toys, that is. With vibrant murals and a wild-forest atmosphere, every inch of the store is covered with specialty items for all ages. For the past 27 years, The Elephant’s Trunk has specialized in unique and educational toys for children. This upbeat store is the alternative to larger retail stores and offers that personal touch when finding that perfect gift for any occasion.
Mansure & Co.– In a quaint setting on Aberdeen Dr, you will find some of the finest quality fabric in the area. There are a lot of vibrant options and you’re sure to find exactly what you need to add that finishing touch to your home.
You won’t have to be an interior designer to shop at Mansure & Co.! Whatever needs to be covered or recovered, this is the absolute BEST fabric store. Expect generous swatch sizes, a wide variety and fine quality. This store is located in an old bungalow home and is family owned- Elizabeth Walker, CB Caine Agent
Antiques on Augusta– features over 9000 SF of fine furniture, sterling silver, rugs, accessories, architectural elements and vintage finds. While some antique stores are hard to navigate the space, Antiques on Augusta has all of their items neatly displayed and easy to access/observe. Whether you are searching for large items for your home or a few small pieces to add character, there is an array of choices and price ranges. The staff is very knowledgeable, negotiable and flexible when it comes to purchases. This is definitely a must-see if you’re a history junkie or love the antique style.
Wisteria– Experiencing Wisteria is relaxing and rejuvenating. Wisteria is an Aveda salon and spa. The art and science of pure flower and plant essences is the core of Aveda. Their beauty products are plant-based and contain pure essential oils. Nearly 7,000 salons and spas worldwide share this commitment. Located in the Augusta Village, Wisteria offers everything from hair care to massages to makeup.
In the heart of Augusta Road, lives one of the South’s most historic country clubs. Greenville Country club offers two championship 18-hole golf courses. You will often see residents riding their golf carts around the neighborhood as well as many early morning joggers or bikers. Streets take on a personality of their own, having block parties, parades, book and wine clubs. Greenville is known for Falls Park, but there are also several pocket parks nestled in the neighborhood such as Afton, Rockwood and Tindal. These smaller parks offer residents easy access to outdoor recreation, usually in walking distance.
Apart from the hustle and bustle of Augusta Road and downtown, Cleveland Park maintains its popularity amongst residents and visitors alike. Dating back to 1928, this park features tennis and volleyball courts, softball fields, playground areas, a fitness trail, picnic shelters and the Greenville Zoo. The Greenville Zoo provides educational programs and camps for children as well as concerts and charity events for people of all ages. Cleveland Park is definitely a destination worth exploring.
Written by: Jill Shepard Photos by: Rachel Williams