Greenville | World’s Best Cities


This compact city nestled up against the Blue Ridge Mountains is doing a lot of things right and its #6 ranking in our Product category proves it has invested well in its institutions and attractions. From the Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University, one of America’s finest collections of paintings from Italian masters like Giotto di Bondone, to the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library that allows visitors into the home where the baseball legend lived and died, Greenville’s cultural credentials earn it a #9 ranking in our Museums subcategory. The Greenville Convention Center, with 280,000 square feet of exhibit space and 60,000 square feet of meeting space, is minutes from the Greenville Downtown Airport and historic downtown Greenville, earning the city a #2 ranking in the Convention Center subcategory. While Falls Park on the Reedy is a lovely natural oasis in the center of the city, the artfully cantilevered Liberty Bridge next door is an equally impressive destination—a pedestrian walkway above the falls (named in honor of the now disbanded Liberty Corporation, a media company originally based in Greenville.) The city is peppered with such gems, ranking an impressive #9 in our Attractions sub-category.