Neighborhood Spotlight: Augusta Road

Neighborhood Spotlight: Augusta Road

Traditionally one of Greenville’s most affluent communities, this historic area is full of winding residential streets lined with beautiful mature trees. Charming homes boasting various architectural styles from bungalows to stately Georgian mansions add to the Augusta Road area’s appeal (more to come on architectural styles in another post!).


Some of Greenville’s oldest and most successful independent businesses, as well as many nationally-known favorite establishments, populate Augusta Road’s business district. Visit for a list of must-visit spots!


While single-family is the most predominant type of home in most of the primary neighborhoods of the Augusta Road, Alta Vista, Club Forest, Chanticleer and Greenville Country Club area, there are also 14 condo and townhome communities from the Cleveland Park area to Chanticleer. For information on a few documented neighborhood associations, visit



A primary attraction of the Augusta Road area is the award-winning public schools, including:

Additionally, there are many coveted preschool programs in the area. Hint: get on the waiting list as early as possible because lists can be long!



There’s always something fun to do in the Augusta Road area! A few highlights are:


A few of my favorite smaller greenspaces are Rockwood Park, Afton Park and the Rock Quarry Garden. Plus, there are many beautiful churches, locally-hosted art events, fashion boutiques, athletic events and races, fundraisers and much more.


Contact me to learn more about why this neighborhood is so popular and how you can become a part of it!

The Clutch: North Main Spotlight

The Clutch: North Main Spotlight

We are lucky to have several wonderful neighborhoods in the heart of downtown Greenville – each with its own unique vibe. North Main is definitely one of the hippest and is comprised of an eclectic mix of historic and modern homes, townhomes, apartments and duplexes all nestled on wide, tree-lined streets. The architectural styles of North Main are diverse and include Craftsman, bungalows, Georgian, prairie, mid-century modern, ranch, Tudor…and even a famous Frank Lloyd Wright house called Broad Margin.

As of August 15, 2017, there were 27 properties available for sale in MLS ranging from $185,000 to $3,500,000! Homes in the North Main neighborhood are always in high demand and sell quickly!

Tip: Keep your eyes open for new developments including Westone Station and Northpointe.

The neighborhood is an active one with several neighborhood association websites including:  North Main Community Association  and Colonel Elias Earle Community Association. Those without websites can be found here.

It’s never hard to find something to do in North Main…from tennis, miniature golf, playgrounds and rental facilities at McPherson Park to baseball, basketball, picnics and playgrounds at North Main Park…the list is endless! A membership to the Stone Lake Community Club and Pool provides pool, clubhouse and swim team access.

One of the North Main area’s latest attractions is the Stone Pin Company, a boutique bowling alley with 6 bowling lanes, a bar and dining areas serving up amazing food, beer and premium cocktails. For music lovers, a visit to Horizon Records is key. It offers a unique mix of new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs and often has live shows. The Trolley pick-up and drop-off is located here as well.

Other cool things to experience are the craft beers, select wine and food truck offerings at The Community Tap and al fresco dining on the patio at Universal Joint – (its fish tacos are heavenly and the wait staff is amazing!). Both of these spots offer pet-friendly outdoor spaces. Local favorites include the healthy fare and live music at The Bohemian Café, great options for dining-in or takeout meals at Two Chefs Café and Market. Some new hot spots include Ji-roz for outstanding Greek food and wine, stone-fired pizza from Stone Pizza Company and coffee and espresso from 101 Espresso Bar. And last but not least is a pimento cheeseburger from the infamous Northgate Soda Shop!

If you’re looking for something unique, North Main is the go-to spot with retail spots like We Took to The Woods, Billiam Jeans, P Squared Boutique and coming soon… Blossom Greenville!

According to founder Kimberly Stephens, “Blossom Greenville will be opening the doors this fall – we’re hoping for mid-September if construction goes as planned. We will be located at Main and Stone: 644 North Main Street between Ji-roz and Two Chefs Café and Market. We chose this area particularly for the cool neighborhood vibe and because there’s PLENTY of parking via an on-site lot and a {FREE} garage”. Downtown shopping where you can easily park? Sign me up.

Blossom plans to offer similar merchandise to its original location in Uptown Greenwood with an emphasis on fun, fashion footwear for ladies. Handbags, jewelry and other accessories will round out the mix. Blossom is thrilled with the fresh, new brands it’ll bring to the area and has some great events planned for the fall.

Co-owner Mason Dunlap notes, “Our opening weekend promises to be something you don’t want to miss—cocktails, nibbles, giveaways and great shopping… with a few surprises thrown in! Keep an eye open on specific dates”.

I’m partnering with Blossom Greenville to help one lucky reader up their shoe game for fall. Follow the directions below for your chance to will a $200 gift certificate!

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