In a small town like Simpsonville, you’d expect to find an assortment of cute little shops, local restaurants and family-friendly events, from the traditional Easter egg hunt to an all-American Fourth of July celebration. But in this Upstate community, located 20 minutes from downtown Greenville, you’re as likely to see big-name, headlining bands like Darius Rucker, Counting Crows, Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons and Foreigner.
Despite a 254 percent growth in the city’s population from 1970-1990, Simpsonville has retained its small-town charm. Today, the downtown corridor is home to an array of fun shops and restaurants, including Unterhausen The Castle Cellar Pub, a unique underground eatery with a distinctly Bavarian bent.
Simpsonville also offers plenty of recreational amenities with two golf courses, a bowling alley and skating center, and four city parks offering ballfields, batting cages, a sensory playground, disc golf, tennis courts and much more. It’s no wonder Family Circle Magazine named Simpsonville one of the Ten Best Towns for Families in South Carolina.
Description Credit: SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, DiscoverSouthCarolina.com