The Best Greenville Neighborhoods with Access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail

The Best Greenville Neighborhoods with Access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail

Folks moving to Greenville, South Carolina that love to get outside and walk, run, or ride should consider finding a place to live with easy access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. This 22-mile multi-use paved trail runs through Greenville along the Reedy River and has several points to get on and start moving. (Fun Fact: A swamp rabbit is a cottontail rabbit that lives in swamps and lowlands in the Southeast.)

So, what are some of the neighborhoods to check out? 


Established in the early 1900s, this one of Greenville’s original suburb started around the expansion of the trolley system. Now, residents tend to take the highways rather than the trolleys to this mixed historic neighborhood. There are both single resident homes and apartments matching the eclectic nature of the people living here. Median home prices stand around $224,000, and rent runs an average of $927. 

(Photo by Overbrook Historic District – Greenville, SC | Facebook)

Alta Vista 

This high-end neighborhood near Cleveland St. and Crescent Avenue offers 3- or 4-bedroom homes as well as high-rise apartments. Many of the houses stood before 1940, but younger families are moving into the community, giving this established area a lively feel. With sidewalks bordering tree-lined streets, this neighborhood is walkable in itself even before you get to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Falls Park is within walking distance, and the shops and restaurants of the famed Augusta Road are nearby as well. 

(Photo by Alta Vista Place / Greenville, SC | Facebook)


Those who love downtown living will especially enjoy Greenville’s downtown. Abuzz with people enjoying the restaurants, shops, parks, and walking trail, this area offers residents year-round entertainment of all kinds. The moderate weather allows for outdoor activities like concerts, eating on café patios, or strolling the well-laid-out streets. Or you can go on a hunt for the Mice on Main, bronze mice found scattered around the downtown area. In the winter, there’s an outdoor ice skating rink, offering folks a chance to try their feet at something new. When it comes to living in Greenville, residents can choose from condos, apartments, or single-family homes in a variety of price points. 

(Photo by Mike Burton | Flickr)

Travelers Rest 

In the northern part of Greenville is the community of Travelers Rest, an attractive option for settling down. This town features oodles of outdoor playtime with several municipal parks and easy access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Downtown features a mix of restaurants, shops, and local breweries, making it perfect for those people who like to take in a hike, then finish their day with a hometown brew. 

(Photo by Jason A G | Flickr)

So, if you and your family are eyeing Greenville as your next burrow, take a look at the neighborhoods bordering the Swamp Rabbit Trail. With a range of housing options and community features, there is sure to be something for everyone. Then, once you have unpacked the boxes and set up the coffee maker, lace up your shoes, grab your bike, and enjoy a little swamp rabbit time.