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In this space, we will explore how to “get in” to the neighborhoods and communities that are the toughest to call home.
Get in North Main.
THE DRAW: Sometimes known as NoMa, North Main is an eclectic collection of homes of many styles and ages within blocks of downtown Greenville. Tree-lined streets, with sidewalks stretching from end to end, are often occupied by joggers, walkers, cyclists, and families. There are block parties, morning walks to award-winning schools, trolley stops, craft beer and food truck offerings at The Community Tap, five-star sledding hills, and even an old fashioned soda shop/bar/gathering spot at Northgate.
The community boasts an open baseball field, multiple pocket parks and shelters, and a pool/community center and swim team at Stone Lake. The boundaries of North Main continue to press beyond the main stretch, expanding to Dellwood and Croftstone Acres.
Recent additions of developments like Main + Stone, Westone, and the upcoming Northpointe development have attracted restaurants, coffee bars, and retail to North Main’s front door.
HOME STYLE: North Main’s charm is found in the variety of home styles and ages, from registered historic sites to modern new construction. You will see craftsman, bungalow, prairie, townhome, Georgian, contemporary, and ranch styles – perhaps all within blocks of one another. The area has many interesting architectural details residents often try to preserve, including a Frank Lloyd Wright home.
SCHOOLS: Elementary – Stone Academy and Summit; Middle School – League; High School – Wade Hampton and Greenville High, depending on home locations. The region also boasts access to pre-school learning options.
GET IN: North Main is an extremely popular place to live. Future residents need to understand the market is moving quickly and should be sure of what they want so they can make decisions fast. Because it is not uncommon for a home in North Main to go under contract within a few days, it is important to work with a proactive REALTOR who shares listings from the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) before they hit feeder sites like Zillow and Trulia.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? Thanks to the range of home styles in North Main, price can vary wildly. You can expect to spend a minimum of $300,000 on average, with some flexibility in communities adjacent to the area’s central district. As of July 25, a current range of active homes for sale in the MLS was $288,000 - $649,000. Keep in mind that homes in lower price points often sell for above list price.