Which got us thinking — how much does it cost, on average, to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Greenville County?Let’s break it down, by the numbers.
💰 $842. The Fair Market Rental(FMR) price (including utilities) for a two-bedroom apartment in Greenville County. In SC, the FMR for the same-sized apartment is $900. Fair Market Rent is established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) and is the rent amount, including utilities (excluding telephone), to rent privately owned, existing, decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing of modest (non-luxury) nature with suitable amenities.
💰 89. The number of hours you’d have to work per week on minimum wage(in SC this is $7.25) to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Greenville County.A renter that makes a mean wage (estimated to be $14.88 in Greenville County) would need to work 44 hours a week to afford the same-sized apartment.
💰 2.2. The number of full-time jobs – at minimum wage – it takes to afford a two-bedroom apartment (FMR) in Greenville County.
💰 $16.19. Thehourly wage a Greenville resident would have to make to afford a two-bedroom apartment in the county. That’s a yearly income of $33,680.
💰 33%. The percent of Greenville’s population currently renting. Out of 189,334 households in the county, 63,421 rent.
○ Not sure if that wedding you’re supposed to go to next weekend is safe? Check out this interactive map from Georgia Tech + Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory. You can assess the risk level – “estimated chance (0-100%) that at least 1 COVID-19 positive individual will be present” – for the event you’re considering attending by entering how many people will be there and where in the country it’s taking place. Try it here.
○ COVID-19 could end up costing Clemson University an estimated $135 million because of lost athletics revenue, lower fees for students, and expenses related to other mitigation efforts, but school officials say Clemson is “poised to weather the pandemic financially.”(The Post and Courier Greenville)
○ Tri-County Technical College(TCTC) has announced their plan for the fall term – TCTC Strong: Our Path Forward. Classes begin Aug. 17 and students will have eight different course delivery methods to choose from depending on their program and major. Most courses will have a combination of in-person + online learning. Read more here.
○ Milliken & Company is increasing its domestic production of the company’s advanced medical fabric – Milliken PerimeterTM. Milliken has distributed 10 million+ yards of reusable medical fabric to make personal protective equipment since March.
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CDC’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have decided to postpone public event coverage for the time being. We look forward to bringing you Greenville’s #MustDo events soon (until then, feel free to submit your virtual events
At the event, you will be able to donate supplies, get registered to vote, sign your children up for the Urban League’s Project Ready program, learn more about the Urban League, and try some delicious cold brew coffee from Early Goat.
Some supplies on the list are – backpacks, glue sticks, highlighters, masks, 3-ring binders, scissors, tissues, notebook paper, and more. Check out the full list here.
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NowOpen ○ Is a staycation calling your name right now? Lucky for you, Modal (the new, modern hostel on Augusta Rd.) is now accepting bookings. Read more about the hostel here, learn more about their COVID-19 policies here + book your stay here. 🛎️
Announced ○ Y’all voted, and the results are in. Yesterday, The Greenville News announced the winners of the 2020 Best of the Upstate competition. Click here to see the finalists + winners for each category. 🏆 (Greenville News)
TryThis ○ As part of theircabaret benefit series, Centre Stage is hosting “I’m Every Woman 2” tomorrow, July 28 + Wed., July 29. Local female artists will be performing classics like “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” Tickets are $40 and include a seat on the patio for the two-hour show and hors d’oeuvres from Greenville’s finest restaurants. Get your tickets here. 🎤
Community ○ Join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS® team for a community blood drive tomorrow at one of their nine locations around the Upstate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The team recently lost one of their Brokers-in-Charge to ovarian cancer, so every donor will receive a $10 gift card + a free COVID-19 antibody test and $10 will also be donated to the American Cancer Society. Sign up here. 🩸
WaterCooler ○ Do you love cycling + The Community Tap? Their custom cycling kit by Hincapie Sportswear is sure to turn some heads on the SRT. From hats and gloves to bibs and arm warmers, they’ve got it all. Place your order hereby tomorrow. 🚲
Edu ○ Dominion Energy is investing $35 million in 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the southeast including four in South Carolina – Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, and South Carolina State University. Over six years, $25 million in funding will be provided to the 11 institutions selected + a scholarship fund will be created with the remaining $10 million to support underrepresented minority students in the company’s service territory. 💸
Greenvillian ○ Rev. James Johnson, leader of the Friendship Baptist Church in the Freetown community, is the July 2020 Community Hero of the ongoing community recognition series hosted by Greenville Federal Credit Union + Greenville News. Meet James here. Ⓟ
Digs ○ DYK? The Upstate real estate market experienced record-breaking closings in June. For a four-part breakdown of the key factors driving the real estate market right now, read CB Caine’s Summer Market Update. 🏡 Ⓟ
TryThis ○ Lowes Foods’ Pick & Prep section is great for pre-cut packages of fruits and veggies, but DYK it also includes ready-to-go smoothie mixes? Just add OJ + you’re good to go. 🍓Ⓟ
Drink ○All-natural green juice cleanse Organifi Green Juice is a fresh-tasting, 100% USDA certified organic superfood blend loaded with vitamins, minerals + antioxidants from 11 carefully-chosen superfoods. 250,000+ customers have kicked off their day with the detoxing green stuff.Shop here. Ⓟ
Setting: 9 p.m. You’re sitting on the couch, drink in one hand + phone in the other, scrolling home + apartment listings on Zillow. Maybe you’re in the market for a new place. Maybe you’re just looking. Maybe you’re just nosy. Hey, no judgement here.
If this home-stalking setup sounds familiar, we think you’ll like this peek inside Legacy Haywood, one of Greenville’s newest luxury apartment communities.
Open-concept floor plan | Photo via Legacy Haywood
Apartment features include: ○ Open conceptfloor plans ○ One-, two- and three-bedroom options ○ Spacious walk-in closets with custom-built shelving ○ Spa-inspired bathrooms (this shower, though)
Two-level fitness center, open 24/7 | Photo via Legacy Haywood
And community amenities include: ○ State-of-the-art fitness center complete with TRX equipment ○ Resort-style saltwater pool ○ Sleek coworking space ○ Pet spa + dog park (read: it’s a pet-friendly community) ○ Community green + gaming area Consider our bags packed.
If you’re looking for a new place in the near future, Legacy Haywood has availability + is open for tours.Ⓟ