Welcome to Nicholtown
A growing neighborhood full of historical significance
Nicholtown is growing quickly into a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood full of community-focused shops and local restaurants. Located along the Reedy River and Swamp Rabbit Trail, there’s a plethora of nature to be found here. Plus, the area is brimming with family-owned restaurants and new small businesses, so residents are never without a place to go.
This neighborhood is brimming with historical significance. In the 1870s, the property that is now Nicholtown was auctioned off to those who wanted to build homes. Over half of those new settlers were newly freed enslaved people, and the residents today continue to pay homage to that history while enjoying the fast growth of this revitalized community.
In 2005, Greenville was given the grant to help build new single-family homes and townhomes in the neighborhood. That was the beginning of a community-led revitalization and the growth of the area. Now, Colonial-style single-family homes line many of the streets, and there are homes of all sizes with gorgeous, modern amenities.
What to Love
- A tight-knit community that cares about the neighborhood
- The quick growing commercial district
- Close to Downtown
- Access to Reedy River and Swamp Rabbit Trail
The residents of Nicholtown range from well-known community leaders and business people to young professionals and new families. This wide variety of residents come together in a tight-knit community with local events, gathering spots, and revitalization efforts. As it grows, the neighborhood is intent on maintaining a caring attitude for each other and the place they call home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Home Team BBQ is a hip joint that serves BBQ and drinks in a family-friendly atmosphere. Indian Palace is an authentic restaurant that has been serving Greenville for over three decades. It’s a colorful and peaceful environment full of rich, tasty menu items. Irie Caribbean Cuisine is an authentic Jamaican restaurant in the heart of Nicholtown. The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team who are passionate about bringing the taste of Jamaica to Greenville.
Every neighborhood needs a reliable bike shop, and Trek Bicycle Shop is that for Nicholtown. Kimbell’s Furniture is the largest and oldest furniture store in the Carolinas, and it’s known for high-quality goods at affordable prices. Pharmacy Records is a small, independent music store that stocks vinyl, memorabilia, and CDs. The 1869 Boutique Liquor & Wine is a new shop on the block that is intent on honoring the neighborhood’s past while giving shoppers an enjoyable experience shopping for their next drink.
Things to Do
The Greenville Zoo has been around since the 1960s. They have a large educational program with hands-on exhibits, after-school programs, and educational events. Another highlight in their calendar is the events they have purely for fun, such as their annual Halloween event “Boo in the Zoo.”
The 122 acres of green space in Cleveland Park, where the Greenville Zoo is located, also houses must-see spots like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Rock Quarry Garden. It has sports facilities, a playground, and a plethora of picnic areas. Nicholtown residents can find their way onto Swamp Rabbit Trail’s 22 miles of walking and cycling trails.