Welcome to North Main
A prestigious and well-established community near Downtown
North Main is a prestigious and walkable community next to Downtown. This calm, well-established neighborhood enjoys all the perks of being close to the bustle and excitement, while still keeping its privacy and serenity. It also has its own set of sought-after restaurants and shops just steps from the historic homes that grace the residential parts of the neighborhood.
The area was originally founded in 1813 to be the business sector of Greenville. Residential growth sprang up in the area until the Great Depression, and it was several decades before it began to grow again. With the rejuvenation of Downtown, North Main benefited and became a thriving hub.
As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Greenville, North Main is full of historic homes. However, it underwent serious rejuvenation over the last several decades. Many of the historic homes have been carefully renovated to keep their charm while giving them modern amenities. There are also incredible new constructions, single-family homes, making North Main a treasure chest of beautiful real estate.
What to Love
- Walkable streets full of beloved shops and restaurants
- A tight-knit community that values spaces to come together
- Prestigious and family-friendly with great schools
A large percentage of North Main residents are families. Proximity to Downtown keeps the excitement and opportunity alive, as well as makes it easy to commute to businesses. However, the space and lifestyle of this neighborhood are perfect for kids and those who value a slower pace of life and a deep sense of community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
North Main enjoys its proximity to the iconic dining and shopping of Downtown, while still having restaurants and boutiques to enjoy within its borders.
Bohemian Cafe is a casual melting pot of cuisine, with everything from steaks and seafood to casual sandwiches and vegetarian fare. Universal Joint is truly neighborhood dining at its best, with a casual atmosphere and a rotating assortment of draft beers. Two Chefs is a cafe and market filled with the freshest and most delicious fare featuring local ingredients. Drop-in Store is a casual joint with burgers, seafood, and sandwiches. The Community Tap has a huge selection of beer and wine, as well as a tasting room for private events. Methodical Coffee Landmark Store roasts their own beans to use in their handcrafted drinks. It’s no wonder that Northgate Soda Shop is one of the best lunch spots in town because diners can chase their lunches with one of their iconic ice cream sundaes.
Shop the best women’s fashion and accessories in the luxurious Blossom Shoes & Such boutique, or go vintage at Hyped Experience, where shoppers can participate in their buy-sell-trade program or shop outright. Computers on Main is an iconic tech fix-it shop that has been around for decades, and it’s easy to check off your weekly grocery list at Harris Teeter.
Things to Do
A friendly community, North Main is very intentional in its public programs, community events, and accessible greenspaces. It’s a neighborhood that values relationships and quality of life over being flashy.
North Main Park is the quintessential neighborhood park with a lighted baseball field, playground, basketball court, and a serene creek that winds through it. Croft Park has a playground with a kids climbing wall and a paved trail located across the street from Stone Academy.
North Main is a tight-knit neighborhood full of Community Social Events. Neighbors gather together for events full of games, food, entertainment, and community building. There are also holiday events and parades that are beloved by residents throughout the year.