Welcome to Overbrook
A historic neighborhood steeped in a quiet charm
Overbrook Historic District is the quaint, historic neighborhood that dreams are made of. It’s a quiet community close to Downtown that is full of suburban charm. The area is great for families because of its excellent schools, community programs, and friendly neighbors.
With the growth of the Greenville trolley line, Overbrook was developed as a middle-class neighborhood further from the city center. It was one of the earliest suburbs of Greenville, and it attracted residents who wanted easy access to the city without having to live within its borders.
Because its early residents were well-off businessmen, Overbrook is populated with larger homes and Craftsman-Bungalow architecture. The residences here are older, and many have been renovated but still remain deeply rooted in the neighborhood’s history and charming atmosphere.
What to Love
- Quiet neighborhood loaded with suburban charm
- Community parks abound
- An easy jaunt from Downtown, but it still feels like an escape from the city
From its inception, Overbrook has been a home for professionals and their families. Steeped in charm and personality, Overbrook remains home to those who want a quieter life beyond the city center. It’s an easy commute to the more bustling neighborhoods, but there are still plenty of amenities just down the street for those who want to stay close to home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Overbrook Historic District is charming through and through, from its historic homes to the local restaurants and the small businesses focused on rejuvenation and health.
Fork and Plough is a local staple known for its burgers. They also have a great happy hour menu and a butcher counter, so you can pick up steaks to grill at home. Small-batch, homemade ice cream is perfect for life’s special moments, and those moments are what Clare’s Creamery specializes in. Tetrad Brewing is a hotspot for handcrafted beers served in a family and pet-friendly environment.
CORE is a fitness studio featuring yoga and pilates classes. They also have a boutique selling high-end athletic apparel and sustainable fashion. OASE Day Spa is a Scandinavian-inspired day spa where you can get a massage and facial, or just sit in their tranquility room for a few hours, and leave with all the skincare and relaxation essentials you need. For your weekly grocery list, Harris Teeter is an easy, local spot to get all the essentials.
Things to Do
Overbrook Historic District is full of gorgeous green spaces that are perfect for nature lovers of all activity levels.
Hessie T. Morrah Park is a wooded park with trails that provides a sanctuary for local birds and native plants. Railroad Mini Park is not actually that mini. It has a large, shaded playground and sports facilities that are great for use with the whole family. Arthur Black Park is a small neighborhood park with a playground and a baseball diamond.