Welcome to Village at the West End
An up-and-coming arts district with a unique personality
The Village at the West End is an up-and-coming arts district that is often confused for the blossoming entertainment hub of the West End. They may be alike in name, but they are wildly different in personality. This unique neighborhood is home to galleries, artist studios, and many small businesses intent on preserving the local flair that runs deep in the Village.
Greenville was a major hub for the textile industry in the 19th and 20th Centuries, and many self-sustaining neighborhoods were created around the mills. Village at the West End was one such neighborhood where mill workers could live, eat, worship, and work close to home. The textile industry moved on, and the Village was revitalized beginning in the early 21st Century. The goal was to make it visitor-friendly while providing a high-quality life for its residents.
Many of the houses that were built for the mill workers still stand in the arts district today. Some remain untouched, but many of them have been beautifully renovated. There has also been an influx of new constructions in the neighborhood, with both single-family homes and stunning lofts and condos being added to the housing options.
What to Love
- A charming small town full of community events
- A neighborhood full of artists and creatives
- A vibrant restaurant scene
Village at the West End is a haven for artists, art lovers, and residents who value a unique flair in their neighborhood. It’s full of charming shops, galleries, and local restaurants, and the pace of life never feels overwhelming. The relaxing and rejuvenating small-town feel is a huge draw for Greenville residents who want to escape the city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Village at the West End is known for its creativity and food and shopping. The stores and restaurants here reflect that home-grown artistry that the neighborhood cultivates.
Small plates and handcrafted cocktails take center stage at The Anchorage with its eclectic, neighborhood charm. If you’re looking for the best pizza in town, then Coastal Crust Pizza is the place for you. Hand-rolled dough, made fresh every day and topped with seasonal and local ingredients makes these woodfired beauties crave-worthy. For a good morning start, get coffee at The Village Grind or fresh-pressed juice at Kuka Juice, and end the day with a local beer at either Carolina Bauernhaus or Growler Haus.
is a local favorite, known for its refined but unfussy atmosphere and classic pieces. Carolina Soma
is the best in trendy, high-end women’s fashion and is also a sought-after bridal boutique. In a neighborhood as bike-friendly as this, residents need a steady hand to keep their wheels in top shape. That helper comes in the form of a local favorite, Village Wrench
Things to Do
The Village at the West End is thriving with artistry and excitement. Events of all sizes happen throughout the year, entertaining locals and bringing in visitors from across the area.
Flat Iron Building is one of Greenville’s most iconic buildings. Once part of the textile industry as a workshop for seamstresses, it has been renovated, and the plan is to use it as an exhibit space for creatives with studio space upstairs. It’s one of the top historical must-sees in the city. Poe West is a thoughtful event space and a haven for creatives, and they host everything from cooking classes to craft markets.
Noma Square is an incredible neighborhood gathering space, and it is usually bustling with events throughout the year, including the annual OktoberFest Weekend. First Fridays at the Village is a gallery crawl that takes place every month to help showcase the incredible artistry that takes place within the neighborhood.
The Village at the West End is served by a handful of excellent private schools as well as the top-notch public schools found in the Greenville County School District.
Village at the West End