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Unique Things To Do In Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina is considered “hometown” to many residents of The Cliffs communities. This thriving small-ish town with a city feel has become a staple on top ten lists and its southern charm combined with progressive ideas has put it on the map. Many are just now discovering the unique attributes of Greenville and relishing… Read more »

Duke Energy’s World of Engergy

Located at the Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca, SC, a short drive from the Cliffs Communities, Duke Energy’s World of Energy provides a fun and interactive environment for the whole family. With its many interactive activities and educational models, the World of Energy is an exciting place to learn about electricity. Opened in 1969, the… Read more »

Eggs Up Grill of Downtown Greenville

Food in Downtown Greenville…for anyone who frequents this vibrant city, the mere mention brings to mind memories or images of gastropubs, fine dining, and overall excellent cuisine. All of this is correct and no doubt a meal from downtown Greenville completes any afternoon or evening but too often we forget about the champions of the… Read more »

South Carolina’s Nickname: The Palmetto State

Residents of The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee enjoy so many things that upstate South Carolina has to offer. They will tell you that The Palmetto State is a great place to visit and to live. But what about this nickname, The Palmetto State? Our state’s nickname is from the sabal palmetto tree. Not many… Read more »

Made in Greenville

With twice the average number of manufacturing employees, it’s easy to understand why Greenville, SC and the rest of Upstate South Carolina have a strong reputation for manufacturing. As South Carolina Commerce Secretary, Bobby Hitt, put it, “We make things.” But, what kind of things? From BMW’s to bandanas Greenville, SC makes it all. BMW:… Read more »

South Carolina: The age of innocence

Article taken from National Geographic Traveller (UK Edition) March 2014 Written by Chris Leadbeater Read the full article here: http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/destinations/north-america/usa/south-carolina-the-age-of-innocence/ Far removed from the bright lights of metropolitan USA, South Carolina revels in its traditional, wholesome brand of Americana, as well as its magnificent rivers, forests, hills and valleys — and why not? “Now that,”… Read more »

Jump Off Rock of Hendersonville, NC

Hendersonville, North Carolina is home to many beautiful sites! This area is known for its stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, quaint shops, local produce and much more. One of the many reasons this is a favorite for some of The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee residents. One particular great overlook… Read more »

Owning a Piece of Cinematic History

The Oscars have come and gone but the awards show reminds us of the many great films, not just from the last year or so but in all of cinema’s history.  Many of the classic movies capitalized on filming in stunning locations for audiences to see and experience places around the world.    Many of classic… Read more »

EarthSkills Upcoming Class on March 12th

Spring is fast approaching and one of the all-time favorite activities is to go hiking and enjoy nature! Before you set out for that trek, consider how well prepared you are in the event of something happening. Perhaps you and your family enjoy camping in the warmer months but what tools and skills do you… Read more »

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