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Greer ranked 4th-best city in South Carolina to raise a family

Another jewel added to Greer's crowning achievements

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Greer is ranked the fourth-best city in South Carolina to raise a family, according to NerdWallet. The city's quality of life was among the categories where Greer received high marks.

Jim Fair

Greer is ranked the fourth-best city in South Carolina to raise a family, according to NerdWallet. The city's quality of life was among the categories where Greer received high marks.

Greer is ranked the fourth-best place in South Carolina, according to NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website produced by young professionals in San Francisco.

Greer was assessed on its cost of living, education system and economic growth. “Greer provides great schools while housing prices and costs are among the lowest of towns that comprise the top ten,” said Laura Zulliger of NerdWallet.

Fort Mill was ranked No. 1 followed by Clemson and Mt. Pleasant. Greer was ranked ahead of No. 5 Summerville.

“The City of Greer has been one of the state’s fastest-growing cities over the past decade and young families have comprised a large percentage of that growth,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said. “They have discovered that the city strives to always improve the quality of life for residents through such services as parks and recreation, special events, and a rapid response to needs. I believe this survey validates the high quality of life our residents enjoy.”

“Nestled at the foothills of the old Blue Ridge Mountains, Greer offers families that love the outdoors a multitude of activities. Surrounded by lakes, parks, and trails, it’s easy for families to maximize their time outdoors together. And the town’s Fourth of July “Freedom Blast” is a firework display not to be missed,” said Mike Anderson, NerdWallet analyst.

Five criteria were analyzed: public school ratings, media home value, cost of homeownership, media income and economic growth.

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