Mauldin Simpsonville Fountain Inn Downtown Projects Greenville Growth

Millions of private and public dollars are invested in the growth of the Golden Strip.

Once seen as mere bedroom communities of Greenville, the towns of Mauldin, Simpsonville and Fountain Inn have worked to establish themselves as unique and worthy not just to visit but to seek to live.

Growth across the region is helping to fuel investment, need and urgency.

Simpsonville and Fountain Inn are working to further develop and improve their downtown areas.

Empty of a traditional town centre, Mauldin is working to establish one.

All three cities issued bonds last year to build new municipal buildings and increase pedestrian access to their cities.

Long-term plans are in place for cities to turn architectural renderings into reality to make their cities better places to live, work, and play.

The Downtown Fountain Inn’s renovations might make it feel like a whole new town by this time next year.

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Simpsonville is preparing to spend $30 million on construction and traffic downtown.

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Mauldin also spends millions. The closest town to Greenville will be hard to miss once its pedestrian bridge over Interstate 385 is in place.

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Downtown Fountain Inn during the 16th Annual Cornbread and Collard Greens Blues Festival, Saturday, April 23, 2022. The festival included a Jeep Jam on Main Street as well as vendors at the Spring Farmers Market.

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– Caitlin Herrington, local journalist and alliteration lover, covers government and growth on the Golden Strip. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @GVLnewsCat.

Mural on display in downtown Simpsonville, Friday, April 29, 2022.

David H. Henry