With a population of 23,000 in the city limits and 66,000 in the county, Greenwood is located in the Piedmont of South Carolina. Lander University is situated on a 100-acre campus just a few miles from the uptown merchants. The university has an estimated annual economic impact of $103.7 million on the region that includes Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties.
Greenwood has much to offer its residents. Whether you want to stroll around Uptown, go shopping or take in a play or theater production, there is plenty to do in Greenwood. The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce website is loaded with information about the community and businesses in this area. www.greenwoodscchamber.org/members
In the city of Greenwood, Code Enforcement inspectors work in the Building Inspection Department. Code Enforcement Inspectors ensure that public health and quality of life are not compromised by violations of City ordinances designed to protect the health and safety of all residents.
The Building Inspection Office enforces local ordinances that establish requirements for unsafe buildings, substandard housing, trash, debris, overgrowth and abandoned vehicles within the city limits of Greenwood. All residential properties must be in compliance with the International Property Maintenance Code (hot/cold water, heating, sanitary facilities, protective treatment, etc.). For more information, visit their website at www.cityofgreenwoodsc.com/Building
How do I report a possible violation? Call the Code Enforcement Office at (864) 942-8478 or 942-8445 or complete a request form by going online to www.cityofgreenwoodsc.com/OnlineServices. Be prepared to give the street address and a brief description of the potential violation.
The Greenwood Fire Department is dedicated to the protection of life and property by providing professional service of the highest quality. The Fire Prevention Office enforces numerous fire codes within the City limits of Greenwood. For more information, go to www.cityofgreenwoodsc.com/Fire_LegalandInspectionInfo The following are some of the major fire codes enforced:
- Fire Extinguishers
- Portable Heaters
- Sprinklers & Sand pipes
How do I report a possible violation? Call the City Fire Marshal at (864) 942-8495. Be prepared to give the street address and a brief description of the potential violation.
The City of Greenwood provides a roll-cart for each single-family and duplex dwelling located within the City limits. Residential garbage service is provided once a week on your designated collection day.
For more info, call (864) 942-8420 or go online to www.cityofgreenwoodsc.com/publicworks_sanitation.
The County of Greenwood provides recycling services. For information on the County’s recycling program, please call (864) 942-8754
Transportation in Greenwood, SC Lander University is not affiliated with these businesses. Car Rentals / Cabs
1005 Montague Ave
Phone: (864) 229-0749
Hartfield’s Car Rentals
1175 Main St S
Phone: (864) 229-1500
U-Save Car & Truck Rental
2356 Highway 72 221 E
Phone: (864) 223-1163
1302 Phoenix St
Phone: (864) 388-2055
Cambridge Limousine Service
109 Whispering Pines Ln
1-800 Limo Now
Serving the Greenwood Area
(800) 546-6669 Airports/Trains
Serving the Greenwood Area
Greenwood County Airport is a small airport offering chartered & corporate air service.
Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) offers regional, national and international flights on most major airlines. This airport is an hour’s drive from campus.
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport offers regional, national and international flights on most major airlines. This airport is 3-hours drive from campus.
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport offers regional, national and international flights on most major airlines. This airport is 3-hours drive from campus.
Amtrak TRAIN station is located in Greenville, SC, about an hour’s drive from campus.