The Greenville County School District, the largest and one of the wealthiest public school systems in South Carolina, serves more than 70,000 students in grades K-12. Local colleges and universities include Bob Jones University, Clemson University, North Greenville College and Greenville Technical College. Greenville is the site of the only International Baccalaureate program in the state.
Parks & Recreation
In an area surrounded by mountains, forests, lakes and rivers, recreation is an important pastime in Taylors. Youth and adult soccer competition is held at the Brushy Creek Soccer Complex on Old Spartanburg Road in Taylors. Nearby Chimney Rock Park, Paris Mountain and Lake Greenwood are popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. Armchair quarterbacks will enjoy the action at Greenville's Bi-Lo Center, which is home of Grrrowl ice hockey, Rhinos football and Groove basketball.
Greenville County Recreation District recently opened the Pavilion Indoor Recreation Complex on Scottswood Road in Taylors. The Pavilion includes a competition-size in-line hockey arena, tennis courts and a gameroom, and offers summer daycamps and after school programs. The Pavilion is also home to the Brushy Creek and Southern miniature passenger railroad.
Attractions & Points of Interest
Cultural venues abound in the Taylors-Greenville area. While the usual symphony, orchestra, theater and ballet companies are top-notch, the Bob Jones Museum and Gallery, the Greenville Museum of Art, Imagine Nation Children's Museum and the Greenville Zoo are also first-rate family destinations. For more than 20 years, the Wade Hampton-Taylors Jaycees and the city of Greenville have sponsored a favored tradition, the Poinsettia Christmas Parade, which rings in the Christmas season every year.