For its size, Greenville has an atypically large number of activities. The Peace Center in downtown Greenville hosts national broadway shows that usually only come to cities several times larger. There are four independent theatres which put on several theatrical presentations a year.
Greenville is not a "college town" per se, but the students of both Furman University (in Greenville) and nearby Clemson University enjoy Greenville's downtown area for weekend entertainment. The streets of downtown are filled with people every weekend visiting the restauraunts, small shops, and bars.
Not to be confused with Greenville, NC, which is nothing but a college town filled with hicks.
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By the way, for a small town the traffic is complete hell. When driving on Greenville Blvd. it'll take you a half hour to get from campus to Target (a total of 6 miles away). Also, watch out for insane drivers. People in Greenville will drive under the speed limit, come to a complete stop in order to make a turn, make left turns from the left lane (and not the center turn lane), but they'll speed through parking lots like it's NASCAR.
person 2: east carolina
person 1: is that a state? i only thought there was north and south carolina.
person 1: what school do you go to?
person 2: ECU
person 1: ohhh you mean EZU (pronounced easy u)
person 1 (from the south): did you gone go to that there brooks and dunn concert over yonder?
person 2 (from the north): *slap*