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Retire To Greenville, SC

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Greenville
Air Quality
Spartanburg/Greenville Counties
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 267 91 1 0 0
2016 247 112 5 2 0
2015 229 134 2 0 0
2014 264 100 1 0 0
2013 279 86 0 0 0




Greenville
Water Quality
Saluda Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 56 0 44
2010 53 0 47
2008 49 0 51
2006 31 0 69
2004 31 0 69
2002 50 0 50




Greenville
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park plus 7 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
74 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 10 11



Greenville Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 31 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 41 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 79 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 89 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 50 in 35 in



Greenville Elevation
957 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Greenville
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 10
Flood Low Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Greenville
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Summer (1) 75 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Catawba (2) 90 miles
McGuire (2) 100 miles



Greenville
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 4,798 5,915
HDD 3,272 4,662
CDD 1,526 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Greenville Area)
Greenville Area EPA Cleanup Sites


Legend:
Small green circles (older style maps) or multi-colored circles (newer style maps: click here for legend) indicate 1)Superfund Sites 2)Federal Facilities 3)RCRA Corrective Action Sites and 4)Brownfields Properties (EPA hazardous material cleanup sites defined at Environment link)

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