The Lower Saluda River Greenway District is on the cusp of becoming a home to not just a world-class park, but also a vibrant and highly desirable place to live, raise a family, shop, and connect with friends. St. Andrew’s Road is the gateway corridor to one of the Midlands most beloved and visited attractions: Saluda Shoals Park.
The park has had a tremendous impact on the local and regional economy and continues to attract increasing numbers of visitors and pass holders due to new soccer/lacrosse fields, tennis courts, and expanded trails and programming.
In addition, St. Andrew’s Road is home to numerous established residential neighborhoods and commercial developments, many of which are aging and in need of revitalization. St. Andrew’s Road has the potential and the capacity to once again become a beautiful and vibrant corridor that will celebrate the impact of Saluda Shoals Park and attract new businesses, civic facilities, and residential opportunities that reflect the mission of the Park and the natural beauty and assets of the Saluda River.
We’ve seen the impact a Greenway can have on a community. Greenville’s Swamp Rabbit Trail connects to the small town of Travelers Rest.
All along the route, new businesses have opened to cater to the hundreds of thousands of people who use it every year, with an economic impact of over $7 million a year. Completing the Lower Saluda Greenway will transform the District and create a similar impact on our local community.