Our home in the mid-eighties
" Our home for three years "
My wife and I lived in Greenville from '82 to '85 when I worked for a company that had a location there. At the time, Greenville was a very small town but it's grown quite a bit since, with several major employers establishing locations in the area. In the mid-eighties the economy of the area had taken a large hit from having been a major textile producer and hurting from overseas competition in that industry, with many textile manufacturers going out of business.
Not a lot to list about things to do or see in the immediate Greenville area from when we lived there, but for us at the time the main thing we liked was being a short drive from the very beautiful North Carolina foothills and mountains. We did a lot of motorcycle riding in those days, and a half hour or so ride north from the city would put us into the foothills and climb up into the Blue Ridge area, a motorcyclist's paradise.
For one vacation week we took a bike ride east across the state and spent several days in Charleston, one of the most beautiful southern cities we've seen. If you visit there, I would highly recommend going to Patriot's Point, an amazing floating naval museum and one of the largest in the world. It includes the legendary WWII-era aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, which saw some serious combat action. Also there is a WWII submarine, the Clamagore, the destroyer USS Laffey, and other ship and plane attractions. At the time we were there you could take unguided tours on and inside all the vessels, but not sure about nowadays; they may be guided tours. My wife and I found ourselves at times all alone inside the interior compartments of the Yorktown, which was more than a little eerie considering the history of men who had fought and died there.