by Emily Colin
Developer Profile | Hartness in Greenville, SC
A Family Legacy Embraces
Traditional Neighborhood Design
Just a few short miles from downtown Greenville, SC, named #3 Small City in the USA by Conde Nast Traveler and “One of the South’s Best Cities” by Southern Living Magazine—you’ll find the charming community of Hartness. Named for the family that owns the land on
which the community sits, Hartness is designed according to the principles
of Traditional Neighborhood Development—walkable streets, a wide range of
homes built to last, and a Village Center, complete with restaurants and shops.
Within five minutes’ walking distance from every home, you’ll find an amenity
worth visiting—whether it’s a thoughtfully-designed park, a hardscaped plaza,
or the Village Center itself. The community also features 180 acres of nature
preserve threaded with 15 miles of trails that are perfect for hiking, biking, or
just getting lost in the beauty of Greenville’s countryside.
The Hartness family could have chosen many di;erent paths for the
400+ acres of land they’ve called home for decades. In fact, Thomas
“Pat” Patterson Hartness and his wife Mary Lou Hartness still live
on an estate located on the property that Pat began acquiring in the
1970s. Instead, they chose to develop the land themselves, to create
an idyllic retreat just 15 miles from the heart of downtown Greenville.
“We are fourth-generation Greenville folks, and we saw so much
development going on around Greenville—other than the downtown
A Gem in the "Hart"
of Greenville, SC