Housing & Recreation
You’ll never be at a loss for things to do or places to go in Greensville County. Read on for more information about our housing and community, recreation and outdoors, and cultural engagement and charitable events!
Housing and Community
Residents of Greensville County are encouraged and welcome to pursue homeownership as a way to invest in the community and build personal wealth. With median sales prices of around $125,000, home ownership is an affordable option for most residents of Greensville County.
Community involvement is an important County value, too. YMCA of Emporia-Greensville operates a full-service fitness and wellness center in a 27,000+ square foot facility, complete with a conference room, gymnasium, outdoor climbing wall, and playground to encourage community members to meet and socialize.
The Meherrin Regional Library provides a full range of services to the Greensville community, including programs for adults and children, reference services, public-access computers, and meeting facilities. The library boasts over 55,000 print volumes, as well as videotapes, recorded books, and over 75 periodical subscriptions.
Recreation and Outdoors
Greensville County and the City of Emporia jointly operate a comprehensive recreational program through the Emporia-Greensville Recreation Association (EGRA), which offers soccer, little league baseball, basketball, football, softball, and seasonal sports and events.
Greensville County encourages its residents to enjoy the beautiful Virginia outdoors. Over 60 acres of park facilities support a variety of activities including baseball, soccer, football, basketball, and tennis. A 25-acre park along the Meherrin River provides over two miles of paved walking trails and three picnic pavilions, and local lakes and rivers allow for excellent fishing and boating.
Love to camp? How about Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort? Well-known Lake Gaston is also a short 30-minute drive southwest of Greensville County, offering camping, recreation and water sports on this 49,000-acre resort.
Cultural Engagement and Charity Events
Two well-known and long-standing outdoor festivals take place annually in the region – the Virginia Pork Festival, which falls on the second Wednesday in June, and the Virginia Peanut Festival, which falls on the last weekend in September.
A variety of civic and cultural organizations are also active in the area, offering shared-interest and cultural arts programs to the local community such as the following:
- Greensville Cultural Arts Association
- Greensville County Historical Society
- Friends of Village View
- Trailblazers Riding Club
The Meherrin River Arts Council (MRAC) is another active arts organization in Greensville County, and annually produces a four-concert series that features nationally known entertainers. Local audiences enjoy a wide genre of music and dance performances including opera, ballet, symphonies, and plays, as well as a performing arts series for local school students.