It’s the best of times and the rattiest of times in Greenville.
Condé Nast Traveler named the Upstate city, which is home to more than than 67,000 Greenvillians, the third best small city in the country — around the same time that a national pest control company called out the region for having a rodent problem.
According to the statisticians at Orkin, the Greenville-Spartanburg metro area is one of the “Rattiest Cities” in America based on the number of rodent treatments its residents paid for over the past year. The locale ranked 42nd out of 50, which is actually a two-spot improvement from 2016.
Chicago, New York and Miami topped the rattiest list, which didn’t include any other spots in the Palmetto State. However, two North Carolina cities — Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham — were on the list at 28 and 33, respectively.
Meanwhile, Condé Nast, apparently unaware of the reported vermin issue, gushed that Greenville is “on the cusp of stardom” as “an up-and-coming food lover’s town.”