Five Forks was originally named for the major five-fork intersection in the center of town. The roads have been altered to create a series of three successive intersections. Five Forks is primarily a residential suburb of Greenville. All addresses are based on the closest post office in Simpsonville, but Five Forks is well outside the city limits of Simpsonville. The two elementary schools in Five Forks, Bells Crossing and Monarch, consistently rank as the best elementary schools in the state.
Five Forks is named after the five primary roads that enter the town. From the West, Woodruff Road connects to Greenville. To the North, Batesville Road, which becomes Pelham Road, connects to the airport and the busy intersection of Interstate 85 and Pelham. To the east, Bennet's Bridge Road passes through Sugar Tit and Reidville on the way to Spartanburg. To the south, Adams Mill Road connects to Simpsonville. Scuffletown Road also heads southward to the neighborhoods west of Simpsonville and Fountain Inn.
The Greenville bus service does not extend to Five Forks.
- 1 Hollingsworth Outdoor Center, 259 Adams Mill Road, ☏ . Outdoor recreational facility operated by YMCA of the Carolinas.
- 1 Joy of Tokyo, 2531 Woodruff Road, ☏ . Local counter-serve Japanese restaurant serving a menu of sushi, hibachi, teriyaki in a casual setting.
- 2 Spice Diner, ☏ . 11am-9pm. Unassuming burger joint with a drive-thru offering old-fashioned American and Greek fare.
- 3 Uncle Berto's Burritos, 100 Batesville Rd, ☏ . 11am-9pm, Closed Sunday. Mexican food in a home-style atmosphere.
- 1 Zone Sports Grill, ☏ . Fast-service sports grill offering bar food and a great beer selection.
There are no hotels or motels in the town of Five Forks. The Airport is just north of Five Forks, with many hotels nearby.