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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:12 am 
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As yet another winter approaches here in Connecticut, I begin to dream of GETTING THE HELL OUT OF THIS STATE. So tell me about Greenville, SC. I lived in Greensboro, NC for two years so I have some experience living in the south. Heat won’t bother me.
Cool Town?
Things to do?
Too Many Red Necks and religion?
Not enough Red Necks and religion?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:14 am 
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Was there for a couple days for a work thing.

Seemed like it had some up and coming charm.

That's all I got.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:16 am 
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Place has been going through a renaissance. I totally dig that the river goes through downtown. Lots of bars and restaurants. I haven't visited in forever but looks like a chill and up and coming spot.

Also, with the proximity to I-85 you are a reasonable drive from Atlanta and Charlotte. Also an hour or so away from the Appalachians. If I had to live there I think I'd be OK with it.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:18 am 
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I like the idea of “proximity to other things” but if you always have to go someone else, that sucks too


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:30 am 
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I get what you are saying. I am sure that Greeneville has enough going on with live music, local restaurants, markets and fairs to keep you occupied but if you want to see a large touring act you are probably going to have to travel. Kind of like where I live and I like it. It's reasonable for me to go to Atlanta and catch a show and then come home. I also love being less than an hour from several national forests.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:54 am 
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Right now I have to travel to Boston or NYC (2 hours either direction) for anything major. I like being close to Atlanta for if the Red Sox come to down. Plus Football is two hours away in ATL and Charlotte


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:55 am 
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A lot of people seem to like it, but I'm not sure I get the appeal yet. Still seems a little too rednecky to me and doesn't have the cultural options of the bigger southern cities. In that size range, I prefer Chattanooga. Though Greenville is probably somewhat bigger than Chattanooga.

Personally, I'd look to Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, or Charleston if you want a mid-sized southern city and are coming from the NE. Charlotte is okay. I love Atlanta, but it may be bigger than what you want.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:58 am 
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Right now I have to travel to Boston or NYC (2 hours either direction) for anything major. I like being close to Atlanta for if the Red Sox come to down. Plus Football is two hours away in ATL and Charlotte


Greenville has a single A Red Sox team and good park downtown


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No to Tennessee and Raleigh would be on the list. My company owns another smaller company in Greenville that is why it would be a slightly better possibility


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Trout says its better than Charleston.


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I live 30 mins away. We have an office in downtown Greenville. Extremely vibrant downtown with great dining, drinking, and cultural activities. Good proximity to outdoor amenities as well - see Travelers Rest, SC.

Cost of living in the City is high-ish for the region, but the County is cheaper.


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Greenville is missing a small to medium music venue since the Handlebar closed. They have the Peace Center that gets some good shows and an arena for bigger bands. There is an outdoor venue in Simpsonville but it doesn’t get use that much


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hophead17 wrote:
Greenville is missing a small to medium music venue since the Handlebar closed. They have the Peace Center that gets some good shows and an arena for bigger bands. There is an outdoor venue in Simpsonville but it doesn’t get use that much

Yeah for a city it's size it seriously lacks in the live music department.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:31 am 
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How is the economy?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:32 am 
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That's a pretty open ended question no?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:37 am 
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What the economy? Not really, average good or bad. Economy in Connecticut= Bad


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flounder wrote:
How is the economy?


A lot of growth right now, some European companies have been there for years with BMW and Michelin in the area.


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If you are looking for sports, music and big city stuff move to Atlanta or similar... I'm a big fan of Greenville. The economy is good, cost of living is low and it is in a great location for outdoor enthusiasts. I'd reccommend it over Asheville. If the outdoors aren't your thing it might not be for you.


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We like the outdoors. Atlanta sounds like my personal hell. I would prefer a smallish town


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blukarma wrote:
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Place has been going through a renaissance. I totally dig that the river goes through downtown. Lots of bars and restaurants. I haven't visited in forever but looks like a chill and up and coming spot.

Also, with the proximity to I-85 you are a reasonable drive from Atlanta and Charlotte. Also an hour or so away from the Appalachians. If I had to live there I think I'd be OK with it.

Athens, Ga is also less than 2 hrs from Greenville


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hophead17 wrote:
flounder wrote:
How is the economy?


A lot of growth right now, some European companies have been there for years with BMW and Michelin in the area.

Abbott is also in the area now


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:49 pm 
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Raleigh is also a possibility


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:52 pm 
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Gville small but cool, brevard and asheville pretty close too.


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Going here over the holidays with in laws. Anyone have any good food/brewery/bar recs?

Also any outdoor/hiking/biking activities as well

Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:41 am 
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This looks handy:

https://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/thing ... es/hiking/


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:42 am 
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i have enjoyed it the few times ive been down there to walk around. very nice downtown area and very active.


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Yoyo87 wrote:
Going here over the holidays with in laws. Anyone have any good food/brewery/bar recs?

Also any outdoor/hiking/biking activities as well

Thanks


I'm only an hour away we could meet up, do some drugs & catch a show.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:57 pm 
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i know a really cool hike in caesar's head state park if you are interested too


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:56 pm 
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Will pass on rdf meeting

Interested in this hike tho


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Lots of outdoors stuff. I prefer Jones Gap to Ceasers head but they are both good. World class mountain biking less than an hour away. DuPont State Forest is closest but the Pisgah ranger district isn't far that's some of the best and most challenging trails in the country. Let me know if you need specific recommendations.


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Thanks for the outdoor recs. Hopefully will have some time during the days


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I’ve lived here for many years, would be willing to meet up and show you (or anyone else) around.

Number 1 negative: poor music scene


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I’ve lived here for many years, would be willing to meet up and show you (or anyone else) around.

Number 1 negative: poor music scene

Yeah it's surprising to me their lack of music. I mean a city that size could pull some acts if they just had a decent sized club to do so.


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Yoyo87 wrote:
Will pass on rdf meeting

Yeah, it was a joke bro.


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I live in Spartanburg.
Greenville is a nice town and has a lot to offer for a town its size. Great food scene.
I just hate the traffic and lack of parking.
Overall, it's a conservative, Trump-loving area---but, that's pretty easy to ignore.


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metamunch wrote:
I live in Spartanburg.
Greenville is a nice town and has a lot to offer for a town its size. Great food scene.
I just hate the traffic and lack of parking.
Overall, it's a conservative, Trump-loving area---but, that's pretty easy to ignore.



Correct post

I’m pretty old school Greenville, and know how to avoid traffic pretty well.

The food scene is weird-
Lots of great choices, but so much of it lacks in indigenous authenticity. But for someone who remembers when Red Lobster was exotic dining, I greatly appreciate the growing diversity of choices.

The city’s strict noise ordinance is a primary reason for the lack of a real music scene. There ain’t SHIT in town between a bar and the local arena. Well, there’s the Peace Center, but the last cool show they booked was MMW in the late 90s. The Handlebar used to be cool, but as Gene aged the bookings got lamer and lamer. Now it’s kaputt, a victim of noise ordinance and irrelevance.

I get tired of driving to Atlanta, Asheville, Charlotte, or fuck, even Columbia (gross) just to see a decent act.


Great climate, good cost of living, good job market, booming economy, less conservative than it used to be (and yes, easy to ignore, especially while enjoying an ice cold local brew I just bought on Sunday), great outdoor options, Furman University (my alma mater!), and lots more.

We could use more Phooker-types here.


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Bump for recs

Headed there for 5 days with in-laws


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Yoyo87 wrote:
Bump for recs

Headed there for 5 days with in-laws



PM me

I’ll be off of work xmas through 1/2


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greenville might be on my radar now too


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Hmmmmmmm

Winter in Connecticut
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