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Sandra
Las Vegas, NV

I am moving from Las Vegas and thinking about Greenville. I miss architectre, greenery and beauty. Would I like Greenville? I'm a bit of a City girl - not into rural or country.

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Brenna
Travelers Rest, SC

Upstate South Carolina - 6/14/2015

I have lived here all of my life ....namely Greenvill,Easley,Pickens, Travelers Rest area. The North West corner of the state. I love it here but have to say the older I get the more the hot humid summers REALLY get to me. I absolutely hate it. It is the middle of June 12 midnight and outside is 74 degrees with 95% humidity.Granted it did rain earlier today. inside it is 80 degrees with 60% humidity without the AC on. The summers are so hot and humid it really taxes the AC's and is a major power drain. Surrounding areas were with out electricity for a couple of days last week because everyone was using too much electricity trying to cool off. The trade off for the hot humid summers is that the winters are mild. January is the only month I hate be a use of the cold. We typically don't get snow unless it's a light dustin (but even then we take a "holiday" ....don't knock it,we deserve it) In January however, we usually get at least one ice storm resulting in down trees and power lines. So again..you are likely to be without power. probably more so in winter than summer. Temps in January especially can get down into the 20s ,teens and lower. I think our lowest night temp last winter was 8 or 9 degrees. Spring and fall are our best seasons mild Temps and humidity but if you blink you will miss them !

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Yancy
Greenville, SC

Ok place to live, terrible traffic - 5/6/2015

I like living in Greenville. The atmosphere downtown is trendy. The problem is that too many people are flooding in to live here, and the city is not keeping up. The roads are primitive, and at rush hour they clog horribly. Another problem is that the traffic enforcement, especially in Mauldin, seems out to bully drivers, but it's really the city's fault for not taking care of what it's citizens need by maintaining proper and safe roads. They have school busses stoping on unsafe roads (Mauldin), and if there is an accident during rush hour the world stands still. For a long time. What is great here is the local hiking adventures at Paris Mountain and the nearby NC mountains. Great for families. You just have to be a patient person to put up with some sketchy, Mayberry ticket writing, politics and bad traffic.

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Michael
Greenville, SC

Helltown - 11/7/2014

The most disgusting, corrupt, racist (against whites) and hateful place on the face of this planet. They will forever be fighting the civil war.

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Steve
Greenville, SC

Living in Greenville - 4/29/2014

I moved to Greenville, South Carolina from Kenosha, Wisconsin and I'm wild about the place. I appreciate the mild winter weather, the swanky downtown and the kindly people. As a baseball fanatic I have found the minor baseball team's stadium one of the best in the country. I avoid religious and political topics like the plague. As a Catholic I haven't had anybody get down on me about it. People here are very polite and considerate. I think Greenville is a wonderful city.

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AJ
Greer, SC

Quality of Life...Culture - 2/19/2014

Greenville is family centric city ...great place to live and raise a family. Mountain, Beach, in diving distance.......nestled between Atlanta and Charlotte.

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Ananda
Greenville, SC

Unfriendly Single Place - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette.

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Ananda
Greenville, SC

Unfriendly Single Place - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette.

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Ananda
Greenville, SC

Unfriendly Single Place - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette.

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Ananda
Greenville, SC

Unfriendly Single City - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette.

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Ananda
Greenville, SC

Single Unfriendly City - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette.

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Caroline
Taylors, SC

If You Have A Brain in Your Skull, Stay Away!!! - 7/14/2013

I am a New Hampshire native, unfortunately living in Greenville, South Carolina for the past ten years or so, and I still have not gotten used to it. The city is too big, too many people, too much traffic, it's dirty, many parts of town are terrifyingly sketchy, the school are bad, with mostly knuckleheaded teachers who really don't care; I feel like I learned more in six years of New England elementary school than I did in seven years of schooling in this hell hole. The people may "seem" friendly, but you can tell they are really fake, and extremely judgmental and several are racist and/or sexist, they have no respect for personal space, and if you're not a hardcore, bible thumping christian, many of them will shun you or shove their beliefs down your throat. Yeah, housing and utilities are cheap, but you get what you pay for. Even the nice apartments are full of roaches and kids that have no proper upbringing, playing in the streets and shouting obscenities. It's way too damn hot, there's no snow, you can't see the stars at night since there's so much light and regular pollution, too many people around that have jobs who live on welfare and foodstamps but can afford to buy brand new Cadillacs and liquor and drugs....Speaking of which, about 90% of the population I've noticed use illegal drugs...Great! Ugh, all in all I say this is a horrible place to live...The south in general is just terrible.. Can you tell I'm ready to go home?

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Caroline
Taylors, SC

If You Have A Brain in Your Skull, Stay Away!!! - 7/14/2013

I am a New Hampshire native, unfortunately living in Greenville, South Carolina for the past ten years or so, and I still have not gotten used to it. The city is too big, too many people, too much traffic, it's dirty, many parts of town are terrifyingly sketchy, the school are bad, with mostly knuckleheaded teachers who really don't care; I feel like I learned more in six years of New England elementary school than I did in seven years of schooling in this hell hole. The people may "seem" friendly, but you can tell they are really fake, and extremely judgmental and several are racist and/or sexist, they have no respect for personal space, and if you're not a hardcore, bible thumping christian, many of them will shun you or shove their beliefs down your throat. Yeah, housing and utilities are cheap, but you get what you pay for. Even the nice apartments are full of roaches and kids that have no proper upbringing, playing in the streets and shouting obscenities. It's way too damn hot, there's no snow, you can't see the stars at night since there's so much light and regular pollution, too many people around that have jobs who live on welfare and foodstamps but can afford to buy brand new Cadillacs and liquor and drugs....Speaking of which, about 90% of the population I've noticed use illegal drugs...Great! Ugh, all in all I say this is a horrible place to live...The south in general is just terrible.. Can you tell I'm ready to go home?

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Charlie
Taylors, SC

Has been a good place to live - 1/27/2013

Have lived in this area for over 50 years. It has been a very good place to live overall. Like most any area, as the population grows, jobs come and go etc, things change. This is one of the fast growing areas in the country and so it is losing its small town feel and personality. It is home to the likes of BMW, Michelin and General Electric along with all of their support companies. If you are looking for a growing place to live, where the cost of living is below national averages, this might be your spot. The climate is mild overall, the schools are good and we have the mountains within an hours drive and the ocean within a 5 hour drive.

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Bp
Greenville, SC

My take on Greenville, South Carolina, USA as of F - 2/18/2012

Climate: Some years we get snow. Some years we don't get snow. In the 6 years I have lived in Greenville, the coldest low temperatures got into the mid-teens on the Fahrenheit scale, but lows didn't stay there for longer than a two or three days per year. Crime: Crime seems mild here to me. Although, I have had a GPS navigation device stolen from the console of my car when I accidentally left it unlocked one night. Culture: For a small town, it's very happening here! I don't think I will ever see Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones or Dave Matthews play at a venue here, but between Greenville's Peace Center, and the Bi-Lo Center, a lot of current, and worthwhile events play my city. Parks: Swamp Rabbit Trail winds through 13.3 miles from Travelers Rest to south of Downtown Greenville (and as of Jan 2012 Swamp Rabbit Trail is expanding!). Paris Mountain State Park is part of the foothills of the Appalachians and has a network of hiking trails. Education: Most people here call it "Edjamacation", but still... Furman University is a beautiful campus just north of Greenville and on the Swamp Rabbit Trail making access to Downtown Greenville very easily accomplished on bike or even on foot. Many community colleges and Greenville Technical College. Politics: Downtowners are typically, but not always, liberal. Suburbanites and rural folk are typically, but not always conservative. Religion: This is a Southern town, so there are a lot of churches and a lot of church going people. (Nothing wrong with that!) However, downtown has a "live and let live" feel to it. Anyone can hold hands with anyone and take a nice, romantic stroll through the park without hassle. (Nothing wrong with that!) Overall: This is a nice, happening, safe town with beautiful parks, diverse people and a popping, regentrified Central Business District. This comment was posted by a 6 year resident of Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Date posted: 18 February 2012.

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Paytra
Greenville, SC

So much BS - 1/14/2012

I've read the other reviews. Talk about bitter? Wow! Now I was born and raised in the South but it sounds like these people are looking for utopia! Here is a clue it does not exist! Greenville is lovely. Low level of traffic, wonderful access to larger cities like Atlanta and Charlotte. Decent shopping. Best part is downtown which features AMAZING restaurants for this size city. Seriously GREAT!!!! Beautiful downtown with waterfalls and shops and trails............just fantastic! Downsides? Humid. Hot. VERY Religious. Most peoples lives here do revolve around their church. It doesn't mean they are crazy or evil or judgey or close minded. But yes, alot of them can be. As well as very Republican. But if you adopt a no religion no politics stance..........which is super smart. This can be a terrific town to live in! I've NEVER seen anyone shunned over their views or their college or where they come from unless they were just terribly rude or condescending about it. If you are friendly, neutral and outgoing, you can make a ton of friends here.

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Buddy
Easley, SC

a wonderful downtown - 11/17/2011

We have lived here for 6 years. Coming from the east,we didn't know what to expect,except for a very lovely climate. Greenville is very nice. The downtown area is rich in culture. They put on many activities on the weekends. Shopping is awesome too. Recently they have made a great walking/biking/skating trail,the Swamp Rabbit trail, it connects Greenville to Travelers Rest thru Furman University. It's fantastic.

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Chrissy
Greenville, SC

Singles Beware! - 11/6/2011

I relocated to Greenville one year ago for my job. It is a nice looking little city and there has been allot of work put into the downtown area. Prior to moving here, I was told that there is allot of industry and young professionals here. This may be true, however they are all married. There is no dating pool for thirties aged professionals. The married people are not interested in making new friends either. I have not found the community to be very welcoming to outsiders. The downtown area is basically a big row of over priced places to eat with not so great service. It is easy to tire of it quickly; and other than downtown there is nothing to do here. Yes, there are occasional events at the Peace Center, a few nice parks and other things. However, Greenville is a married/family town that's really hard for singles to find a place in or enjoy. On a few side notes. Greenville is a very snooty real estate community. Be prepared to spend $300,000-1,000,000 for a decent house near downtown that likely needs allot of work or updates. It is totally obscene! This is not NYC! Because I do not have children it was not mentioned to me that public education here is pretty poor, so you can imagine the issues that arise from that. If you are relocating from another state for a healthcare position, be very cautious. Higher education in healthcare here is pretty poor as well and you will likely be very frustrated and disappointed by your surroundings. I am not trying to offend anyone. I'm just offering information I wish someone would have offered me before I relocated here. I do believe this is a nice place for couples raising children or people retiring. However, a horrible place for single professionals.

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Sara
Greenville, SC

Greenville Sc - 10/23/2011

10/10

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Sara
Greenville, SC

Greenville Sc - 10/23/2011

10/10

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TJay
Calabash, NC

Greenville SC - 1/15/2011

Is Greensville S.C. kid friendly

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