Greenville, South Carolina 

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The Best Place to live in South Carolina - 2/28/2020
I've lived in Greenville, SC for over 36 years relocating from the low country in 1983. Over the years there has been much change. More positive than negative.
U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.
Greenville ranked:
#22 in Best Places to Live
#26 in Best Places to Retire
Greenville encompasses big-city amenities without attracting the same unpleasantries that come with a more populated, urban metro area. The city has rapidly become known nationwide for it's culinary experiences and a rapidly emerging art scene. The city is truly walkable with it's crown jewel, Falls Park on the Reedy winding through the city. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains the seasons are distinct providing beautiful fall foliage and green tree lined city streets in the Spring Read More

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Would love to live there. - 2/24/2020
It's one of my favorite niche cities. Love it's location. Furman's campus is stunning. Love the scenery there. Love Paris Mountain. Would love to live there. It's a version of Asheville or vice versa. ~ Darrell Juvay Read More

I like it - 1/23/2020
I moved here in 1994 from Barre Vermont and i love it. The mountains are about 45 minutes North West. The beach is a good 5 hour drive away. There are a lot of parks and hiking. Downtown always has free activities. There are smaller towns within Greenville too. They always movies outside or little fairs and festivals. Coffee shops and ice cream palors.

The city area is more welcoming to mixed race couples then most anywhere in the state but its not really anyone here but White people, Black people and South America people. Not diverse in cultures other than that as far as i know. Maybe Greeks too

Greenville does like its Churches. Lots of Jesus here but thats great because we are Christians. We prefer to go to a Mega Church so no one is ever in our business much. Its large and i doubt anyone but God knows we are there.

Ive always liked the schools. We have a 22 year old, 21 and 10. Great options like magnet schools so you can pretty much pick Read More

Pretty on the outside, rotten on the inside. - 8/6/2019
If you're an introvert with no intention to make relationships during your stay 5/5

If you're of church going stock and the resolve to deal with every day drama 5/5

If you're someone with an open mind and looking for a forever home to drop some roots and make friends. . . No, just find someplace better. 1/5

I first moved here in 2008 as a high school student. Being a military brat I have met all shades of people from all walks of life. This has always been the most hostile environment I have ever lived. The only time people are genuine is when they're driving (which I wont even get into, it's just beyond frustrating). The folks that I have found to be true and kind around here are the people that aren't native to the area. To be fair some natives are perfectly considerate, at least the middle class folk are. If you're ever unfortunate enough to brush shoulder with the true high class blue bloods of the Upstate you'll know it. This place is Read More

Moving here was the best decision we ever made. - 6/7/2019
I couldn't disagree more with all these negative comments. My wife and I moved down here from Ohio 9 years ago. We now have 2 small children and we love Greenville! The climate is so much better than the north, the winters are very mild, very little snow and you'll get nice days in the 60's in january. The heat is a little intense in the summer, but very tolerable compared to 6 months of winter in Ohio. Downtown Greenville is beautiful, safe, and bustling with things to do. I got a good paying job that didn't exist in recession riddled Ohio. We are grateful for the nice life we have here.
The culture here is a bit different than up north but i haven't experienced anything that some of these negative posters are speaking of. In my opinion there are jerks everywhere and I would advise you to stop seeing racism/bigotry in every negative interaction you have. The very definition of bigotry is not liking someone because they are different than you. Just because someone goes to church Read More

Not worth the struggle to live here. - 5/6/2019
Not worth the struggle to live here. I lived here for 15 years. No shortage of jobs, but companies treat employees like total garbage. Everyone I worked with said that’s just how it is here. One job was ok until they got bought out and ran off half the workers. I worked in HVAC, and my wife worked in food service while going to college to get her medical degree. Education was so bad my wife switched to a college in another state to finish her degree.

Very unfriendly people. If you don't go to the same church as they do, or are not religious, they will put you down. Saw that happen at a couple different jobs to people I worked with that always worked hard, showed up on time, and did a good job. What gives them the right to judge people? They should read the Bible a little closer and stop being a bunch of lying hypocrites. The people are nice to your face, but give them the chance they will stab you in the back. Not everyone is bad. There is a small group of very nice Read More

Stay Away - 2/6/2019
I live here. It's full of hateful, bigoted, superstitious (by that I mean "God-fearing'), ignorant Trumpanzees. I boycott the nearest convenience store because the clerk said she loves Trump. Only come here if you want to drown in a morass of white privilege and ignorance. Otherwise, STAY Read More

Not good at all - 2/1/2019
The job economy here is not good at all. I moved here 8 years ago and have applied to numerous jobs. All I have ever been able to get were minimum wage retail jobs. I have a degree and experience. So that is why I think it is time to relocate. Also the weather is disgusting and this whole state is full of disgusting bugs. Read More

CITY INHABITED WITH HORRIBLE POPULOUS - 5/4/2018
The small city of GVL is nice but not the majority of popolous that inhabit it. Coming to a company to direct and teach to progressively, deomcratically, ecologically, humanity forward (non-racist issues, gender, preference of sex in love and identiy, etc...) Well, basically waste of the copmany's time and why the states were never great. The arrogance, low self esteemed egostric (God-complex) of men/women in still not being interacial bc their background of slavery. That should basically, be a huge detterent in not expecting anything progressive with the poplous born and raised, and joined by like minded. They all remind me of the sick white people that was brillantly dictated and shown in the movie "GET OUT". They act like they are better then anyone in every regard and still judge you for knowing they are the real devil's and it's their hell. Want to play in their playground? NEVER AGAIN! Read More

AMAZING City - 2/12/2018
I moved to Greenville, SC from Chicago about 12 years ago. I have had the good fortune of living across the US from AZ, to MO, MT, IL, NC and now SC. I can honestly say, the physical climate, and the business climate, are amazing. The mountains are beautiful. The people, the culture, the education, the food, and the art could not be better. This city has truly blown me away. Read More


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