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Old 09-24-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Smile Rate these 3 cites Asheville, Knoxville, Greenville SC

I'm looking at these 3 cities for a possible relocation. I have never been to any of them. How do these city's stack up to one another in these category's?
  1. Safety
  2. Fun / cool factor
  3. Attractiveness
  4. Friendliness
  5. longevity (time it takes for a city to grow old on you)
  6. Making new friends when your an outsider and don't do church.
  7. Redneck / Hillbilly trouble maker factor
The reason I picked these cities is based on the weather and access to Whitewater Rivers. (To bad they donít have any steelhead fishing rivers)
I am also looking at Charlotte even though its not close to the rivers (other then NWC)
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Here's my opinion based on being in each city.

Asheville: Pretty
Knoxville: Needs a name change
Greenville: Soon to be Charlotte exurb
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Knoxville needs a name change?
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Originally Posted by alikair View Post
I'm looking at these 3 cities for a possible relocation. I have never been to any of them. How do these city's stack up to one another in these category's?
  1. Safety
  2. Fun / cool factor
  3. Attractiveness
  4. Friendliness
  5. longevity (time it takes for a city to grow old on you)
  6. Making new friends when your an outsider and don't do church.
  7. Redneck / Hillbilly trouble maker factor
The reason I picked these cities is based on the weather and access to Whitewater Rivers. (To bad they donít have any steelhead fishing rivers)
I am also looking at Charlotte even though its not close to the rivers (other then NWC)
Safety: not sure, but that's something pretty easy to find out.
Fun/cool factor: depends on what you're into. If you like college sports, then it's Knoxville. Otherwise, I'd put Asheville or Greenville first.
Friendliness: not sure
Longevity: not sure
Making new friends as a non-church goer: Asheville easily. It's the most liberal city out of the bunch.
Redneck trouble-maker factor: don't understand that one
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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Safety - Asheville, mainly b/c it's smaller.
Fun / cool factor - Greenville/Asheville tie.
Attractiveness - Greenville, barely beating Asheville.
Friendliness - again, tie with G'ville and Asheville.
longevity (time it takes for a city to grow old on you) not sure.
Making new friends when your an outsider and don't do church. Knoxville - cause it's bigger. OR Asheville (more liberal).
Redneck / Hillbilly trouble maker factor - umm, not Asheville. Have to go with Knoxville.[/list]
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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I would have guess;

fun/cool goes to Asheville because its a tourist town.
attractiveness again to Asheville
Longevity I would have giving to Knoxville because its older and bigger.
safety i would think the smaller and not under the spotlight Greenville would be the safest.

Then again, I should point out, I've never been to any of these city's.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Asheville: extremely liberal, artsy, many transplants from the northeast (some via Florida), pretentious, overcrowded (traffic) for a mountain town.

Knoxville: conservative compared to Asheville or Nashville, much bigger than Asheville population-wise, sprawl

Never been to Greenville.

No rating.
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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+1
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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Originally Posted by waronxmas View Post
Here's my opinion based on being in each city.

Asheville: Pretty
Knoxville: Needs a name change
Greenville: Soon to be Charlotte exurb
Or an Atlanta exurb...Greenville is a little over 100 miles from each.

1. Asheville...beautiful, progressive, great arts community
2. Knoxville...UT, beautiful setting, World's Fair city
3. Greenville...pretty downtown parks and fountains
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Thanks for the input!
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