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Old 09-11-2007, 09:39 PM
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I am considering relocating to either Greenville NC or Summerville SC. Moving from Wilmington DE. Too much polution, crouds, bad schools, etc

Married 2 Kids 6 & 8

Small business owner Retail Paintball & Skateboard business (want to relocate shop too)

Pros - Cons???

Welcome ALL sugestions!

Thanks
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Nc
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Default Greenville Pro's & Cons

For your business, you'd have East Carolina University students as a population base. So, that's a "pro." Obviously the weather is nice, housing is very affordable. People are very friendly. Lots of financial institutions. Median age is 29 I believe and it's economically stable.

Easy access to ocean and vacation areas in NC, SC and VA.

Cons: It's pretty much a company town, with everyone working at either ECU or the large teaching hospital here. If you like culture, forget it. If you like diversity in entertainment, forget it. Also very closed community slow to accept outsiders. Still undertones of the "old South" here if you catch my drift.

You'd probably do well with your business due to the age demographics.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I would agree with Caseyturton.
I lived in Greenville in the 90s, and returned for a visit last weekend. Its an area that has seen steady economic and population growth for the last 30 years. ECU and Pitt Community Hospital drive the economy. Strictly from a business standpoint, I would say it is a good place to invest.
Culturally, I was suffocating. While I still have many great friends there, I had to leave and get back to a true city. That's just me. You will get some ribbing along the way about being a Yankee. Unless you adopt an accent, it will probably continue. I was in the South for 17 years and still called a Yankee.
Plus-Winters are generally mild, but the summers are hot and humid. You're just far enough from the coast to NOT get the moderating influence of the ocean.
I know lots of people who have moved down there and love it. Just wasn't my cup of tea.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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Default Moving to Greenville

We experienced just the opposite. Moving down here 5 years ago from So. NJ, we were teased and called "damn Yankee" at first, but it stopped the first time we had a neighborhood pig-pickin. We were accepted and have quite a few friends and get invited to their homes for parties also.
We did not bring our Jersey attitudes down here or try to change things "the way they were done up No." We respect the town that we call home. Keep your memories and build new ones with the outpouring from your Southern neighbors. We are only a few hrs. away from everything and 1 1/2 hrs. from the beach.
Research your move and it will be a positive one for you. Good luck. kelsie
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