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Old 09-18-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Portland Maine
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Hi Everyone!

I currently live in Portland Maine and work as a diving instructor, with my contract ending I will be moving to Greenville NC in less than two weeks.

Can anyone give me advice on parts of town to avoid?

Also areas of town that are more professional/quiet to live in? I have been looking in the south side of Gville in the Forbes Woods area of Mulberry Lane and have liked the variety of town homes I can get in my price range. I currently pay $1300 a month for a small (900< sqft) apartment in a very nice area of Portland and would like something similar when I move down to NC. Preferably with a rent of $700-$900. I found you get a lot more bang for your buck in this area.

I actually grew up in Goldsboro NC so I am familiar with the small town feel and prefer that over larger cities. I am worried about the apparently huge party scene in Gville and am looking for a quiet place to start a family.

I do not have kids and do not own a pet but I will be looking to that in the future.

Thanks for any advice or tips!
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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Rentals in the Bells Fork Area of Greenville

You're looking in the right area already!
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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Hi Everyone!

I currently live in Portland Maine and work as a diving instructor, with my contract ending I will be moving to Greenville NC in less than two weeks.

Can anyone give me advice on parts of town to avoid?

Also areas of town that are more professional/quiet to live in? I have been looking in the south side of Gville in the Forbes Woods area of Mulberry Lane and have liked the variety of town homes I can get in my price range. I currently pay $1300 a month for a small (900< sqft) apartment in a very nice area of Portland and would like something similar when I move down to NC. Preferably with a rent of $700-$900. I found you get a lot more bang for your buck in this area.

I actually grew up in Goldsboro NC so I am familiar with the small town feel and prefer that over larger cities. I am worried about the apparently huge party scene in Gville and am looking for a quiet place to start a family.

I do not have kids and do not own a pet but I will be looking to that in the future.

Thanks for any advice or tips!
You may want to consider renting a house in Greenville...as you said you can get a lot of bang for your buck...for example I checked REMCO and found a couple of listings.

2385 Wedgewood Dr, 3BR, 2Bath house in nice Winterville neighborhood fro $950, fenced in backyard.

1108-A Nicklaus Drive, 3BR, 2Bath duplex near Winterville South Central High School...$750

1311 Ragsdale Rd, 3BR, 1Bath house off 14th St in Greenville. $700 This is an older established neighborhood that is right in town.

Now I will say there is nothing special about any of these places...or most of the complexes in Greenville. I would get into town, rent for a year and pick out the neighborhoods you like and try to find your "next" rental in a good spot. With only 2 weeks, you have to get what ever is currently out there, so its not likely to be exactly what you want in the long run. Personally, I like the Portertown Rd area, 14th extension, with the new Wal-mart and such going in on 10th St extension...with that complex and Bells Fork, you are in between with plenty of stuff close by.
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