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Old 04-14-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Please don't assume that you are safer from hurricanes being inland in Greenville than you will be in Wilmington. During Irene in 2011, there was a lot of damage to crops and trees as far inland as I-95. It just depends on the path and wind direction. Greenville is susceptible to river flooding in some parts.

Good luck with your decision.
I agree. When I lived in the region circa 1999-2000, Hurricane Floyd pretty much demolished every inland town in Coastal NC. You're not safe from hurricanes by living in Greenville over Wilmington.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Even further inland isn't completely safe. Hugo tore up Charlotte in 89? and Fran tore up Raleigh in 96. Every region has its hazards and our big one is hurricanes.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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Over the last several years, we've lived in Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Chicago, and now Greenville (Winterville). Yes, there are "locals" who can be hostile and unwelcoming. We found a nice house in a fabulous neighborhood, and there are PLENTY of ways to meet people here. I've made lots of new friends (we're in our forties with no kids), and while we did move here for my spouse's job, I finally succeeded in landing a job which I love in an office setting.

People here tend to be very religious, so if you are religious as well, you will have a better chance finding a job and making friends. That said, Greenville is withing driving distance of many wonderful places, and if you plan on visiting Eastern North Carolina, there is no reason not to stop by. Housing is inexpensive, general cost of living is LOW, people *are mostly* nice to deal with, and I wouldn't worry about competition for jobs until you start applying. It's a college town full of students who want to move as soon as they graduate.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:10 AM
 
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I have lived in Greenville several years. Greenville is the city where surrounding areas go for entertainment. The city consist mostly of ecu and the hospital. I personally don't feel like there are a lot of places to socialize. It social scene is more for college students. They have the basic chain resturants. Shopping selection could be better,but it does have kohls, belks,loft.
I would not recommend biking on the roads in Greenville because drivers don't pay attention. I personally know about 2 people who got hit riding a bicycle.
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