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Old 05-16-2015, 02:50 AM
 
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I live in Vermont, single with no children. I am interested in traveling to a few places and finding a good place to call home. Greenville came up as a possibility. I have some very random questions I am hoping to get some advice or answers. Thank you for your time.

How often are thunderstorms?
Explain the winter months ( I am looking to get away from long winters)
How bad are the taxes, do you have to pay yearly on your car?
How are the colleges, I would like to finish degree in business/accounting?
How congested is the traffic?
Can you recommend a safe neighborhood for a single woman? Is Greenville a place I can walk around and be safe?
Are there any photography groups?
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I live in Vermont, single with no children. .....
How often are thunderstorms?
Explain the winter months ( I am looking to get away from long winters)
How bad are the taxes, do you have to pay yearly on your car?
I can only answer a couple.

Thunderstorms are common in summer every few days, especially when the heat has built up.

The winters are moderately cold from December thru February. Temperatures can get into the teens at night but rise to 40's in the day. But there are also warmer days. Most of the time I wear a lined wool jacket rather than a coat. Greenville usually does get a few inches of snow over the winter.

Property taxes are not bad if you live outside the city limits. You can Google the mil rate for where you want to live. Yes, there is a yearly personal property tax on cars, but it is not bad. I paid less than $200 on a new Buick. Sales tax is around 7% and the personal income tax rate is a flat 5.75%.

East Carolina University is improving, and I'd call it a regionally recognized school. It has long had a rep as a party school, but you could get a good education if you try.

You can search the forum for comments on personal safety in Greenville. The consensus seems to be that you should be reasonably cautious, and don't wander around alone at 2AM.

If you are looking for another option in North Carolina, I'd suggest the Greensboro/Winston-Salem area. I find the landscape more attractive than eastern NC, and there are a variety of cities to chose from. There are also several universities besides UNCG, and better air transportation. Those cities also seem to be moving faster than Greenville to make their downtowns attractive places to live.

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Old 05-16-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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Excellent post above, only one thing missing.. The summers will be very hot and humid compared to what you're used to. Be sure to visit prior to moving. You could be in for a shock.
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