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Old 05-20-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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are there places to visit worthwhile to live in Farmville? how large is it in relation to Greenville. we have done tons of research on new places to relocate out this way but are having a hard time. give us all the options - we don't want to be bored out of our minds LOL.....opinions appreciated and thank you! we are both in our early 50's and no kids are coming along....walking trails, falls, not crazy traffic etc....we don't ask for much
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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Have you seen the C-D profile on Farmville? It has 4,700 people in the town limits, and there are some cute vintage houses. You can use google maps to walk around the streets. Personally, I would not want to live in Farmville as it seems like a closed, old-fashioned community, but you have to decide for yourself. If I had to live in a very small town, I would pick Washington, NC instead of Farmville. There is a lot going on there for the size of the town: the arts and festivals, particularly.

Compare it to the C-D profile of Greenville with over 60,000 people, and you can see which has more to do. However, Greenville has higher housing prices and higher property taxes.

Both profiles here:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Farmvi...-Carolina.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Greenv...-Carolina.html

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Old 05-20-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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Farmville is a nice little town that is 20 minutes or so from Greenville or Wilson (depending on where you are in the area). I grew up very near there and went to school in Farmville. Most of the homes in the actual town of Farmville are older/historic/renovated homes, with some newer developments on the outskirts of the town. Its a very laid back small older type town with very little traffic in relation to Greenville.

Its hard to compare Farmville to Greenville as the whole town could probably fit in just the downtown/ECU area of Greenville.
All of the schools are lined up beside each other on one side of the town. There is an older strip center with a Roses, HWY55, Burger King as well as some car dealerships & Pizza Hut nearby. There is also a somewhat newer strip center on the other side of the town with Food Lion, Subway, McDonalds, Bojangles & other stores.

For years there was not much on the main street of Farmville which is kind of the center of the town, but that has changed in the last few years as there is now a nice steakhouse (Plank Road), Mexican restaurant (La Cabinita), tiny bar (Pour Haus Pub) & an excellent Italian place (Marabella's). The town's biggest event each year is the Dogwood Festival in the spring which has music, amusement rides & other festivities.

There are many houses on the outskirts of Farmville with a Farmville address, but they are miles away from the actual town. For instance I own one of the last houses going toward Greenville with a Farmville address but I can get to the city limit of Greenville quicker than I can get to Farmville.

That pretty much sums up that there isn't a whole lot to see or do in Farmville, but it isn't a bad place to live if you know what you are getting into.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:04 PM
 
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are there places to visit worthwhile to live in Farmville? how large is it in relation to Greenville. we have done tons of research on new places to relocate out this way but are having a hard time. give us all the options - we don't want to be bored out of our minds LOL.....opinions appreciated and thank you! we are both in our early 50's and no kids are coming along....walking trails, falls, not crazy traffic etc....we don't ask for much
It depends on where you are coming from as to whether you will find Farmville or Greenville boring! The entire area is not geographically very interesting either, depending on your perspective. The long time residents however, believe it to be the center of the world..
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:25 AM
 
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Farmville is not a bad spot...its underrated, IMO...what's nice is that it has a legit downtown area and is a quintessential small town, but is located on a major thoroughfare. Typical bedroom community. Nashville is like this as well.
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