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Old 04-08-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I was only there for a weekend, but if he's a city kid, I think he might be bored at ECU......
What I mean is that he would be comfortable in any environ, urban, suburban or rural. Our house back in NY was in a wooded area (my cousin's daughter used to say we lived in the forrest). He's use to the peace & quiet. He never lived in the city, but we did spend alot of time there. He wasn't intimidated by the noise, congestion & fast-pace. Now we live on the east side of Mooresville, lots of farms & open land around us.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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We've lived here for about a year and honestly do not like it. My wife went back to school at ECU. Greenville is kind of scummy in many areas and there isn't much to do.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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Thanks for the honest feedback. I kind of had a similar impression, but wasn't sure...
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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I think there's a fair amount to do in the area - it's just not well advertised. I think the area could use a performing arts center and more community events, but the city is trying to get some stuff done. Boating is really popular here as the Pamlico River is not that far away.

It's a laid back place to live - cost of living is pretty low compared to other places. Some areas could use some urban renewal, that's for sure, but I chose to live in the Winterville area which has mostly newer construction.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:20 AM
 
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Could you please give me some examples of things to do there? When I asked the other faculty, I mostly heard about ECU sports or going to Raleigh for entertainment....
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Raleigh is about all there is to do if you don't want to hang out at Barnes and Nobles.

I lived there for three years and recently moved back home to Chicago. I feel safer walking alone in downtown Chicago at night than I did in Greenville. I seriously pity anyone who thinks the violence there isn't that bad. If you do end up living there, the area around Firetower isn't bad right now. I wouldn't buy anything though, Neighborhoods have a tendancy to change quickly. There is some good food there, and you wouldn't feel out of place as a minority, however I will warn you that there are hate crimes there, and people tend to be small minded no matter what their race. Good luck either way.
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