U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Coastal North Carolina
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-17-2009, 06:20 AM
 
233 posts, read 534,119 times
Reputation: 53

Advertisements

I might be on the wrong board. Just wanted to get some info on Greenville, NC. Just got a job at East Caronlina University, I'm single and 28 years old.

How much would a nice 2 bedroom apartment/house cost me? Looking for something close to campus, but away from students?

How is the nightlife??

How is the crime?

Is there a big problem with racism there, I'm African-American??

Any other info would be gladly appreciated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-17-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: NC
331 posts, read 691,290 times
Reputation: 300
To be honest, it's going to be hard to find non-student housing close to campus. A nice place is going to start around $600/mo. There are places that rent for a lot less, but have paper-thin walls and a lot of noisy parties. Check apartmentratings.com ahead of time, but take negative reviews with a grain of salt. The best thing is to check out places ahead of time in person, including nights and weekends. Here at the start of the semester, it's easy to see if a place is student-oriented or not by doing a little observation, or just asking at the rental office.

Nightlife isn't what it used to be, but the 5th Street area still has a number of bars and clubs. For crime, you can look up information here:
http://www.greenvillenc.gov/departme...t.aspx?id=1152
I know that burglaries are high for the area, so move into the best place that you can afford and get some good secure locks and practice good crime prevention habits.

Racism...I haven't seen anything overt in many years. The city's recent growth has brought in a more diverse and educated population than ever before, so you'll undoubtedly get a warm welcome. Do pockets of racism still exist? Of course, but that's everywhere, unfortunately.

Congrats on the job, by the way!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2009, 10:47 AM
 
14 posts, read 31,341 times
Reputation: 19
As an example, there is a 3 br house w/carport and wired shop/shed on my street for $800/mo, and we are ~2 mi from campus.

I think it depends on what "close to campus" means for you. When we relocated to Greenville we picked a home in east greenville and our commute went from a 23 mile/45 minute to a 7 mile/15 minute. We deliberately picked a neighborhood with few students, but we still feel close to shopping/restaurants etc.

If you want to live within a few blocks of campus you can still find something, but it might take a bit more looking or be more expensive.

Last edited by ponytale; 08-18-2009 at 10:48 AM.. Reason: fixed typo
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:04 AM
 
451 posts, read 1,687,551 times
Reputation: 104
Nicer one bedroom apartments will be around $600 per month...you should be able to find a house in the $800 range. As the above poster said, the east side of town is convenient to shopping and has nice neighborhoods...plus it's still pretty close to ECU. This isn't a big city so the commute would be pretty easy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Coastal North Carolina
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top