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Old 01-09-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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To Trying to Decide.
Wish you well in your education, we could use some bright new teachers out there as our education system is sadly declining as is our status in the world. You can easily tough out Greenville to accomplish that and would to a place with more natural scenic beauty and better job opportunities.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:27 PM
 
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Greenville has a fairly small town feel and is fairly "southern," which may be good or bad, depending on your point of view.
Anyone who considers "Southern" as a bad thing has no business moving into NC--a SOUTHERN state--in the first place.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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I relocated to Greenville for a graduate program at ECU. It is what you make of it, for now I am enjoying the change of pace. Housing and living expenses are affordable and tuition (in-state) is great. People are welcoming, I have not experienced any witnessing or other religious pressure. There are fewer retail temptations than larger cities, but it makes it easier to live on a student budget. Once a month I head to Raleigh for a trader joes, whole foods, and super target run. Be sure to look at the raleigh forum too they are super nice folks. Raleigh is 90 min away and has about anything you may be missing while here.

I could complain about traffic, but everything is about 15 minutes away which makes sitting thru a couple lights nothing compared to driving in NYC or DC

If you are not into the college scene you will also want to see housing while the students are still in town. Some places are rowdy, you may even want to consider renting a house, there are a lot of duplexes here. Avoid ground level apartments or ones that are secluded. Kicking in doors and swiping electronics out of student apartments seems to be common - happened to 2/30 in my program (both had doors kicked in and stuff swiped, even textbooks!).
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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I agree with Ponytale...the area around campus experiences a lot of breakins but the further out you go the safer it is. The Firetower Road area has a lot of housing options from apartments to duplexes and from what I can tell is pretty safe, suburban environment yet is close to campus.

While Greenville doesn't have a ton of shopping options, it does have Target, Fresh Market, Kohl's, etc. I guess high end shopping is limited by Arlington Village has some boutique shops that have nice clothes (I personally have never been in them).
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