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Old 03-01-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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I am currently living in Southern Plano but my fiance is planning on relocating for a job to Greenville. We took a small tour of Greenville and I really didnt find it that impressive. I dont mind living in a small town or anything but I guess I expected a bit more. I am kind of scared to live in this town my fiance and I are an interracial couple. There seems to me a ton of diversity in Plano but not so much in Greenville. Could someone tell me what it is like in Greenville? Are interracial couples accepted? Are there lots of things to do?
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Not accepting a person or a couple due to their race or relationship is ignorance. Greenville is a nice area- lots of elbow room and you can make life prefect out there as well. I am sure there might be parts of the town/city not to live in and parts that are great. I have a co worker that lives off Traders and they love it there. It's a bit country mixed with southern comforts

Hope you find what you are looking for.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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There is almost nothing to do and the city is a dump.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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This a a sign that hung in Greenville until the 60's. "The Blackest Land - The Whitest People"
Not trying to scare you, just saying get informed and talk to plenty of locals. Especially let the one of you who is not minority, if that is the case, feel out some locals.

One would like to think things have changed but as soon as we try to another incident happens. It wasn't that long ago a black teen went for a swim in a few feet of water with his white teen friends. They say he drowned though with his height all he had to do was stand to be above the water level. Then things always seem to be pushed under the covers if outside news media didn't come in. I'd do a lot of research.

A book has been written by someone who grew up there and here is what she has to say.

Author:
"This sign was hanging on the main street intersection of downtown, from the 1920s to the late 1960s, two blocks from where I lived. My hometown is Greenville, Texas. Greenville is known throughout the nation for two things: its unique slogan, "The Blackest Land - The Whitest People" and its famous 1908 lynching. The famous sign hung on the main street between our train station and our bus station. As soldiers and civilian passengers passed through our town, it provided a very conspicuous view. This book is about what it was like being black and growing up in Greenville, Texas. It is also in remembrance of all those before us who went through struggles to help people free themselves from undesirables which had previously enslaved us. Although we obtained certain rights, I give you a background and the history of why things were the way they were. Even a more valuable history is of why things are still the way they are, especially between blacks. Is it because of a single, powerful, twisted-minded genius 292 years ago, whose theory is still a powerful affront in the black race today? My hope is to help break this chain of enslavement of blacks against blacks in my hometown. History was not always pretty; but to say, "Forget the past," is saying Black History doesn't matter. Black history is American history, and it has been missing from the history books for a long time. My goal is not to keep bringing up the past. My goal is to include some of those that were there, and helped, endeared, molded, designed and build Greenville so that it is what it is today.....

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Old 03-01-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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You might consider living in Rockwall and your fiancée driving in to Greenville for work. It's about a 30 minute commute on I30.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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You can try living in eastern McKinney. Straight shot down 380 to Greenville. We use it to get to I30 on our way to Hot Springs, AR. Should be a reverse commute both ways?
75069 Zip has more reasonably priced homes than west McK.
Good luck!
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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You might consider living in Rockwall and your fiancée driving in to Greenville for work. It's about a 30 minute commute on I30.

^^^^^^^^ THis ^^^^^^^^^^



Live in Rockwall or Fate and you can have the best of both worlds.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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^^^^^^^^ THis ^^^^^^^^^^



Live in Rockwall or Fate and you can have the best of both worlds.
I'll second those. Again a reverse commute!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Greenville is not a good place.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'll preface this by saying I'm not a small town person at all. That said...

It's backwards, unsophisticated, and the schools are not good. Last I checked none of the elementary schools were recognized or exemplary. That's really rare. I used to work there. I quit. The attitudes of the townspeople were one of many reasons.

The people you would meet in stores, restaurants, etc. were nice. But it probably takes a long time for outsiders to feel that they fit in. Extremely conservative and most people are part of the religious right. It's a quite a ways from civilization (Rockwall). Not sure about the sure about the interracial thing, but it is a small, tight-knit town.

It made the list of worst TX small towns on the TX board.

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