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Old 02-25-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Sorry Common. Sad that the state you grew up in has turned into a location for many misfits, mean and rude people and we all know it draws the worst of the worst.

There are still many helpful friendly neighbors etc around as in my neighborhood I am leaving when we move over to Sarasota. My area does not have those type of people in it.

Then we all have to go outside of that safety zone and have to deal with these people.

Why Greenville?

What saddens me is the fact that we are lucky enough to live in a beautiful place with great weather, lots of things to do, water all around us etc and have to share it with people who do not appreciate it, take care of it and want to ruin it.

For me, I like the old Florida like you do. As a kid I came here for many vacations and like it the old Florida way. I like progress but too much has ruined the old Florida I grew up seeing.
I like it best because its got 4 seasons but mild. A ton of people up there are who I was used to being around growing up in Old Fla days. It's pretty, the downtown area is one of the best. My company has a division there. People are much more friendly. It's more of my lifestyle and culture (what I accustomed to and grew up around in my old FL days).

I could say other things but I will leave it at that. I have family close by so its hard, plus my job. But if an opportunity arises in Greenville (with my company), it'd be hard not to give it some thought. But its hard to leave FL (AGAIN) because I have a lot of family here and I enjoy that.

But if family was out of the equation, and it was just a "Greenville vs Orlando" decision, it'd be Greeenville all day long. Now, I dont live IN Orlando, I live in a great, small town (old FL like) outside of Oviedo. Which I love. But when you live in a small area you can only stay away from all the headache for so long. I cant stay in my little "spot" 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Another alternative would be Northeastern FL. I like it a lot up there in either St Johns Co or further north in Fernandina/Amelia Island. But we dont have an office up there right now. But if we got one.......
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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I like it best because its got 4 seasons but mild. A ton of people up there are who I was used to being around growing up in Old Fla days. It's pretty, the downtown area is one of the best. My company has a division there. People are much more friendly. It's more of my lifestyle and culture (what I accustomed to and grew up around in my old FL days).

I could say other things but I will leave it at that. I have family close by so its hard, plus my job. But if an opportunity arises in Greenville (with my company), it'd be hard not to give it some thought. But its hard to leave FL (AGAIN) because I have a lot of family here and I enjoy that.

But if family was out of the equation, and it was just a "Greenville vs Orlando" decision, it'd be Greeenville all day long. Now, I dont live IN Orlando, I live in a great, small town (old FL like) outside of Oviedo. Which I love. But when you live in a small area you can only stay away from all the headache for so long. I cant stay in my little "spot" 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Another alternative would be Northeastern FL. I like it a lot up there in either St Johns Co or further north in Fernandina/Amelia Island. But we dont have an office up there right now. But if we got one.......

Funny two members who used to post here a lot moved to Greenville recently. And another one who still post here also moved to Greenville SC.

That is why I asked. All of a sudden we have lost 3 members on this forum to Greenville SC.

Location is neat. Not too far from the mountains which we both love.

I like NE Florida as well. Someone I know from Ohio just bought a house near Amelia Island. They looked into Savannah but decided on the Amelia Is area.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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You can see the mtns from Greenville. It's not far. ALso, pay in Greenville is about the same as Orlando, but cost of living in Greenville is far less. Schools and crime can be an issue in Greenville, depending on where you are, but it's not like that isn't an issue everywhere.

I like Amelia Island a lot. It'd be cool if our company expanded to that area.

I know Beckycat is up there --- there's 2 more ppl that moved to Greenville too?
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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On a side note: heard the other day that divorce rates will increase dramatically now that the economy is improving. Couples with little resources, jobs, etc couldn't handle getting divorced a few years ago but now, evidently all is improving, and they're getting it done.

Divorce Rate in America Increasing as Economy Recovers | First to Know
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Driver in a left turn lane in downtown Miami completely blocking the crosswalk with a red light, and had to back up because buses couldn't make their left turns. As soon as the buses turn, he comes back forward again, blocking the crosswalk once more, the light remaining red for a good 30 seconds longer...gotta love the logic in this...do you really think the light is intimidated and that it is going to change any faster if you're blocking the crosswalk? He should be ticketed for TWO red light violations!
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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Driver in a left turn lane in downtown Miami completely blocking the crosswalk with a red light, and had to back up because buses couldn't make their left turns. As soon as the buses turn, he comes back forward again, blocking the crosswalk once more, the light remaining red for a good 30 seconds longer...gotta love the logic in this...do you really think the light is intimidated and that it is going to change any faster if you're blocking the crosswalk? He should be ticketed for TWO red light violations!
I am surprised he could back up..... i would expect cars to be riding up his bumper, also waiting for that light to turn green.

I've also seen drivers in Miami drive around someone trying to make a left turn because they didn't go quick enough between the cars lol
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Driver in a left turn lane in downtown Miami completely blocking the crosswalk with a red light, and had to back up because buses couldn't make their left turns. As soon as the buses turn, he comes back forward again, blocking the crosswalk once more, the light remaining red for a good 30 seconds longer...gotta love the logic in this...do you really think the light is intimidated and that it is going to change any faster if you're blocking the crosswalk? He should be ticketed for TWO red light violations!

Typical Miami moron
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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I am surprised he could back up..... i would expect cars to be riding up his bumper, also waiting for that light to turn green.

I've also seen drivers in Miami drive around someone trying to make a left turn because they didn't go quick enough between the cars lol

I've seen it in Orlando a cpl times too. Gotta love the new crap being brought to FL.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Are Florida drivers bad? Not necessarily. But, Florida has a staggering number of transplants from all over the country and the world who are driving. The problem is, people in the Northeastern U.S. drive differently from people in the Southwestern U.S. who drive differently from people in the Midwest. It isn't that Florida drivers are any worse than drivers anywhere else, it's just that when you put that many driving styles together you're going to get some serious traffic issues.

Btw, I've noticed that this issue is far more prevalent the farther south you go in Florida. Jacksonville isn't all that bad, but by the time you get down to Miami it's like a bunch of blind rats trying to run a maze.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Texas and southeastern US States (with the exception of GA), are the worst for driving. Feel free to look it up.

Also, ATL is not a US State.



I don't need to look up anything, I've driven in all those places. ATL not a state yes, but what else is in Ga besides ATL worth mentioning?,
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