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Old 07-15-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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hilived here in bloomingdale,il for 10 years and planning to move to south carolina. could anyone suggest if spartanburg is a safe place to live. i have a 9 months old baby and plan to work in VA outpatient clinic. can anyone tell me the cities to consider to relocate. thank you.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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hilived here in bloomingdale,il for 10 years and planning to move to south carolina. could anyone suggest if spartanburg is a safe place to live. i have a 9 months old baby and plan to work in VA outpatient clinic. can anyone tell me the cities to consider to relocate. thank you.
Yes, there are nice parts of Spartanburg. I'd recommend Inman.

I'm sure others here are more well-versed on the area, as my wife and I have been here for just a few years.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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Is there a reason you're considering Spartanburg particularly? The entire Greenville/Spartanburg area has a great number of housing and educational options. Greenville is more the cultural and business "center" of the Upstate S. Carolina region. Spartanburg is definitely on the upswing, though.

Inman is in Spartanburg County, not an area of Spartanburg itself. It's near the mountains and a scenic area however. You might also check out Lyman.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:25 AM
 
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hilived here in bloomingdale,il for 10 years and planning to move to south carolina. could anyone suggest if spartanburg is a safe place to live. i have a 9 months old baby and plan to work in VA outpatient clinic. can anyone tell me the cities to consider to relocate. thank you.
The areas I would consider as the best to live--those that tend to be the growth areas of county and have the most number of newcomers--are the westside of Spartanburg, Duncan, Moore, Boiling Springs, and Roebuck. There are a variety of housing options in each. These areas are also all in the school districts that tend to appeal to the most transplants moving in and concerned about schools, IMO (Districts 2, 5, and 6).
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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Spartanburg IS safe but like most places, there are pockets that I recommend avoiding.

Previous posters have mentioned Inman, Boiling Springs, westside, eastside, Moore, etc. These are all nice areas and convenient to most places.

  • Inman - small town but good schools and convenient (12 miles) to downtown Spartanburg and the interstates. Lots of subdivisions surround, many with mountain views.
  • Westside - west of Interstate 26 and out to SC Highway 290. Mostly new subdivisions and nice homes. Close to Westgate Mall and the interstates. Easy access to Spartanburg-Greenville International Airport. Many new industries (BMW, etc.) have popped up in this area.
  • Eastside - Converse Heights out to Hillcrest and beyond. Nice mostly affluent neighborhoods, close to downtown, good schools. Spartanburg's "professional" class has traditionally lived here.
  • Boiling Springs - what was once farmland is now subdivisions. Retail is anchored by Wal-Mart Supercenter and Lowe's. Close to I-85.
  • Moore - close to Dorman High School. Still mostly rural and somewhat distant from shopping, downtown, etc.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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  • westside - west of interstate 26 and out to sc highway 290. Mostly new subdivisions and nice homes. Close to westgate mall and the interstates. Easy access to spartanburg-greenville international airport. many new industries (bmw, etc.) have popped up in this area.
lol! :d
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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Spartanburg IS safe but like most places, there are pockets that I recommend avoiding.

Previous posters have mentioned Inman, Boiling Springs, westside, eastside, Moore, etc. These are all nice areas and convenient to most places.

  • Inman - small town but good schools and convenient (12 miles) to downtown Spartanburg and the interstates. Lots of subdivisions surround, many with mountain views.
  • Westside - west of Interstate 26 and out to SC Highway 290. Mostly new subdivisions and nice homes. Close to Westgate Mall and the interstates. Easy access to Spartanburg-Greenville International Airport. Many new industries (BMW, etc.) have popped up in this area.
  • Eastside - Converse Heights out to Hillcrest and beyond. Nice mostly affluent neighborhoods, close to downtown, good schools. Spartanburg's "professional" class has traditionally lived here.
  • Boiling Springs - what was once farmland is now subdivisions. Retail is anchored by Wal-Mart Supercenter and Lowe's. Close to I-85.
  • Moore - close to Dorman High School. Still mostly rural and somewhat distant from shopping, downtown, etc.
Good summary! I think you've hit the highlights on the "best" spots to live in the (ahem) "Metro" Spartanburg area. And yes, they are all safe areas to live. Unless you consider the traffic issues on the westside (kidding...somewhat!).
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