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Old 06-23-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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Smile Best places to live upstate?

I had visited Greenville/Travelers Rest a few months back. Very pretty area. What would you say are the nicest towns/cities surrounding Greenville with the least crime ? Also do the individual towns have their own police departments? Is it easy to find emplyment (admin), what would an average salary be? Has there ever been a problem with flooding in any of the areas or tornados?

Thanks for any info.
Fallgirl
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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I had visited Greenville/Travelers Rest a few months back. Very pretty area. What would you say are the nicest towns/cities surrounding Greenville with the least crime ? Also do the individual towns have their own police departments? Is it easy to find emplyment (admin), what would an average salary be? Has there ever been a problem with flooding in any of the areas or tornados?

Thanks for any info.
Fallgirl
I'm partial to Simpsonville... but then I live here. Employment in the area is not the best, but according to news reports is improving. There have been some incidences of flooding in a restricted part of downtown Greenville, but it's not a widespread problem. I also don't think that this is area has an especially high incidence of tornadoes.
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Valley, PA, & Greenville, SC, USA
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Wow, fallgirl, you really went all out in your inquiry! I greatly appreciate your being specific.

One question I have for you is, how far away from Greenville are you willing to live?

Others will add their perspective on your questions, so I will touch on them as quickly as possible (time is short) and hopefully provide enough information to be helpful.

Nicest Cities/Towns Surrounding Greenville*:
  • Travelers Rest
  • Powdersville - Unincorporated, but safe and clean with plenty of shopping, dining, and nearby the state's largest hospital.
  • Mauldin
  • Simpsonville
  • Greer
  • Pelham-Batesville - Unincorporated, but safe and clean with shopping, dining, and a new hospital.

Cities/Towns with Their Own Police Department (from the list above):
  • Travelers Rest
  • Mauldin
  • Simpsonville
  • Greer

Employment in Administration:
  • YES! Office administration is a job in great demand these days, so finding a postition locally should be quite easy. I recommend beginning your search by checking out the OneStop website for the Greenville County Workforce System. Salaries will vary depending on the employer and the duties required, so I can't really help in that regard.

Flooding and Tornadoes:
  • Flash Flooding is only a problem in areas near creeks and rivers, but generally does not happen unless we receive a torential downpour of rain (which is unpredictable). Just keep an eye out for places near the creeks and ask the locals what to expect there.
  • Tornadoes are almost nonexistent in the Upstate, but they can happen anywhere in the Southeast. The main fact to keep in mind is that while they are possible, they typically never reach the strength or size of the tornadoes you see in the Midwest. It is definitely not something to worry about, but do plan ahead in case you should be unfortunate and have to find shelter. In the Upstate, many homes have basements (mostly because of the plentiful hills), so you may consider that all the shelter you would need if the threat becomes imminent.

*All of these may not be considered "the best" cities or towns around Greenville by everyone, but they should offer everything you would be looking for.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
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I dropped in on this conversation and because of my own inquiry and found your information Skyliner to be very helpful and informative! Thanks for the info. and your concise reply good to know about those areas!
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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Wow, fallgirl, you really went all out in your inquiry! I greatly appreciate your being specific.

One question I have for you is, how far away from Greenville are you willing to live?

Others will add their perspective on your questions, so I will touch on them as quickly as possible (time is short) and hopefully provide enough information to be helpful.

Nicest Cities/Towns Surrounding Greenville*:
  • Travelers Rest
  • Powdersville - Unincorporated, but safe and clean with plenty of shopping, dining, and nearby the state's largest hospital.
  • Mauldin
  • Simpsonville
  • Greer
  • Pelham-Batesville - Unincorporated, but safe and clean with shopping, dining, and a new hospital.

Cities/Towns with Their Own Police Department (from the list above):
  • Travelers Rest
  • Mauldin
  • Simpsonville
  • Greer

Employment in Administration:
  • YES! Office administration is a job in great demand these days, so finding a postition locally should be quite easy. I recommend beginning your search by checking out the OneStop website for the Greenville County Workforce System. Salaries will vary depending on the employer and the duties required, so I can't really help in that regard.

Flooding and Tornadoes:
  • Flash Flooding is only a problem in areas near creeks and rivers, but generally does not happen unless we receive a torential downpour of rain (which is unpredictable). Just keep an eye out for places near the creeks and ask the locals what to expect there.
  • Tornadoes are almost nonexistent in the Upstate, but they can happen anywhere in the Southeast. The main fact to keep in mind is that while they are possible, they typically never reach the strength or size of the tornadoes you see in the Midwest. It is definitely not something to worry about, but do plan ahead in case you should be unfortunate and have to find shelter. In the Upstate, many homes have basements (mostly because of the plentiful hills), so you may consider that all the shelter you would need if the threat becomes imminent.

*All of these may not be considered "the best" cities or towns around Greenville by everyone, but they should offer everything you would be looking for.
Thanks Skyliner for all of your info. I still am researching a bunch of alternatives but the one thing I know for sure is that I want out of Florida. Hopefully once I make up my mind about where I am going my house will sell quickly (ha, ha) and I can move on. Thanks again,

Fallgirl
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Pickens County
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Fallgirl,
You might want to look at Easley also. Great town!

Sheri Sanders
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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My family and I are moving from the midwest and I would like to know where would be better to live: Charlotte (Univeristy Area) or Greenville SC...I work in the medical field and my kids attend middle and high school...no babies. I like to live some where that is centrally located near stores..parks...resteraunts...etc...some place that has low crime...and that is diverse and well kept...similiar to the area I live now...the area I live now is a middle to upper middle class neighborhood...I do rent and I have sec 8 believe that or not so sec 8 doesn't always mean we have to live in the back hills of hell...so if anyone have any information I would greatly appreciate that. Before I close I just want to say I researched the University Area and I thought that was a better area but if I'm wrong please let me know.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: upstate New York
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My wife and I are looking to relocate to the area, and we pretty much settled on those same areas you recommend (except for Travelers Rest). Not familiar with Powdersville, but will look into it. A great response!
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:27 PM
 
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I really like Travelers Rest. The view from Wal-Mart is great! It will really be the place to be in 10 years. buy land now, I am going to buy a sizeable chunk on rt. 11
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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no,no stay out of TR... It's full. Seriously, I agree it will be "the place" in the very near future.
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