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Old 03-18-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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I know we all have different preferences to where we'd like to live...i.e. near the beach, near the mtns, etc.

What are some of your pros and cons of each city. Which place did you enjoy living most?

I've lived in both but I love Greenville best. But if I go to Charleston in the summer to go boating with my family I fall in love with Charleston again. I think when it comes down to it I'd rather live here and visit Charleston.

Living in G'ville I do miss good fresh seafood and the palm trees and spanish moss but then I ride down I-385 toward town and see the mtns. in the background and I'm just amazed at how beautiful it is. I love it here.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Not me but one of our forum members by the name of 'Greenville' has: http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...le-157113.html
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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I've lived in both. Though Greenville has been more brief. Born and raised in Charleston.

I feel Charleston has more of a history and local culture, of course this could be bias. Greenville to me seems to be more of a melting pot of locals and people from other parts of the country (Charleston tourists aside).

Greenville has some nice things and the downtown is very well done, but I feel it still has a ways to go and is possibly in a bit of an identity crisis as more foreign businesses move in and it expands. Dear god, they really need to widen Woodruff Road though!

Both are nice, but I have to give it to Charleston definitely.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:12 AM
 
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Greenville, better jobs because it's based less on tourism and more on business. Charleston is a good place to go on vacation.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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As g-man said, I have lived in both. I was born and raised in Greenville, but lived in Charleston for five years (2005-2010). Both are cool cities, but very different.

I definitely prefer Greenville. It feels more like a city to me, with big business, commerce, foreign investment, etc. I like the diversity of cultures in Greenville. I love the mountain views. I like the progressiveness of city leaders and residents. It feels very "New South" to me, and I like that.

Charleston feels less like a city and more like a town. Height restrictions for buildings, narrow one-way streets, and historic charm. Definitely more "Old South." There are lots of great restaurants, plus you're close to the beach. Definitely a fun place for a weekend trip, but not somewhere I would recommend living. I lived in the downtown area, and got tired of all the flooding when it rained, as well as the nasty pluff mud smell that occurred several times a week (it smells similar to a paper mill for those of you who aren't familiar with it).

As I have said before, Charleston is a place you visit. Greenville is a place you live.
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