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Old 10-10-2011, 01:50 AM
 
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Hi all,

I am searching for a house to rent and will be commuting to downtown
Greenville everyday. Could someone please give me an estimate on how long that drive normally takes during the morning (8am) and evening drive times to Greer or Simpsonville?

I want to know if I can consider homes this far out as reasonable candidates.

Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Hi all,

I am searching for a house to rent and will be commuting to downtown
Greenville everyday. Could someone please give me an estimate on how long that drive normally takes during the morning (8am) and evening drive times to Greer or Simpsonville?

I want to know if I can consider homes this far out as reasonable candidates.

Thanks!
I can't comment on Simpsonville, but I live in Greer. Really, it all depends on WHERE in Greer you may live. I live right off Wade Hampton, so for me, it's a straight shot to DT and wouldn't take me as long as someone who lives out in Greer, say of 101/290. Or you may find a place off 85 in Greer in which case, you'd have whatever traffic is on 85 to 385. Really all depends on WHERE in Greer you're thinking, but for me, it takes me about 20 minutes to get DT. As for traffic, personally, and coming from Miami, I wonder "what traffic?"
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I can't speak for Simpsonville either, but I too live in Greer- we live in the part near 85 and Pelham Rd. The traffic tends to be slow (but not stopped) near the Pelham Rd. exit off of 85 between 5-6pm. Because of where we live, I can take the Pelham Rd exit or the next exit which is Hwy 14- if the Pelham exit is backed up, I'll go on down to 14. Either way, I would still estimate the commute at 20 minutes (MAYBE 25 if the traffic was unusually heavy). I grew up here, but have lived in bigger cities too, and I have the same opinion as Eldemila- "what traffic?"
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: near downtown Greenville, SC (viewing the sunset vicariously at the North Gulf Shore Beach Access)
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I'm just the opposite - I live just south of downtown Greenville and work in Greer (very close to the old/defunct Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital on Wade Hampton).

My commute at 7:30 am is 25+ minutes - other times outside of rush hour is about 20+ minutes.

I typically avoid Wade-Hampton due to several reasons: aesthetically unappealing and LOTS of traffic lights (of course, all out of sync). I take East North-Brushy Creek-S Buncombe (much nicer drive and no ugly billboards).

I've been commuting moderate to long distances for nearly a decade and am ready to give it up. If I were you, I'd rent a house in Greenville and have no commute - unless you absolutely must live in the Riverside school district.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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You can look for 30-45 minutes from Simpsonville at this time. When the contruction on I-385 is compleated it should be half that.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Greer, SC
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I live in the Blue Ridge area of Greer (the Hwy 101/290 area near Lake Cunningham). I take Stallings Road all the way to Rutherford; Rutherford to Chick Springs; Chick Springs to Wade Hampton . . . and then I'm practically downtown. 25 minutes most mornings.

The drive down Stallings has its pros (driving through a golf course every day is awesome!) and its cons (it's only 1 lane each direction, so one slow driver can derail your timetable).
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Note that they move the lanes over / change lanes this weekend so they can work on the southbound side.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Simpsonville is cookie cutter nightmare city...don't live or rent there.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville
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Simpsonville is cookie cutter nightmare city...don't live or rent there.
Well, that's certainly non-biased, productive advice. Those of us who choose to live in a nice, old, tree-filled Simpsonville neighborhood where the covenants state that all the houses must be unique really appreciate your insight.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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I lived in Greer or almost 8 yrs and sometimes worked Greenville I always travelled 29 [Wade Hampton]. I didn't let little things like traffic lights bother me. It let me calm down and relax before I got home [tho I will admit MOST times was late night eraly morning times I travelled] I have travelled 29 during the "rush hour"

You want rush hour Traffic try it around here in Dallas and other parts of the upstate THAT'S TRAFFIC!! You folks have NOTHING compared to what they got here!!
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