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Old 10-04-2006, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Hi,
My sister and her family are thinking about moving to Easley. Does anyone have any opinions on the town? Schools are not important. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:40 AM
 
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Easley is a nice, smaller town that is located very close to a lot. It is an easy drive to get to Greenville (15 minutes), an easy drive to the lake (20 minutes), stores, restaurants, etc., are abundant in and around the area. I highly recommend living there! If you need more information, just let me know.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:17 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Easley is a nice, smaller town as Micah Hall says. We used to live there and we just stayed there for 4 days two weeks ago. They have quite a few nice restaurants. Some of them bigger chains like Ruby Tuesdays and Fatz Cafe. If you want a really great burger you must try Pete's #6! They are the best! For a great hot dog "all the way" I suggest Joe's.

Easley has a WalMart, Belks, JCPenney's and KMart just to name a few. And there are quite a few Supermarkets there as well. They also have a movie theatre. I tell you all of this because Easley is the town with the stores. If you live in Liberty or Pickens or the surrounding areas you come to Easley to do your shopping and to go out to dinner. If you have out of town guests they would stay in Easley because Liberty and Pickens don't have hotels.

Easley also has a great library and a cute little theatre (for plays).

Easley is very close to Greenville (like 12 miles) for your malls, bigger theatres and bigger movie theaters. Greenville has a downtown that you would fall in love with! A terrific park called the Falls at Reedy Park, wonderful restaurants and quaint stores on the main street.

We are moving to S.C. in two weeks (today) and we will be in Norris which is a teeny tiny town about 10 miles out of Easley.

If your sister and her family like the South, they will love Easley.

Just my $.02.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Thanks Micah and Disney for your opinions. My other concern is health care in the area. My father is 83 and scared of the whole move idea. Without mentioning names are there doctors that cater to seniors worries and needs? I'm just trying to reassure him that all the good things he had now in South Jersey are waiting for him in South Carolina. By the way, what is the employment situation like? My brother-in-law just lost his job as a vice president for a communications firm and probably will be seeking something like that if they buy down there. Any more information that anyone could provide me would be appreciated!
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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I was recently reading a forum - think it was the Kingsport/Johnson City one. I remember reading that if you were retired, be sure to have a doctor here before moving down here from another state. Anyone know anyything about that? or is it a tn thing. If you move and find a Dr. it doesn't seem likely they would drop you when you went on Medicare does it ? ? Any help would be appreciated.

~CL0
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Easley, SC
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I use Oaktree Medical Center. They have all types of doctors in one facility. If you need a different specialist they will help you with one. I use Dr. David Rogers as my neurologist and I take my mother in law there for help with Parkinsons. I like the fact that he does not believe in over medicating. He is very patient with his patients as well. He has a great physicians assistant if you need immediate assistance. They are located on Brushy Creek Road. I live in Easley and I love it. Like everyone else said, close proximity to Greenville but not overcrowded.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:04 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm not sure about it being just for retirees but I do know when I moved down here, it was hard to find a doctor. Several doctors that I tried to get into when my husband was sick asked for our previous records, that's fine, but then they said they'd review the records and then let us know if we'd been accepted in the practice which could take a month or two!!

I was like, "We just need to see a doctor, not get into an ivy league school!"

I found one down in Clemson, where I work. I'm not crazy about him in the slightest but I was able to get in when I needed too. I'm currently shopping for a new primarcy care physician.

I've also heard great things about Dr. Rogers. I suffer from migraines and I'm going to try and get an appointment with him. The selling point for me was I heard he doesn't try and just dope you up but really tries to get to the root cause of the problem.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Easley, SC
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That is absolutely true of Dr. Rogers. He is going to tell you to get off the caffiene first. At lease that's what he told me. He will try to narrow down the reason for the migraine--ex, wine, cheese, caffiene etc. He does give me the new medicine like Trexemet, Axert etc. but he does not give narcotics. I have been seeing him for several years and I like him. I hear that Dr. Baxley in Clemson, Seneca area is good but don't know him personally.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:38 AM
 
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As others have said is is close the Greenville which has two nice hospital systems Greenville Hospital System (or GHS) and St. Francis you can go to both of their websites to find a physician and then call that office directly. We moved 3 years ago and did not have ay problems finding new doctors.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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I'd like to ask a question. Please be honest. I realize SC is often stereotyped, but the Greenville area has always been known for its conservative views. During the last election I carefully watched the maps as votes were counted. All the networks kept referring to Greenville/Spartanburg as "very conservative" or "home to many evangelicals," and so on.

So my question is this. Is Easley a town where someone from any background would feel comfortable?
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