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Old 04-27-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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Having lived here 10 years now it's not bad but Greenville is far from an attractive / superior locale. It's roads need severe upgrades and it's housing patterns are mind boggling to say the least. The cost of living far exceeds what it should IMO although there are worse places for this obviously. Everything seems so spread out with no real central district and did i mention the traffic patterns are hilarious (hopefully someone downtown was on something and thought it a joke to build roads the way they did. either that or they are jerks). The saying you can't get there from here applies to Greenville without a doubt. With that being said Greenville does offer a better economic situation than many places. I believe Greenville offers young professionals a chance to start right out of college with a career in their field of choice which is good. This is important to any city trying to remain in the mix.

I do however wish Greenville had a major university to call it's own. And no Furman doesn't count (a. not a major university and b. it's outside the city limits i believe). I can only imagine if clemson where in downtown greenville like USC is in columbia or C of C is in charleston. I'm a big fan of cities that have centralized universities. I believe the school / campus give the city a certain flair. This is probably not possible oh well. Dare to dream.

 
Old 04-27-2014, 10:51 PM
 
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What's your problem ? You also come on the Western NC forum and complain about Asheville and the mountain towns. Geesh, you're everywhere hating everything, and an expert on nothing.

I actually know quite a bit. You may not like what I have to say at times, but it doesn't mean I'm wrong. This is a place to offer suggestions/comments/etc. If someone asks what they'd like to see change about city X, then people can give suggestions or offer their opinion.

Asheville has low paying jobs, a very tough economy and a higher-than-it-should-have cost of living. It doesnt mean a resident needs to take it personally. It is what it is. It's public info. The same goes for the majot metro area I live in... average income is too low (in Orlando MSA) when you look at what an avg apartment costs to rent. I see it. Totally. But if I mentioned this issue in the Orlando forum, I wouldn't expect ppl to jum my case. Thats the difference.

Like I said, this place is for discussion and opinions/feedback. No need to get upset at me when someone in the Asheville forum asks "can I live off of 18k a year in Asheville?" and I respond with a statement that suggests pay is low, cost of living is high, etc.
 
Old 04-27-2014, 11:11 PM
 
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Ah, another Greenville vs Charleston debate!
 
Old 04-28-2014, 06:29 AM
 
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Ah, another Greenville vs Charleston debate!
Not really. It left that level a long time ago. It's turned into something else now.
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