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Old 04-21-2014, 07:24 AM
Status: "It takes a lot of balls to golf like me" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Downtown
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Originally Posted by gvillesc View Post
It's such a terrible place that you couldn't stay away. Thanks for coming and checking in.


Its funny how there are always these "Greenville the best in the country"?? threads with a question mark....No need to question, you know Charleston is better...


Greenville is like the middle child, always wanting attention but never getting it...




"The Charleston area continues to lead the state in home price increases and speed of sales.

The region's median price between January and March was $215,000, up 13.2 percent compared to the first quarter in 2013, according to South Carolina Realtors' quarterly report.

The Charleston region was better than the Southern Midlands region, which recorded a 10.4 percent hike to $70,750; and Western Upstate, which recorded a 6.9 percent increase to $130,000 in the quarter, according to the Columbia-based trade group.

Charleston also continues to lead the state in the time it takes to sell a home.

The South Carolina Realtors' report says the average home in the Charleston region was on the market 77 days from the time it was listed to the point of sale, a 13.9 percent improvement from the first quarter of 2013.

That was better than the Columbia region, which reported 102 days to sell a home, down 13.5 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013."
 
Old 04-21-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Still no and no.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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Originally Posted by WiseManOnceSaid View Post
Talk about cost of living Pain? You been to Maui lately?
I have been to Maui recently. And did you read my post? It stated if I had all the money in the world I would want to move to Lahaina (USA speaking). That town is beautiful and so quaint. I'm not dumb. I know how much the cost of living is on Hawaii.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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Again, why is this thread becoming Charleston vs Greenville????? No one is answering the OP's question.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Status: "It takes a lot of balls to golf like me" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I have been to Maui recently. And did you read my post? It stated if I had all the money in the world I would want to move to Lahaina (USA speaking). That town is beautiful and so quaint. I'm not dumb. I know how much the cost of living is on Hawaii.
Didn't call you dumb dear, just didn't know if you'd been lately. I looked at a home that was a bargain at $1100 a square foot because it was a fixer-upper lmao.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Again, why is this thread becoming Charleston vs Greenville????? No one is answering the OP's question.
I'm just waiting for somebody to mention how Charlotte is the best.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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Didn't call you dumb dear, just didn't know if you'd been lately. I looked at a home that was a bargain at $1100 a square foot because it was a fixer-upper lmao.
I'm not saying you called me dumb........

And please don't call me dear.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Status: "It takes a lot of balls to golf like me" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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If not what do we need to get there? What are the things we need to improve quality of life to the point we can take the crown from Charleston?

Things I'd like to see:
  1. Burial of all power lines
  2. Better retail
  3. Selective national retail downtown customized for an urban environment
  4. High speed rail from Atlanta to DC
  5. Entertainment and shopping complex DT ie, Movie theater with imax, bowling alley, upscale night clubs
  6. water park and amusement park
  7. DT convention center to attract major mid sized cenventions that rotate locations
  8. Football team
  9. Ikea
  10. Magnolia HT
  11. Casino
  12. Redevelopment of the West side of town ie White Horse
  13. National destination quality golf course
  14. Urban multi floor Target with grocery DT
  15. Redevelopment of Woodruff road to be walk-able
From an outsider's point of view, the stigmas attached to Greenville are usually about crime areas. 10 years ago, Greenville was a city with a pretty high crime rate, it has greatly improved, but still carries this stigma. Secondly, I think that you need more attractions, Casino won't ever happen in SC, they've been trying for 30 years to get casinos here. Amusement park is something tangible that I feel could really help ya'll. Like a Carowinds or Sixflags. Golf is always a great draw, so would most of the other things you mentioned. Charleston doesn't offer most of the things on your list. We hold the crown currently because 1) It's Coastal 2) Property Values are skyrocketing 3) Over 250 New Tech companies 4) History and the preservation of our historical structures 5) Top Notch Dining to name a few. We have done a really good job marketing to the North. Daniel Island is probably 85% northern implants, Mt. Pleasant, I hate to say is probably up to 50% now. We have made every list known to man about how great our city is, but my biggest fear is that we are going to grow too fast, that infrastructure won't keep up, people will get frustrated and move on. That's what happened in Florida a few years back, they stopped moving to Florida, because most of the towns in Fla tried to take advantage of the Northern wealth, taxed the crud out of them, raised their property taxes and insurance policies etc. When the bubble popped and all the snowbirds that had 2nd homes down there simply couldn't afford the cost of living. I hope that doesn't happen to us. But I'm already seeing propositions to raise taxes to fund highway projects that are desperately needed.


We have some major issues that come with growth of any city. Sprawl is affecting our highways, Summerville is completely clogged with traffic now. We lack shopping, schools, home inventory (developments) and infrastructure.

Just be careful what you wish for is all. It's great to see growth, but it's a double edged sword.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Status: "It takes a lot of balls to golf like me" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I'm just waiting for somebody to mention how Charlotte is the best.
no and no
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