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Old 05-10-2014, 04:24 PM
 
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Hi, I'm from a small town in North Florida and I'm considering moving somewhere closer to the mountains -Greenville has stuck out to me. I've got an English degree with newspaper experience (limited job prospects, I know, but there you go) and the funds of a recent college grad. Any advice on what kinds of jobs I could be looking at in the Upstate and what kind of atmosphere I could expect? What is there to do for twenty-somethings? Are there affordable rentals besides apartments? Does Greenville feel like a huge city or like a large small town? I'd like to know what you guys think of Greenville and/or the Upstate in general (I'm willing to look around). Thank you!
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:24 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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Hi, I'm from a small town in North Florida and I'm considering moving somewhere closer to the mountains -Greenville has stuck out to me. I've got an English degree with newspaper experience (limited job prospects, I know, but there you go) and the funds of a recent college grad. Any advice on what kinds of jobs I could be looking at in the Upstate and what kind of atmosphere I could expect? What is there to do for twenty-somethings? Are there affordable rentals besides apartments? Does Greenville feel like a huge city or like a large small town? I'd like to know what you guys think of Greenville and/or the Upstate in general (I'm willing to look around). Thank you!

Hi there,

We moved here from FL last Aug. Although my DH and I are in our 40's, our kids are in their early 20's. Since your coming from a small town, Greenville is probably going to definitely feel bigger to you. I'm not sure what you like to do but we have a variety of things to do. If you like to go out to bars/clubs, we have plenty downtown that cater to your age. We have tons of restaurants if you like to eat out. There is the Swamp Rabbit Trail which goes on for miles if you like walking or biking. We have a beautiful park with waterfalls right in downtown. We have tons of festivals and music events. There area also several smaller towns surrounding Greenville. It's what you like. The mountains are nearby, an hour and you can hike and see waterfalls. There are several crystal clear lakes around without gators. LOL Greenville feels like the perfect size to us, not too big and not too small.

My kids find the area boring but one misses FL/friends and the other one likes Asheville, NC or CO. Asheville has a younger, hippy crowd. I don't know if you're into that. My son likes the music scene better there. Many things tend to be geared to an older crowd than you or even young kids. Therefore, my DH and I can find things to enjoy. There are many young professionals in downtown though. If I were you, I'd check it out.

As for the weather, it is more tolerable to us than FL. Although, it can get cold for a couple months in the winter, the rest of the year is very pleasant. You get four seasons which we like

I don't know about jobs for you but it's important to secure a job first. I'd check with the local newspaper companies.

BTW, rentals outside of downtown are pretty cheap compared to what they were in FL. When we first got here, we rented a 2 bedroom house, 7 miles from downtown, and in a good area for $750. There are plenty options aside from apartments.

How soon are you looking to move? Give us a little more info on what you like to do?
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Hi, thanks for replying!

I'm definitely going to secure a job first before moving, so no worries there.

I'm looking to move hopefully this summer or at least within the next year.

I enjoy biking, walking, animals, and nature, so outdoor activities appeal to me. I also like good wine and beer and fun places to drink them at, so I enjoy going out to nice bars and restaurants. I'll go out to the movies every once in a while, and I like yoga and Zumba classes. Also, video games, but that really wouldn't depend on the city (although any "nerd" culture is appreciated).
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:42 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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Hi, thanks for replying!

I'm definitely going to secure a job first before moving, so no worries there.

I'm looking to move hopefully this summer or at least within the next year.

I enjoy biking, walking, animals, and nature, so outdoor activities appeal to me. I also like good wine and beer and fun places to drink them at, so I enjoy going out to nice bars and restaurants. I'll go out to the movies every once in a while, and I like yoga and Zumba classes. Also, video games, but that really wouldn't depend on the city (although any "nerd" culture is appreciated).
We've got all that here Come check it out
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:03 PM
 
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I'm definitely going to secure a job first before moving, so no worries there.
If you're looking to move this summer you better start looking for a job now. Once you start looking you'll see lots of manufacturing jobs and few of what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Best of luck on your move! My 20 something "nerd" son would love to have someone to play video games with!
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