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Old 07-15-2014, 05:56 AM
 
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Adam.....don't know what price point, etc youre looking at, but check out Castle Rock neighborhood. Here is the view from my back deck:
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:47 PM
 
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We came from the Poconos in PA and I can tell you the winters are a cake walk compared to up north Last year was an unusually cold winter here from what I was told.
Not really, that was pretty average.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Bristol tn
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Looking at the daily weather from last year if that is average then that is GOLDEN
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: near downtown Greenville, SC (viewing the sunset vicariously at the North Gulf Shore Beach Access)
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We had more snow than usual this year. Not a big deal though. The weather people thought it was going to be much worse.
Yes, I vividly remember the infamous February winter storm - all of the meteorologists (including the local NOAA weather office) were predicting apocalyptic snowfall totals of a foot+. I ended up with about 4-5 inches (and most of it sleet!) - still a significant winter storm here. (I honestly think this is the reason SaucyStarGazer is moving back to Asheville - she only rec'd a couple of inches at most)
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Travelers Rest SC
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Last year was somewhat off average. Last summer only had 11 days above 90 degrees- very unusual. This year has been much more normal. The winter was colder than average, with three days in January in single digits. The previous two winters were very mild. We also had nearly twice the average rainfall in 2013.

As for the Blizzard of '14, we had a whopping 1-1/2" up here in the north county. That's the most we've had in the last three years that I've been here. We had a small snow earlier in the winter that made the roads all but impassable. It took my wife 2 hours to get home from work, mostly due to abandoned cars, which people simply left in the middle of the road.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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I have been playing around on Zillow what blows me away is whatan amazing house you can get for less than $200,000. Whereas the other place I wanna move you get practically nothing for less than 200000
The upstate housing market is definitely a plus for someone moving here from another state. Depending on the area of town you're interested in, $200k will get you a nice house (2500 square feet, 4 BR, 2.5 BA in a nice community). House prices are a little steep in certain areas (i.e. many spots near downtown Greenville), but still not as bad as other locations in the country.

One downside of Greenville, however, is the sprawl...the city is very spread out, with a not-so-great public transportation system. Expect to drive everywhere...which isn't too big of a deal, due to the cheap gas prices here.
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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To add to the above- yes you will have to drive everywhere but everything is so close; I never drive more than 20 minutes to get anywhere except the mountains.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Are we all supposed to live on top of each other in a tiny area. Never understood the sprawl comment. Don't get the appeal of mass transit either. That is a big hassle. I rode the Metro in DC a few times on the weekend and it seemed more stresfful to me than driving. It would be unbearable during workdays I think.
I guess I should have rephrased my comment and said "One possible downside...". Some people prefer to live in a more urban area, where you can walk to things or take mass transit. If the OP is one of those people, Greenville may be a letdown in that one area.

As a native Greenvillian (is that the correct term?), I'm used to driving everywhere, and as someone else pointed out, most things are fairly convenient, and the traffic is nowhere near as bad as Charlotte or Atlanta.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Bristol tn
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Just so that nobody is nervous.......I am not concerned about mass transit. I am going to be visiting with my wife exactly 30 days from now! I have heard downtown Greenville on main st is very nice and I should check it out. Also to check out Paris mtn for hiking........any other suggestions?
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Bristol tn
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Here is what I am interested in. I don't want to be too far from conveniences of a town. But my main goal would be reasonably close access to outdoor (hiking mountains lakes etc) and perhaps a yard with some trees.......what would be some good locations to consider in this area? Also I would prefer to keep it to 175k or under (could go over some but prefer not to) Doesn't have to be huge house either
thanks
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