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Old 07-31-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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Why do these rankings always devolve into "place X is awesome, place Y sucks"?

Some fairly meaningless survey ranked Greenville highly. Downtown Greenville is a nice place to visit. Downtown Charleston is an interesting and historic place to visit. They both have their merits. If you enjoy one more than the other, great. There is no need to feel you have to put down the other town just to make you feel better about your own choice.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Why do these rankings always devolve into "place X is awesome, place Y sucks"?

Some fairly meaningless survey ranked Greenville highly. Downtown Greenville is a nice place to visit. Downtown Charleston is an interesting and historic place to visit. They both have their merits. If you enjoy one more than the other, great. There is no need to feel you have to put down the other town just to make you feel better about your own choice.
I agree with you. I hate to see these threads turn into arguments or debates. I think it's OK to say I like Charleston, etc better but why drag it on. These articles may not mean much but they have to get their info from somewhere. It's just nice to see your hometown get a ranking
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Carolina Mountains
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I agree with you. I hate to see these threads turn into arguments or debates. I think it's OK to say I like Charleston, etc better but why drag it on. These articles may not mean much but they have to get their info from somewhere. It's just nice to see your hometown get a ranking
Yea, the tourism board in these cities submits information to various magazines. If they send it enough, they get on a list. Lists are always skewed and I wouldn't believe any that aren't based on facts like pop. number relocating and such.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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Yea, the tourism board in these cities submits information to various magazines. If they send it enough, they get on a list. Lists are always skewed and I wouldn't believe any that aren't based on facts like pop. number relocating and such.
The article spoke about its methodology if you care to read about it. Having 10,000 people was the first criteria and then they looked at stat such as density, music venues per capita, population within a certain age range, etc.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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The article spoke about its methodology if you care to read about it. Having 10,000 people was the first criteria and then they looked at stat such as density, music venues per capita, population within a certain age range, etc.
He does not need to read their methodology, these publications get information from local officials & tourism boards. And, as we have seen many times, Greenville is very liberal in describing the city by claiming to be the fastest growing, a metro of 1.4m, the wealthiest in SC, or if the metrics work best with a smaller denominator, they use they city population of 60k. Nothing wrong with promoting a city but Greenville's leaders have a problem with consistency. And, that translates into silly rankings regardless of the methodology.

Besides, some of the towns on this list are funny. Charleston is the obvious choice in SC as most exciting, not sure how that could be a debate. Columbia and or Greenville would be very similar. Other than that, who cares, the towns are too small to be mentioned.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:29 PM
 
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Okay so somehow I always get in convos with trolls...

How do I know if they were banned or not?
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Near Fairview Rd, Simpsonville
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How did Conway get on here? As near as I can tell, Conway exists solely to make my trip to the beach take an hour longer than necessary...
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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I get what the poster is saying about Charleston, and I totally agree, it's one epic town. However, I was just in downtown Greenville last week visiting some family, and I think the excitement factor is more than surface deep. Perhaps it comes with literally creating a live, work, play destination out of nothing, or perhaps its a result of the peacefulness of surrounding foothill/mountain communities, but I really do feel an energy in downtown Greenville that is unmistakable.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I get what the poster is saying about Charleston, and I totally agree, it's one epic town. However, I was just in downtown Greenville last week visiting some family, and I think the excitement factor is more than surface deep. Perhaps it comes with literally creating a live, work, play destination out of nothing, or perhaps its a result of the peacefulness of surrounding foothill/mountain communities, but I really do feel an energy in downtown Greenville that is unmistakable.
Has it changed since you lived here?
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:06 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Greenville, hands down, is one of the nicest downtowns in the Southeast.

And Beckycat, I've been here all week. The temps have been soooo much more bearable, and the people... ahhh... so much more pleasant to be around...
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