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Old 12-16-2017, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Traveler's Rest is not set in stone and we are open to other areas, hence why we will rent before we buy or build. We will most likely build unless we can find the right existing home. We don't want a big house (been there, done that). What we need is a place that we can have a multi car garage as my husband is a car collector. Lakefront living would be great as long as it's not too far away. We also need to be in an area for our son to work. He was going to college, but decided that it's not for him after a year and a half. He will be applying for work as a Police Officer.
You might consider looking at neighborhoods in the Northlake area of Anderson on Lake Hartwell. That is the quiet part of Lake Hartwell and the closest to Greenville.

Anderson has a good bit for a small city and Greenville is an easy drive up I-85. It is about 30 minutes from Northlake to downtown Greenville or the mall/shopping areas in Greenville.

Lake Hartwell has several marinas where you can store your boat. There is also one on the south end of Lake Keowee in Seneca.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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Thanks. Will check them out.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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SportsClub is one of my favorite things about living in Greenville.

Welcome to The Waterfall City. I think you will like it here.
You are just like me! Where I live now, at my beachhouse, I call my gym, "my second home" When you are have a healthy fit lifestyle a top notch gym is so important!

Thanks, I know I'll love it there!!
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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You might consider looking at neighborhoods in the Northlake area of Anderson on Lake Hartwell. That is the quiet part of Lake Hartwell and the closest to Greenville.

Anderson has a good bit for a small city and Greenville is an easy drive up I-85. It is about 30 minutes from Northlake to downtown Greenville or the mall/shopping areas in Greenville.

Lake Hartwell has several marinas where you can store your boat. There is also one on the south end of Lake Keowee in Seneca.
If we were to look at an off lake area, what areas around Anderson/Anderson County should we consider?
Our budget is in the $300k+ range, but would rather not go over that. Enough land to build multi. At garage/workshop and still be close enough to civilization. My son and husband need to find work.

One other thing, we haven’t been out toward Spartanburg yet; any towns out that way worth considering. Sorry don’t want to seem all over the place, but just trying to get feel for the different areas of the upstate since we are not set on one spot.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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If we were to look at an off lake area, what areas around Anderson/Anderson County should we consider?
Our budget is in the $300k+ range, but would rather not go over that. Enough land to build multi. At garage/workshop and still be close enough to civilization. My son and husband need to find work.

One other thing, we haven’t been out toward Spartanburg yet; any towns out that way worth considering. Sorry don’t want to seem all over the place, but just trying to get feel for the different areas of the upstate since we are not set on one spot.

Thanks for your help.
I'd recommend living in Greenville fairly close to Pelham, Woodruff, and Haywood Road until they find work.

It is a central location in the Upstate so they could have a reasonable commute to Anderson or Spartanburg if they find work over there.

You could look at the Boiling Springs suburb north of Spartanburg. It is fairly close to Lake Bowen and another small lake. I used to work in Spartanburg and I know some guys who live in Boiling Springs. A couple of them lived out near Lake Bowen. They seemed to like it but I haven't spent any time over there. It looks like it is about 15 miles and 15 minute drive from Lake Bowen to the mall area in Spartanburg.

I don't know if you have used Google maps street view, but I recommend looking at areas on there. You may be able to rule out some areas with it.

The main drag in Anderson, Clemson Blvd, doesn't have much gentrification if that is important to you. The Upstate cities are former poor mill towns so there isn't much gentrification. I grew up waterskiing and I love lakes so I'm drawn to that area more than most. Lake Hartwell is a great lake and Anderson has some great neighborhoods in my view.

If you are a big shopper and/or eat out a lot, I recommend living close to Woodruff, Pelham, Haywood and downtown Greenville.

Anderson is the biggest city near a lake. Seneca/Clemson would be the 2nd most populated area near a lake. For Anderson, I would recommend looking at neighborhoods around Concord and Brown roads.

If you are not set on moving to Greenville / Upstate SC and open to other areas near lakes, I would recommend checking out the Lexington / Irmo area near Columbia. It is on Lake Murray. That is the most populated area near a lake in SC.

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Old 12-20-2017, 09:46 PM
 
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I'd recommend living in Greenville fairly close to Pelham, Woodruff, and Haywood Road until they find work.

It is a central location in the Upstate so they could have a reasonable commute to Anderson or Spartanburg if they find work over there.

You could look at the Boiling Springs suburb north of Spartanburg. It is fairly close to Lake Bowen and another small lake. I used to work in Spartanburg and I know some guys who live in Boiling Springs. A couple of them lived out near Lake Bowen. They seemed to like it but I haven't spent any time over there. It looks like it is about 15 miles and 15 minute drive from Lake Bowen to the mall area in Spartanburg.

I don't know if you have used Google maps street view, but I recommend looking at areas on there. You may be able to rule out some areas with it.

The main drag in Anderson, Clemson Blvd, doesn't have much gentrification if that is important to you. The Upstate cities are former poor mill towns so there isn't much gentrification. I grew up waterskiing and I love lakes so I'm drawn to that area more than most. Lake Hartwell is a great lake and Anderson has some great neighborhoods in my view.

If you are a big shopper and/or eat out a lot, I recommend living close to Woodruff, Pelham, Haywood and downtown Greenville.

Anderson is the biggest city near a lake. Seneca/Clemson would be the 2nd most populated area near a lake. For Anderson, I would recommend looking at neighborhoods around Concord and Brown roads.

If you are not set on moving to Greenville / Upstate SC and open to other areas near lakes, I would recommend checking out the Lexington / Irmo area near Columbia. It is on Lake Murray. That is the most populated area near a lake in SC.
We are planning on renting in the Greer or Simpsonville area. Good to know that that is at least in the general area you recommended. We are limited on rentals as we need at least a 2 car garage for our classic vehicles. Then we will begin our search of the other various areas around the upstate.

Yes, Google map has been my friend. Iíve been walking the various towns to see what we like and what we donít.

Iíd prefer to be near civilization and not so far out, but we donít have to be within 10 mins of Greenville.

Looked at Lexington/Columbia, but not sure. Iíve read the weather is worse that Greenville, but weíve never visited.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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We’ve never visited the Columbia area is what I meant to say.
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:25 AM
 
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My son lived in the Columbia area for a few years and was very happy to move. Terribly hot summers and he did like the city at all.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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My son lived in the Columbia area for a few years and was very happy to move. Terribly hot summers and he did like the city at all.
Yeah, that's what I've read. I don't think it would be my kind of summer. There's just something about the upstate that calls me. I can't wait to get there in May to look at some rental communities. In SC, is it common for people to work with realtors for rentals? In NY, it depends where you live.
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I prefer Greenville because I like being near the mountains but I think Columbia is the better option if you want suburban lake living.

There is only about a 3 degree temperature difference between Columbia and Greenville.
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