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Old 12-18-2006, 02:46 PM
 
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Are the Mill areas a decent place to live and are they far away from the grocery stores? I see properites on Realtor.com and some of the ones I can afford are in the Mill areas. I cannot afford a house for more than $100k. I just need a small 2, or better yet 3 bedroom with one bathroom for one single adult.

Any replies about the Mill area(s) would be greatly appreciated.

This forum is wonderful. I've learned so much about Greenville and the surrounding area, and want to thank all of you in SC for the great information about our areas of interest. LMH
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:47 AM
 
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The mill areas around Greenville are not the safest places to live. These areas tend to be a higher crime area and if you were to drive thru them, you'd see the windows and doors covered with security bars. My husband's company owned a warehouse near Brandon Mill here in Greenville and they had to move out due to high crime and vandalism. The mill areas are not what they used to be. There are plenty of inexpensive areas around Greenville and Easley that are not in mill areas.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:56 AM
 
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You are right about the higher crime in the mill areas, but it is getting better. They're starting to turn the old mills into luxury condominiums so it'll be getting much nicer and safer.
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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Most of the old Mill Villages in and around Greenville/Easley are not safe places. Many have very undesirable people roaming the streets at all hours. It's not unusual to find prostitutes, drug dealers and panhandlers on many street corners. Places like Poe Mill Village, Monaghan Mill Village, Easley Mill Village, Victor Mill Village (In Greer), Judson Village and Gluck Mill (Anderson) are the ones I speak of.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Are you choosing the Mill areas because of price? As catschmidt mentioned, there are plenty places around in your price range that are safe outside of those areas.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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You are replying to a thread posted 8 years ago. I am sure the OP has found a place to live since then.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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You are replying to a thread posted 8 years ago. I am sure the OP has found a place to live since then.
LOL, thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Near Greenville, SC
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I am looking at an apartment on Hampton Ave. Ext. in Greenville. It is affordable and near where I work. I have had some concerns about the neighbourhood surrounding the place and have been searching online crime databases (how good are those?) and have been finding little information. It is maybe 1/2 mile east of City View and northeast of Woodside, just on the other side of the tracks. Unfortunately, there used to be a trestle that was removed.

It's not the most beautiful place I've ever seen, but it's in my price range and it's not far away from work or church. It is not in the 'burbs and you can't see that new eyesore on Washington and Main. One Eyesore to Ruin Downtown.

If anyone is familiar with this area, can you tell me what it's like?

Thanks.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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Also check the Greenville City crime database, if you haven't already. City of Greenville crime reports , since I think there's a city border on that street or nearby. Also, update the date range for the period you are interested in.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Near Greenville, SC
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Thanks for the information. I just looked at the site. It didn't look too bad, then I set the date range back to 1 December, 2013. It was a little bit colourful.

This road is on the boundry of the city limit. The apartment is just inside the city limit, but the empty lots across the street are not. I don't know if I should rule it out because the apartment itself was decent (no roaches), and it is what I can afford. At the same time, I don't want to go someplace I can afford and get robbed or have my vehicle stolen.
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