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Old 06-02-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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Default Furman area

Anyone have any recommendations on moving to the Furman area around Hillandale Golf Course? I see they are building some new subdivisions in this area and it would seem to be a nice place near the college and with some newer commercial developments nearby. I'm looking to move from out of state so any feedback will be much appreciated.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:59 AM
 
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I live near there and love the area. Poinsett Hwy has lots of traffic, but the rest of the area is quite calm. You'll find it very convenient if you don't need lots of shopping and nightlife, but you can get to any of that in 10-20 min anyway. Where are you coming from?
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:28 AM
 
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I don't know where the property is that you are looking for but the Furman campus is one of the gems of Greenville; my daughter goes there and the area seems very nice.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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I would be coming from the suburbs of Atlanta. Some other post talk about the San Souci area being a bad area that is a little depressed. Based on maps, this area is nearby. I've seen city plans for continued development of the Travelers Rest area, which is nearby. Any thoughts on this? Thanks for your help!
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Travelers Rest SC
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Travelers Rest is just north of Furman. They have plans in place to fix up TR, and a bike trail from TR to Greenville, which of course would have to go through Furman. I believe I read that there is going to be a shopping center very close to Furman under development (maybe some of the locals can help me out here). Cherrydale Point is very close by, and has a small shopping center, and there are a lot of places like Olive Garden, Applebees, Golden Corral right around that area, as well as Home Depot and Lowe's. Cherrydale is close to San Souci, but seems like a nice area that is headed upward, with a lot of new development. To me, Travelers Rest has a much different feel, decidedly rural, which is why we are moving there soon. Except for high traffic times, it doesn't take very long at all to get to downtown Greenville, and it is a small and easily navigated city (NOT like Atlanta!) I dislike cities, yet feel very comfortable in Greenville. Our property is almost to Tigerville, but it is exactly 15 miles to the center of Greenville, and only takes 20-25 minutes or so during off-hours. We feel we have the best of both worlds!
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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Default Business School at Furman

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I don't know where the property is that you are looking for but the Furman campus is one of the gems of Greenville; my daughter goes there and the area seems very nice.
Does Furman has a business school? Or advanced degree program?
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:53 AM
 
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I know FU offers an MBA. Look on their website for more info.
San Souci is a mill village, thus working class and small houses. It's not awful, and if you want a cute small house for less than $100K you can find it there. Some areas are nicer than others.
Anywhere north of Cherrydale (used to be San Souci, before the reno) is even nicer, and gets more rural the further north you go.
A lot depends on where you'll be working, what you want to spend, and what kind of home you want...
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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New poster here, but I've lived in the Furman area since I moved to Greenville in 1996. I love the area and the convenience. Furman has a great property to walk, bike, or even picnic and fly a kite. We are less than 10 minutes to Traveler's Rest and the newest (and least busy) Super Walmart.

Unfortunatly we are selling our house and our rental to move closer to hubby's job. He is using a company car, and they don't want him to go more than 10 miles a day each way due to gas prices.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Travelers Rest is just north of Furman. They have plans in place to fix up TR, and a bike trail from TR to Greenville, which of course would have to go through Furman. I believe I read that there is going to be a shopping center very close to Furman under development (maybe some of the locals can help me out here). Cherrydale Point is very close by, and has a small shopping center, and there are a lot of places like Olive Garden, Applebees, Golden Corral right around that area, as well as Home Depot and Lowe's. Cherrydale is close to San Souci, but seems like a nice area that is headed upward, with a lot of new development. To me, Travelers Rest has a much different feel, decidedly rural, which is why we are moving there soon. Except for high traffic times, it doesn't take very long at all to get to downtown Greenville, and it is a small and easily navigated city (NOT like Atlanta!) I dislike cities, yet feel very comfortable in Greenville. Our property is almost to Tigerville, but it is exactly 15 miles to the center of Greenville, and only takes 20-25 minutes or so during off-hours. We feel we have the best of both worlds!

A shopping center was planned for the old textile plant across Highway 25 from Walmart. Don't know if it still is or not. They have started demolishing the plant from what i've heard though. There is a section of the county between Cherrydale and downtown that is kind of run-down but not that dangerous or anything. The area just north of Cherrydale has been seeing a lot of high-end housing development lately like Montebello.
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:21 PM
 
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I really like the Furman/Travelers rest area and predict growth and increasing property values in the next 5-10 years.
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