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Old 06-18-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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I'm a 32, almost 33 year old single guy who wants to live in or close to a downtown area that is dog friendly and am interviewing for a job that would allow me to live in either Greenville, SC or Knoxville, TN. Being a UT grad and stuck in Raleigh for the last 4 years I am loving the thought of being back in SEC country.

On the other hand I'm looking for a place that has a thriving, and more "grown up" oriented downtown (no offense K'ville, got nothing but love for ya). Having not spent much time at all in G'ville can I get thoughts, opinions, suggestions?
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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Not many cities can touch Greenville's downtown. Its a live place.
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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I keep hearing that. And the real estate downtown [i]seems[i] cheaper and more my style. I really want an old craftsman style house this go round too.

Any good sites that keep up with G'villes downtown scene and what's going on?
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:09 PM
 
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I don't know about websites, but I thought I would mention the Pendleton West subdivision near downtown. It has some neat looking homes, a few Craftsmen style. There are also some random new homes (not in a subdivision) in the general Pendleton West area that aren't on the MLS right now, and haven't been since I've been keeping up with it. I just purchased an adorable brand new traditional in the downtown area, so I thought I'd share my info. Good luck!
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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Knoxville, Knoxville Knoxville!!! I lived in Knoxville till my late 30's.
1.It is much more dog friendly than Greenville
2 Knoxville is a great college town,but when you are in college you miss the more Grown up side of the city. Knoxville has EVERYTHING you are looking for in a city,but in a little smaller package.
3 Knoxville is much more progressive than Greenville and is several years ahead of them in growth.
4 Knoxville's economy is very recession proof,due to the University and Government jobs
5 UT Football,need I say more
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Knoxville, Knoxville Knoxville!!! I lived in Knoxville till my late 30's.
1.It is much more dog friendly than Greenville
2 Knoxville is a great college town,but when you are in college you miss the more Grown up side of the city. Knoxville has EVERYTHING you are looking for in a city,but in a little smaller package.
3 Knoxville is much more progressive than Greenville and is several years ahead of them in growth.
4 Knoxville's economy is very recession proof,due to the University and Government jobs
5 UT Football,need I say more
Ignore forum member I am quoting. He is posting his opinion and not the facts. Just remember which city was ranked #4 in the country to live in: Relocate-America's™ 2008 Top 100 Places to Live (http://top100.relocate-america.com/ - broken link) At least I don't have the "deer in the headlight i'm screwed" look.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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Charlestoncadet sounds like the reincarnation of recently banned forum member, "southerngentleman," whom we experienced more than enough garbage information from. I suggest utilizing the ignore function for this guy because he will have nothing good to say about the Upstate.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Charlestoncadet sounds like the reincarnation of recently banned forum member, "southerngentleman," whom we experienced more than enough garbage information from. I suggest utilizing the ignore function for this guy because he will have nothing good to say about the Upstate.
Didn't Southerngentlman say he was moving to the Charleston area? Hmmm...
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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I'd choose Greenville just because it's easier access to get to the beaches than Knoxville but that's just my opinion.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Charleston
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Default good website to compare the two citys

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Ignore forum member I am quoting. He is posting his opinion and not the facts. Just remember which city was ranked #4 in the country to live in: Relocate-America's 2008 Top 100 Places to Live (http://top100.relocate-america.com/ - broken link) At least I don't have the "deer in the headlight i'm screwed" look.
Thanks g-man, This is a great website to compare the two and see what both have to offer
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