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Old 08-05-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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LOL....

Well to stay on topic... I guess I would say Greenville doesn't have too awful much on others mid sized cities...

1. Public schools (-)
2. Expensive airport (-)
3. 4 distinct seasons (+)
4. Horrible infrastructure / traffic especially considering it's a mid sized city (-)
5. Location right on major interstate inbetween 2 nice cities (+)
6. Heard of the bible belt?? Welcome to the belt buckle (-)
7. Unrefined / no culture. Olive Garden, Papa Johns and Taco Bell...c'mon. Best of the Upstate? (-)


R1v3rrat... on topic and hitting the nail dead square.
What affect does Greenville being the "bible belt buckle" have on you? Why is that a negative?

Horrible infrastructure/traffic? I'll agree that Woodruff Road is bad, but if you know your way around it's fine. Perhaps you should have looked into other optional routes and back roads. If you take the larger, 4-lane roads everywhere of course it's going to be slower. Like Main Street on a weekend, if you're trying to get somewhere by a certain time you would never drive down it...you would go around.

And how could you take the "best of g'ville" thing seriously? You have no idea who "voted" for that...I certainly didn't have a say in it and if it was available to me I had no idea. It's easy to find better food than you find at those three places. Yuck, olive garden...
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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You have issues. If you don't like it here then leave. Why move somewhere and then complain, but do nothing about it?
WE AGREE! Well except for the last part, although schools might be another issue.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:02 PM
 
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WE AGREE! Well except for the last part, although schools might be another issue.
You got me this time. Yes we agree.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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Greenville County has produced many outstanding students who have gone on to attend some excellent colleges and universities. I would put these students up against the best and brightest from other areas of the country.

Don't buy into the media hype about South Carolina public schools being horrible. To start with, Greenville County Schools are much better than just about all of the rest of the state. In addition, South Carolina as a whole wouldn't rank nearly as low if every state used the same measuring system for achievement. I'll stop now before drifting too far off-topic...
Remember too that Gville county has over 430 teachers with their national board certification; this is more than about 30 other individual states. This certification is nearly the equivalent of having a Master's degree, and takes about two years to obtain. This means that many Gville county teachers have advanced training which our students are the beneficiaries of.

As for the topical question, I would definitely say falls park is unique, and Heritage Green is even emerging as a farly unique arts district. But really I think the whole package of Greenville and the upstate; huge international business presence, location, climate, DT, outdoor opportunities, good festivals, emerging arts destination, etc, all contribute to setting us apart. Take one of those factors, and plenty of other peer cities have it also. But add them all together, and I think that is what makes us stand out.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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From what I can tell,Greenville gets better every day. There is a lot of pride in the city, the downtown area and falls park show that. Every city has it's bad part's. Greenville's good far out weighs the bad. My wife and I are trying to make the move to Greenville happen and would love to be apart of a great city and community. The Upstate has tons to offer.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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From what I can tell,Greenville gets better every day. There is a lot of pride in the city, the downtown area and falls park show that. Every city has it's bad part's. Greenville's good far out weighs the bad. My wife and I are trying to make the move to Greenville happen and would love to be apart of a great city and community. The Upstate has tons to offer.
Thank you for the kind words about a city we all love. Please let us know if you have any questions about the area between now and your move!
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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From what I can tell,Greenville gets better every day. There is a lot of pride in the city, the downtown area and falls park show that. Every city has it's bad part's. Greenville's good far out weighs the bad. My wife and I are trying to make the move to Greenville happen and would love to be apart of a great city and community. The Upstate has tons to offer.
I agree with every point you made in that post. The main thing we all must never forget and strive to accomplish is this...

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The good parts of Greenville must grow and the bad parts must be eliminated.
Obviously the second part will take longer and likely will never happen in our lifetime, however we must always strive to accomplish these goals if this city is going to be successful for the next generation as well. This is where I totally agree with guestposter regarding the care for the city's future. The progress in and surrounding downtown has been very positive so far and the hope is now that change will continue to sweep outward into the other neglected neighborhoods deminished by drug & alcohol addicts, crime, and poverty. While they aren't as "visible" to the general public, these neighborhoods are rotting away many otherwise potentially beautiful places to live within the city. I know that every city has these bad places, but Greenville can really act to change their nature from "bad" to "desirable."
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:01 AM
 
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I'm glad everybody has pride for the city of Greenville, but what about the state? Soon Greenville will be unique just as every city is. But you'll be able to find a place like it in any other region. Yet our unique region's natural diversity of being Southern will be diminished.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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This state is so backwards, I wish Greenville was part of Georgia or North Carolina.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:21 AM
 
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Then why are you here?
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