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Old 05-25-2010, 10:46 AM
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We are planning a move from Orlando to the Greenville area (looking more specifically at Simpsonville) and are looking for the most child friendly neighborhood/development in the area. I have an almost 4 year old and a 2 year old and want a neighborhood where lots of kids live and play and where possibly other stay at home moms. We want to stay around the $250-$300k range in homes and since they will be going to a private school, school zone isn't really that important. We just want somewhere where super "family friendly"! We have heard really good things about Neely Farm? Any suggestions??
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:11 AM
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There are already a ton of threads on here with that kind of info. If you do a little research you should be able to find what you are looking for. Also, journalhomes.com is a great resource for checking out the different neighborhoods in Simpsonville.
As for schools not being important, I would expect that you will find the most family-friendly and kid-orientated neighborhoods would also be within the better school districts.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:01 PM
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I understand completely what you are looking for we are in exactly the same boat. I disagree that the old forums have this information. The questions is asked many times, once even by me :-), but never very satisfactorily answered. I do know that Neely Farm has a lot of kids, we've tested that one out. It appears Stonehaven does to too, but not an active community as far as I can see. Neely Farm has organized kid and adult parties for the neighborhood. I don't know your budget, but I can help you with information as I find it.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:02 PM
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Are you absolutely dead set on private schools? Greenville offers GREAT public school options. I'd think it'd at least be worth looking into.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:52 PM
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I have lived in Simpsonville all my life and saw Neely Farms being built. It is nice. You may find somthing in your price range at Verdmont as well. You did not mention lot size. Simpsonville is also a large area in which to do a search. Would you prefer the Woodruff Road side or the Fairveiw Road side? How many bedrooms and how many baths? I just did an MLS search for all of Simpsonville for houses for sale priced $250K - $300K and came up with 72. Help me narrow it down.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:58 PM
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gilder creek farms is great, also is kilgore farms.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:11 PM
Location: Greenville, SC
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Originally Posted by Sillymiller123 View Post
gilder creek farms is great, also is kilgore farms.
I'm still not sure why you're resurrecting a bunch of old threads, but for the benefit of future readers, I just wanted to clarify that Gilder Creek Farm (there's no "s") and Kilgore Farms are in two very different price ranges.

Gilder Creek Farm (average asking price): $239,775

Kilgore Farms (average asking price): $355,827
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:53 PM
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I WAS in the market for a home in neely farm recently. home price was less than $200,000 so you can definitely find deals in there.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:49 PM
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We have a little neighborhood of 30 homes (Bennetts Grove) in Five Forks, which I just love. Almost every home has little ones, since it is a new development. We don't have a pool or play ground, but we all know eachother and plan events together as much as possible. It is nice to really know the entire neighborhood. Our kids play and ride bikes in the circle or in the back yards. We have 4 lots left for sale. It is a Ryan community. The price is about what you like. We are also an Oakview Elementary neighborhood, which is a top rated school. Might want to check it out...
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:17 AM
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Neely Farms and Gresham Woods have the same "neighborhood vibe" feel to them. I would suggest either. Gilder Creek is really cold feeling. They try to force community, but talk to the neighbors, they do not know each other.

I think you may be interested in this:

The house is nice, 2000 plus square feet. 3/4 bedrooms depending on how you use the bonus. Formal LR, DR. Kitchen needs updating, but a decorating allowance may be offered with an acceptable offer. The large swingset conveys. We are available for short notice viewings, so drive by and check out the neighborhood. Enjoy as the neighbors wave as you pass.

Here is a copy of a posting I did 2 weeks ago:

Last night 5 families gathered in the cul-de-sac in front of this home for sale. Parents chatted while kids caught fireflies.
Some kids played on the swing set while others shot squirt guns.
Maybe you thought you wanted a big house, but now you live in a cold neighborhood where you do not know your neighbors. This house is not huge, a little over 2000 square feet, but who needs space inside when a lot of time is spent outside? Please come by to see the house and chat with the neighbors about the type of neighborhood Gresham Woods is. Stop by the pool, check out the slow pace of cars in the street, enjoy the big shade trees.
My seven year old says "A lot of people like to play basketball here" and "The people are nice here"
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