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Old 04-19-2006, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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I can answer about Wilson a little. It is to the northwest of Greene county that I live in and about 25 miles from Snow Hill. The land is mostly rural but Wilson, which is the county seat of Wilson County, is the largest city there. It is typical of the other counties around here. A lot of farm communties with Stantonsburg, Black Creek, I am not sure if Rock Ridge is in Wilson County or not, Elm City I believe is in Wilson County and there probably is a few others. Oh Lucama is in Wilson County. The place is not very much above sea level like the rest of the coastal counties. I don't know much about the economy. I have lived there very briefly when I was living with my sister in 1986. She and another sister lived there for many years. I am not particularly fond of the hospital they have there but that is two other stories. But it is close enough to Greenville to use their hospital and is about an hour from Raleigh. Some northern people that are opinionated about the south would call this Hicksville. It is not as progressive I feel as Greenville. But then again I don't think they wanted to be. They have excellent shopping areas.
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:18 PM
 
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We are looking to rent an apartment for the first few months. Are they really as many options as I am seeing online. It would help to know which areas to not consider. Please keep in mind I have small children and I would like to be in a great school district. Thanks so much for all your help.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:25 AM
 
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We are looking to rent an apartment for the first few months. Are they really as many options as I am seeing online
Greenville is a college town, home of East Carolina University.. approx. 18,000 students there alone. Much of them live off campus. There is also a large community college there...Pitt Community & a regional medical district with med students. Therefore, the abundance of apt rentals you're seeing.

You mentioned you have small children. Choose the location of your rental wisely. ECU students like to have fun...for years, it was ranked the #1 party school in the nation.
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:46 AM
 
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We live in WV and WVU was ranked the #1 party school for years also so that helps me so much. In that case everything that says ECU bus line is probably full of college students. Thanks again.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:07 AM
 
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In that case everything that says ECU bus line is probably full of college students.
Definately, but they are spread out further than that. Your best bet is to contact a Greenville Apt. leasing agent (lots of them) & tell her what you are looking for (and not). They are very familiar with which apt complexes are college kids & which are family & will gladly steer you in the right direction.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:06 PM
 
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Thanks again. I am so excited just to get down there. If I didn't have children in school I would just go tonight!! LOL
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:56 PM
 
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Well, I wish you just the best of luck & I'm excited for you!

I lived there for ten years (college & after) & I loved Greenville. It's the heart of "down east NC". Truthfully, the traffic is awful to me now when I visit, on the main thoroughfares. As a counter to that though, I'm glad they've gained so much more in the way of restaurants/retail than they did when I was there. I'll be really glad when they get large enough for a Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Talbots Kids (versus just Talbots), etc. but I truly feel that will come in the future. They have some great small boutique shopping in Arlington Village--lots for a town their size.

As a sidenote, if you want to fit right in with all the other females around town...be sure to visit Jenni K Jewelry. She's a very, very popular in Greenville (in Arlington Village) & a well known sterling silver jewelry designer...think she has a website too (although it's not great). Her bracelets are a must.

I know I said ECU was a party school, but your family will love the football tailgating...it's quite an event for all ages. Because it's such a college town...the whole place is psyched for games. Purple & Gold everywhere you look--every car in sight sporting flags--all the business signs supporting them. It's very fun & I know your family will enjoy it. Go Pirates!

I'll give you another fun piece of trivia...so you'll be in the know...Greenville is also referred to as "G-Vegas" amongst the college set...another nickname is "The Emerald City".
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:39 PM
 
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Don't miss Krispy Kreme doughnuts either--when the HOT light is on. YUM! They originated in NC (Winston Salem) & Greenville has one of the first stores.
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