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Unread 09-24-2010, 06:09 AM
 
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Default Small S.C. towns

Avoid towns in S.C. with less than 10,000 population. They are generally run by people who were born there and went to school there. Not serious in itself, but this is usually their only qualitifcation for holding public office and they do not appreciate opinions from "outsiders." And you will always be an outsider. They will gladly let you join their organizations (and do the work), take your contributions and pay taxes, etc., but will not welcome your opinions.
Don't even think about running for office. They much prefer to keep the Good Ol' Boys and Gals in office, especially if they are over 70. They focuse on the Good Old Days and ignore the future.
What this means is that there is no progress, small businesses do not flourish or fail outright. Very few, if any, grocery stores, drug stores, hardware stores, restaurants, etc. May have one or two, but you may not like them. Medical care is almost non-existent.
End result is high taxes and higher living expenses because you have to drive everywhere.
Only exceptions are those towns that share a boundary with a large city.

Last edited by The Cid; 09-24-2010 at 06:12 AM.. Reason: addition
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Unread 09-24-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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Thumbs up Small towns are awesome !

Small towns in SC are awesome !

I love Easley ...I am not sure the population of this town ..
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Unread 09-24-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Default Easley is better

Have lived in Easley and it is much better. It is larger-well over 10,000 and then add in Powdersville, etc. It also has a more cosmopolitan population due to its proximity to Greenville and Clemson. In fact, is a bedroom community for Greenville, Anderson and Clemson to a great extent.
That's why I say avoid the towns under 10,000, especially those around 5,000 or less.
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Unread 09-24-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I get the feeling you moved there with a 'holier than thou' attitude and had the idea that you were going to show these small town hicks the way it should be done. I've heard this many times before.
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Unread 09-26-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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Default Wrong

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I get the feeling you moved there with a 'holier than thou' attitude and had the idea that you were going to show these small town hicks the way it should be done. I've heard this many times before.
Lived my whole life in SC, almost all of it in small towns-current one for over 25 years. However, I am also a realist and know the facts when I see them. Actually served on town council and in appointive offices for a while, so I know the people and the government "leaders."
All you have to do is look at the closed businesses, lack of services and businesses, poor schools, etc.
Towns over 10,000 or abutting big cities are fine. It is the small, rural ones that have little to offer.
Have seen many out of towners move here and then relocate to larger cities when they discovered it was a mistake.
I know SC-may be different where you are.

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Unread 09-28-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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What towns are you referring to? Even in SC.... all small towns arent created equal....Be careful in your response or else Ernest T Bass may throw a rock through your window.....
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Unread 10-10-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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These small towns have a right to keep things the way they are. But you have the right idea, if you don't like them, avoid them and don't try and "make them change their ways." It's great that like minded people can get together and carve out their own little niche in this world, though. Not every town needs a Walmart or BiLo.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Small S.C. towns

Back in the early fifties, I started visiting with my grandparents in their summer residence, a small farm house outside of Plum Branch, S.C.
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