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Old 03-25-2021, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Brookly, NY
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Thanks, I'll check it out. I appreciate your good wishes.
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Old 03-26-2021, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Thanks, I'll check it out. I appreciate your good wishes.
As I said, I don’t know much about Orangeburg/Bamberg specifically but I’ve lived in different states, cities, suburbs over the years. One thing to remember if people become negative about any city. ALL cities have “good” areas and ALL cities have “bad” areas to avoid. It’s a fact of life and always has been.

There are doctors, nurses, lawyers, business owners, teachers, police officers, firefighters, plumbers, electricians, etc everywhere and the good people out number the bad people everywhere.

It’s not easy to relocate after a lifetime (I did it) but having family close will make all the difference. Moving has been one of the best things we ever did. I hope it works for you.
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Old 03-26-2021, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Doreenwings if what you are looking for is a mostly affordable, quiet, safe and welcoming place to spend a few years Orangeburg or Bamberg will do just fine. At either place getting around will not be a big hassle. Even with no public transportation there are taxis...both commercial and off the books type that are available 24/7 for rides.

While neither offers a great selection of retail you probably don’t need it and both towns are close to the Regional Medical Center so health care is covered.

Come on down and don’t look back. South Carolina is the friendliest state that you will ever know. You’ll kick yourself for not coming sooner.
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Old 03-26-2021, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Let’s be blunt — some posters are racists and will turn their noses up at both cities because of large black populations and historically black colleges and universities located there.

They’ll tiptoe around it but racism still exists . . . If it’s a problem for you, move on. If it’s not a problem, I’m confident you’ll meet some wonderful new friends and neighbors. As LexingtonDad above said, South Carolina is, by far, the friendliest place we’ve ever lived.

And I frequently am told “Have a Blessed Day.” . . . Usually from a black person.
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Old 03-26-2021, 02:27 PM
 
Location: South of Cakalaki
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Well, I wouldn't live in Orangeburg for anything. Sure, there are good people everywhere, but crime in Orangeburg is off the charts.

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Old 03-26-2021, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Crime is everywhere.

Columbia? Moderator cut: link removed, competitor site

Spartanburg? Moderator cut: link removed, competitor site (I can tell you I’m in a beautiful area, have never had a single problem and go downtown on a regular basis to entertainment). Do I go into dangerous areas late at night? Hell no.

Greenville? Moderator cut: link removed, competitor site

Charleston?Moderator cut: link removed, competitor site

Does Orangeburg have a higher rate? Probably. But also related to the lack of job opportunities. More incentives to get manufacturing etc into that area might help a lot.

Let me know when/where you find utopia.

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Old 03-27-2021, 06:26 AM
 
Location: South of Cakalaki
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Funny that you’ve chosen Orangeburg to defend. It’s a complete dump. They’ve tried to bring manufacturers there. All have had a hard time finding employees.

Also, you must not have read my link. Orangeburg is at the worst rate of violent crime on a per capita national average.
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Funny that you’ve chosen Orangeburg to defend. It’s a complete dump. They’ve tried to bring manufacturers there. All have had a hard time finding employees.

Also, you must not have read my link. Orangeburg is at the worst rate of violent crime on a per capita national average.
I’ve said before—I don’t know Orangeburg specifically but crime is an issue EVERYWHERE. The OP has made it clear, they desire to be closer to family in Bamberg. There HAS to be areas of Orangeburg that will fit their needs.

I’m not sure why you’ve decided to denigrate Orangeburg. Are we to just throw up our hands, ignore it and give up?
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:48 AM
 
Location: South of Cakalaki
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I’ve said before—I don’t know Orangeburg specifically but crime is an issue EVERYWHERE. The OP has made it clear, they desire to be closer to family in Bamberg. There HAS to be areas of Orangeburg that will fit their needs.

I’m not sure why you’ve decided to denigrate Orangeburg. Are we to just throw up our hands, ignore it and give up?
Pure silliness. Have you even ever set foot in Orangeburg? Go try it.
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:58 AM
 
Location: South of Cakalaki
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Violent crime rate for the following cities:

Charleston 3.79
Greenville 5.79
Columbia 7.91
Spartanburg 12.03
Orangeburg 14.62

I've lived in Spartanburg. Primarily in Converse Heights. But there are incredibly dangerous areas there.
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