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Old 09-13-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Fairfield, Maine
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I do not recommend moving here unless you already have a job, the unemployment rate is very high and here in Greenwood where I live its pretty bad. Also the crime rate is high, SC ranks 47th whereas NY ranks 19th in crime. New Hampshire ranks as the number one state with the lowest crime, Maine ranks number 2. So you can see that a rank of 47 is a pretty high crime rate. Just recently my SUV was broken into in the middle of the night while it was parked right by our back door! Around 2 months ago a college student was raped 2 houses down from me as she walked home from the gas station, and the manager of this same gas station was taken by her estranged husband one night while she was working, beaten, raped and murdered and her body tossed in the street not far from my apartment. This all happened in about 4 weeks time this past summer. The education system is not good here and if you have a gifted child like I do he will have very little opporotunities available to him. I and my family are moving to Maine in the next 2 or 3 weeks, to get away from the crime, the drugs everywhere, the poor education. I want to raise my son in a safe, clean place free from all of these harmful influences. Maine seems like a really good choice. I have heard nothing but good things about Maine, and look forward to a snowy winter this year. My son is so ready to leave this state and can't wait till we move! I recommend Maine, not SC for a good place to raise your family. We can't wait to get there!
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: On a Farm & by the sea
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Hey Verenda....I live in Greenwood, too. Where did the break-in and murder happen? I remember reading about the poor lady being taken on Mother's Day, I believe, and murdered. I just wasn't sure which section of town. Good luck on your move to Maine. It looks like a beautiful place if you can handle the months of cold weather. And yeah, good advice to the OP. Bypass SC unless you have a job lined up. There is no work here and what IS here, doesn't pay well.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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Any updates from those that moved to SC from NY? Just wondering as i have a job oppertunity.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Any updates from those that moved to SC from NY? Just wondering as i have a job oppertunity.
Updates in what regard? It's a big culture shock, for one, but that's what many are looking for. Just be sure you don't get there and expect to find everything that you have in NYC and complain when you don't (NY pizza, for example). The fastest way to be dismissed/hated as a "Yankee transplant" is to move to SC (or any Southern state) and immediately begin loudly complaining that they don't have this or that thing/food that you did back home, or that they "do things funny here". In general, people from the South complain MUCH less than New Yorkers, so it may be a habit you have to find yourself adjusting. Many NYers can't adjust to the culture shock (or the fact that they cannot singlehandedly change the culture to be like it was in NY) and move back north.

Also, the heat and humidity will be something to adjust to--but the (lack of) snowfall in the winter should be a welcome change.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Updates in what regard? It's a big culture shock, for one, but that's what many are looking for. Just be sure you don't get there and expect to find everything that you have in NYC and complain when you don't (NY pizza, for example). The fastest way to be dismissed/hated as a "Yankee transplant" is to move to SC (or any Southern state) and immediately begin loudly complaining that they don't have this or that thing/food that you did back home, or that they "do things funny here". In general, people from the South complain MUCH less than New Yorkers, so it may be a habit you have to find yourself adjusting. Many NYers can't adjust to the culture shock (or the fact that they cannot singlehandedly change the culture to be like it was in NY) and move back north.

Also, the heat and humidity will be something to adjust to--but the (lack of) snowfall in the winter should be a welcome change.
AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

I will also add that not only do we complain less but some even find complaining to be downright offensive. As children, we were told to "quit complaining and do something about it". If it's something that can't be changed, we were taught to get over it and focus on something more important.

We just simply don't know how to deal with adults that whine & complain all the time because we view it as behavior that should have been corrected in childhood . If someone moves South and finds that Southerners stop speaking to them it's most likely because they complained too much.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Anderson, South Carolina
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Are you sure you want to move to SC?!?!? When you do move to SC it will having you singing this song....


YouTube - ‪The Boondocks Catcher Freeman Song (Complete Version)‬‏
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:09 AM
 
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Are you sure you want to move to SC?!?!? When you do move to SC it will having you singing this song....


YouTube - ‪The Boondocks Catcher Freeman Song (Complete Version)‬‏
Lol... not only is it a little rude to post that but completely untrue. Why would you even post that? If you live in the zip code 29556, then that may be why you aren't happy in SC. Plenty of folks seem to be perfectly fine with living here including many African Americans.

I'm sure that clip, while humorous when drunk watching Cartoon Network at 3 am, doesn't really help anyone looking for real advice about relocating.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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SC is different. Very conservative religiously, politically and socially. If you are white, Christian, ultra-conservative Tea Party type Republican, you will fit right in. BTW, I'm a white, conservative Christian.
Education ranks among lowest in nation, as does health care. Per capita income is among lowest in nation - and benefits are even lower. On bright side, have low cigarette and gasoline taxes.
July/August is time to visit to experience the humidity and heat.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Are you sure you want to move to SC?!?!? When you do move to SC it will having you singing this song....


YouTube - ‪The Boondocks Catcher Freeman Song (Complete Version)‬‏
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