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Old 01-29-2016, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I live in Raleigh, but only been to Greenville twice. I haven't seen much of it, but from my experience, it was mostly restaurants, I am not sure what is there to do that is fun. I kept hearing about how fun Greenville is for years, does that only apply for college students and their parties?

Speaking of college, this brings me to my next point. I am in my late 20s and have an Associate Degree and was planning to go to NC State University, but it turns out that for my major (Computer IT), ECU offers a much better option, and I can get the Bachelor's Degree in 2 years instead of 3-3.5 compared to NC State. The rent in Greenville is a lot cheaper from what I've seen compared to Raleigh, I won't be able to start college until next year, but my lease expires in May, and I was planning to move to Greenville this summer and keep working until school starts to save money. I am wondering are there a lot of jobs near Greenville either for Computer IT or Warehouses? since my experience mostly revolves around those two. Also, I am looking for an apartment in a safe area because my mother lives with me, since she's 71 and will be home alone while I work most times, I would want an area safe enough where if I work 8-12 hours daily, I won't have to worry about anyone breaking in.
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Old 02-01-2016, 12:14 AM
 
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Unless you're into ECU sporting events or house parties, you're right to assume that going out to eat (mostly chains, but a few good independents as well) is a major thing to do in Greenville. Having a personal hobby or passion (kayaking, fishing, physical fitness regimen) helps make Greenville your own, but you'll still have to go back to Raleigh for high-end concerts and major sporting events, etc. Greenville is only slightly closer to the beach, but it's still a bit of a haul to get to the shore.

I can't personally speak on your specific job market, but hey, if you can nail down your degree in two years, living in Greenville isn't much of a temporary sacrifice. It'll be over before you know it.

I suppose you could split the difference and move to Wilson - an hour to Greenville, 40 minutes to Raleigh, but I would imagine it'd be easier to manage everything all in one town. I'll post a thread link at the bottom of this post about rentals in the best part of Greenville. Your mother should be fine by herself, shouldn't have to worry about break-ins during the day - so long as she makes it obvious that someone is home, that is. (Home break-ins normally are a daytime occurrence whether you're living in Greenville, Raleigh, Charlotte, Topeka, or wherever. Robbers like homes where the residents are at work/school - less risk for them getting the cops called on them. So, like I said: Have your mother make it obvious that someone is home, the thieves, should they radomly show up, will move on until they find a place where no one is home.)

Here's the link I mentioned. For your need for safety but also a desire to save money, Melbourne Court and Whitebridge jump out at me as solid options for you.

Rentals in the Bells Fork Area of Greenville
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Thank you so much. I will most likely move to Greenville once school starts because my main focus will be the school. I don't mind that there isn't much to do in Greenville, it's just that I wasn't familiar with it and I've heard all kinds of things about it so I thought I was missed something during my visits.

Also, the apartments link was very helpful. I've searched online but this link will give me a much better idea.
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