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Old 08-09-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I’m not opposed to living in Greenville I don’t feel right now the city itself has a reputation of family friendly I am told to picture ghetto or college kids acting nuts
I recommend visiting Greenville to get a firsthand look and then be the judge.

If Greenville turns out not to be your cup of tea, then I would strongly echo michealbond’s suggestion of Wilson. Location-wise, Wilson is nearly impossible to beat. It’s nearly midway between the Triangle and Greenville, easy access to I-95 if you like to travel, and the I-795/US-117 corridor heading south from Wilson to I-40 is a straight shot to Wilmington and it’s beaches as well as picking up US-70 in Goldsboro in order to head to the Crystal Coast.

Wilson is stagnant compared to Greenville, but it’s not a bad city (at least IMO).

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Old 08-09-2018, 12:36 PM
 
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I’m not opposed to living in Greenville I don’t feel right now the city itself has a reputation of family friendly I am told to picture ghetto or college kids acting nuts
No disrespect, but whoever told you "ghetto" or "college kids acting nuts" probably hasn't set foot in Greenville in a decade. Let alone the last couple of years. Sure there's a couple of bad areas, but "ghetto" is not a term I'd use for Greenville at all. It's similar to the stigma Durham received for many many years. As you know Durham has plenty of bad areas and plenty of good areas. Of course, college kids are going to be wild and stupid. Just like any other town with a college in it. But more than likely, you won't find college kids in the areas you're looking to buy in Greenville, especially at a 300k budget.
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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no disrespect, but whoever told you "ghetto" or "college kids acting nuts" probably hasn't set foot in greenville in a decade. Let alone the last couple of years. Sure there's a couple of bad areas, but "ghetto" is not a term i'd use for greenville at all. It's similar to the stigma durham received for many many years. As you know durham has plenty of bad areas and plenty of good areas. Of course, college kids are going to be wild and stupid. Just like any other town with a college in it. But more than likely, you won't find college kids in the areas you're looking to buy in greenville, especially at a 300k budget.
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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No disrespect, but whoever told you "ghetto" or "college kids acting nuts" probably hasn't set foot in Greenville in a decade. Let alone the last couple of years. Sure there's a couple of bad areas, but "ghetto" is not a term I'd use for Greenville at all. It's similar to the stigma Durham received for many many years. As you know Durham has plenty of bad areas and plenty of good areas. Of course, college kids are going to be wild and stupid. Just like any other town with a college in it. But more than likely, you won't find college kids in the areas you're looking to buy in Greenville, especially at a 300k budget.
ok what areas should I look
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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ok what areas should I look
Winterville and neighborhoods S/SE of Greenville Blvd...
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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We liked Southern Pines area, southeast of the City...outside City limits so just County taxes. The public schools can be an issue though, depending on just where the home is, if that's a concern.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:45 PM
 
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What about from bladen county 96/100 to Beaufort county schools. Also I’m in Durham

I’m not opposed to living in Greenville I don’t feel right now the city itself has a reputation of family friendly I am told to picture ghetto or college kids acting nuts


It would be a good job for me but my wife would leave her career and have to find something so really I feel like if the position went forward feeling like we could live a better family life would be the kicker to go through w it and it’s hard to predict
Greenville is a very family friendly City and for the most part people are really nice. For 300K you can get a nice house in a nice subdivision. I'd recommend the Corey Rd area which has good schools, is convenient to everything and is close to Boyd Lee Park.

As well, Greenville would be a lot better option for your wife to get employment than Washington would be.

To answer your question, you are not crazy to leave the Triangle for Greenville...Greenville is really a nice sized town that is making real strides. Its downtown scene is growing by the month, it has entertainment options with ECU (especially if you work there), and is an affordable place to raise a family. The traffic is bad, but just at rush hour...and it has a lot of retail/restaurant options if you just look around.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:03 AM
 
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Greenville is a very family friendly City and for the most part people are really nice. For 300K you can get a nice house in a nice subdivision. I'd recommend the Corey Rd area which has good schools, is convenient to everything and is close to Boyd Lee Park.

As well, Greenville would be a lot better option for your wife to get employment than Washington would be.

To answer your question, you are not crazy to leave the Triangle for Greenville...Greenville is really a nice sized town that is making real strides. Its downtown scene is growing by the month, it has entertainment options with ECU (especially if you work there), and is an affordable place to raise a family. The traffic is bad, but just at rush hour...and it has a lot of retail/restaurant options if you just look around.
do you think the commute from washington to greenville is reasonable?

Our commutes about 10 miles here are 25 minutes due to stoplights and traffic
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:09 AM
 
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do you think the commute from washington to greenville is reasonable?

Our commutes about 10 miles here are 25 minutes due to stoplights and traffic
At worst a commute from Washington to ECU would be about 30 mins via 264. 264 Is a 4 lane 60 MPH Hwy linking to 2 cities so traffic at least on the HWY should not be bad at all.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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do you think the commute from washington to greenville is reasonable?

Our commutes about 10 miles here are 25 minutes due to stoplights and traffic
Absolutely. There are a couple of options to get there and traffic is easy. You wouldn't want to live in west of Memorial Drive though, would add time to the commute.
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