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Old 08-04-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Ooh, I like this thread.

Here's my yankee trail to the south...

Michigan, Connecticut, Maryland, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania (2 cities), then South Carolina. The Greenville area is actually the longest place I have ever lived (about 9 years, 3 months now).

Met my future wife 5 days after I moved here, and we bought our first house in the Five Forks area. Sold that house 3.5 years later, and bought another in the Five Forks area off of Woodruff Road.

Love it. No matter how much people complain about Woodruff Road, it still doesn't trump my ability to get to just about every restaurant and store in 10 minutes. Heck, I can get to Main Street in Greenville at 6pm on a Thursday in 18 minutes! 18 minutes in the other direction gets me to just about anywhere on Fairview Road. Again, love it!

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Old 08-04-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I was born here, raised in Wade Hampton Gardens (near Wade Hampton High School), lived in Tigerville while I went to North Greenville, and then an apartment off of Pelham Rd near 85. I moved to Daytona Beach, FL for a couple of years while my husband finished school in FL, and then we moved to metro DC (Northern VA) for a couple of years for jobs. The company we worked for (Atlantic Coast Airlines/Independence Air) eventually went out of business, so we decided to move back to Greenville. We lived in the Greer (Suber Rd) area for a few years before moving to Spartanburg to be closer to his base in Charlotte. We lived there for 2 years, hated it, and moved back to Greer (near Batesville/Pelham and 85) this past January. Greer is our absolute favorite place in the Greenville area.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Ooh, I like this thread.

Love it. No matter how much people complain about Woodruff Road, it still doesn't trump my ability to get to just about every restaurant and store in 10 minutes.
Agreed. That's why i live near the 385 exit / butler road. People ccomplain about Woodruff Road traffic but this side of Mauldin beats 90% of Greenville

And as you said, Fairview is a beath of fresh air when you just want to goto a new area.

And EVERYTHING is new on this side of town.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:28 PM
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Location: Greenville SC
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I have lived in three areas of Greenville. First in some apartments in the N. Main area when I was little, a few years near Travelers Rest, and back in the city limits in the Wade Hampton Blvd. area.

The laid back attitude around TR and the mountain views were good, but everything is near by where I am now.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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We're in Mauldin now, but spent the first 18 years of life in Oklahoma, and the last 20 or so years in the Tampa Bay Florida area.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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We are moving to Greenville as soon as our home sells. My husband starts his Greenville job on Monday morning. He is able to work remotely until our home sells. We are looking into moving to the east side of Greenville. We visited last week and drove down woodruff rd. I must say I was prepared for traffic craziness with all the talk on city data, but was pleasantly surprised that the traffic was not bad at all compared to columbus ohio areas. Its def. doable. We love the older subdivisions on the east side. Greenville is so beautiful. Cant wait to call it home.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Great Responses! I feel like we're bonding. Keep it up!

Thanks for that Swamp Rabbit Trail link! I'm going to have to try these trails.
Speaking of bonding, I'm just curious. . . .Has there ever been any kind of local City-Data get-together?
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:20 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Speaking of bonding, I'm just curious. . . .Has there ever been any kind of local City-Data get-together?
Not that I am aware of.

We live on the SW side of Mauldin, just inside city limits. We moved here from Chicago exactly 8 yrs and 2 months ago. Its funny that we settled in the SW side here cause thats where we were in Chicago too. I became an adult in Chicago but lived in lots of different towns with my parents when I was a kid, including Atlanta and Nashville.

One of the biggest complaints people have with Greenville is traffic. I was stuck in a traffic jam on 385 yesterday; it took 10 mins to get through it. That happens in Chicago rarely.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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I just moved to Greenville from Greenwood. Currently renting a house outside of the Cherrydale area. Actually I'm really close to Traveler's Rest. 5 minutes from their Wal-Mart. No complaints so far.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Speaking of bonding, I'm just curious. . . .Has there ever been any kind of local City-Data get-together?
Actually, I've seen it done on other forums. They pick out a local place, bar, restaurant, park, etc to meet up. It's not a bad idea and it's lots of fun. We did a small one here in FL during Halloween.
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