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Old 08-09-2011, 09:00 AM
 
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With all the discussion lately about Greenville being selected a top 10 place to live, thought it would interesting to post just a few of the accolades / top rankings list that Greenville has received in the last year or so......

- Mens Journal Magazine ranked Greenville as a top place to live in 2011.
http://www.greenvillesc.gov/PublicIn...est_Places.pdf
GSA Business | Greenville, SC | Spartanburg, SC | Anderson, SC
http://leggomycraigo.com/uncategoriz...laces-to-live/

- 10 Best Places to live in the U.S.
The 10 best places to live in the U.S. - Slide Show - MarketWatch

- Top 10 Micro City of the Future
http://www.greenvillesc.gov/PublicIn...ftheFuture.pdf

- America's Top Places for Boomers to Retire
News Headlines

- Kiplingers 2011 Best Value Cities Top 100
Best Value Cities 2011: How Does Your City Stack Up? Sortable Data, U.S. Metropolitan Areas, Population, Cost of Living Index, Creative Class, Median Household Income, Income Growth

- Best Water in the Nation
https://www.awwa.org/publications/br...52&showLogin=N

- Forbes Top 5 Place to Retire
http://www.greenvillesc.gov/PublicIn...neMagazine.pdf

- Urban Land Institutes - Urban Open Space Award Top 6 Finalist - Falls Park and Greenville along with Boston, Detroit, New York, Seattle and Pittsburgh.
Falls Park Is Nat'l. Competition Finalist - Greenville News Story - WYFF Greenville (http://www.wyff4.com/news/22935314/detail.html - broken link)

- Artisphere ranked as Top 20 art event nationally:
http://www.greenvillesc.gov/PublicIn...phereTop10.pdf

- Forbes Top 15 Place for Young Professionals
In Pictures: The 15 Best Cities For Young Adults - Forbes Galleries (http://galleries.forbes.com/gallery/In_Pcitures:_The_15_Best_Cities_For_Young_Adults#i mage=05ek7w4gTJdS8&view=filmstrip - broken link)


On and on they go.....very easy to Google and find all kinds of top 10 lists for Greenville, from outdoor activities, to education, to cultural opportunities, to food.......

Seems we live in a very highly ranked area.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I'm sure I could name a few posters who will find some reason to doubt the validity of this information.

Unfortunately for those people, they would be completely satisfied with a "poll" ranking Greenville as worst in a category. Fortunately for us, there don't seem to be too many of those out there.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It's great Greenville is doing such a wonderful job marketing itself.

For me personally, after living here for four years I care for the area even less than I did four years ago.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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It's great Greenville is doing such a wonderful job marketing itself.

For me personally, after living here for four years I care for the area even less than I did four years ago.
Don't stay in a place you don't like. I didn't.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It's great Greenville is doing such a wonderful job marketing itself.

For me personally, after living here for four years I care for the area even less than I did four years ago.
Yes, clearly AARP, Men's Journal, Kiplinger's, fDi, and Forbes were all paid off. There could be no other explanation.

All the people actually moving to the area and loving it are clearly delusional as well.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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My hat's off to the people (or groups) who take the time to do these write-ups and send them in.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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Thanks for posting these lists in one place. It will not only be helpful to newcomers (and potential newcomers) who want to know more about the area, but also serve as a nice reminder to current residents as to what a great place Greenville is.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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Thanks for posting these lists in one place. It will not only be helpful to newcomers (and potential newcomers) who want to know more about the area, but also serve as a nice reminder to current residents as to what a great place Greenville is.
Sure thing. It's pretty easy to find all the list that Greenville ranks so high on dealing with most any subject.....a Google search can provide all kinds of additional list I didn't post. I must say, Greenville and Charleston both show up regularly on many top rated lists. Nice for SC.

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Old 08-10-2011, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Default New one.

Greenville is the 5th Most Fun, Affordable City according to Better Homes & Gardens.

Better Homes & Gardens along "with real estate data company Onboard Informatics, evaluated 6,106 Zip Codes where the median home price is within 20 percent of the state’s median home price. It then selected the 25 areas with the greatest number of bars and restaurants."

I think the most interesting aspect of the top 25 is that it almost entirely consists of tourism destinations and college towns. I wouldn't describe Greenville as either one, so we're basically just awesome on our own.

http://images.businessweek.com/slide...rdable-cities/
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Let me beat all the naysayers on this one. Any and all the claims can be disputed one way or another. But the fact that Greenville is showing up on all these lists has to say something. I personally feel that Greenville has and is positioning itself to be a first class city. Is it there yet? I would say no, but well on it's way.
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