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Old 08-26-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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Hello,

My wife and I are going to be relocating from the midwest to the Greenville area in less than a month and are about to go on a house hunting trip next week. I will be working near Lake Keowee, but my wife will likely find a job in or around Greenville as she will be looking to begin a marketing/sales career. Ideally, we'd like to live West of Greenville, but we're willing to live anywhere where it will be less than an hour to lake Keowee and downtown Greenville. Does anyone have any advice on where to begin looking? We will be renting and probably won't want to spend more than $1000/month on rent. We've been down to the area once before and checked out Easley because of it's proximity to the lake and to Greenville, but thought it looked a little rundown. Did we just see an older side of town, or is all of Easley like this? Any other locations between Greenville and Lake Keowee that are worth checking out?

Thanks!
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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We looked at Easley too and thought the same. If there's an area around there I didn't see it, or maybe couldn't afford to live in it. I'm sure there's other places that are fine in Easley. I know my realtor lived there so there surely has to be some nicer areas.

Good luck!
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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When I was looking I found some really nice homes in the ares surrounding Easley, Pickens & Liberty. You just have to look for them. When it comes to small towns in the south it's important not to judge an area by the downtown because some of the nicer homes might be out in the surrounding areas. A good realtor will be able to direct you to the good areas.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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We just moved to the Powdersville/Piedmont area and we love it! Kind of an odd location...we're in Anderson Co., but what seems like seconds away from both Greenville & Pickens Co's.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Easley
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I don't know where you looked at in Easley but I live in Easley and it does have some higher end sides. I agree that a lot of people like Powdersville but I prefer Pickens County taxes over Anderson County due to lower taxes. Keep in mind that my children are grown and I don't have to worry about schools either. Easley had just built new schools and so has Powdersville. Check out Westchester and Providence Subdivisions as both are very nice. Also don't be fooled by Piedmont addesses as some of them are actually in Powdersville.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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My wife and I have recently relocated to Greenville from upstate ny.We purchased a home in the Furman University area and love it.We are only 15 min from downtown and about 35min to Lake Keowe.I understand there's a very nice apartment complex across the street from the University and I think you can rent there for under $1000mo.
Our realtor was very helpful.Her name is Diane Lange and she's with Remax
Good luck you will love it here,We do!
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Thanks for all of the replies! We are still looking in the Easley area and have definitely found some nice areas. We will be looking in Seneca tomorrow. Having said that, we found a GREAT home that we would love to rent. The problem is the house is in Westminster...an hour away (probably more in rush hour) from Greenville, where we thought my wife would be most likely to get a job. Does anyone have any input as far as jobs for an entry-level marketing major anywhere within 45 mins of Westminster? Maybe in Anderson or Clemson? We wouldn't hesitate to rent the house if it wasn't for the location (which we actually love, except for the whole job thing )!
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