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Old 04-05-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:45 AM
 
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Don’t mind the ignorance, it’s youth! Lol. Retirement brings spendable $ and people who want nice amenities, activities and have time to give into a place. Me - a military retiree about to move into Gville.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:15 AM
 
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Well, retirees from higher COL areas also drive up housing costs for everyone. But, it's OK, it's a free country.
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:23 PM
 
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I’m surprised given there are several universities in the area. Has he got on Meetup.com for local social groups?
Greenville isn't really a college town. Clemson is 45 minutes away, and Furman is small and several miles out of town. It's a very different situation compared to Columbia SC or Knoxville TN, where you have large universities right in town and somewhat of a counterculture revolving around the university.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I’m surprised given there are several universities in the area. Has he got on Meetup.com for local social groups?
Read my post again- he is not the typical young person. He tried Meetups- so few here compared to other places and he didn't meet anyone he meshed with.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I wil give my perspective- those cotton heads, LOL I could be one, keep me in business to a large degree. However, my son has been really lost here, as compared to Raleigh where we moved from, there is no one for him here. He is not a bar going, concert going person, and has found few young people with whom he can relate. So I am glad for the retirees for sure, but there are things lacking for the "atypical" young single person.
I think Greenville is a good place to retire. There's nothing wrong with older people...lol. We all will be one someday. Looks like the poster that made the comment came from ATL which has more people with a variety of ages. I could see how he/she is coming up with the assumption. It's nice to live where you have a variety of ages. My son is similar to your son and they are both in their 20's. He had the same issue as your son when we lived there. He didn't like it and just didn't click with people there. Asheville has been such a better fit for him for sure. It goes to show every place isn't for everyone
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:08 PM
 
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Greenville has a more youthful population than Asheville.

I think a significant majority of people 50 and younger would prefer Greenville over Asheville.
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:39 AM
 
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Greenville has a more youthful population than Asheville.

I think a significant majority of people 50 and younger would prefer Greenville over Asheville.
Depends on your goals, interests, and personality type. Greenville has a much better job market, more diverse economy, and lower housing costs. So for most career- and family-oriented younger people, Greenville is better.

Asheville has several decades' head start over Greenville in terms of being a retirement destination, so I can believe that Asheville's average age is older. However Asheville also has a history of being a counterculture destination going back many decades, so the 'quirkiness' factor is much higher in Asheville.
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Old 09-23-2020, 05:19 PM
 
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It seems like quirky people would have a harder time making friends with other quirky people assuming each quirky person is uniquely weird rather than just like minded people. A non-quirky person on average is probably better at making friends with a quirky people than other quirky people.

It is hard to envision Kramer hanging out with another Kramer. Every Kramer needs a Jerry.

It seems what you are referencing when you say counterculture could be seen as aligned with this country's pop culture. Hollywood, late night comedians, athletes, musicians, etc generally seem to be on the same page on everything and I assume they have a lot of influence.

I would say if a person is not aligned with the pop culture , they are part of the counterculture. Which would make Greenville a counter cultural metro in that way. It is is aligned with the general Americana culture, college football and basketball, going to the beach, playing golf, living the 'good life', etc.

Any young male or female who plays sports should be able to make friends here easily. One idea for young people who don't play sports currently is to take group tennis lessons for beginners.

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Old 09-30-2020, 12:27 PM
 
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Greenville has a more youthful population than Asheville.

I think a significant majority of people 50 and younger would prefer Greenville over Asheville.

Yep - wife and I are 64. We used to like visiting Asheville and maybe retiring there. It's ruined now. Way too much traffic and the cost of housing is just stupid for what you get. We liked Hendersonville better. Then we visited Brevard and liked that even better. Then we visited Greenville and quit looking anywhere else. We expect to retire in Greenville area next year.
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