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Old 01-21-2013, 08:20 AM
 
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What good and calm neighborhood is close to a park or recreation center in Greenville?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC/Greensboro, NC
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Jose, I appreciate your interest in Greenville, SC but your question is extremely broad. I highly recommend coming down for a long weekend if financially possible. Take a "tour" of Greenville and eligible homes with an experienced realtor.

The most important questions are: 1. your budget, 2. do you have school-aged children who will be enrolled in public schools.

The best park in the Upstate is Cleveland Park adjacent to the Greenville Zoo. YMCA of Greenville has several fantastic locations - the best include: Caine Halter, Verdae (new but small), & GHS Family YMCA (Simpsonville). Greenville's Kroc Center is excellent as well (this month they have no enrollment fees).

Look into the Parkins Mill and North Main areas (each has widely varying homes prices). The Verdae area is great but pricey.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I asked about Rec Centers when I moved here and the most common response I got was, "what's a recreation center?"

There are a few YMCA's here, but the rec centers in Colorado that I was used to are publicly funded and not profitable, and therefore fall into the category of "socialism" in these parts. And we certainly can't have that.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Jose, I appreciate your interest in Greenville, SC but your question is extremely broad. I highly recommend coming down for a long weekend if financially possible. Take a "tour" of Greenville and eligible homes with an experienced realtor.

The most important questions are: 1. your budget, 2. do you have school-aged children who will be enrolled in public schools.

The best park in the Upstate is Cleveland Park adjacent to the Greenville Zoo. YMCA of Greenville has several fantastic locations - the best include: Caine Halter, Verdae (new but small), & GHS Family YMCA (Simpsonville). Greenville's Kroc Center is excellent as well (this month they have no enrollment fees).

Look into the Parkins Mill and North Main areas (each has widely varying homes prices). The Verdae area is great but pricey.
Thank you, I appreciate your information. Yes, the best way to know a place is going there to visit it. Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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I asked about Rec Centers when I moved here and the most common response I got was, "what's a recreation center?"

There are a few YMCA's here, but the rec centers in Colorado that I was used to are publicly funded and not profitable, and therefore fall into the category of "socialism" in these parts. And we certainly can't have that.
Ok.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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This is something that I am going to have to get used to, as well. We have a great network of community centers here, with programs for tots to seniors. When my boys were young, they used to just walk across the street to the community center with my husband to play basketball in the gym. All three of my kids went to the park-based camp there as well. I am guessing that there is nothing like that in Greenville. Not having young children it doesn't matter to me much anymore, as I never planned to avail myself of any of the senior programming. Just wondering what people with kids do in Greenville as far as that kind of recreation is concerned.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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Here's a link to the City of Greenville Parks & Recreation District, Greenville Parks and Recreation, for information on in-city parks, youth sports programs and five community centers (publicly funded and not-for-profit).

Here's a link to the Greenville County Recreation District, http://greenvillerec.com/ for information on its myriad parks, pools, water parks, sports programs, etc.

Here's a link to the YMCA, which has branches throughout the county http://www.ymcagreenville.org.

Many of Greenville's parks have neighborhoods (of varying price points, demographiccs, etc) that are adjacent or very proximate.

Good luck on your house hunting.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Gower Estates, Henderson Forest, and the Preserve at Parkins Mill are all extremely close to Gower Estates Park, which has baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, playscapes, and even a small disc golf course. This area is 15 minutes max from the main part of downtown Greenville.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Easley
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Not in Greenville but Easley has the J.B Red Owens complex. They host the Big League World Series every year.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:02 AM
 
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Here's a link to the City of Greenville Parks & Recreation District, Greenville Parks and Recreation, for information on in-city parks, youth sports programs and five community centers (publicly funded and not-for-profit).

Here's a link to the Greenville County Recreation District, http://greenvillerec.com/ for information on its myriad parks, pools, water parks, sports programs, etc.

Here's a link to the YMCA, which has branches throughout the county YMCA of Greenville, SC | Welcome to the YMCA Website.

Many of Greenville's parks have neighborhoods (of varying price points, demographiccs, etc) that are adjacent or very proximate.

Good luck on your house hunting.
This is a great post with plenty of information to help JosefaV explore the area in greater detail. The LiveWell Greenville program goes well with your list of suggestions.
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