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Old 08-14-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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Hi All. Well my husband is getting a transfer with his company to Greenville SC. I really dont know anything about the area so I would like to get a little bit more information. What are the best areas, and what are the areas to avoid? We are kind of looking to rent a house. We are so tired of apartment living. But do not want to end up in a bad area or a crummy house. Also trying to do this search long distance, which is difficult. Any help is definitely appreciated!

Jennifer
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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Do you want to be within the city of Greenville or withing proximity?
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:47 PM
 
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And budget is usually a factor for most folks. Do you have an idea of your price range? The house rental market in some parts of town seems (to me) to have gone up a lot in recent years.
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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Probably around 700 to 900 a month
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Probably around 700 to 900 a month
You will not be able to get a house in a decent neighborhood, or even a bad neighborhood, for that amount of money, in my opinion. You might be able to get an apartment in the suburbs for that amount. As it is in most places, there are pockets of bad areas that are close to decent areas. There are many previous threads on this topic. You may have to broaden your price range. What area will your husband be working in?
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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You will not be able to get a house in a decent neighborhood, or even a bad neighborhood, for that amount of money, in my opinion. You might be able to get an apartment in the suburbs for that amount. As it is in most places, there are pockets of bad areas that are close to decent areas. There are many previous threads on this topic. You may have to broaden your price range. What area will your husband be working in?
I second this. I am currently renting an okay house (3 bed, 1.5 bath, 1450 sq ft mill cottage) in an okay neighborhood (Dunean) and I'm paying $1100/mo. $900 won't get you much.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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Avoid the poor areas, these have more of your crime.
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Old 08-15-2016, 05:47 AM
 
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You can get an idea on gcgis.org
They have maps showing crime incidents and their type; it is not 100% because reporting is not, but it gives some ideas of general trends
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:34 AM
 
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Check out //www.city-data.com/city/Greenv...-Carolina.html

I too have been researching from a distance. This site provides tons of detail in order to answer your questions. On this site you will find something of an interactive map. You can select from a very long list of census data.

Having said that, I can tell you the poorest most sketchy areas are generally located east of downtown and are interspersed north from that area. I would avoid the Judson and Dunean neighborhoods. Park Place and San Souci also gave left a bad taste in my mouth so to say. My advise is to focus your energy looking west and south of downtown.

Travelers Rest and Cherrydale especially west of Cherrydale around Stone Lake and east up along Wade Hampton Blvd. might be options for you. I am on a budget too, and I have found many suitable homes in my price range of 80,000 to 100,000 despite what many people say. I guess it depends what you expect in a house. A real estate agent can help you better than I could, but keep in mind they are inclined to try and sell you something more expensive.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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Actually Dunean and some of the other mill villages are being revitalized and could be a good place to look for someone on a budget who wants to be close to downtown.
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