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Old 02-21-2023, 03:21 PM
 
Location: AIKEN SC
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We are looking for a 55+ Community around Laurens county or Greenville county SC. We can only find some with houses starting at $250,000 and up we need a place for around $100,000 does anyone know of any. Thank you
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Old 03-10-2024, 12:27 AM
 
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I realize your post was old but I just saw this video of Laurens SC. Timothy French's youtube channel is visiting every town in SC and featured this one. Looks like they are really fixing it up nicely and I hope it attracts new business.

In case anyone else wants to know about Laurens



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Un2cE9vbc
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Old 03-10-2024, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Outskirts of Gray Court, and love it!
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I realize your post was old but I just saw this video of Laurens SC. Timothy French's youtube channel is visiting every town in SC and featured this one. Looks like they are really fixing it up nicely and I hope it attracts new business.

In case anyone else wants to know about Laurens



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Un2cE9vbc
At 4:36 you see a green awning on the building, and to left is a light post. I met my 2nd wife at that light post in 1987. The building with the green awning is where we bought our rings. Ah the memories of cruising the square on the weekends!


Sorry OP, I dont know of any 55 plus communities in Laurens county. Not saying there isnt, but I dont know of any.
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Old 03-10-2024, 12:34 PM
 
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I dont know of any 55 plus communities in Laurens county. Not saying there isnt, but I dont know of any.
Didn't see any medical clinics or doctors offices. Plenty of attorneys! Of course, Timothy French only goes to town squares. He wants to bring back small businesses by showcasing these smaller towns.

Any areas of the county to avoid for natural disasters or crime? Like avoid that because it always floods? Or gangs like to hang out there.

I'm doing research. I'm looking for an apartment and don't want kids in the building so I know not to bother with buildings where they have 3 bedrooms or show playgrounds on the property. Two bedrooms might allow kids but also could be two adults that want an office or guest room. Sometimes a 55+ apartment complex won't show up in a search simply because of the wrong keywords but you have to read the description details.
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Old 03-10-2024, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Outskirts of Gray Court, and love it!
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Didn't see any medical clinics or doctors offices. Plenty of attorneys! Of course, Timothy French only goes to town squares. He wants to bring back small businesses by showcasing these smaller towns.

Any areas of the county to avoid for natural disasters or crime? Like avoid that because it always floods? Or gangs like to hang out there.

I'm doing research. I'm looking for an apartment and don't want kids in the building so I know not to bother with buildings where they have 3 bedrooms or show playgrounds on the property. Two bedrooms might allow kids but also could be two adults that want an office or guest room. Sometimes a 55+ apartment complex won't show up in a search simply because of the wrong keywords but you have to read the description details.
Most of the doctors offices I know of are "out of town". My doctor is actually in Gray Court, but part of Prisma now. I know there are several doctors around Laurens, I just dont know who they are or where. As for flooding, I havent heard of any severe flooding in decades, not have I heard of any gangs. As for crime, its in every town, so theres that. Any crime Ive been a victim of has occurred in other, bigger towns. Personally, I would avoid any apartment complexes in Laurens. The ones Im aware of dont have the best reputation, and my wife carrys when she has a patient in those areas.
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Old 03-10-2024, 01:53 PM
 
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I would avoid any apartment complexes in Laurens. The ones Im aware of dont have the best reputation, and my wife carrys when she has a patient in those areas.
I know to avoid income restricted aka Section 8 apartments or if requirements state minimum income and no criminal record

When I searched via Apartments.com for rentals all I got was two houses in Laurens. One 2 bdrm shack for $725 in Watts Mills and a 4 bdrm nice house with giant pool for $2500 a bit south of Laurens. Quite a divide! Then other recommendations for Fountain Inn and Simpsonville.

I suspect part of the problem with using apt. searching websites is where landlords choose to advertise. Still, it saves a lot of legwork and gas when apartment hunting.

It's always best to get the lowdown from locals. Thanks for your input. I appreciate it!
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