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Old 11-19-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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I have never been to Greenville, there is a house for sale out that way that has 22 acres of land at a really cheap price and we a wondering why.

I hear the west side of Greenville is the bad part of town. is Traveler's Rest part of that area?

Also, it seems the best area to live is near the mall and shops at Greenville. How many years would you think it would be before Traveler's rest gets a new stores and malls?

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I wouldn't think of it as a "bad" area. It's more rural than, say, the Golden Strip or Eastside, but is coming into its own. Plus, it's halfway to the mountains!
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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I have never been to Greenville, there is a house for sale out that way that has 22 acres of land at a really cheap price and we a wondering why.

I hear the west side of Greenville is the bad part of town. is Traveler's Rest part of that area?

Also, it seems the best area to live is near the mall and shops at Greenville. How many years would you think it would be before Traveler's rest gets a new stores and malls?
Not at all; it's really beautiful, and ironically one of the best views in the entire county is from the Walmart parking lot. TR is just s bit more rural, but it's not bad at all.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:24 AM
 
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Travelers Rest is one of the prettiest areas within reach of Greenville (10-15 miles). Real estate is very reasonable there compared to many parts of the country. That being said, it is rural, and like rural areas throughout the south, there are pockets of poverty, with folks living in run-down homes and mobile homes. Not that they're not nice people- most everyone I've met is very friendly, but some people are fussy about their neighborhoods.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I have never been to Greenville, there is a house for sale out that way that has 22 acres of land at a really cheap price and we a wondering why.

I hear the west side of Greenville is the bad part of town. is Traveler's Rest part of that area?

Also, it seems the best area to live is near the mall and shops at Greenville. How many years would you think it would be before Traveler's rest gets a new stores and malls?
There are some nice things about rural living......peace, quiet and tranquility, also as you have already discovered you get more bang for your buck when purchasing a home in the country. The first home that I purchased when I moved to SC was in Aiken. The home was in the country, sat on 4 acres of land, was about 20 minutes drive from downtown Aiken and I loved the space, peace and quiet. What I did not like was the lax, lazy attitude of my neighbors. Many of them lived in rundown homes and trailers and literally had a junkyard on their property with old cars that were missing tires, old boats and weeds so tall that you could barely see the entrance to the property! That is what you have to be careful of when purchasing a home in the country....behavior like that can bring down the value of your home.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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While I definitely don't consider Travelers Rest to be part of "the bad side of town," it is important to mention that the area along Poinsett Highway between Cherrydale Point and Downtown Greenville is tired and not pretty.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Marietta GA
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Travelers Rest between Furman and Greenville is pretty ghetto. My first time coming to Greenville, this was my first impression of the city. It reminded me of ghetto Chattanooga or Augusta but once I got to West End and Main, my impressions of the city changed for the better.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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when you say Furman, is that a town or the university?
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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when you say Furman, is that a town or the university?
A university. Quite high ranking. Southern Ivy League.

Furman: Engaged Learning at a Leading Liberal Arts University
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:12 PM
 
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Travelers Rest between Furman and Greenville is pretty ghetto. My first time coming to Greenville, this was my first impression of the city. It reminded me of ghetto Chattanooga or Augusta but once I got to West End and Main, my impressions of the city changed for the better.
There is no travelers rest between Greenville and Furman. Travelers Rest is like 4 miles past Furman. The area you describe is Greenville, not travelers rest. Its about 5 or 6 miles before the "Welcome to Travelers Rest" sign.
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