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Old 01-20-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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I read this site often, but I rarely post. I moved to the area in March of 2009. Reading this site before moving to the area, I felt comfortable about the move and how I was going to like the area. However, after being here I feel like the area is not what I perceived it to be. Granted this is not a knock on the area, it is a very pleasant area, just not what I expected based upon some of the post I have read.

I guess my biggest disappointments was reading how diverse the area is, yet I actually find it to be lacking a little in diversity. I don't think it lacks in the make up of the residents, but in the entertainment options.

This is not a flame on Greenville. I think a lot of people would find the city to be a good or even great place to live, I just hasn't grown on me the way I thought it would based upon some of the information I have read on this site.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Do I think this area is very diverse? Honestly no. Now that's not to say there isn't some diversity here because there is. And yes I agree the entertainment options kind of lack too. We need more mixed use developments/entertainment options. Hopefully that happens once the economy improves. I definitely appreciate your opinion of the area dognusty.

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Old 01-20-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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Do I think this area is very diverse? Honestly no. And yes I agree the entertainment options kind of lack too. We need more mixed use developments/entertainment options.
The area is quite diverse for a mid-size city, and more diverse than many significantly larger cities. But if someone's point of reference is NYC or LA, then Greenville might not seem very diverse. 98% of people who visit Greenville, with eyes open, will see diversity.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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The area is quite diverse for a mid-size city, and more diverse than many significantly larger cities. But if someone's point of reference is NYC or LA, then Greenville might not seem very diverse. 98% of people who visit Greenville, with eyes open, will see diversity.
Ok fine. Greenville has the most foreign companies here per capita than anywhere else in the nation.



Oh wait, we do.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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The area is quite diverse for a mid-size city, and more diverse than many significantly larger cities. But if someone's point of reference is NYC or LA, then Greenville might not seem very diverse. 98% of people who visit Greenville, with eyes open, will see diversity.
I wouldn't compare Greenville to a city the size of NYC or LA. I agree that it has diversity in certain aspects. I think the employment opportunities are diverse. I was focusing more on the entertainment options.

Like I said its just my opinion, I wouldn't tell anyone not to visit based upon my personal preferences. They may see something I don't.
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hmm let's see.... Professional theatre (Warehouse), the Peace Center (symphony, touring artists, touring Broadway productions, etc), seasonal festivals downtown, fanstastic minor league baseball, the Bi Lo Center (large musical productions & other events and now allied with the amphitheatre in Simpsonville at Heritage Park), jazz clubs, fantastic restaurants, children's museum, comprehensive regional history museum, proximity to the mountains with endless possibilities there.....

I'm a little confused. What were you comparing Greenville to? What were you looking for? How could Greenville not compare favorably to other cities its size?
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:06 AM
 
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dognusty - I think there really is a lot of sugar coating going on on this board. That's why when posters say I'm moving to Gville based just on a magazine article or some messages on a board I cringe. No matter where you move to, you have to visit the area for more than a few days to really get a feel for it.
Now, with that being said there are a lot of positives but there are negatives here as well. Each person has to figure out what is important to them and see if that place has it. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you..but you can't always believe what you read!
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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I'm sorry that out of 3 total post by the OP, 2 are jabs at Greenville. Doesn't give much validity to the claim.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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I'm with Upstate Booster. Could the OP be more specific as to what he/she means by "entertainment options"?
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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Hmm let's see.... Professional theatre (Warehouse), the Peace Center (symphony, touring artists, touring Broadway productions, etc), seasonal festivals downtown, fanstastic minor league baseball, the Bi Lo Center (large musical productions & other events and now allied with the amphitheatre in Simpsonville at Heritage Park), jazz clubs, fantastic restaurants, children's museum, comprehensive regional history museum, proximity to the mountains with endless possibilities there.....

I'm a little confused. What were you comparing Greenville to? What were you looking for? How could Greenville not compare favorably to other cities its size?
Its not that I believe the area doesn't have entertainment options, I just feel that many of those options are similar (I do like the baseball though ).
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