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Old 11-07-2013, 12:52 AM
 
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I have lived pretty much all over the delta but I have never been to or even know anyone that has lived in Greenwood. I know the best part of Greenwood to live is the Northeast part of the city so that's where I'm looking.

My question are: Is Greenwood even remotely as bad as lets say Greenville and where are good places to dine and shop there?
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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It is not as bad as Greenville, if you have lived in the Delta, living in Greenwood will not be unusual. Shopping is not great, but you should be able to find what you want/need, many people drive to the Jackson or Memphis areas for big shopping trips.

As far as dining, I consider the Crystal Grill as one of the best restaurants in the MS. There are several other good restaurants, including the Delta Bistro, Flat Landers, Giardinas, Websters and a few others, I also believe Fred Carl (Viking Founder) is backing the reopening of Yiannis.

If by Delta rankings Clarksdale is a 1 and Cleveland is a 10, i would put Greenwood as a solid 6.5.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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A few more pieces of advice.

1. Don't put a ton of money in a house in Greenwood, even in the best areas of North Greenwood.
2. Consider buying a home in Carroll County, many people live just outside of Greenwood in Carroll County off Hwy 82. Traffic will not be an issue.
3. Get involved in a Church, send kids to Pillow and join Three Rivers, Greenwood is a closed society and it will be hard to break into social circles outside of these avenues.
4. Public schools are horrible, be prepared to shell out money for private school (likely $8K/year for Pillow, less for Carroll - if you want to live closer to Carrollton).
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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Carroll County is pretty, with the rolling hills, ridges, ravines and forests and quaint Carrollton. That said, North Greenwood is quite beautiful. It seems that they got lucky in that Greenwood's heyday for growth was during the 1920s when architecture was at its nicest. The money from that era shows, even on the smaller cottages and bungalows. The historic district is also nicely contained with river that surrounds it on 3 sides, with a charming bridge that crosses into downtown.

Downtown itself is charming. It's really Hwy 82 that is so unsightly. I wish they would build a landscaped limited-access interstate around the north side of town and bring it into 2013. Pillow Academy seems like a nice school.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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It's not that Public Schools are horrible. The government is not funding Public School like it suppose to be funded. As a matter of fact, the Public Schools are being introduce to Common Core Standards. There are some wonderful teachers who teach in the Public School Systems as well.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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It's not that Public Schools are horrible. The government is not funding Public School like it suppose to be funded. As a matter of fact, the Public Schools are being introduce to Common Core Standards. There are some wonderful teachers who teach in the Public School Systems as well.
Thank you for completely validating the accuracy of Post #3!
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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15 years ago, I had nephews who attended Bankston Elementary School in North Greenwood. It was a good school at that time, but I don't know about know. It is my understanding that the rest of Greenwood's schools are bad.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:19 AM
 
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Greenwood is a pretty small town in the Delta. People are friendly. If you have moved a lot I would not recommend buying a house. The housing market is questionable unless you want to rent after you leave. As for the schools I would suggest private the public even Bankston is not what it used to be. It is a closed society usually people stay within their own social circles (old money with old money) and do not look kindly on people moving but if you are from the Delta then you should have no issues. Good luck with your move.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:08 PM
 
Location: PNW, CPSouth, JacksonHole, Southampton
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Default No 'Fat Jokes', please...

Jackson Jambalaya: GC: Leflore County schools "extremely bloated"

When they're saying the bloat is fifty percent, are they talking about the district's having twice the number of individuals as there should be? Or are they saying that district employees are, on average, twice the size they should be? We are talking about Mississippians, after all.

And after watching a segment of an English show on Extreme Weight Loss, filmed partly in the Mississippi Delta - and them going out to the cemetery, where ALL the loved-ones had died of obesity ( http://www.theamericanconservative.c...th-of-obesity/ ), I could totally believe that district employees might bloat-up to two or three times the poundage one would consider normal. And if there are twice as many of them as well... well, just imagine the district's Carbon Footprint!
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