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Old 10-04-2015, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Southport
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OP apparently hates sprawl with a firey passion. Will the swamp rabbit trail going into Greenville from Traveler's rest buffer him from Greenville's sprawl? Does Travelers rest have sprawl?

Best place I thought for him is the St Elmo neighborhood in Chattanooga. It's a hippy dippy gentrifying neighborhood but you cross over the GA line and after one convenience store you are in deep country.

OP is also looking to avoid hot, humid southern summers, so Greenville does not meet that criteria.
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:58 PM
 
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^ ^ Neither would the traffic.

Maybe a small town in southwestern VA. Or on the other side of the mountain range in TN.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:14 PM
 
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I wonder if Charlottesville will be cool enough? Blacksburg has a much higher elevation, though.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I wonder if Charlottesville will be cool enough? Blacksburg has a much higher elevation, though.
We stopped in Charlottesville this summer and it was very hot!
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC/Greensboro, NC
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We stopped in Charlottesville this summer and it was very hot!
Charlottesville's elevation is just under 600 feet (per Wikipedia) - for comparison, Greenville SC is about 1,000 feet and city of Asheville NC is just over 2,100 feet
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Western NC.
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I think a lot of out of state people don't realize just how hot and humid the south can be in the summer. Mountains =cool but down here you have to get above 3,000 ft before you feel a real difference. At 3,200 we are about 5-7 degrees cooler than town. Although having lived in the Charlotte area Asheville is cooler especially at night. Having grown up in the midwest with the flat grid layout and see forever landscape roads here are a challange until you become accustomed to them. When I see midwest (or Fla.) plates on our road I know its going to be a looong trip down the mountain!
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