Call me…let’s talk. My husband and I relocated to the Greenville area of the Upstate (also referred to as Up Country) in 1995 from NJ. We were blessed with the good fortune of finding a Realtor® who spent a few days showing us the area and taking us into homes for sale during our first visit to Greenville County. We continued our communications with the same Realtor® long after we returned home via postal mail, phone and fax. When we were finally ready to make our relocation a reality, I phoned her excitedly saying, “Our house is in contract…we’ll be there Monday and we only have 5 days to get into contract on a home.” Talk about an emotional roller coaster ride….Geez! When we arrived, our Realtor® had homes lined up for us to preview based on the criteria we had provided over a 2 year period. At the end of our visit we were headed back to NJ to pack our belongings with pictures of the home we were purchasing to show our family and friends.
There is no doubt that relocation is a high pressure situation. Ours would have been unbearable if not for the fact that we built a relationship with our Realtor® through constant communications. When the time came for our purchase visit, no time was lost…our Realtor® knew the exact areas and style of homes to take us to preview. 20 years later we are still enjoying our home!
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CLIMATE: Moderate, with 4 seasons
Avg. annual temp 59 degrees F
Avg. rainfall 50.42 inches
Avg. snowfall 1.20 inches
The reasons are endless! And this comes from me, a true northern city slicker. This isn’t Hee Haw country, that’s for sure. Located in the northwest corner of South Carolina in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is where you will find Greenville, SC. Greenville is not only the fastest growing city in the state, but is also one of the most rapidly growing areas in the nation. The choice of housing options in Greenville County are endless! Pretty much whatever suits your tastes, we have it. Our neighborhoods are as diverse as our people with suburban areas, historic districts, old traditional neighborhoods, and for those who want to be where the action is we have the pulsating downtown area which has been experiencing an urban housing development boom over the last several years.
Bon Secours St Francis Health System
Greenville Memorial Hospital *
*Ranked among nation’s top 50 hospitals in 3 specialties 2010-2011 by US News’ publication of Best Hospitals
Shriners Hospital for Children
Greenville County is the state’s most populous county, and is home to more than 54,000 citizens aged 65 or older. The Greenville area is well-equipped to care for its seniors with numerous nursing homes which offer a wide range of services.
The public school system in Greenville is the largest in the state and it includes 8 magnet academies. (For school rankings throughout the state use Click Here.) Artistically talented high school students can attend a public residential high school – The Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities located in Greenville. For those teenagers bound for college, there are 9 colleges and universities located in or near to Greenville:
Bob Jones University
Greenville Technical College
Southern Wesleyan University
University of S. C. Upstate
Virginia College – Greenville Campus
Though our history is based in textile and agriculture, the present day economy here is driven by major Fortune 500 firms and international corporations such as BMW, Michelin, Ahold Informational Services, Fuji, Milliken, GE, Lockheed, Fluor with dynamic research centers focused on new technologies in automotive development, advanced materials and genetics fields. We enjoy an affordable cost of living and have on average over 200 days of sunshine and blue skies. We are home to the BMW Pro Am Golf Tournament, the Carolina Panthers Training Camp, the Greenville Drive Baseball Team (minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox), we hosted the 2008 BassMaster Classic AND Greenville is host to the annual Bi-Lo Charity Classic Golf Tournament.
Job Search Linkshttp://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/OHR-jobs-portal-index.phtm
http://southcarolina.jobing.com/ Department of Motor Vehicles – license application Greater Greenville Area Realtors Monthly Market Magazine (click on magazine)
If you’re contemplating a relocation, come for a visit with us and see some of what Greenville County has to offer you. No matter your age or your lifestyle, our way of living will be a good fit for you. There’s little doubt that you will enjoy living your life outdoors!