Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

16 more reasons why I moved to Greenville

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If you have been following my blog you know that after 5 years of research and travels I moved to Travelers Rest, outside of Greenville SC because:

  • It has 4 seasons but MUCH less winter than MN
  • Lower cost of living
  • Low incidence of hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes
  • Not in the middle of nowhere – 1-6 hours drive puts you at dozens of great destinations
  • All the benefits of a big city like airports, arts, theater, life long learning and  medical care with out the problems of crime, traffic, congestion, etc.
  • Beautiful country with the Blue Ridge Mountains in my back yard and the ocean 4 hours away

You know I love it here but it is great to see others that validate what a wonderful part of the country this is to live in. Here are 16 other groups that think this is a great place.

  • “One of America’s Coolest Places in America” – Men’s Journal 2011
  • “Best Places for Young Professionals” – Forbes Magazine 2011
  • “Best Downtowns in America” – Forbes Magazine 2011
  • “#5 Most Fun, Affordable Cities” – Bloomberg Businessweek 2011
  • “Playful City USA” – Kaboom 2011
  • “Emerging Research Park Award (CU-ICAR)” – Association of University Research Parks 2011
  • “4th Best Place to Relocate” – 2009
  • “Best Ballpark of the Year”- 2006
  • “#1 Metro for Economic Growth Potential” – Business Facilities 2009
  • “#1 Micro-city of the Future” – fDI Magazine 2009
  • “One Of Most Affordable Places to Weather the Financial Storm” – Forbes 2009
  • “#4 Among Mid-Sized US Cities for Volunteerism” – Volunteer America 2008
  • “Top Ten Streets in the United States” – American Planning Association 2009
  • “Great America Main Street Award” – National Trust for Historic Preservation 2009
  • “#2 Best Place to Live the Simple Life” – AARP 2009
  • “Five Great Places to Retire” – Fortune Magazine 2009




Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

One thought on “16 more reasons why I moved to Greenville

  1. Greetings, Fay! I’m also a recent transplant to Greenville, having relocated my family here two weeks ago to be close to my wife’s family. We’re expecting our second child, and I travel a lot for work, so being near her family, not far from an airport, and still in the presence of a very nice city made it the perfect place to be. I love, love, love downtown Greenville, and I liked what I saw of TR when we were house hunting, too. At the end of the day, we settled on living close to her parents between downtown and the airport off of Pelham Rd. (maybe a mile from the Haywood Mall off I-385).

    Anyways, to cope with leaving behind my beloved Louisville, KY, I’ve started my own “moving to Greenville” blog called “One Ville to Another” ( I’m trying to capture some fresh tips on how to get situated in Greenville as a recent transplant, but I tend to wax poetic (hmm, prosaic?) about any and everything. Post count is only up to 3, but I have a backlog of places and restaurants to tout and will surely be visiting more in the coming weeks.

    I’ll be reading through your archives / following along for suggestions. Would love to have you do the same! :)

    Oh, and fwiw, I’m a computer geek. I’m a remote employee / founder at an e-commerce development startup called Commerce Guys. I’ll likely be the only employee from our company here, but I hope to bring some of my developers through to work with me in my shiny new home office. There seems to be a budding tech scene to tap into, so I look forward to reporting on that, too!

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