I have been in the Greenville area for 5 years. Even in that short time I have seen major changes.
So after I get over the shock of being moved to Greenville where??? I really did have to get out a map to see where the heck I was moving. I wasn't that dumb that I didn't know where South Carolina was, but I didn't know anything about it except for Charleston. All I needed to know is how far away was I going to be from that. Then I found out I would be on the opposite end of the state...I cried. Then I called to get some info on Greenville and this lady answered with a thick country drawl and I cried harder. But I have to say I was happy once I got here and realized the city was really quite big.
So moving day arrives and I drive from Louisiana to Greenville. Day one I get off I-85 on the Woodruff Road exit. I drive pass a large patch of woods on the left side of the road then end up in the middle of a busy road. I thought that was really strange. In case some of you are trying to figure out where I am talking about...you now know it as the shops at Greenridge.
So I say all of this to say, change is good. Business are moving here, people are moving here to work at these businesses, but where are they coming from?
I was surprised to learn that we get quite a few transplants here...from our own state. North Carolina is number 2. The Top ten are as follows:
•1. South Carolina
•2. North Carolina
•5. New York
So see they aren't all half backs! So It great to hear that other parts of the country find our little city such a great place to live!