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Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:20 AM

SC is getting too crowded! I live in the Upstate and the traffic

Is awful and getting worse. Builders are building everywhere. An LEO said in a workshop that 100 FAMILIES are moving to Greenville County every month.
Someone on SC educational radio said this morning that 43 people per day are moving to the Tri-County area. That’s in the South Carolina Lowcountry. I believe they mean Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley County.

I understand now in a way I didn’t when I was younger why people, especially if they’re seniors like myself, would want to get away from a harsh climate. It would be nice if all the folks are moved here were blue as cornflowers, but unfortunately that’s not always the case.

But I digress. I came to rant about the traffic, not the politics of people who are moving. DUer‘s, please check in. Is your state growing like kudzu? Or the opposite?

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Reply SC is getting too crowded! I live in the Upstate and the traffic (Original post)
raccoon Feb 21 OP
Corgigal Feb 21 #1
cilla4progress Feb 21 #2
Corgigal Feb 21 #3
pecosbob Feb 21 #4
Lochloosa Feb 21 #5
mnhtnbb Feb 21 #6
blm Feb 21 #7
Baconator Feb 21 #8
Aristus Feb 21 #9

Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:28 AM

1. Left SC 2 years ago.

We lived in Summerville, for others 20 miles outside of Charleston. Building everywhere, no trees allowed to live if the ground it sits on is worth a buck. Traffic was insane and the roads weren't built to keep up.

Moved to Kentucky, outside of Lexington into a artsy mountain area. It's beautiful, clean and just better weather, after our few months of crazy winter weather. South Carolina also is too damn hot, and it actually hurt my skin to be outside, here I can actually relax outside.

Move to my area, we can hang. It's visually refreshing.

Politics like South Carolina still sucks, but we're trying.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:35 AM

2. Yes!

Mid size communities in e. Washington state, Montana exploding!

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:36 AM

3. Enjoy

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:42 AM

4. I grew up in Houston and in the late 70's and 80's

we were getting almost a hundred thousand arrivals per year from the midwest and the northeast. I believe it permanently changed the place for the worse. Population was under one million in 1970 and by 1990 it was four million.

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Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:42 AM

5. Welcome to Florida.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:48 AM

6. I moved from Chapel Hill--college town--at the end of 2017

and am now in downtown Raleigh in a high rise apartment building where I can walk to almost anything I need. I hardly drive at all any more. Chapel Hill is growing like crazy--building everywhere--and they are going to have to widen some of the major roads. That will be a mess.

I'm at a point in my life--68 next month--where I'm not ready for the retirement home and don't want the responsibility of keeping up a house. Renting suits my life right now and being able to walk to almost anything pleases me. I do wish it wasn't so hot and humid here in the summer, but I am not interested in more snow or ice than we get here.

Yes, North Carolina is growing!

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:02 AM

7. Just west of you in NC Blue Ridge area. Growing like weeds here.

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Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:19 AM

8. I miss Charleston...

Loved that town...

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Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:23 AM

9. Seattle is booming. And not always in a good way.

Road construction in the south Lake Union neighborhood helped relieve years of traffic congestion. But now condos are sprouting up in the same district like mushrooms. I'm guessing anyone in the downtown area who had a nice view of Lake Union is pretty pissed by now.

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