I was born in this shithole in the '80s and have unfortunately spent most of my life here, with the exception of a couple of years spent in Atlanta, and Asheville. This place is garbage. The whole town is built around ECU and the hospital, and they act as if nothing else matters. Nothing, that is, except ECU fucking football. It's an exhausting place to live that is culturally stuck in the fucking 50s. You'll experience blatant, out in the open racism, as well as passive aggressive racism. Everything is run on a "who you know" basis, even getting a job. A lot of people that move here leave as soon as they get the chance and I don't blame them one bit. Unfortunately, that leaves this place stuck with only the same people who LIKE it being a backwards shithole, because no "new blood" gets to shake things up a bit. Ever. People will be rude to you with a smile on their face here and that's a mindfuck. This place is strange. Strange, and shitty. Nothing to do here but go to the same tiny ass bars and BBQ restaurants, cuz that's all they think people wanna do. Any time I see a new building going up, I always know it's either a restaurant or a car dealership, cuz that's ALL THAT EVER GETS BUILT HERE. This place has no goddamn imagination and doesn't like anyone who does. It's steeped in an incestuous "clique" culture, and refuses to let in outsiders. There are definitely cool people here, it's just dominated by assholes.
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Possibly relocating to GreenvilleMy husband has a possible job relocation to Greenville. We have children. Crime and schools are big. I have read that Greenville has high crime and the schools get pretty pitiful ratings. Does anyone have any insight on this? I have heard it's a good town for college students, what about for families? Any areas that are safer than others? Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)