Greenville, SC was ranked number 4 in a list of Top 100 Places to Live in America. Of course, we agree. That being said, you've got to question the validity of any list that includes Columbia, SC. That's no place to live my friends. No place at all.
The full list starts with:
They also provide a decent write-up on the city:
In coming years, the unique benefits of living Downtown will attract more and more residents, giving the Downtown area an even more well-rounded character. Initially, Greenville's buildings were demolished and rebuilt fairly frequently. Greenville has one of the last Frank Lloyd Wright homes ever built.
Wait. Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home in Greenville? In 1951?
With a little Googling, I found out where it is -- practically in my back yard! It seems the current owners are not particularly engaging with onlookers, but check out the style of the lightscreen windows.
I love when I follow a link and it ends up leading down a rabbit hole like this.
That FLW house is three streets down from mine. A little lunchtime field trip is in order.
That being said, you've got to question the validity of any list that includes Columbia, SC. That's no place to live my friends. No place at all.
Credibility lost, indeed.
I love Greenville - truly, I do..and I'm not trying to argue that Nashville should rank (although seriously...Chattanooga? Really?) but I am curious to know a little more about the factors entering into the equation. Is "environmental greenworthiness" weighted the same as "homeownership options"? Does it matter that Nashville thrives on two industries that remain strong regardless of the economy (country music and healthcare)? I'm not knocking Greenville at all, but I miss the residents, not the town itself. Also, don't knock Columbia...great things have come from there, particularly in February of 1977. :)
Spike over at Brains also blogged about the recent #4 ranking. I think he's right on with:
And while it’s great to see Greenville on the list, I’m also kinda sad. Because I think it’s one of the best-kept secrets in the nation.
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