Furman University Off Campus Apartments
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Furman University appeals to many students from the southern United States and beyond; it has a well-respected liberal arts program that features relatively small class sizes and a feeling of closeness at university. Furman University allows students the opportunities of a large university, without treating undergrads as one big crowd.
Greenville is central to the cities of Charlotte and Atlanta, so it is not just Furman U or Greenville activities that you can look forward to. Downtown renewal in Greenville has beautified the city's inner region, after a long period of decay while shoppers moved out to the suburbs for newly built malls. As well as hiking and outdoor activities, Greenville is home to several art museums, the Greenville Zoo, and the US Road Race Cycling Championships!
You'll need to be very fit if you want to walk your way around the Furman University neighborhood - it ranks only 20 out of 100 for walkability. Nearly all essential services (barring a Chik-Fil-A close by), are over a mile away. Most amenities, including coffee shops, bars, drug stores, clothing and music stores are over 2 miles away.
Apartments in Greenville - Small City, Big Value
Look for neighborhood names like Traveler's Rest, Sans Souci, Paris, Minter and Berea if you want to find apartments close to school. Check with the Greenville Transit Authority about public transit services located in these areas.
Greenville apartments are very reasonably priced, with rentals starting from as little as $355 per week for one bedroom places. There are almost no studio apartments available in the Furman University area of Greenville, so sizing is good - however, you will have to travel from 5 to 10 miles from school to get the greatest diversity in housing rentals.
Going Out in Greenville
Outdoor activities and early nights are not the only options for getting away from schoolwork in Greenville. The city has a surprising number of festivals and tours, including circuses, winery weekends and festivals, state fairs, arts and crafts festivals and triathlons. There are more Carolina-specific activities, too. Check out the Apple Festival, Oktoberfest, the Mountain Song Festival and the Bluegrass Festival for more specialized local culture. Don't forget to check out event listings in Atlanta and Charlotte, also!
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I've got dogs. What the the best places in Greenville for being outdoors with pets?
Greenville is dog friendly. One of the best places to get your four legged friend some exercise is at Swamp Rabbit Trail. and it connects to Greenville's top dog park, Canine Corner in Cleveland Park. That a great place to let dogs socialize off leash. A trip out to Paris Mountain State Park is something you'll both like too.
Is Greenville a town where I'll need a car to get to work?
Greenville has an up and coming bus service called Greenlink. Their routes are pretty good but unless you happen to live very close to one of the stops, you'll probably want to drive to work. The interstate traffic can be heavy but most people prefer to drive for the flexibility.
best downtown apartment for young people starting new job
We searched for apartments that were under 1000 dollars, High speed Internet, Near Public Transit and Air conditioning and found 14 apartments in Greenville. If you were looking for a particular neighborhood in Greenville that is good for young people to mix and mingle, we recommend the Cleveland Park area or anything close to downtown.
Where in Greenville should I live if I'd like to walk or bike to work and to restaurants and bars from my apartment?
Named the best city for walking in South Carolina by Prevention Magazine in 2007, Greenville is chock-full of walkable neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, new condos, lofts, shops, restaurants, and more. The Pettigru historic district is on the more expensive side, but is very pedestrian-friendly and in close proximity to public transportation and the central business district. The Hampton-Pinckney historic district is a more affordable pedestrian-friendly neighborhood situated closer to Greenville's downtown.
Is Greenville a good place for families?
Based on safety and quality of education, Greenville is not a good place for families. With an overall crime rate of 86 per one thousand residents, Greenville has one of the highest crime rates in the country. Moreover, the Greenville County School District, which provides public education to Greenville students, is rated higher than 68.2 percent of school districts in South Carolina and only 1.1 percent of school districts across America. However, based on cost of living, which is low, and presence of other families in the community, which is high, Greenville could be a good place for families. Also, the Blue Ridge Mountains are less than an away hour for biking, hiking, backpacking, or horseback riding.
Why should I move to Greenville?
With a population of over 58,000, Greenville is the seat of Greenville County, South Carolina. As a smaller city, Greenville For families with children, public education in the city is primarily provided by Greenville School District, which was rated better than nearly 70 percent of school districts in South Carolina. Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living in Greenville is 9 percent cheaper than the US average, so it could be a good place for those on a budget. For those that enjoy hiking and camping, Greenville is located between two national forests: Chattahoochee to the west and Sumter to the east.