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Old 07-25-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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for those of you in the area, I'm looking for a little info on Florence & the surrounding areas.

I live in upstate NY and have a job opportunity in Florence that will pay the same as I'm currently paid

looking for info on housing costs, taxes etc.

not sure if 19yr old son would go or not

what, if any, surrounding areas are better than Florence itself.

anything you have to offer is appreciated


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Old 07-25-2014, 06:38 PM   #2
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Not to be smarmy, but start here:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Floren...-Carolina.html
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:23 AM   #3
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thx. read that. was looking for some first hand experience. in particular which surrounding ares are good


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Old 07-26-2014, 08:00 AM   #4
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Get ready for culture shock. Not saying its bad, just different.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:15 PM   #5
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I've been to our plant there a few times but I'm usually in town only a couple hours. no body from NY works there for me to compare things with


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Old 07-26-2014, 07:02 PM   #6
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I've been to our plant there a few times but I'm usually in town only a couple hours. no body from NY works there for me to compare things with


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First, I don't live in Florence. I live in upstate SC, 150 miles west. I moved here from Ohio. I've been here almost 30 years so evidently I like it. SC is different than upstate NY. Some things are better, weather, some things not. I'm not saying you won't like it, but I would find a way to spend some time there. Are you married? Kids?

Also need to consider the business conditions. Is the NY operation bigger? Home office? Is the new job more secure or less?

I don't know your specifics, so can't advise, just consider as much as you can. It's a big decision, if you're young and could go back easily, not as much risk.

Good luck either way. The riding season is longer and the beach is close.
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work wise it's pretty much equal. a lateral transfer if you will.

married w/ a 19yr old that wants to go but wants to go. although he wants to finish college here. plan is to keep NY house & rent in florence until we decide if we like it. if not can always transfer back. supv in SC says to call when I'm ready. NY says if I go and don't like it I can come back anytime.


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First, I don't live in Florence. I live in upstate SC, 150 miles west. I moved here from Ohio. I've been here almost 30 years so evidently I like it. SC is different than upstate NY. Some things are better, weather, some things not. I'm not saying you won't like it, but I would find a way to spend some time there. Are you married? Kids?

Also need to consider the business conditions. Is the NY operation bigger? Home office? Is the new job more secure or less?

I don't know your specifics, so can't advise, just consider as much as you can. It's a big decision, if you're young and could go back easily, not as much risk.

Good luck either way. The riding season is longer and the beach is close.
can you elaborate the "some things are not" ?


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can you elaborate the "some things are not" ?


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I knew you would ask that. This is my take, your experience may vary. Are you from small town?

South Carolina is very conservative. That may be fine with you or you may not care one way or the other.

Food will be different. Finding good pizza here is difficult. My experience in upstate NY is its very good there. You like fried fish? No problem.

People talk funny, but in SC you talk funny.

Its just a different culture.

I've known many families that relocated and most have been here for a long time. Some wives wanted to go back and some did.

Give it a shot, sounds like you have options. Like I said, a lot longer riding season. Florence is maybe 200 miles from the Blue Ridge. Coast is close.

Its hard to be specific. I don't know what your experience will be. I've never lived in Florence.
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gas is always cheaper in Florence. Florence has Popeyes fried chicken. Florence is close to myrtle beach. that's the facts as I know them. My wife is from upstate NY--Schenectady. When We took a 30 day ride up there, i found tht upstate NY was nothing special--just rural. Sc is the same, it's rural...and hot, and flat, and roads are straight...but just a couple or three hours from the best motorcycle roads in the US.
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