Honestly, the ONLY tough part about moving to Greenville SC is learning the roads and navigating your way around the area. There are some real quirks, due to the terrain, and the fact that all roads are like spokes leading to a hub.
Study the handy chart in the back of ‘Moving to Greenville: the Un-Tourist Guide’ and here are a few other great tips, which will keep you from going nuts your first year in Greenville.
- Ask for help! Greenvillians are a friendly bunch who love to help.
- Think before you depart. It’s easier to picture your route while you’re sitting still than to get confused while you’re underway.
- Use a GPS the first year or so, especially if you like to explore and you’re used to living in a grid-style city. Do regular updates (and remember to program an intersection near your home instead of your home address, in case (highly unlikely!) your car were to be stolen.
- Be in the driver’s seat more often than the passenger seat. You’ll learn by doing. It’s easy to not pay attention when you’re not driving.
- Look at a state map. Important streets in Greenville are often named for where they ultimately end up, i.e. Augusta, Laurens, Woodruff. This can help orient you.
–Libby McMillan Henson is the owner of Greenville Relocation, offering local relocation concierge services, and is also author of ‘The Ultimate Greenville Relocation Guide.’