Charlottesville has not been the same since skinheads from Ohio bent on destruction and the intention of defacing our magnificent civil war monuments hit town in ‘17. You know what happened. A young woman named Heather was run down by a car and senselessly killed.
Charlottesville and many of our landmark (and best) restaurants and theatres also did not weather the pandemic well. But those can be rebuilt. What it seems our leadership can’t rebuild is the quaint, pastoral, and historic city that drew us here. Panhandlers and protestors line the once charming downtown pedestrian mall. C-ville has become a hotbed of racial and cultural strife and corruption, even within our church, which we left last year. The good news, we have already found two great traditional church possibilities in Greenville and have been watching services online.
Since we’re both working remotely now–my office is now crammed into our daughter’s room/guest room–we’ve outgrown our cottage. The cost of living in Charlottesville is stratospheric. We will be able to get more bang for our buck in Greenville, where I was born and where both sides of my family lived for two centuries! Getting back to my roots, friends! I still have cousins there that I can’t wait to be with. We’ll also be a lot closer to my brother and sis-in-law in Memphis.
Conde Nast just named beautiful and more conservative Greenville as #6 in the best small US cities! Here’s that link. If it won’t hyperlink here, just cut and paste it into your browser. https://patch.com/south-carolina/greenville-sc/greenville-south-carolina-ranks-no-6-best-small-cities-united-states
Greenville features our beloved Blue Ridge Mountains and is also close to the lovely Carolina beaches. Best of both worlds!