As for schools, each public school is a little different. Depending on what your children are interested in such as Engineering, Arts, sports, etc. may be the deciding factor on which school district you will want to be located.
I personally bought in Anderson County because of the great academics that Wren and Powdersville Schools have. We are only 10 miles to Greenville and our schools are top notch. If you are looking for a private school, Christ Church is one of the best.
You can go to schooldigger.com and search the different schools.
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I just moved from NJ to Greenville, SC, last July. I have two daughters as well. Senior and Junior in HS.
In general you have to be aware that public school here are rather on medium level. JL Mann belongs to one of the better schools in Greenville. It is a public school, but we do have a lot of good private schools, christian and catholic. In my case I was not willing to pay for two year of private HS. Since we are focusing right now on College. My older one applied to five of them, we still waiting for two more to replay. There is one PHS in the area, which suppose to be the best in SC, I do not remember the name, it is Riverside or something like that.
Just want to let you know, that Greenville is a great city to live in. It remains me Hoboken, NJ.
It is a place constantly developing, with a great future.. Mass of cultural activities, concerts. Your girls would love it. I used to live close by NYC, but we haven't seen so many concert there as we did here.Greenville has bee called a "foodie town". Great restaurants, nice crowd, lots of things to do.
Moving from NJ to SC was my best decision. Our life style is much more calmer and affordable.