Friday, July 21, 2017

As the singer Bonnie Tyler Sung Total Eclipse of the Heart or should we say Sun.....

total eclipse of the sun in greenville sc
A total solar eclipse will pass through the continental united states next month on August 21st. This has not happened since 1918. The kicker is that Greenville SC is in-line to get the full eclipse during this rotation. It won’t happen again for Greenville until 2078.

There are many activities being planned by several organizations in Greenville. Clemson University and Roper Mountain Science Center are a couple. Check out my Facebook page beginning August 16th for posts. Greenville County School District has moved it’s first day of school from Monday to Tuesday. A one-time exception was granted in order to keep people calm and avoid any confusion that could happen during the blackout.

Local transportation and law enforcement agencies are preparing for the event. Officers will be available to assist with any traffic issues that might arise.

The eclipse path will begin in Oregon and sweep across the U.S. heartland into Tennessee, through the North Carolina mountains, Greenville, Columbia, Charleston and then heading off the Atlantic coast. The shadow path will be around 100 miles wide and will travel 1,000 miles per hour. Clemson and Anderson will get the longest duration of darkness.

Don’t forget that you will need special glasses to view the eclipse. Staring at the sun directly can damage your eyes. Also plan your viewing area ahead of time. Stopping on any roadway is not permitted.

This will be an exciting event for Greenville which will draw in out of towners by the bunches and give us a nice bump to our economy. The Westin Poinsett hotel is almost sold out.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

For Sale - 24 E Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Levels: 1
Square Feet: +/-1600-1700
Type: Detached Single Family
Area: Augusta Road Area
MLS # 1347128
Price: $329,800

This home is located in the Desired Augusta Road Area, that features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom with convenience to Hospitals, Doctors, Shopping, eateries and Downtown Greenville Area which is within walking distance. There is a large private backyard with plenty of parking and the ability to turn around to exit onto East Faris. This is a great home that has had many updates as well as a workshop, storage building with electricity and then a separate building your very own private Jacuzzi Getaway.

In 2014 the main hall bathroom was painted and a new light fixture was installed & the second bathroom was painted. In late 2015 the kitchen was remodeled with the following they tore down wall to old butler pantry to open up kitchen for the breakfast bar. Then they tore down the two walls that housed the old water heater and pantry, then another was removed to expose original brick chimney, new drywall throughout including the ceiling. We removed the vinyl and old plywood subfloor to expose original hardwoods. The sink was moved from between two windows to be in front of the window. Then they added an herb shelf on the other window.

Installed all new cabinets, semi-custom, however most were standard cabinets but some were tweaked), then the countertops were adorned with Quartz countertops, there are plenty of cabinets and counterpace in this kitchen great for prep work, entertaining or whatever you see fit for its use. The kitchen island was added however it is not a permanent fixture. New Deep black quartz double kitchen sink was installed and a New ¾ HP garbage disposal, the entire kitchen was rewired and a new water line was plumbed for an ice maker with the inset wall mount. . New lighting including 3 led can lights, 3 large industrial pendant lights (2 over bar, 1 over sink), and a higher end chandelier central to the kitchen (wired in with 4 way switches so it can be turned off/on from all three doors).

For more photos and details, click the link below.
24 E Faris Road, Greenville, SC29605

The interactive map below shows 122 Jordan Crest Court but not necessarily the exact location of the lot itself. Directions:Augusta Rd towards downtown, right on E Faris Rd, home is on the right.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Let History Guide You

In my last post I talked about making Greenville SC your golfing vacation destination but what if you aren’t into golf? Well I thought I would take a beat and uncover some history in Greenville SC. Upon doing a bit of investigating I find that my Greenville is full of historical buildings, sites and areas. Here are some highlights I found while doing my research.
  • Campbell’s Covered Bridge -
    campbell's covered bridge
    originally built in 1909 it remains the only covered bridge in South Carolina. This bridge spans Beaverdam Creek and is owned by Greenville County. Transformed into a park, you can picnic, explore the old grist mill foundations and dip your feet in the creek.
  • Hagood Mill and Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site - this site is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are monthly “corn grinding” days and some hosting of mini-festivals with demonstrations of old tyme arts.
  • Cowpens National Battlefield - home of an important battle from the Revolutionary war. On January 17, 1781, General Daniel Morgan and his American army soundly defeated the large British force under Col. "Bloody" Banastre Tarleton.
  • Greenville History Tours - Learn about historic downtown Greenville on a walking, driving or culinary tour. West End walking tours offered on Fridays and Sundays. Driving tours by appointment.
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library - Located across from Fluor Field in downtown Greenville this museum chronicles the life of one of America’s greatest baseball legends. Shoeless Joe Jackson’s home where he lived and died is the container where you can follow his life.
Though this was just a few highlights, there is a lot more history available in Greenville. With ties to the revolution and to the civil war, you will find a myriad of treasures hidden amongst the daily clutter of today. The National Register of Historic Places has over 50 sites in Greenville County alone.

The land that present day Greenville sits on was once all Cherokee hunting grounds. The Cherokee forbade the settlers to set foot on the land but a settler who had a child with a Cherokee woman was granted 100,000 acres and established a plantation on the Reedy river. He was later jailed and his lands forfeit to South Carolina hence becoming Greenville. With the Carolinas being right smack in the middle of both the Revolutionary war and the civil war, the area has seen lots of turmoil through the years. But eventually, Greenville SC became established as a thriving city while still holding on to a bit of its historical past.

For notice on daily events LIKE our Facebook page @VictoriaCottlesCorner.

And remember if you, a friend or family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.