Downtown Forest City

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Jaded

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Aug 9, 2009
 
Am I the only one who gets depressed when they drive through downtown Forest City? Numerous empty, run-down buildings, and mediocre businesses in between. I have lived in this town for almost 3 years, and have only been to downtown Forest City once. It was a horrible experience...not worth my time. The business I visited had extremely rude owners who acted like they were ready to go home, even though they should have been open for 2 more hours. Between Forest City, Rutherfordton, and Spindale, the downtown area of Forest City is the least appealing. Funny there are always plenty of open parking spaces in front of the businesses...
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Aug 10, 2009
 
Jaded wrote:
Am I the only one who gets depressed when they drive through downtown Forest City? Numerous empty, run-down buildings, and mediocre businesses in between. I have lived in this town for almost 3 years, and have only been to downtown Forest City once. It was a horrible experience...not worth my time. The business I visited had extremely rude owners who acted like they were ready to go home, even though they should have been open for 2 more hours. Between Forest City, Rutherfordton, and Spindale, the downtown area of Forest City is the least appealing. Funny there are always plenty of open parking spaces in front of the businesses...
I think you need to invest more time in getting to know the people, because that is what Forest City is all about. Go eat lunch at Smith's and you will see that the comradarie leaves little to be desired. The observations you report are true, but plans are being made to beautify the city. I lived there in the fifties and sixties and it was a lifestyle beyond compare. I hope you can find the good things that make FC what it is.
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Aug 10, 2009
 
Try investing more time in getting to know the people because that's what FC is all about. While there are a number of empty buildings and other cosmetic irregularities, plans are being made to beautify the city. As for the unfriendly shop owners, that is something I never experienced. I grew up there in the fifties and sixties and it was a lifestyle beyond compare. I return annually just for old time's sake. Hope you find what I once found.
Jaded Town

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Aug 20, 2009
 

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I've been here for 2 years, and it has only went downhill. Even at Christmas time, it was depressing to see. It looked like a ghost town with cheap lights, and I couldn't stand to see it at night. I'm just wondering who's job it is to try and coerce people into visiting Forest City...right now, it is just a waste of money.
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Sep 24, 2009
 
I agree with you. The parades are more awful every year, the scenery is so bare, everyone is so Rude, and there is never anything going on worth coming into town for.

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Sep 24, 2009
 
f c mama wrote:
I agree with you. The parades are more awful every year, the scenery is so bare, everyone is so Rude, and there is never anything going on worth coming into town for.
I disagree that the people are rude. In general, many people in FC define southern hospitality. Of course, there are always a few rude ones but the nice ones vastly outnumber them in my opinon.

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Oct 2, 2009
 

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Well, I figure it's a waste of my time to even venture there anymore, especially now that Davis Donuts has moved!
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Oct 22, 2009
 
If you don't like Forect City life, go elsewhere. Most of the folks there are natives and have little use for those who are not.
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If you don't like Forest City, it probably doesn't like you. Move. Just sign me, FC Lover

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#10
Oct 23, 2009
 
Ah, nice example of what I'm talking about. No wonder there has been no progress in the town. Obviously none of the locals want it.
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Jun 14, 2010
 
Jaded Town wrote:
I've been here for 2 years, and it has only went downhill. Even at Christmas time, it was depressing to see. It looked like a ghost town with cheap lights, and I couldn't stand to see it at night. I'm just wondering who's job it is to try and coerce people into visiting Forest City...right now, it is just a waste of money.
Are you kidding me? Forest City at Christmas time is breathtakingly beautiful. It is obvious why the town was voted one of Americas 10 most beautiful towns. The town is quaint, you knew what you were getting when you moved there. I understand the people can be a bit set in their ways (o.k. that is an understatement) But to say the town is not beautiful at Christmas makes you look grouchy. No one coerces people to move there, I am from the North, so I expected some culture shock, as you would when moving to any new place. It is very different there, and the people are very different, but if you do not like it there, move away. I moved there for the beauty and nature, not culture or night life. My other home is in a bigger city and I cannot wait to get back to my peaceful serene home there. Give the people a chance and you will find some of the nicest people you will ever meet. "Different" can be a great thing. I appreciate the fact that the people accepted my family, even though we were quite different.
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Jun 16, 2010
 
Lin wrote:
If you don't like Forect City life, go elsewhere. Most of the folks there are natives and have little use for those who are not.
whuttt!! theres no life in fc what are you talking about! you can go down town and have lunch and talk about whos sleping with who. and what drugs you can buy from who. and whos the cheapest. lol

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Jun 16, 2010
 
jangalang jangalang wrote:
<quoted text>whuttt!! theres no life in fc what are you talking about! you can go down town and have lunch and talk about whos sleping with who. and what drugs you can buy from who. and whos the cheapest. lol
It's obvious you have never been to downtown Forest City!
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Jun 23, 2010
 
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It's obvious you have never been to downtown Forest City!
i live in town for 47 years of my dammmmmm old life this is a bad run down town because the rich is stilling from the poor and the poor are getting poorier gezzzzzzzz are you serious!! ane all the whites are moving out. they call forrest city little chicago now!!
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#15
Jun 27, 2010
 
Is it really that bad? I was thinking of moving there. Been there 2 weekends in a row just looking around, it seems fairly quiet, and I actually like the way downtown is set up. But I did notice that home prices are way down. Are there any jobs in the area?

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#16
Jul 7, 2010
 
Plenty of homes for sale, yet absolutely no jobs! The county is one of the highest in unemployment in the nation!

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