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Old 09-27-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: tundra
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Looking for comparisons & info. I'm having trouble finding the info I'm seeking.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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I'm originally from Northeastern Connecticut. What kind of comparisons and information are you looking for?
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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I'm curious too about Beaufort area for possible full-time or part-time retirement relocation. Water and marsh views remind me of the North Shore, but with much better weather! Wonder if there's enough going on there to keep us occupied. There surely would be in Charleston, but my guess is that Beaufort would be less expensive.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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I'm originally from Northeastern Connecticut. What kind of comparisons and information are you looking for?
Well, it's difficult to say, but in an earlier query I asked about thriving downtowns. I got Park Circle & West Ashley for answers. I was surprised that in all of the towns in the greater Charleston area that there are only 2 given with downtowns ( four, counting Summerville & Charleston, the two I mentioned in my original question). I guess I'm looking for a town or city with a sense of community, maybe concerts in the park...
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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I'm curious too about Beaufort area for possible full-time or part-time retirement relocation. Water and marsh views remind me of the North Shore, but with much better weather! Wonder if there's enough going on there to keep us occupied. There surely would be in Charleston, but my guess is that Beaufort would be less expensive.
Hi, Ipsw___
Yes, the views are like the North Shores salt marshes & beaches, & the oysters are as good as the clams. Do you fish? My boys have done a lot of that since they moved to the area.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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Beaufort is not necessarily a lower cost of living than Charleston. The nicer parts of Charleston are higher but there are not as many alternatives at the lower price points.

Charleston functions more like a series of intertwined towns. Most of the outdoor concert type events occur at the Family Circle stadium on Daniel Island, Downtown at the baseball diamond, Mt Pleasant at Boone Hall, James Island County Park or Ladson fairgrounds. Sometimes something will happen at Middleton Place or the like. We just did not develop with the town square setups you see in many Northern towns. There is certainly plenty to do but it spreads out fairly evenly accross the area.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:04 PM
 
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Beaufort is not necessarily a lower cost of living than Charleston. The nicer parts of Charleston are higher but there are not as many alternatives at the lower price points.

Charleston functions more like a series of intertwined towns. Most of the outdoor concert type events occur at the Family Circle stadium on Daniel Island, Downtown at the baseball diamond, Mt Pleasant at Boone Hall, James Island County Park or Ladson fairgrounds. Sometimes something will happen at Middleton Place or the like. We just did not develop with the town square setups you see in many Northern towns. There is certainly plenty to do but it spreads out fairly evenly accross the area.
Thank you so much for the info about the concert areas. I will make note of those.
But, no, I wasn't looking for a 'town square' type of downtown, but more of a 'Main St' such as Summerville has. Problem is, I don't want to be 45-60 minutes from the ocean. When I lived on the coast I was never more than 10 miles or so from the ocean, & I don't want to go much beyond that. Right now I am landlocked, & not too happy about that.
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