I've been doing some research on the Charleston area as to what types of jobs might be available, as well as what the housing situation might look like. I'm a Recreation major and love working with people face to face, usually in an outdoor environment. Being a year out of college, I'm also young, which means I am looking for a younger area to live that's not far from night life, the beach, and a place to make some friends.
I currently work in an inside sales position and can't say that it's ideal - sitting inside all day and talking to people who really don't want to talk to me! I figure it's time to get back to my roots and enjoy what I do on a day to day basis
. I'm a very laid back guy, and I've heard the area is very similar to the type of lifestyle I live.
What is everyones take on the work situation? Are there recreation jobs available, or at least jobs that will get me outside and having actual human interaction? I'm not terribly picky about what I do, but as you can see, inside sales is not the best position for me.
How about housing? I've heard James Island is a fantastic place to live for young people. Is this true? What about the Folly Beach area? Are there one bedroom apartments around that won't break the bank?
I'm originally from Michigan but live in Atlanta right now, and I miss the water. That's a main appeal to me in Charleston. I enjoy the weather in this area so I'm not too worried about how hot it gets over there. I just want to make sure that Charleston is all I've heard it's cracked up to be, and make some friends along the way.