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Old 12-27-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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Hi,

I am currently living in CT and looking to relocate. I am considering several areas (Wilmington NC, Charleston SC, Myrtle Beach, and Asheville). I am a 30 year old woman who would like to find someplace that has a good blend of beach activities, hiking, etc. within close (30 minutes) proximity to good restaurants, bars and shopping, but I don't necessarily want to "feel" like I'm in a big city. I I live in a town like this in CT and would love to find something similar in a warmer climate. Looking to get an idea of what Charleston areas if any fit this? I do plan on visiting all of these areas in about a month. Any recommendations for towns I should be considering?
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Hi,

I am currently living in CT and looking to relocate. I am considering several areas (Wilmington NC, Charleston SC, Myrtle Beach, and Asheville). I am a 30 year old woman who would like to find someplace that has a good blend of beach activities, hiking, etc. within close (30 minutes) proximity to good restaurants, bars and shopping, but I don't necessarily want to "feel" like I'm in a big city. I I live in a town like this in CT and would love to find something similar in a warmer climate. Looking to get an idea of what Charleston areas if any fit this? I do plan on visiting all of these areas in about a month. Any recommendations for towns I should be considering?
Folly Beach and/or Sullivans Island.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Folly Beach and/or Sullivans Island.

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Old 12-28-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Folly Beach is the coolest beach in Charleston, SC for sure if you are single and in your 30's. There is no hiking here or around here though. It is low country at sea level and no mountains anywhere near.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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Of the choices given, I would suggest either Charleston or Asheville as the best choices. One will give you superior hiking adventures and the other offers good beach options. Being only about four hours apart they are convenient enough to enjoy the other local on weekends/short vacations.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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I think from all that I have read (keeping in mind I have not visited just yet, but I will) I think Charleston sounds like the best option. I really want to be by the beach, and as beautiful as Asheville looks I think it's too far from the water. Myrtle Beach has too many retiree's, and Wilmington looks like I might get a little bored there. I did some research and saw that Charleston does have some nature walk trails which sounds nice too. How far is folly beach from downtown? Thanks everyone for all of the input.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Folly is about 15-20 minutes from downtown Charleston. Add on another 15-20 minutes and you could also be at Isle of Palms or Sullivan's Island for more beaches.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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Folly is about 15-20 minutes from downtown Charleston. Add on another 15-20 minutes and you could also be at Isle of Palms or Sullivan's Island for more beaches.
Actually, Sullivan's is closer to Downtown than Folly by a few minutes. The drive to the IOP is about the same as the drive to Folly unless you're heading down to the IOP bridge. Then it's only about an additional five minutes. Either way...20-30 minutes gives you the choice of three very different beach towns.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:41 AM
 
Location: N.Charleston,SC
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She said she would be here in about a month,,,,in a month ALL of the beaches will be like a "ghost town".......
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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I'm just coming to look in a month, I think it will be good for me to see what it is like in the winter time. I probably wont be moving until the fall.
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