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Old 08-23-2013, 05:27 PM
 
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I have driven it at both times enough to have historical knowledge. Do you have statistical data to support that it's the same or is that an assumption?
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:38 AM
 
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West Ashley, and West Ashley + North Charleston. They're here.
Yes, but some of us don't feel safe commuting and shopping around North Charleston. Also, why should I have to drive 35mins to shop?

I think the areas growth is being restrained right now. Mount Pleasant really has potential to boom and grow, especially with new companies moving into the area.

The traffic in Houston is bad but they also have 10 other highways or roads you can take to avoid it. Charleston is barely a city and shouldn't have so many traffic issues.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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You have statistical data to support that or is that an assumption?
I've lived in Houston, TX and can say that at certain times during the day on certain roads it's comparable. I think areas like Plano, Katy, West Lake Hills and Frisco, TX are FAR nicer than Mount Pleasant. The area just needs refinement.

I'm sorry but North Charleston and West Ashley are a dump. Mount Pleasant is much nicer... Daniel Island is nice but overpriced...
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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Yes, but some of us don't feel safe commuting and shopping around North Charleston. Also, why should I have to drive 35mins to shop?

I think the areas growth is being restrained right now. Mount Pleasant really has potential to boom and grow, especially with new companies moving into the area.

The traffic in Houston is bad but they also have 10 other highways or roads you can take to avoid it. Charleston is barely a city and shouldn't have so many traffic issues.
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I've lived in Houston, TX and can say that at certain times during the day on certain roads it's comparable. I think areas like Plano, Katy, West Lake Hills and Frisco, TX are FAR nicer than Mount Pleasant. The area just needs refinement.

I'm sorry but North Charleston and West Ashley are a dump. Mount Pleasant is much nicer... Daniel Island is nice but overpriced...
You can't compare the two. Texas - wide open spaces - plenty of room to expand. Charleston - surrounded by water and rivers. Very little room to expand.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Yes, but some of us don't feel safe commuting and shopping around North Charleston. Also, why should I have to drive 35mins to shop?

I think the areas growth is being restrained right now. Mount Pleasant really has potential to boom and grow, especially with new companies moving into the area.

The traffic in Houston is bad but they also have 10 other highways or roads you can take to avoid it. Charleston is barely a city and shouldn't have so many traffic issues.
The stores were probably there before you moved to the area. If driving 35 minutes to get to them is that much of an issue maybe moving to a different part of the city would have been a better decision.

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I'm sorry but North Charleston and West Ashley are a dump.
The same could be said for your attitude. It sounds like you don't get out much.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC (West Ashley)
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I'm sorry but North Charleston and West Ashley are a dump. Mount Pleasant is much nicer... Daniel Island is nice but overpriced...
If the thought that rural West Ashley is a "dump" keeps people with bad attitudes away, I'm all for that.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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Yes, but some of us don't feel safe commuting and shopping around North Charleston. Also, why should I have to drive 35mins to shop?

I think the areas growth is being restrained right now. Mount Pleasant really has potential to boom and grow, especially with new companies moving into the area.

The traffic in Houston is bad but they also have 10 other highways or roads you can take to avoid it. Charleston is barely a city and shouldn't have so many traffic issues.

Why shouldn't you have to drive 35 minutes to shop? Bet you also whine about the entitlement mentality, with others.

Feeling safe in and around NC and you want to use Houston as a comparison?? Thank goodness the roads that lead in are the veryones that lead out.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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As a future transplant who's actually looked at the real estate and toured Charleston in depth, I can confirm that West Ashley is by no means "a dump"... I would also not put North Charleston in the "dump" category. As with all areas, they both have their problem spots... If you classify them as dumpy, you seriously have to get out and see the world a little.

Perhaps we can take a trip to South Bronx and Soundview in NY. Those areas are lovely this time of year
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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The stores were probably there before you moved to the area. If driving 35 minutes to get to them is that much of an issue maybe moving to a different part of the city would have been a better decision.
Shopping areas like housing are a part of a growth discussion, they aren't static and while it may have been acceptable to drive 20 mins 15 years ago doesn't mean that you want to drive 35 mins today. Just like they have added hospitals in Mt. Pleasant to meet demand. They should also build shopping and recreational centers to meet current demand.

The question is, would a majority of the people in Mt. Pleasant desire a few big box stores to come in, or more high density housing. As far as I'm concerned, I believe we have plenty of housing and there are other areas that housing can go into. There are only a few areas right now where we can attract big box stores.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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Shopping areas like housing are a part of a growth discussion, they aren't static and while it may have been acceptable to drive 20 mins 15 years ago doesn't mean that you want to drive 35 mins today. Just like they have added hospitals in Mt. Pleasant to meet demand. They should also build shopping and recreational centers to meet current demand.

The question is, would a majority of the people in Mt. Pleasant desire a few big box stores to come in, or more high density housing. As far as I'm concerned, I believe we have plenty of housing and there are other areas that housing can go into. There are only a few areas right now where we can attract big box stores.
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