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Old 06-30-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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Hi All
My husband is back on for his job, so we are moving!!! We drove around alot today looking at rental houses and the areas we liked the best were in Summerville: Brandymill, westcott plantation, windsor hills,twin oaks and in Goose creek: crowfield plantation. My husband's job is in north charleston near the naval complex on avenue F. Is the traffic worse or better coming from these areas or is it all the same? How long do you think the commute would be if he needs to be at work at 8?

We saw some other subdivisions as well, but the ones listed had what we are looking for which is: at least 1 car garage, pets OK (cat and dog), good size wooden fenced yard (don't like clear fence so dog can see road and bark), 3 bed and rent 1100.00 or under. We don't have children so schools aren't important.

thanks so much for any input you can give!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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The places along Dorchester Rd, that you like will be a major pain for the morning and afternoon commute unless he is working the off shifts and commuting against the flow of traffic...

Crowfield is nice and the traffic isn't as bad, but he will still have to deal with either Crowfield Blvd to College Park Rd or Crowfield Blvd to Hwy 52 traffic...

If you can I would recommend driving both directions at the time you need to be on the roads and remember once school starts traffic gets heavier...
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Windsor Hill, North Charleston, SC
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Rush hour traffic is rush hour traffic no matter where you live. The greater Charleston metro area has more than it's fair share. Traffic in Albuquerque-Rio Rancho or Oklahoma City or Phoenix wasn't THIS bad.

If you leave your house a 10-20 minutes early you can avoid some of it (IMHO it's worth it to leave 30min early and have an easier drive and maybe get to work a little early as opposed to leaving 'on time' and sitting in traffic for 20min, getting frustrated, and not knowing if you will get to work on time).
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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given your choices you'd be better off dealing with DorchRd from Wescott or Windsor Hill than I-26 from GC trying to jog out of the 52/Ashley Frustrate (Phosphate) area IMHO, especially once school is in...

there's a new road that runs in the back side of Wescott and Windsor Hill that lets out on DorchRd a good bit past that end of ashley phosphate rd, that'll get u past some of the bad traffic on dorch rd. coming from further up in SVille
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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given your choices you'd be better off dealing with DorchRd from Wescott or Windsor Hill than I-26 from GC trying to jog out of the 52/Ashley Frustrate (Phosphate) area IMHO, especially once school is in...

there's a new road that runs in the back side of Wescott and Windsor Hill that lets out on DorchRd a good bit past that end of ashley phosphate rd, that'll get u past some of the bad traffic on dorch rd. coming from further up in SVille
OMG ... Aren't Wescott and Windsor Hill in N Charleston? (Don't worry bulldog and meks, I am just being sarcastic and trying to prove the point that there are nice areas in N Charleston).
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Windsor Hill, North Charleston, SC
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given your choices you'd be better off dealing with DorchRd from Wescott or Windsor Hill than I-26 from GC trying to jog out of the 52/Ashley Frustrate (Phosphate) area IMHO, especially once school is in...

there's a new road that runs in the back side of Wescott and Windsor Hill that lets out on DorchRd a good bit past that end of ashley phosphate rd, that'll get u past some of the bad traffic on dorch rd. coming from further up in SVille
./agree
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