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Old 08-04-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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My husband and I are looking to buy our first new home but wanted to see if anyone who either lives in any of these areas or have been there can give us some insight. We have narrowed it down at this point between Victoria pointe and wynfield forest at bucks hire. We have looked at McKewn and Paddock pointe but we really are leaning towards Victoria pointe. Really just want to know any pros or cons about these neighborhoods.

Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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Definitely go with Victoria Point if for no other reason,for the the school system. The Buckshire area is probably more convenient to the interstate and shopping. However, it is in a dreadful school district. Victoria Point is in the Dorchester II area and that alone would be my tipping point.

Even if you have no plans for children EVER, the fact is that someday you may want to sell this house and it would then be a factor.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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I live further down off lincolnville rd.

I like the area, 4 miles from historic summerville, Food Lion is down the street, I know most food lions are dumps, but this one is pretty nice, brick exterior, some hardwood floors. Publix is down the street a little ways. Summerville hospital is close.

Also close to the interstate, and between New Summerville area, and Old Trolley Rd and Dorchester road, you have pretty much everything you will need in any shopping capacity.

My house is in Dorchester D2 though.

We looked at Buckshire, but debated against for the school systems, we also looked at Mckewn and several housing in that area and settled where we are currently at and love it. Our neighborhood grew on us.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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Victoria Pointe qualifies for the USDA 100% financing loans and is in Dorchester County. McKewn is also in Dorchester County.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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If you move to Victoria Pointe, your kids will attend Beech Hill Elem. This school was the recipient of Palmetto's Finest this past year. While Gregg M.S. is ok, Ashley Ridge H.S. - VP is zoned for this school - is said to be the top rated HS of the three in DD2.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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Victoria Pointe qualifies for the USDA 100% financing loans and is in Dorchester County. McKewn is also in Dorchester County.
What is this?
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Rural housing loans, 100% financing through USDA, based on location/area. Generally only available in areas that have historically been "rural". Check with your lender.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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Rural housing loans, 100% financing through USDA, based on location/area. Generally only available in areas that have historically been "rural". Check with your lender.
Thanks...always looking at options for mortgages.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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This really depends on where you will have to go to get to work and when you have to be there.
There are a lot of other choices out there that make more sense than Victoria Pointe unless you work in Walterboro.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Are you still in the market? Pine Forest may be a consideration. Some very good deals there right now.
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