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Old 10-10-2007, 11:04 AM
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Hi Everyone -

My husband and I are entertaining a couple different moves. One of which would be to Charleston. I have visited and loved it and we are really ready for a pretty dramatic change in our lives. We visited one other city where my husband had a couple interviews and found, to our surprise, that the beautiful suburbs just didn't feel right for us. We realized that if we moved to this new city, we would rather purchase one of the smaller houses that was actually within the city limits with a little backyard - just a mile or two outside of the city center. We liked the energy we felt being near town.
We plan on having children (we are in our early 30's) but will likely approach it from more of an urban, rather than suburban, perspective. Our current setup isn't a safe one, but is cutting edge living, etc. That has been interesting but we definitely want SAFE. We love non-chain restaurants and enjoy grabbing a cocktail from time to time. It seems that all of the houses within the city of Charleston are outside of our price range - albeit incredibly beautiful. We are hoping to spend no more than $500K (with a small possibly of going up to $600K). Could you help us understand which, if any, areas might be appropriate for us in the Charleston and surrounding areas? We have lived in many of the major cities in the US and know what that is all about. We are very much looking to move back to something similar to our childhood - smaller city with spirit - we feel Charleston has that spirit.

Thank you!!
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:10 AM
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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There are plenty of homes available on the Charleston Peninsula that would be within your price range. Wagener Terrace and Hampton Park wouldbe great choices, giving you backyards and off-street parking in quaint neighborhoods with Hampton Park and the Citadel next door. You'd also be only minutes from everything downtown Charleston had to offer.

Daniel Island, Mt. Pleasant, James Island and West Ashley would also be good places to look if you wanted to stay as close as possible to downtown, and still be under 20 minutes to the beaches.
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