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Old 05-15-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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I don't understand if they are the same or separate. I've looked for crime rates and safety for both but everyone talks about this "North" Charleston. Very confusing. I'm from the north and we don't call it "North New York City" it's just all NYC.

My main question is I see everyone talking about north Charleston having lots of sketchy areas. Is this classic Charleston or just north or is it all the same and this is all one big scheme to confuse us northerners?

We're considering moving south. We've considered Charleston, Greenville, and Hilton head. We have about $400k to $500k to spend on a house and want a very safe neighborhood with good schools. Is there somewhere in downtown charleston for that? I've read a bit about mount pleasant and James island.

Thanks
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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I don't understand if they are the same or separate. I've looked for crime rates and safety for both but everyone talks about this "North" Charleston. Very confusing. I'm from the north and we don't call it "North New York City" it's just all NYC.

My main question is I see everyone talking about north Charleston having lots of sketchy areas. Is this classic Charleston or just north or is it all the same and this is all one big scheme to confuse us northerners?

We're considering moving south. We've considered Charleston, Greenville, and Hilton head. We have about $400k to $500k to spend on a house and want a very safe neighborhood with good schools. Is there somewhere in downtown charleston for that? I've read a bit about mount pleasant and James island.

Thanks
OMG are you going to have fun!
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Wow, you don't get out much. No offense, but this is the case with half of the cities on this planet. In Upstate NY, there is a Rochester and an East Rochester. Isn't there a Tonawanda and North Tonawanda in Buffalo?

The best way to explore, actually is to visit. Come to historic Charleston and stay at the Rodeway Inn on Dorchester off of 26. It is right in the middle of the historic district of "Charleston" according to you and it will be perfect for walking around and taking in the culture. Welcome!
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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North Charleston and Charleston, are two different cities, within the same metropolitan area.

That's not uncommon. There is also a Las Vegas, NV, and a North Las Vegas, NV.

And if you really want to get confused, my father grew up in North, South Carolina.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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Wow, you don't get out much. No offense, but this is the case with half of the cities on this planet. In Upstate NY, there is a Rochester and an East Rochester. Isn't there a Tonawanda and North Tonawanda in Buffalo?

The best way to explore, actually is to visit. Come to historic Charleston and stay at the Rodeway Inn on Dorchester off of 26. It is right in the middle of the historic district of "Charleston" according to you and it will be perfect for walking around and taking in the culture. Welcome!
Actually I've travelled much of the world, mostly through cruises and company paid trips. Sorry my screen name probably confused you. I'm not from Buffalo. I used to live in Rochester though and East Rochester is no affiliation with the city. It's a suburb about 15 minutes away and it's not confused in any way.

Tonawanda and North Tonawanda are towns split. Not entire cities.

But anyway, how is historic Charlestown as far as crime and such? I can't even find info on it because all that comes up is North Charlestown.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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OMG are you going to have fun!
Haha I see that.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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Haha I see that.
yes, your budget will allow you to explore any area of charleston. Hell just visiting here is fun anyway
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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Charleston and North Charleston are 2 separate cities next to each other just like New York and West New York, Columbia and West Columbia, Cleveland and Cleveland Heights, Hartford and East Hartford, etc.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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Charleston and North Charleston are 2 separate cities next to each other just like New York and West New York, Columbia and West Columbia, Cleveland and Cleveland Heights, Hartford and East Hartford, etc.
How's the safety in real Charleston?
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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How about Augusta and North Augusta...they are in two different states! LoL
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