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Old 11-08-2013, 07:04 AM
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Hello, we have been planning our move from Michigan to Summerville for a while now. Our home has sold in Michigan. We took a road trip to Summerville this week and realized that it is too big for what we are looking for. We are coming from a city of around 15,000 people and are looking for something around that size or even smaller. Schools are very important, and I have heard that Dorchester 2 district would be the way to go. We looked at the schools when we were there and they are nice, but they are at least double the size that my children are used to. We are coming from a predominantly white area and would like for our children to fit in and feel comfortable. Are there any towns that fit this area? Thank you for your help.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:13 AM
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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If you're looking for specific demographics, city-data already has a chart for you. http://www.city-data.com/city/South-Carolina.html

The higher-scoring schools, unfortunately, are primarily found in the larger population areas, i.e. Dorchester District 2, and Mount Pleasant areas. Both areas are well above your desired size. You could also check out the Wando area, which I believe could put you into Daniel island schools under the no child left behind act. But I would caution you to check with the local school board first to confirm.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:44 AM
Location: Summerville, SC
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What about a magnet school or private school? Summerville is so spread out, it certainly doesn't feel like it's "large"
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:42 AM
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I also came from a similar sized town in the midwest so I think I have an idea what you are looking for. In short I'll say you really can't find it here. Probably the 2 that remind me the most of that size of town are Georgetown or Moncks Corner.
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