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Old 12-26-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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Middle-aged guy here with a possible opportunity that would involve relocating to Charleston from Chicago. I'm excited by the chance to live in a region that fascinates me with its history and where it's heading. My kids from my first marriage are older (two in college) so there would be some back-and-forth visiting, and I am building new relationship, that's Chicago-based for now. If this comes to pass, I want find a good place to rent at first, 1-2 bedrooms, that leaves me some margin to travel, both to see/host family and to explore the area. I also want to live in an area that's diverse and eclectic -- without paying a hipster premium! I currently live in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago (and like Oak Park, Evanston, South Loop) by way of reference. That said, I didn't grow up in Chicago so I'm not looking to replicate what I have here, but I'd like to find an area that has it's own character, mix of past and future, mix of people, surprises etc. Oh, and the job would be downtown??? on the peninsula? not far from The Citadel. Thanks for any advise!
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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On the peninsula your best options would be wagener terrace,north central,westside.
Nowhere near the same level as Hyde Park or Wicker but walkable to eats,drinksand
diverse by southern standards


Easy access to downtown also walkable to indie amenities,the following neighborhoods in west ashley: avondale,s.windermere,byrnes downs.

Best Wishes!
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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On the peninsula your best options would be wagener terrace,north central,westside.
Nowhere near the same level as Hyde Park or Wicker but walkable to eats,drinksand
diverse by southern standards


Easy access to downtown also walkable to indie amenities,the following neighborhoods in west ashley: avondale,s.windermere,byrnes downs.

Best Wishes!
Ditto!
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies... I suspect another Chicagoan via the Wicker Park reference!
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC (West Ashley)
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On the peninsula your best options would be wagener terrace,north central,westside.
Nowhere near the same level as Hyde Park or Wicker but walkable to eats,drinksand
diverse by southern standards


Easy access to downtown also walkable to indie amenities,the following neighborhoods in west ashley: avondale,s.windermere,byrnes downs.

Best Wishes!
+1 to this. Wagener Terrace is pretty nice and very close to the Citadel. I have some friends who live there and love it.

I also recommend all of those neighborhoods in West Ashley, they are all very close to downtown and wouldn't be a bad commute at all (living downtown, you could most likely bike to The Citadel for work so keep that in mind if you don't want to mess with a car).
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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ha! have family n friends in chicago so visit often.

As an aside, the houses right behind avondales commercial strip on Magnolia is called Ashley Forest.

I get grief from friends who live there. Avondale is adjacent though and the whole area gets blanketed with it.

This area nearest shopping and bars is the most gentrified and expensive.

Right behind and an easy bike ride is Oak Forest....mostly retro ranchers, its more affordable
but a mixed bag crimewise and can vary street to street.
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