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Old 10-24-2006, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Maine
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My husband may possibly be relocated to the Summerville area. I am very concerned about the booming growth of that town, and wondered if anyone can recommend smaller towns near Summerville that have good schools. I have heard that schools in that general area do not have a good reputation??
Any advice/info would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Dorchester District 2 schools in Summerville are some of the best in the area and the state. Any of the smaller towns that you go to outside of Summerville are not going to have better schools, just the opposite, because they are poor, rural and are struggling. District 4 schools are real bad. You would not be doing yourself any favors by living outside of the District 2 schools. They got really strict here because people in the outside areas were using false addresses to send their kids here, so that ought to tell you something.

Also as far as the smaller towns go, there is literally nothing there. You would find yourself coming into Summerville anyway to do all your shopping, doctor visits, etc., like everyone else does. Don't get the wrong impression because of the growth. It's not like there's gridlock everywhere. This area sat for a very long time without any kind of progress. Time is just catching up around here. More people are attracted to the Summerville area because it gets them further away from the threat and high cost of hurricanes, but still close enough to enjoy the beach and the activities of Charleston and the cost of living is lower.

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Old 11-08-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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Summerville IS a small town. If you go much smaller you'd be in a country village. :-) populaton 41k
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:12 AM
 
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Our children are grown and we are looking to move from Maryland to some place warmer. We've done the 14 hours/6 days a week work experience and are looking for a small town to purchase a home and semi-retire (get back to a 40 hour week?) and spend some time living. Any suggestions on a town to start with? We'd like to start looking at the prices of houses and get a feel for the towns from people who know.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Moncks Corner, St. Stevens, Round O, Holly Hill, etc....
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Summerville is a great place to live.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. We'll start with Summerville and these towns and go from there. Can you tell me how to track these conversations on this forum please? This is my first forum experience ever and I'm clueless.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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Dear nise&rand:

Summerville is definitely a very good place to start your search. Depending on some of your other interests (beaches, downtown Charleston, etc.), accessability from other smaller towns might make your travel time a lot longer.

A real estate agent should be able to put you on the right path.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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We're checking out a town per day based on the info. you all gave us. This morning will be Summerville and given what you've all said, I have high hopes.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Florence, South Carolina
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They could also should consider on moving on up to Kingstree. Kingstree is a small, rural town where the traffic is small and the schools are great!
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