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Old 11-02-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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I'm in Summerville checking the area out with a view to move here. However, it's kind of....ugly. Maybe I'm just not used to it but the roads with all the millions of shopping centers and tall signs all look the same to me and I feel like there's just nothing pretty here, nothing special, nothing to look at, while driving around in every day life. Are there any rural or countryside towns around here that would be more pretty to look at? Or would I just have to come in to Summerville for everything anyway? I hope I haven't offended anyone. Maybe it's just I'm used to where I've come from, which was very, very different. Maybe this just what the south looks like.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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With the exception of historic downtown Summerville, it's a lot of sprawl and undeveloped land.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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Dorchester it's just north of summerville
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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I don't mean downtown, I mean the whole area. But sprawl and undeveloped describes it well.
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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I don't mean downtown, I mean the whole area. But sprawl and undeveloped describes it well.
What exactly were you looking for and where are you coming from to compare areas around Summerville to?
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I'm in Summerville checking the area out with a view to move here. However, it's kind of....ugly. Maybe I'm just not used to it but the roads with all the millions of shopping centers and tall signs all look the same to me and I feel like there's just nothing pretty here, nothing special, nothing to look at, while driving around in every day life. Are there any rural or countryside towns around here that would be more pretty to look at? Or would I just have to come in to Summerville for everything anyway? I hope I haven't offended anyone. Maybe it's just I'm used to where I've come from, which was very, very different. Maybe this just what the south looks like.
You should check out the Knightsville area, it's just north of S'vill and you can find acre plus lots there. Also, if you don't mind getting a little more rural, check out Ridgeville, St. George, Holly Hill, and Vance. Jedburg is just north of S'ville as well and it's getting developed fast, especially around I26, but there's still plenty of rural as you move away from the center of S'ville.

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Old 11-02-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I'm in Summerville checking the area out with a view to move here. However, it's kind of....ugly. Maybe I'm just not used to it but the roads with all the millions of shopping centers and tall signs all look the same to me and I feel like there's just nothing pretty here, nothing special, nothing to look at, while driving around in every day life. Are there any rural or countryside towns around here that would be more pretty to look at? Or would I just have to come in to Summerville for everything anyway? I hope I haven't offended anyone. Maybe it's just I'm used to where I've come from, which was very, very different. Maybe this just what the south looks like.


This is a shining example of the southern charm you can still find around here. It's in Holly Hill and just sold for $395,000. 5 acres, 6K square feet, built in 1908. Pecan orchard in the front yard.

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Old 11-02-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Summerville SC Historic District
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I originally come from a postcard-like New England town that's surrounded by other postcard-like towns, and despite this, there are few parts of Summerville that I would consider "ugly". In my opinion it's better looking than most places in which I've lived or visited, and a large part of town is downright gorgeous.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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I would suggest The area around Cainhoy and Wando River: you have all the scenery, minus the ugly.
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: SOB-Charleston.SC
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[quote=Chs2014;37118503]I would suggest The area around Cainhoy and Wando River: you have all the scenery, .


. Since we don't know what other considerations the OP is dealing with ie .. budget, commute requirement's, schools .. et al ... I would agree Cain Hoy and Wando as well as Awendaw and McCllenville or Edisto might fill the bill ... over development hasn't hit the area yet and since they have easy beach access.. it isn't likely to get the sprawl that's so objectionable to the OP,
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