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Old 06-28-2009, 11:55 AM
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Hi, we are are a family with 2 elementary age kids thinking about moving to the Charelston area. Can I get some input on the best area for a family? I'm picturing several other kids on the block to play with, good school, spacious, relaxed, etc. Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:36 PM
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Default My two cents

Dorchester 2 is where you want to be. I just posted to someone above you and answered their reply. We live in a new neighborhood called Central Commons. It is kid friendly and we are in the best school district. I love living in Summerville. The builder is D R Horton and I don't know the website off hand but you can look them up on the web.

Good luck!
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:37 PM
Location: Summerville, SC
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We live in Legend Oaks, which is right across from Beech Hill Elem, a great school though getting a bit crowded, but our son loves it. There's so many kids in the neighborhood, which (besides the school) is another reason why we moved there.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:18 AM
Location: Charleston, SC
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I do like Legend Oaks in Summerville as well, great family friendly neighborhood. However, depending on how close you want to be to Charleston and the beaches, I think a number of Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods merit consideration as well.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:43 AM
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MP is the best, with great private and christian schools and some good government schools as well. the neighborhoods and lifestyle is wonderful
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:01 PM
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I agree with DJShymansky, it really depends on what amenities of Charleston you are going to me most interested in being near. While Summerville is a wonderful area, there is quite a bit of commuter traffic you will contend with during rush hour. It is also a significant trip to the beach, more of a day outing than just a couple hour trip to make it worth your while. If you are more of a beach person, I would also suggest Mount Pleasant.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:11 PM
Location: Summerville
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35 minutes from Hwy 78 and hwy 17A is not a significant trip....

That is to Sullivan's Island at station 28.5.

Depending on where you are from our traffic here is nothing....

It takes me 45 minutes on average to get from Knightsville to Huger...
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:33 AM
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Summerville and Mount Pleasant have the best school systems. Which one seems better -- depends on where you live. Those here in the Dorchester 2 area say Dorchester 2, those that chose Mount Pleasant -- say Mount Pleasant.

You won't lose with either one.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:54 PM
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Dorchester District 2 was my pick when I moved to the area from California. We brought our home in Legend Oaks based on Beech Hill Elementary. We have been here for 2 1/2 years and have loved the schools. I have even gotten a job in the school district as well.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:35 PM
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Check out GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community . Also Joe has posted stats in previous post about our schools. Once I find the thread I will post the link.

Mount Pleasant and Summerville offer great family neighborhoods. It depends on your price range on where you should look. If your range is over 250K. I would have your Realtor tour you through both areas to compare. Under 250K (sfh) focus on Summerville. Not much in Mount Pleasant under 250k.
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