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Old 04-10-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Lake Stevens
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So I have read a ton of great things about Mt. Pleasant and Summerville but what are some of the drawbacks of the two areas? Everyplace has 'em.

I am relocating to the area for Boeing, currently work for Boeing in the Seattle area. I understand there will be traffic which I expect will get worse before it gets better as Boeing comes online. We are hearing that with Boeing and Boeing related jobs there will be a need for anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 additional workers in the area.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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The biggest draws back for Summerville are the traffic and distance to the beach. We have all the grocery stores and some really good specialty shops and good restaurants, we are just a distance from the beach and downtown Charleston....
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Biggest Drawback of Mount Pleasant is price. location..location..location = higher price

Both areas have traffic issues- but coming from a larger area, nothing like others.
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant South Carolina
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You will probably have a higher risk of damage from a hurricane in Mt. Pleasant than the Summerville area and thus your home owners insurance, all things being equal, should be some what higher. This increase in home owners insurance cost should be offset to a degree from lower property taxes in Mt. Pleasant.



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So I have read a ton of great things about Mt. Pleasant and Summerville but what are some of the drawbacks of the two areas? Everyplace has 'em.

I am relocating to the area for Boeing, currently work for Boeing in the Seattle area. I understand there will be traffic which I expect will get worse before it gets better as Boeing comes online. We are hearing that with Boeing and Boeing related jobs there will be a need for anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 additional workers in the area.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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As they say -- Mount Pleasant -- finding the right house at the right price. Summerville - distance from the beach & downtown.

Most of us have a pretty good sense of which area suits us once we drive around a little. You'll know.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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[quote=marinerfan01;13680393]So I have read a ton of great things about Mt. Pleasant and Summerville but what are some of the drawbacks of the two areas? Everyplace has 'em.

Drawback to Mt. Pleasant (at least for us): Closer to the beach means more risk of damage from a hurricane; the whole flood insurance issue; and naturally the homes are more expensive price per square foot - because of location. Also for us it would have made for a long commute for my husband - around 45 minutes to an hour daily. Traffic during beach season can make that commute even worse.

Drawback to Summerville: Lacks shopping/restaurants (in comparison to Mt. Pleasant). Further from the beach. Mixed bag - bad areas mixed in with nicer areas - very odd to me, but could be the same in Mt. Pleasant - I can't say I don't live there.

Hope this helps!
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: N.Charleston,SC
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Drawback to Mt. Pleasant ,, Ha-Ha-Ha

Its the attitude of the people that live there. Most of them think that they are better than you.

Things like holding the door open for a lady when she is walking in a building,,saying "Thank You" for what ever, Ask for some kind of help,,it goes on and on.

Drive around like they own the road while they are on the cell phone. Cut in front of you,,Pretty rude if you ask me.....Not a lot of southern charm at all..............its sad.

But OH MY GOD,,,,ITS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!!!!

Watch the replys I get about the truth........Hope this helps!
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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Rick, Mt. Pleasant IS a great place to live...even if you have an aversion to it. Sorry.

It's evident you feel everyone in MtP thinks they are better than others. I can assure you that MtP has that type of folk...as does Summerville and every other town around here. I actually have experienced the type of person you describe more often in Summerville than I have in MtP.

Drivers, like the ones you describe, are everywhere in this area not just MtP. The absolute worst ones are in N.Charleston on I26 between Ashley Phosphate & Cosgrove.

Believe it or not, people in MtP do hold doors open for ladies, say "Thank You", and offer assistance if it is needed. I've needed help in MtP and gotten it. I've needed assistance in other towns here and never once received an offer. Go figure.

Your hatred of MtP is evident and not very becoming. The best thing is that you DON'T have to enter the city limits if you don't want to.

Best of luck to you and your attitude. LOL
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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There is Flood Zones in Summerville also. Crime is higher in Summerville and less options shopping and
restaurants.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:19 AM
 
Location: N.Charleston,SC
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Ha-Ha-Ha,,,,I dont hate MtP Cape,,,as they say,,,"Its a great place to live" Its just some of the people that ruin it. I prefer Summerville.
Trust me,,I try to stay away from MtP as much as possible.

I just tell it like it is,,not tip-toe around the truth.
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