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Old 08-25-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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My fiancé and I would like to move to the east coast. We would like to be within an hour/ hour in a half of the beach. We are in our 20s and would like to be near shopping, restaurants, and bars/entertainment. Any advice or potential cities would be great!
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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My fiancé and I would like to move to the east coast. We would like to be within an hour/ hour in a half of the beach. We are in our 20s and would like to be near shopping, restaurants, and bars/entertainment. Any advice or potential cities would be great!
Any city where you can find a job paying more than minimum wage is good. Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC are the "destination" cities that will best environment.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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My fiancé and I would like to move to the east coast. We would like to be within an hour/ hour in a half of the beach. We are in our 20s and would like to be near shopping, restaurants, and bars/entertainment. Any advice or potential cities would be great!
Charleston is definitely your best bet.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:37 AM
 
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My fiancé and I would like to move to the east coast. We would like to be within an hour/ hour in a half of the beach. We are in our 20s and would like to be near shopping, restaurants, and bars/entertainment. Any advice or potential cities would be great!
Yikes....the best would probably be Charleston or Conway/Myrtle Beach......
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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Not NC, but Hampton Roads area of Va (Norfolk/Va Beach).
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Not NC, but Hampton Roads area of Va (Norfolk/Va Beach).
Agreed. If they are seeking to find professional jobs, Hampton Roads is better. If they just want to party and live on service jobs, I'd suggest Myrtle Beach, SC.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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Charleston offers the best combination of restaurants (nationally regarded culinary scene), shopping, entertainment, culture, and jobs easily. This is where the OP should start her search.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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I will be working as a doctorate in occupational therapy and my fiancé as a supervisor of a company that is national. We would like a lively area but not necessarily in a large city.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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I lived in Mt Pleasant for decades. loved the area, still miss it. But do be aware it is not cheap. And traffic can be brutal getting into and out of Charleston proper during rush hours.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I will be working as a doctorate in occupational therapy and my fiancé as a supervisor of a company that is national. We would like a lively area but not necessarily in a large city.
If Charleston is too large for you, Mt Pleasant is very nice. You might also consider the Hilton Head, SC area, Beaufort or Georgetown, SC. These have many retirees and may be too quiet for you. Myrtle Beach may be too much of a tourist destination to support many occupational therapy jobs, but who knows?

Other than Wilmington, in North Carolina, you might look at Hampstead, Jacksonville, Swansboro, Beaufort, NC or Greenville. There's also a Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville that might employ OT's.

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