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Old 10-04-2016, 08:14 AM
 
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Hello everyone,


It is confirmed that we are moving to South Carolina in about 2 months. We will be getting a realtor but I want to hear some local opinions first about the area East of Columbia. My work is South of Florence, and I don't want to have to drive more than an hour to work. We are looking for safe communities with good public schools. Any help other than Columbia is also greatly appreciated. We have personally been to Aynor, Conway, and Myrtle Beach, but with some researching it's showing that Aynor has high crime. How can that be with such a small town, maybe the websites we have looked at are incorrect. Thank you for any help you can provide.


-Andrew
Wife and 2 Kids
Son- 7th grade
Daughter-2nd grade
1 hour from Florence
Good/ Safe Community
Great Schools
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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I recall you were seeking to locate near Timmonsville. ("Possible move near Timmonsville.")

Are you considering Sumter or Florence?
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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That is correct. You want me to delete this post and repost there? As for the move. We are having a difficult time finding good schools and a safe area. We werent impressed with Florence. We liked Aynor but the research online shows they have high crime. Can you tell me anything about lugoff-elgin. Thanks
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:50 AM
 
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This thread is fine if you are considering Columbia and Richland County.

I do not know much about the Lugoff community and the town of Elgin, both in Kershaw County. I am familiar with Lugoff-Elgin High School, 1284 Highway 1 South, Lugoff, South Carolina 29078-8616. It is in Class AAAA in the South Carolina High School League, and it has one of the top wrestling programs in the state.
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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Do you consider this high school to be safe and a good education school. The middle and elementary schools in the lugoff elgin area are rated really high
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:29 PM
 
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Yes, I would consider Lugoff-Elgin High School safe and proactive in education. Positive high ratings among feeder schools should be convincing to consider locating in the attendance area.
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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I'd also recommend lugoff-Elgin or Camden.
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:56 PM
 
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Echoing the Lugoff-Elgin/Camden recs. My impression of Aynor any time I drive through it is that if there were a better way to get to Myrtle Beach, Aynor would have disincorporated as a town long ago.

As far as your concerns, Aynor's crime looks worse because most of those stats are calculated per 100,000 residents, and Aynor has less than a thousand. One guy breaking into a few homes is going to send that per-100,000 rate through the roof, particularly if the weighting is done incorrectly. Looking at the actual number of incidents, it's the usual small-town shenanigans: property crime, domestic disputes, that sort of thing. Violent crime is nearly nonexistent.
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