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Old 05-18-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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My husband's job is reloating us to Florence area. I have lived in Cleveland, Ohio all my life- my family is very close here and that is what makes me a little nervous to move so far away from everyone. We have two young boys, 4yr and 9mo. If we move I will be able to stay home with the kids. I am wondering about the nice areas in Florence, and being involved in family and community events. I want my kids to be as much involved in the community and establish a great support system if I have to move away from everyone I love so much here. Where should we start to look for homes at? If we don't move right into Florence where are the nicer bigger cities/areas around this town?
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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You'll probably get more information about Florence in the general South Carolina section; Florence is about 70 miles from Columbia.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:01 AM
 
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Florence is one of the largest Cities in the Pee Dee and outside of Florence and Darlington there are mostly smaller rural towns that offer a slower pace and less amenities than Florence but within a reasonable commute. There are several housing options in the Florence area with West Florence having the best schools. There are also plenty of community events around Florence and the surrounding communities that are family oriented.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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I know this seems like a small thing, but I suggest taking your kids to story time at Barnes & Noble. When we moved to Utah I began doing that with my daughter. It's fun for her, free, and provides the social and intellectual interaction that I craved with an infant, and being somewhere far from family and friends. It was one of the first things I looked into when I found out we were moving to Sumter. The B&N in Florence has story time Thurs pm and Sat am. Good luck!
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