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Old 10-03-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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The best city in the South is purportedly Charlotte, North Carolina
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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Thank you,

I am thinking a few thousand - We are particular, I agree with you, it would get harder to fit somewhere where everybody knows everyone. I have looked into Charleston, Southport and McClellanville (although I found that was too small.) What do you think of Beaufort in SC?
well, i'm from that general area.

mclellanville, sc, for better or worse, is located in the middle of a protected forest. so it's sort of 'stuck in time' because of the restrictions on land development there. it's like a fishing village that is lost in time, and i've never met anyone who moved there, or was 'from' there.

southport, nc is a boutique town. downtown is pretty, and safe, but expensive. it's much too small for my taste.

beaufort, sc is big for wealthy retirees and military. IMO it would be fun if you had a boat and a waterfront house, but there's not much in the way of urban life.

savannah ... charleston... wilmington.... all somewhat similar, and probably more realistic places to live if you plan on working for a living. i live in wilmington , have family in charleston and savannah ... and i would recommend any of these three small cities.

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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The best city in the South is purportedly Charlotte, North Carolina
?????!!!!

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Old 10-03-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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Hello

I'm originally from Australia as well (Brisbane) and have lived in Missouri and North Carolina since moving to the U.S. and have visited every state except for Alaska

For starters, where in Australia will you be moving from? That will give me a better idea of what you'll have to compare to.

I'll be honest- I hated living in North Carolina and far prefer living in Missouri (I lived in St. Louis, moved to NC for a little over 4 years, then moved back to St. Louis again). However, I realize the Midwest isn't everyone's cup of tea, it all comes down to what you enjoy

If I had to live in the South, I would focus on Savannah as others have mentioned, Charleston and I would even consider Myrtle Beach, even though it doesn't tick all of my boxes. Given a choice along the East Coast though, I would definitely gravitate toward the Northeast, just personal preference. Despite being Australian, I hate hot weather, and I love cultural amenities such as art galleries, museums, etc, all of which are in higher abundance in the Northeast It just depends on you and your preferences though!

Without being too nosy- what will your immigration situation be like? It's honestly not that easy to move to the U.S. unfortunately
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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The best city in the South is purportedly Charlotte, North Carolina
Who declared this?
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Who declared this?
People in Charlotte?
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:23 AM
 
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I was about to say this very thing. What Kyle is referring to is the Georgia Bight, which generally offers our coast protection against direct hits from hurricanes.
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I didn't know it had a name. But that protection also extends to NE Florida (Jacksonville and St. Augustine). I just refer to it as the bend in the coastline.
Many still maintain that the Gulfstream current is what pulls storms further east/out to sea so as to not make landfall in either area, instead putting areas like the Carolinas or coastal Northeast that extend further east in the path of landfall.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:53 AM
 
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Hello

I'm originally from Australia as well (Brisbane) and have lived in Missouri and North Carolina since moving to the U.S. and have visited every state except for Alaska

For starters, where in Australia will you be moving from? That will give me a better idea of what you'll have to compare to.

I'll be honest- I hated living in North Carolina and far prefer living in Missouri (I lived in St. Louis, moved to NC for a little over 4 years, then moved back to St. Louis again). However, I realize the Midwest isn't everyone's cup of tea, it all comes down to what you enjoy

If I had to live in the South, I would focus on Savannah as others have mentioned, Charleston and I would even consider Myrtle Beach, even though it doesn't tick all of my boxes. Given a choice along the East Coast though, I would definitely gravitate toward the Northeast, just personal preference. Despite being Australian, I hate hot weather, and I love cultural amenities such as art galleries, museums, etc, all of which are in higher abundance in the Northeast It just depends on you and your preferences though!

Without being too nosy- what will your immigration situation be like? It's honestly not that easy to move to the U.S. unfortunately
Hi, its lovely to hear from a fellow Aussie!

I'll be moving from South Australia, so it isn't tropical, but we experience incredibly dry summers. I am hoping to be able to gain an immigration visa through my employer. However, this of course depends on what job opportunities arise, and the Southern United States is one of the few places we're considering. We intend to hope live there for a 2-5 years, in order to save and travel while we're younger, and then eventually we'll return to Oz. But this also depends on the current adoption programs changing because that's something we've been talking about for quite sometime as well.

Thanks for all the replies, I really appreciate it!
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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For a coastal city, I'm partial to Charleston.


The Rich History and Regal Beauty of Charleston, South Carolina - YouTube


Charleston Voted 2012 Top City in US - YouTube


Thanks, Y'all - Charleston Voted 2011 Top City in United States - YouTube

Jobs would be probably easier in Charlotte. But if you want to have easier access to multiple states maybe Greenville, SC?


Just to note.. I'm not a realtor nor am I endorsing the first video's firm. It just has a nice run down of the city.

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