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Old 10-02-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Hi all,


My boyfriend and I are planning to relocate to the United States from Australia eventually, at least its on the cards, but we want to start looking into and balancing figures sooner rather than later. Primarily the plan is to move to a nice area that's centralized, so we can work there, and also do short trips to other states we want to visit. I am planning to go into education once. I have heard that there are some areas struggling with unemployment at the moment as well, which is understandable in the current economic situation, its like this where we live too. I figured the south would also be good climate wise because we come from a town where summer consists of 112 degrees already. We're looking for a place that's either a quaint township or close to the water with easy access to amenities and workplaces. Ideally I would love to live in South Carolina, North Carolina or Georgia; but anyway any feedback or experience is welcome. We just want to be open minded and learn from the locals as well as the experiences of others. In the north east, I like New England, Maine, Pennsylvania or New Jersey, Jersey and the south of course deals with the issue of hurricane. Anyway please comment! Thank you!
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Denver
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What type of city? I'm guessing a small town is what you are looking for, but how small? I wouldn't advise moving to a really small "township" as you put it, those are usually <1000 people and it would be harder to be accepted/fit in. Have you looked at Charleston or Wilmington?

I like St. Augustine as well.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:45 PM
 
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What type of city? I'm guessing a small town is what you are looking for, but how small? I wouldn't advise moving to a really small "township" as you put it, those are usually <1000 people and it would be harder to be accepted/fit in. Have you looked at Charleston or Wilmington?

I like St. Augustine as well.

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?
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:36 AM
 
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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?
Beaufort is nice, kind of like a mini-Charleston, but jobs will be harder to come by since the area is more oriented towards service and hospitality jobs. You might want to look for work in nearby Savannah (or just live there).
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:51 AM
 
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Okay, thank you I'll look into Savannah, I was supposed to say aren't* particular
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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Savannah is a great option and doesn't deal with the threat of hurricane landfall thanks to geography, and the strong Gulfstream current that pulls storms out over the Atlantic away from extreme NE Florida and extreme SE Georgia. A smaller town to consider would be Brunswick which has a nice historic downtown and close proximity to the ocean in neighboring St Simon's Island.

http://www.goldenisles.com/historic-brunswick
St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Jekyll & Sea Island - Golden Isles GA
Brunswick, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:30 AM
 
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I grew up in Beaufort, but live in an urban part if the northeast now. My dad was stationed at MCAS a great deal of my life.

Beaufort is lovely, and conviently located near savannah and charleston. Both if my sisters and stepmother still live there. It's also very affordable in terms of real estate.

Things to be concerned about: racism, and the public schools. Seriously, if you have children I would consider private schools. Also, the job market isn't great for non-military. It's also a very conservative area, which is great if that works for you but really, really difficult if it does not.

Feel free to ask me any questions.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:31 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Savannah is a great option and doesn't deal with the threat of hurricane landfall thanks to geography, and the strong Gulfstream current that pulls storms out over the Atlantic away from extreme NE Florida and extreme SE Georgia. A smaller town to consider would be Brunswick which has a nice historic downtown and close proximity to the ocean in neighboring St Simon's Island.

Discover Historic Brunswick in the Golden Isles of Georgia
St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Jekyll & Sea Island - Golden Isles GA
Brunswick, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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Old 10-03-2013, 11:42 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.
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.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Another vote for Savannah! It's beautiful, lively, liberal, artsy, funky, fun ... a great place for young people! I know several Australian nationals who live here. A tour operator brings a group of Australian young adults through here every week on a cross-country visit to the states. They love Savannah!

Also, though Savannah is on the coast, you're only a few hours away from the largest Southeastern cities -- Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, Miami, etc. And it's an easy drive to places like Washington, DC (8 hours) and NYC (12 hours). Savannah also has a great airport with direct flights to all the major East Coast cities. JetBlue is about to start tourist flights to NYC from Savannah starting at $79!


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