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Old 07-14-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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For me, the thing I miss most is the beach. After spending a large part of my life in New Smyrna Beach, living so far away from it for the past several years really makes me miss it. As long as there is water nearby, life is good, but it's not quite the same as hanging out at the beach with the ocean breeze on your face.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Bristol tn
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I have been playing around on Zillow what blows me away is whatan amazing house you can get for less than $200,000. Whereas the other place I wanna move you get practically nothing for less than 200000
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:55 AM
 
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thanks for all the replies! I am still afraid of the hot weather.....but I know I would LOVE the winters
Depending on what part of the upstate you pick, the average high in the summer is only around 7 degrees more than, say Canton OH. hardly that big a deal.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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I moved here last year from NE Ohio and absolutely love it.

The sun is always out and the skies are mostly clear. There is usually a nice breeze. The lakes and mountains are only 15 mins away. I have found the weather to only be around 8-10 degrees warmer than NE Ohio in the summer. I still walk and hike outside almost every day and really don't notice a difference since I acclimated quickly to the climate, I just do it early in the a.m or after dusk. Mid day summers in Ohio I found to be too hot if you're out in the sun also. The benefit here is that you aren't hibernating indoors 6-8 months of the year with black skies.

Charleston is a straight shot from Greenville or Greer down a very nice, fast freeway. We have been there 2 times on day trips - you just go straight to the beach, hop out of your car and hit the sand. The things I like most about the upstate are the trees, hills, mountains, lack of traffic, and low cost of living.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:32 AM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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For me, the thing I miss most is the beach. After spending a large part of my life in New Smyrna Beach, living so far away from it for the past several years really makes me miss it. As long as there is water nearby, life is good, but it's not quite the same as hanging out at the beach with the ocean breeze on your face.
I agree! I love New Smyrna Beach! Honestly though, we lived 45 minutes from there and only went a handful of times when we lived there but we always enjoyed it. I know 3 hours is a lot but it's still doable. It probably just won't be as often if the OP moves here. The COL is less if you live here then by the beach. I think it's even hotter there as well. We looked by Charleston before moving here and didn't have much luck. It's what the OP likes.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Bristol tn
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I am quickly being sold.....we are going to be in Charleston for a week in august...will venturing upstate during that week to do some exploring and sell the idea to my wife
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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I agree! I love New Smyrna Beach! Honestly though, we lived 45 minutes from there and only went a handful of times when we lived there but we always enjoyed it. I know 3 hours is a lot but it's still doable. It probably just won't be as often if the OP moves here. The COL is less if you live here then by the beach. I think it's even hotter there as well. We looked by Charleston before moving here and didn't have much luck. It's what the OP likes.

The coast is considerably warmer than the upstate, especially in winter. In summer temps are similar as the upstate but the humidity is more for obvious reasons. Back in the days before air conditioning, coastal residents used to come to the upstate for a reprieve during the summer.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Greenville will feel great after Charleston
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Bristol tn
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so who can describe to me what the winters are like especially the winter is at its worst. I would a specially appreciate someone's opinion who comes from similar weather background as Ohio.I am hoping for a weather in the winter situation to be something where i can comfortably be outside without wearing lots of layers. Again everybody has been more than helpful thank you.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:52 PM
 
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so who can describe to me what the winters are like especially the winter is at its worst. I would a specially appreciate someone's opinion who comes from similar weather background as Ohio.I am hoping for a weather in the winter situation to be something where i can comfortably be outside without wearing lots of layers. Again everybody has been more than helpful thank you.
Record low in Greenville is around -6. Normally lows are in the 20s and 30s with a few nights in the singles and teens. Highs normall 40s and 50s. Snow's a few times per winter, usually January, February, March. usually not much, especially compared to lake effect regions of Ohio. 2-3" storms are fairly common. Not unheard of to occasionally get 10+, but they are rare. The further north in Greenville county you are the colder/more snow. Greenville county is very large.
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