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Old 07-05-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: wisconsin
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hi my girlfreind and i were looking to move down to SC in the next couple of years from cold weather. where would the best places to live in SC be for a young couple?
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Unless there's a serious economic turnaround between now and the time you move, the best place will be wherever you are able to find a job (before you move!). And no sarcasm is intended. SC's unemployment rate is hovering around 11%, and that number is lower than recent months due primarily to (1) people who have given up looking for a job and are no longer counted, and (2) a temporary summer bump in employment related to extremely low seasonal pay in tourism jobs.

Just one opinion, but I would start looking in the Greenville SC area. That economy appears more robust than most of the state, it's a vibrant community, more youthful than much of the state, and the demographics are sufficiently diverse that a couple more northern accents will not be a hindrance.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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to be honest with you wherever you can get a good job
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Just one opinion, but I would start looking in the Greenville SC area. That economy appears more robust than most of the state, it's a vibrant community, more youthful than much of the state, and the demographics are sufficiently diverse that a couple more northern accents will not be a hindrance.
That's good advice! Greenville is an awesome location for young couples. Lots going on for that demographic.

Basically I'd focus your relocation search on the three large metros in the state: Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston. Those are where you'll find the most young professionals/young families, the most going on, and the most transplants as well.

You could probably also keep Myrtle Beach on your radar, if you like that kind of environment, as well as the Fort Mill area which is a suburb of Charlotte, NC.

But I also like the suggestion that you look for jobs as part of your relocation search before moving anywhere.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:19 PM
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Location: Back in Defo....WI
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we moved here from WI 1.5 yrs ago, besides the obvious job status for you both at the time of a move ( we were able to bring ours with us ); i'd add to look into areas that can get you a nice mix of things you already like to do as well as things you'd like to try. We picked the Cola area as it was somewhat similar to Madison, and more importantly had a nice lake nearby. And as we've discovered, we're say 2-2.5 hrs from the beach ( Charleston makes a great day trip ), same distance to Ashville and getting into the mountains, and Greenville is only 1.5 hrs away ( actually about 2 hrs to Charlotte if needed ). So for us it's like being centrally located and we can find plenty to see and do either minutes or hours away.
The weather is a huge plus; we dont regret our move one bit.

good luck with your search
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: wisconsin
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thanks for the help, we would definitely look for a job before we move, we would probably have to move to or around greenville, columbia, or charleston. I work in construction and she would have to work at a news station so populated booming areas are a must.
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