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Old 06-23-2007, 04:17 PM
 
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for my mother to retire. Does anyone have any suggestions? She loves Charleston and I know she would probably love Wilmington or Savanah but I don't know if she could find anything in her range of less than 150k. Does anyone know of someplace beautiful and safe with neat little historic homes close to the beach and maybe close to Charleston or other cool towns?
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Check out Del Web's Sun City, it is a 55+ community that pretty much has it all. It is a few minutes from Hilton Head Island and about 20 minutes from Savannah. They have many activities and abundant shopping in the area. Good luck.
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Old 06-24-2007, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Check out Del Web's Sun City, it is a 55+ community that pretty much has it all. It is a few minutes from Hilton Head Island and about 20 minutes from Savannah. They have many activities and abundant shopping in the area. Good luck.
What about Mrytle Beach? Why are the houses so cheap there. The area is beautiful, what is the catch?
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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You can also check out The Lakes at Litchfield, although an hour from Charleston, it is a nice community that has amenities and is very close to the beach, shopping and Myrtle Beach.

Sheena I just posted a reply on your other thread.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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What about Mrytle Beach? Why are the houses so cheap there. The area is beautiful, what is the catch?
Myrtle Beach is only cheap if you buy well inland.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Myrtle Beach is only cheap if you buy well inland.
I saw a subdivision 3 miles from surfside beach 4 bedroom homes for 220,000.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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Myrtle gets crowded with tourism and kids acting up, plus it's one of the higher areas in the state for crime (6th most dangerous metro in the US for 2006). My family lived there in the 70s and early 80s, and my mom has talked about moving back to retire but I've done everything I can to prevent that.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:51 PM
 
Location: SC
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What about Mrytle Beach? Why are the houses so cheap there. The area is beautiful, what is the catch?
Just a shot in the dark, but I'd say insurance costs and actually finding an insurance company to cover a house anywhere on the coast. Not sure if NC and SC are experiencing the problems many Floridians are, but I have been reading quite a bit about the Carolinas "gold coast" and how sales are down, and there is an influx of housing/condo's for sale.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Tega Cay, SC
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Check out Del Web's Sun City, it is a 55+ community that pretty much has it all. It is a few minutes from Hilton Head Island and about 20 minutes from Savannah. They have many activities and abundant shopping in the area. Good luck.
My parents are in Sun City and they LOVE it. There is so much to do, and it's so convenient to so many other places, they rarely even go on to the island.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Just a shot in the dark, but I'd say insurance costs and actually finding an insurance company to cover a house anywhere on the coast. Not sure if NC and SC are experiencing the problems many Floridians are, but I have been reading quite a bit about the Carolinas "gold coast" and how sales are down, and there is an influx of housing/condo's for sale.

We were talking to this person who lives in Carolina Forest and he said he pays 600.00 a year for homeowners insurance.
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