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Old 08-13-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Sunrise, FL
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My wife and I are considering relocating to South Carolina from Fort Lauderdale, FL, I'd appreciate any advice or info you'd care to share with me. We are looking to move to a safer area to raise our kids in.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:42 PM
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Location: Taylors, SC
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My wife and I are considering relocating to South Carolina from Fort Lauderdale, FL, I'd appreciate any advice or info you'd care to share with me. We are looking to move to a safer area to raise our kids in.
Have you checked out Greenville, SC. Apparently, the best schools in SC are there. It's a neat town as well.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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The suburban areas of Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston are all nice places. If you're looking for a slower pace of life as well, then you'll likely find it. Coming from South Florida, be prepared for a bit of culture shock, especially in Greenville and Columbia, but I think you'll find either place to be a good place to raise kids.

Oh, and this is true now more than ever, esp. in this economy...have a job in hand before you make a move! The employment outlook in SC seems to be rebounding somewhat, but it's not exactly a hot jobs market at the moment.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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The urban areas of Columbia are nice as well. Choose A.C. Flora High or Dreher High.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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bmwoodley,
You have to give more info on here for a more specific recomendation.
Do you wnt to be by the ocean?
Do you prefer the mountains?
What do you do for a living? There are different companies throughout SC.
How old are your children?
I'm partical to where I am living, so I will just give you
a link to our online newspaper for your review.
Aikenstandard.com
Check it out. Nice place to raise kids.
You must visit.
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