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Old 01-12-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I am from Kansas and have never dreamed of living anywhere east of here; however, after living on the west coast in both California and Oregon, I'm not sure it's in my budget. I have started thinking about what it would be like to live on the southern east coast.

I know nothing about SC but I am curious! What is the local culture like? Laid back and friendly? How are the beaches...warm? Can a person surf there? What is the job market like and are the cities interesting? What about th e countryside and locals?

Any info is welcome!
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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If you are interested in the coast, I'd focus on the stretch between Georgetown and Beaufort. North of that is Myrtle Beach which is fine if you want a circus atmosphere. South of that is Hilton Head and that is also crowded but nicely developed. But BIG $$$. Between Georgetown and Charleston is somewhat remote and what I would call "country." Several very small communities. Not a lot of amenities. The area around Charleston is very developed and can be very expensive. But Charleston is a great city for history and culture. And shopping and dining as well. Edisto and Beaufort are next and they are very laid back. Edisto is somewhat remote without much in the way of aminities but Charleston is only 40 minutes away. Beaufort, while not right on the coast, is a port city on the water. And it is a decent sized city with just about everything you'll need. The beach is about 15 minutes away.

The waves around here aren't that big so it depends on what you mean by surfing. I see surfers but the waves are nothing like Southern Cal.
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