Originally Posted by wayne1771
I currently live in East Granby, CT (and have lived in CT all my life) and have decided that I have had enough with the high taxes and winter weather. I have started to look in the NC and SC area. My in-laws are retiring to Aiken, SC. We have been down to the area and have found some nice places to build, the major problem I am having is finding employment. I am in the Information Technology field (Network/Technical Support). Am I looking at having to commute into Columbia? Is there other areas I should look? Do people commute to Augusta?
Does anyone have any opinions on the school systems in the Aiken area.
Should I be looking in a different area in SC? I was thinking maybe Lexington. Some of the posts I have read, mention alot of rezoning for schools, which I would rather not have to move the kids around.
Also any opinions of other people who have moved from CT to SC, would be appreciated also.
First, I would look for a job before moving. It's best to have one before moving anywhere for several reasons not including knowing how much you can spend on housing. I see too many people move with the expectation of finding a job only to be disappointed. Having relatives nearby is a great help. Call some headhunters in the area and see what you can come up with. As to schools there are good and bad and they aren't as bad as some may lead one to believe. Yes, SC as a whole is in the bottom but there are school systems (especially in the city areas of Lexington, Columbia, Greenville, Aiken, Charleston) that are excellent. I find the schools are dependent on parent involvement. As to rezoning, that seems to occur as communities become built up and the current school situation can't handle the capacity. South Carolina is becoming a popular place to move to it seems. BTW I'm originally from Massachusetts and would never consider moving back ;-)