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Old 01-27-2015, 10:03 AM
 
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My family and I are looking to move down South somewhere. SC is our #1. But i have lots of questions any help would be appreciated. Let me tell you all about us. We are a family of 5 me my husband and 3 kids ages 12,8, and 3. We currently live in CT.
We are looking for a great town to live in. Not sure where to look. Must haves are great schools!!, Some acerage at least 3,We really like the woods!!, a place with a small town feel but not too rural that there are no good restaurants and stores close by. We want a sense of community. We try to be as involved as we can here but people are so rude. We don't need to worry about jobs since we both work from home.
Our budget is under $300,000 for a home.

We just really want that ideal town with friendly people. I know i am probably asking for something that doesn't even exist. But any suggestions would be great.

Extras would be somewhere for horseback riding lessons, dance classes, and rec, sports.

thanks so much for any help!!!!
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: North Augusta, SC
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My family and I are looking to move down South somewhere. SC is our #1. But i have lots of questions any help would be appreciated. Let me tell you all about us. We are a family of 5 me my husband and 3 kids ages 12,8, and 3. We currently live in CT.
We are looking for a great town to live in. Not sure where to look. Must haves are great schools!!, Some acerage at least 3,We really like the woods!!, a place with a small town feel but not too rural that there are no good restaurants and stores close by. We want a sense of community. We try to be as involved as we can here but people are so rude. We don't need to worry about jobs since we both work from home.
Our budget is under $300,000 for a home.

We just really want that ideal town with friendly people. I know i am probably asking for something that doesn't even exist. But any suggestions would be great.

Extras would be somewhere for horseback riding lessons, dance classes, and rec, sports.

thanks so much for any help!!!!
Sounds like Aiken may be a good fit for you. About 30,000 people but has nearly every chain restaurant and big box store out there. Also, lots of local places. Still feels like a small town and has an incredible downtown. You can find house and land for your price range, probably outside city limits which will be a plus on your taxes. Schools are good, but some are better than others. Just do a little research. Horses are big in Aiken, there will lots of riding options available to you. Recreation sports? Citizens Park in Aiken hosts Soccer, Baseball, and Softball fields. One of the nicest complexes in the state. People are very friendly and many Northerners live here.

Good luck!
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:46 AM
 
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Sounds like Aiken may be a good fit for you. About 30,000 people but has nearly every chain restaurant and big box store out there. Also, lots of local places. Still feels like a small town and has an incredible downtown. You can find house and land for your price range, probably outside city limits which will be a plus on your taxes. Schools are good, but some are better than others. Just do a little research. Horses are big in Aiken, there will lots of riding options available to you. Recreation sports? Citizens Park in Aiken hosts Soccer, Baseball, and Softball fields. One of the nicest complexes in the state. People are very friendly and many Northerners live here.

Good luck!
thanks a bunch, yes thats exactly what i meant by rec sports Will def. check it out and do some research!!
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I second Aiken. I am originally from Aiken and love my hometown There are tons of options for youth sports, horseback riding (check out Hitchcock Woods - there are sand trails for miles and it is in the middle of town), local and chain restaurants/stores, a vibrant and very well taken care of downtown area, and as a product of Aiken County Schools, I feel like I received a good education personally.

I loved that when you are in the middle of town, you can drive 10-15 minutes and feel like you're in the middle of nowhere...even though you're only a few miles from the center of the city!

Next largest city is Augusta, GA for anything else. Augusta has some larger arenas (although Aiken does have one - the Convocation Center), minor league baseball (which is moving to Aiken County in the near future), a larger mall, and some stores like Best Buy that Aiken doesn't have yet.

2.5 hours to the mountains, and 2.5 hours to the beach too! You can't beat that for a weekend trip! If you ever want some big city type things, Charlotte and Atlanta are 3 hours away. Great location! Also, it is right on the Savannah River for boating and fishing.

Good luck to you and welcome to SC!
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