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Old 03-19-2016, 12:23 PM
 
Location: NY/NJ area
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moving from ny/nj and I wanted some opinions on these 2 areas.

pros and cons for both please.

mainly interested in jobs, cost of living, nightlife/malls ect...

We are a 24 year old couple no kids, i have a business degree and she has a psychology degree.
We plan on getting a few in between jobs just to pay the bills at first before we solidify our career jobs.
I'm also not opposed to doing construction/landscaping seeing how my father did that all his life

also we are hoping to rent a 1 bedroom between $700-900 a month
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Columbia has a lower cost of living.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Bishkek
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Do a search on this topic. Discussed many, many times.
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Fairfax
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700-900 for a 1BR is very doable in the Charleston area, but generally you'll get more bang for your buck in Columbia. Do you put any stock into being close to the beach and/or a beautiful historic town? If not, go for Columbia. Columbiana mall is better than the Charleston area malls (Citadel, Northwoods), and there's decent nightlife in the Vista area. 5 points caters to the college undergraduate crowd.
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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Visit both. Especially Columbia in August. I lived there 4 years and have never been in any place in the world where the heat and humidity seems so high.
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I'll have to say I have never sweated so much and felt so encased in humidity than last summer, my first in Charleston. It was absolutely miserable. And I thought the mosquitoes would carry me and my dog away. Columbia is hot, but so are many places in the southeast. Whichever city one chooses between Charleston and Columbia, I say just be thankful for A/C.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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I'll have to say I have never sweated so much and felt so encased in humidity than last summer, my first in Charleston. It was absolutely miserable. And I thought the mosquitoes would carry me and my dog away. Columbia is hot, but so are many places in the southeast. Whichever city one chooses between Charleston and Columbia, I say just be thankful for A/C.
Agreed. But people I know who have lived in Columbia and Charleston always seem to think Columbia is more miserable.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I have lived in both and I say Columbia is hotter than Charleston in the summer. In the winter, Columbia is a bit colder/snowier.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I've spent a lot of time in both and haven't noticed an appreciable difference in the heat/humidity.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I've spent a lot of time in both and haven't noticed an appreciable difference in the heat/humidity.
If last summer is any indication, there is no measurable difference whatsoever. Plain miserable is plain miserable. Like I said, thank God for A/C.
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