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Old 03-19-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Default relocating from Ohio to South Carolina...need info on good towns.

Hello all. My husband, myself, and our 3 year old are planning on relocating from Ohio to South Carolina. I am sick of the hills and weather in Ohio. I would like to find a rural town about 30 minutes to an hour away from a big city so jobs are available. I am an administrative assistant so I can work anywhere.

We will need to be close to a prison, juvenile facility, or pre-release center because my husband is a corrections officer.

Also, we are looking to rent for awhile.

Does anyone know of any rural towns with good schools and close to work?

I was looking at Rock Hill or Fort Mill.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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The small town of Pickens in Pickens County and Walhalla in Oconee County both have good school systems, are right near the mountains (read: very pretty rural areas) and are within 30-45 minutes of Greenville, SC (which is a thriving larger city in South Carolina)
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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The small town of Pickens in Pickens County and Walhalla in Oconee County both have good school systems, are right near the mountains (read: very pretty rural areas) and are within 30-45 minutes of Greenville, SC (which is a thriving larger city in South Carolina)
I thought they said they didn't like hills? The only non-hilly parts of SC would be in the lower state. Take a look at Camden - it is between Bishopville, where the state penitentiary is located and Columbia.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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There are two facilities in Ridgeville, SC, which is not far from Summerville/Charleston.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Doesn't Edgefield,SC have a prison? You would be close to Augusta, GA & Aiken,SC. Edgefield is very rural in my opinion.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:05 AM
 
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Someone from Ohio who's not interested in Myrtle, Charleston or HHI? Wow!!!!
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: SC
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Someone from Ohio who's not interested in Myrtle, Charleston or HHI? Wow!!!!
what's even more shocking to me, is someone disliking lush green beautiful rolling hills (read never if rarely burned out light brown/dead ) ....not shocking is the winter weather they dislike.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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I would reccomend Summerville. A quick commute to 2 state prisons. The Housing is reasonable and it is a very nice town close to the benefits of Charleston.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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I have read that the cost of living in Summerville is higher than normal for SC. Beautiful, beautiful town though. I agree with the recommendation of a suburb of Columbia such as Camden, which is very small however and not a lot of rentals there. There are suburbs closer to Columbia too. It might help for your husband to check out the state job online by googling "SC state jobs" and there are always jobs for the Dept of Corrections, etc. throughout the state. which could lead you to the job first before you choose the town. Rural towns in SC are a lot different from rural towns in Ohio. SC "rural" is RURAL!! That's why I'd suggest staying closer (15 min) to a bigger city like Columbia or Greenville. Best of luck!
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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Rural towns in SC are a lot different from rural towns in Ohio. SC "rural" is RURAL!!
I'm guessing you've not been to a real rural town in Ohio. My wife, who grew up in the middle of nowhere in NC tobacco country, is actually scared to visit my hometown.

Ohio, the other Texas.
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