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Old 03-01-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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Default Possibly moving to Aiken and have some questions

My husband recently found out that his company will allow him to telecommute from home. We currently live in the Annapolis, MD area and would like to move south. We have friends in the Aiken area and they really love it there. I am looking for some additional input on what the pros and cons are about the area. Also, what parts of the city or subdivisions are the best. With the help of the internet, we have been looking at homes in Woodside Plantation and Houndslake. These subdivisions both offer the amenities that we are looking for (golf, pool, clubhouse). Are there any other areas that we should focus our attention? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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Well, you have looked in two of the best neighborhoods of the town - then it all depends on your budget, since Woodside will be more expensive that Houndslake. We live in Woodside but are tenants and don't use the amenities, but I know the fees are quite high.
Life in Aiken is great, it's a nice little town everything one needs- but I suppose your friends have already told you! Then it depends on your lifestyle and what you are used to...
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:06 AM
 
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Thanks for your input, Sudcaro:-) We are going to visit at the end of March and will take at look at these neighborhoods.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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Default Woodside Plantation Aiken, SC

We are looking at relocating to Aiken South Carolina and are interested in Woodside Plantation? Please share any comments on both retiring to Aiken and living in Woodside Plantation. My husband and I are both golfers and appreciate thoughts on The Reserve also. Thanks.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:39 PM
 
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We are looking at relocating to Aiken South Carolina and are interested in Woodside Plantation? Please share any comments on both retiring to Aiken and living in Woodside Plantation. My husband and I are both golfers and appreciate thoughts on The Reserve also. Thanks.
I lived in Aiken for two years when I worked at the Savannah River Site. Woodside Plantation is one of the best neighborhoods there but it is a gated community so I was never able to check out in person. I am thinking the Reserve is out in Jackson near the Savannah River Site and that looks like a nice neighborhood too but good aways from Aiken. Many people I worked with lived in Woodside.

AIken has several other golf courses including Houndslake.

You might want to check out a new community called Trolley Run Station or something like that, it is out behind USC-Aiken. I don't think they have a golf course out there yet but I drove through there few months ago and it seems nice. There is a new and very nice YMCA out that way too.

Aiken is a nice town with probably the best downtown in the state for a small town. They have more chain restaurants there now that were not there when I was like Five Guys Burgers. It has a reputation as a retirement town so I think it is a good place to retire b/c lot of people in your age range to hang out with.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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The reserve club is an upgrade at woodside. Kind of a private club within a private club.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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Aiken Blows.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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Aiken Blows.
So where are you from?
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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Aiken is probably the nicest small town overall in South Carolina. Florence is a tad bit bigger but also nice but doesn't have have a nice downtown area like Aiken.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Aiken county, South Carolina
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So where are you from?
Funny how the people who say things like this don't ever come back to explain why their home town/city is better...haha. In my opinion, people who would say that "Aiken blows" are the types who only want to waste their paychecks at bars and clubs. If you understand that there is more to life than going to bars and vomiting on carpets after getting drunk at parties, you will find plenty to do in Aiken.
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