I am making a move from CT to the Carolina's in a few months. My work will be in Lancaster SC. I am 30, married, no kids and planning to rent. My contract is for 3 years. I've been reading the threads and there are many recommendations about this same question, but they involve taxes (ill be renting), and schools (I have no kids). I've thought about living in Charlotte, but it's quite a drive to Lancaster. Are there any recommendations or things I should know about living in each state/area. I can live in just about any community since finances are not an issue. I just don't know where to look and what the communities are like. I was given a tour of lancaster itself but its too slow paced for a young couple to live in. Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated.