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Old 08-10-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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It is further out from Park West. Coming to see it, isn't going to make it closer. It's past Wando High School. Truth -- yes there is more and more development going up that way and there will be more conveniences offered. Grocery stores, drug stores and some other retail (not sure about Big Box Stores because of the lack of access to major highway and most box stores like easy access to interstates). What do you like to do with your spare time? If you want to travel into Charleston proper regualarly it is too far...but if you tend to be home bodies who like to diine out occasionally, do some day trips here and there - its' fine. If you are going to the beach once a week -- no problem. If you want to do daily walk on the beach -- it's a long drive.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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The time it takes to get to the interior of park west is the same time it will take you to get to tupelo.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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Cape, wondered about that. Last visit we ventured into Park West - not too far in actually - and it seemed like it would take a bit of time to get out.

We'll just have to see.

We are pretty much homebodies - like to go out to eat once in a while, love the water, would like to do some kayaking, like walking the dog. I see us going into Charleston maybe once a month, and the beach maybe once a week. We're 5 min. from the beach here, and go maybe 2x a year!

My main concern with distance, frankly, is in an urgent situation. Hospital distance for us, and 24 hr vet visit for the pup.

We live 10 min from a hospital here, so have never had to drive a long distance when something is really wrong, but the dog is another story. She has a lung condition among other things, and it seems we are always racing to the 24 hr vet in the middle of the night - 1/2 hour away - frantic that something will happen to her before we get there.

We'd like to not be in that situation when we move....
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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3 mins from the hospital and about 10 mins from your 24 hour vet.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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No problem. FYI it's 2 minutes from super-Walmart and Publix and 1 mile from 2 public boating ramps, one on the wando and one on the ocean side. moving there this month and have lived in mt p for 5 years off the iop connector. Everything is building out that way..only direction it can. Also don't worry about crossing 17 there..the traffic is low volume in that area.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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It is faster to get to charleston or the beach from tupelo than it is from a neighborhood in park or dunes west. I know I've timed it. 8 minutes to the iop connector from tupelo entrance. Don't have to worry about 41 traffic or the roundabouts.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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Thanks so much DustinW and Cape. We're anxious to see it.

Frankly, I'd rather live far North in MP than Johns Island or Summerville. Don't know why, just like MP.

DustinW, are you moving to Tupelo? Which part - the first or other Forest? What's it like?
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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I live in Park West now and it is no that far anymore because Mount Pleasant is growing "out here". And with the new widening of HWY 17 traffic is so much better.

Before you head out to Tupelo have your Realtor call because last time I spoke to the sales agents there was not anything to see yet and they are sending everyone to Carolina Park to view models.

Good Luck!
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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They have had a model in tupelo for a while now.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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Thanks so much DustinW and Cape. We're anxious to see it.

Frankly, I'd rather live far North in MP than Johns Island or Summerville. Don't know why, just like MP.

DustinW, are you moving to Tupelo? Which part - the first or other Forest? What's it like?

Yes we are closing aug 16 in tupelo church lane. We will be the 5th homeowners to move in. There are probably 30 homes already framed or more along than that. They have sold all the released lots except for a couple. The builder said this has been the fastest selling community they've built. Your comment about rather living in far mt p is on point. Frankly, it's just nicer..people will argue back and forth but it's pretty clear when you drive through mt pleasant there is a distinct diff from other areas.
We liked tupelo bc it is quite & tucked back away from hwy 17 but also has the convenience of mt p. plus we grew up in a suburb similar to the area and saw the development move further north which is exactly what is happening here. When you start comparing resale homes in mt p vs new construction it just was practical to buy new. Nothing against buying resale but price per sq ft it just made sense. There are 3 factors in buying a home in charleston area..location, schools and resale and mt p has them all. Tupelo has sidewalks, running trails and a pool. For us it seemed like a great place to start a family.
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