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Old 11-01-2019, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Our dog is 60 lbs. There are no weights limits on dogs at any of the Daniel Island apartment complexes.
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Just out of my own curiosity --

How would you advise Kelly get from work in DI to West Ashley at 5pm each day ??

Are you suggesting she goes around on 526 ?? Almost every time I pass under that highway at drive time.....it's at a dead stop headed to WA. And around that merge with I26, there's an accident at least once a week. That'd be a no-fly zone in my book.

You're not sending her across the Ravenel Bridge and into WA thru 17, are you ?
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:13 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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Just out of my own curiosity --

How would you advise Kelly get from work in DI to West Ashley at 5pm each day ??

Are you suggesting she goes around on 526 ?? Almost every time I pass under that highway at drive time.....it's at a dead stop headed to WA. And around that merge with I26, there's an accident at least once a week. That'd be a no-fly zone in my book.

You're not sending her across the Ravenel Bridge and into WA thru 17, are you ?
526 to 26 to 7 takes you right to the area mrpeatie and I are talking about and it would be against traffic for the most part.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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I travel 526 home from Daniel Island to Mt Pleasant every night, and I was just remarking to my husband last week that if I had to travel in the opposite direction (526 headed West toward North Charleston and West Ashley) I would shoot myself. It is an absolute parking lot at 5pm.

Heading East on 526 (toward Mt Pleasant) there is a bottle neck getting off the Daniel Island exit onto 526 and until you're over the Wando bridge but after that it's busy but at least moving. 526 West is completely jammed up for as far as you can see.

I would not recommend any town other than Mt Pleasant if someone works on Daniel Island and does not want to live on Daniel Island but wants a sane commute.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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I moved from Mt P out to the country south of Charleston so I drive through all this mess. I can tell you 100% you do NOT want to live anywhere near West Ashley and work on DI. Stick to DI, Mt P and that’s about it. When I have to make the commute, it’s always a traffic nightmare. Always. Because we have so many dang bottlenecks, one accident in the “right” place and you can be sitting for hours in traffic. Don’t do it. Listen to the others, DI or Mt P. The only thing you won’t get on your list is diversity but the South tends to have a lack of diversity anyway except for black/white.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:59 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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Well count me corrected then. I didn't think the traffic to inner West Ashley was that bad (avoiding Rts 61 and 17) but I guess 526 going to 26 must be worse than I thought. We can all agree that living and working on DI would be the surest way of avoiding aggravating traffic every day.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:59 AM
 
Location: South of Cakalaki
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I guess the OP needs to decide on which things are priorities. Southbel is right about the traffic and others are right about the complete lack of diversity on DI.
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:43 PM
 
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The biggest thing about traffic are what hours you need to maintain. If you can work off hours- even by an hour- say 9-6 or 7-4, it can really change the dynamics of your drive close in. What you lose on 526 heading to West Ashley can also be lost if you have to travel 17 for any distance at all in Mt Pleasant. Once you cross 526 into North Charleston you can switch to surface roads to get to WA.


I actually recommend Park Circle or Hannahan get a look from most people for this reason.

Daniel Island is attractive but it is very much a love it or hate it type of community.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:25 AM
 
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If convenience wins out, DI is mins away from Park Circle in good traffic. And the two vibes could not be more different if you need a break from DI's uniformity.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Just out of my own curiosity --

How would you advise Kelly get from work in DI to West Ashley at 5pm each day ??

Are you suggesting she goes around on 526 ?? Almost every time I pass under that highway at drive time.....it's at a dead stop headed to WA. And around that merge with I26, there's an accident at least once a week. That'd be a no-fly zone in my book.

You're not sending her across the Ravenel Bridge and into WA thru 17, are you ?
One of the easiest commutes to and from D.I. would be from the Orange Grove/Sandhurst/Northbridge area of West Ashley. Anything along Cosgrove/Sam Rittenberg is a fairly simple commute to D.I., Downtown, or Mt Pleasant for that matter. West Ashley is a large area, there's a big difference in commute times from say Carolina Bay and Avondale.
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