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Relocations in a hurry! - 12/22/2008
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Ware Shoals, SC

I moved to south Carolina in 1999 from New york due to the high prices of rent and home ownership. I had to move out of state fast, in order to not renew my apartment lease for another year and being trapped into a rent that I could no longer afford. you don't know what you can and cannot afford until a crisis arises such as a (family member becomes ill or you lose your job and so forth). I didn't have time to plan, only request information and move.when I arrived in south carolina it just seemed like a bright and new beginning until, I started applying for jobs and meeting new people. This state is slow and non motivational. Most of the people have never crossed the south carolina line to another state. They believe everything they hear on radio and television and live in fear of all the terrible things that happen in the world will happen to them if they ever left the state. I appreciate the low cost of living and the home I was able to purchase knowing I could have never afforded in new york but, the people of south carolina and I have absolutly nothing in common. It's been 10 years of having no friends or family to spend time with,I guess that's the price you pay for living within your means.If anyone out there is considering relocating, my advise is to make sure you have plenty in comman with the state in which you wish to live.

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