has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Abhd is living in Charleston, SC and has a little something to say:
re: trying to figure out best place for me - 9/10/ Posted On: 9/26/2011 12:34:50 PM
Don't visit Charleston and be sold--living here is a whole other ball of wax. NOT commuter friendly, but commuting is the only way to get to the few places that actually hire. Beaches are shoddy, poorly kept and dirty to boot. Cost of living is flat out ridiculous--with both rentals and sales through the roof as far as cost. Skip this place, you won't be sorry.
Keep away if you value your sanity!! Posted On: 9/26/2011 12:27:08 PM
Abysmally atrocious infrastructure (ie traffic flow, road care, etc), horrific public schools (that teach only SC history...really.), narrow-minded, slow-witted and downright ignorant citizens. And worst of all, people are just happy/okay with the state of the place--who cares if it takes 4o minutes to travel 5 miles due to the staggering traffic jams?Who cares if our children are among the dumbest and most illiterate in the country? The list goes on.
I never understood the stereotype of 'Southerners' until I lived in this state; and this place proves it all true...it makes me embarrassed to say I was born in Florida, since that's considered the South, as well.
Besides, downtown offers no parking to see the sights, the beaches have one road in and one road out (do the math on that for summertime visitors) and offer only brown silty water and trash-laden sand, anyway.
There are many charming, friendly, pleasant places to live on the Southern coasts of the U.S., but Charleston is NOT one of them.