What city would be better for a 29 year-old single teacher - Charleston, SC or Hilton Head?
I go to Charleston frequently and I want to confirm to you that, between these two, Charleston is definitely the best choice. But check out the schools thoroughly before you sign up. If you want a real challenge, the Charleston City School District wants you ! There are also several good private schools and some good suburban schools. There is a magnet school within the City system that sound interesting, and the public high school on Daniel Island is quite good. These are all high schools to which I am referring.
Socially, Charleston is a blast. There is a lot of culture. Theatre and music are very big. The people are nice. It is an upbeat town, active lifestyle. The ocean is about 10-15 miles away, if you live in the city proper, but it is possible to actually live at or close to the beach. Same situation as the schools, do your homework before you decide where to live. I personally prefer downtown, but that's personal. It depends somewhat upon where you decide to work. There are alot of options.
PS, Blue Bicycle Books is a nice used bookstore downtown on King St. The owner of the shop is an author and he also teaches English in the City School District at Burke High. He might be a good person to talk with.
What to do/see on road trip between Washington DC to Charleston, SC?
The best place to stop is South of the Border. Your kids will love it!!
You can not go to Charleston from DC unless you stop there.
There are not too many other major stops, but there are many, many places that advertise on billboards, including South of the Border.
There are also a few outlet malls along the way, such as Carolina Premium Outlet - they have the best stores to buy shoes, especially, as well as other items, including toys.
Also suggest in Lumberton, NC a park for kids called Jerry Giles Park, off exit 20.
Myrtle Beach is a bit off the road - you would need some time for that, but maybe on the way back you can stop there.
What are some good restaurants in Charleston, SC, that are unique to the city and not terribly expensive?
I would recommend Pougan's Porch in downtown for some good southern cooking, Charleston Carb House for some wonderful and fresh seafood, and Locklear's Beach City grill out at the pier on Folly Beach. Finally if you are into sushi you should try Tsunami.
What is the cheapest way to travel from Charleston, SC to the Atlantic City area of NJ?
There is none these days, though flying has a lower rate of accidents, but then you are going to pay a high price for tickets.
Driving would be your cheapest way. It will be approx. 14 hours maybe less to travel that.
Just stop along the way to take a rest several times.
What do you call the area in Charleston SC near the market where all the little stores are packed together?
1) The Market. The Market lies between N & S Market on the North and South, and Meeting St. & East Bay Street on the East and West.
2) Yes, the Market is in Downtown Charleston. Downtown Charleston refers to the peninsula.
3) There's not going to be a reasonably priced home in downtown Charleston, I'm afraid, but you can probably find apartments and carriage houses to rent on Church St., Meeting St., East Bay St., Anson St., King St., Coming St., Smith St., Beaufain St., and Rutledge Avenue.
What to do in Charleston SC when the weather is bad?
Hi! I live in the Charleston area- sorry you have to be visiting during such dreary weather. It is usually beautiful, especially this time of year!
I see this was posted hours ago- I hope you got out and experienced something. The museum is quite interesting, the market is atleast covered so you could enjoy that during bad weather and there are several historic homes (indoors) that you could have toured. A lot of the Yorktown is indoors as well.
If you are still here now consider asking the concierge and/or front desk for some suggestions as to what you could do this evening.
Well for unexpensive restaurants you can go to some nice places in James Island/Folly Rd. I prefer that area bc that is where I live. Hopefully 8-10 dollars is in your range. Also, downtown is ten min. away so on Saturday downtown is a great place to enjoy the scene and drinks.
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