(Closed) Moving South (SC) f/m the Big City (NYC) – any advice?

posted 9 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 32
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve lived in sc all my life and I love it. I love the slow pace and the friendliness of the people here. But I don’t know anything else. Charleston is gorgeous and there’s a lot of stuff to do there. Ditto what others said about being prepare for random people to talk to you, wave at you, etc. And get used to y’all lol. Cause you’re gonna hear it all the time. And as a fellow curly haired girl, yes carry your gel! πŸ™‚ the humidity is a you know what for curly hair!! Hope you like it here!

ETA: Went back and read a little more and thought I’d add a little bit. Columbia is also a really good place to look into. It’s busier than Charleston and might be a little easier of an adjustment. I live in a super small town and I think Columbia is crazy busy so it’ll probably be normal to you! Lol. And I hope you really, really, REALLY like heat because it is hot as hell down here. It was about 106 today. But the fall weather is awesome, or I think so. It rarely snows here and like PP said, when it does, everything shuts down. I’ve had school cancelled on more than one occasion for less than 2 inches of snow. People just don’t know how to act down here when there’s snow! πŸ™‚ But I’ll stop rambling now. Hope y’all find a place here to call home! πŸ™‚

Post # 33
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Originally from the NYC ‘burbs.  Moved from Boston to Charlottesville, VA when I was 28.

The first six months were ROUGH.  I kept thinking I was going to move home during those six months. 

Here’s how I summarize what it was like:
In Boston, people are civil, but are quick to embrace you and make you a friend.
In the south, peopler are super friendly, but are slow to embrace you and make you a friend.



Post # 34
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Fellow new yorker and just wishing you good luck!!! Hope your move and your transition go smoothly!

Post # 36
11 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

southern southern-comfort


πŸ™‚ I live in North Augusta. You won’t have a bit of trouble making friends. ESPECIALLY if you are planning a wedding. Everyone and their mamma will want to help. I work in Evans for a local bank. Great part about living in SC is you’re only a few hours away from everything. Beach, lake, mountains. All of the places you mentioned are great. Anyone who complains that there is nothing to do, just aren’t looking hard enough. Good luck wherever you land!!!

Post # 37
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used to live in NJ and moved to SC, totally different than the north east.  The thing I’m having most trouble getting used to is the weather, the humidity is unbelieveable.  I tend to spend a lot of my time in the air conditioning because it’s way too much for  me.  I live about 5 minutes from Charleston so I won’t be able to help much but it’s been a relatively easy transition. I’ve been here a year and haven’t made friends yet, but that’s mostly because I haven’t been able to find a job and I’m not the most sociable person in the world.  I’m sure you’ll make friends easily if you wanted to. There are times I have felt lonely but at least there is plenty of things to do around here so I haven’t had to worry too much. Oh and might help if I tell you I am also 28 πŸ™‚

Post # 39
992 posts
Busy bee

@penelopesmith:  *waves* Well, hey there, neighbor! Betcha dollars to donuts we know each other, or know someone who knows the other!

Post # 40
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mrskopp2be lol!  I’m sure you’ll love it down here.  The only thing that bugs me is not being able to get certain food down here. There is no Wawa (which I don’t think NY has that either), I haven’t found any good pizza or chinese food yet either πŸ™

Post # 45
759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I live in Beaufort, my mom lives in Hilton Head, it’s about 30-45 minutes away. We (as well as Hilton Head) are full of history and BEAUTIFUL towns. I’m a big fan of this place (my hometown)


Hilton Head isn’t completely out there, there are lots of homes and lots of affordable homes and with Hilton Head to Bluffton to Beaufort there are plenty of opportunities.


But you said you were looking to move in October, did you and if so where did you move?

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