We may be relocating to the Charleston area. We have two kids: ages 8 and 12 and we are looking at both public schools and private schools everywhere from Mt Pleasant to West Ashley to anywhere else anyone can recommend. If there are good websites for this, we would be most grateful.
We are coming down to check out the area and wondered: is it best to stay in a privately owned house in Isle of Palms or Folley or something -to get some beach time while we look or should we stay (for convenience) at an Embassy Suites or Doubletree etc. Wherever we stay we want a kitchen and two bedrooms minimum.
Would love to get opinions on the atmosphere in the different neighborhoods. We are coming from a neighborhood where the homes were mostly built in the 50s and 60s but they have mostly been gutted and renovated inside and out sometimes. We have easy access to a private pool with a great and fun and social swim /tennis team but would like to have the same there.
The one thing that we don't like about our neighborhood (or rather two things): it's only walking distance to one or two things, private schools are 25k a year starting, and many of the homes look alike (e.g. not a lot of variety/character). We would love a house with its own pool but know that might not be possible.
We would love a neighborhood with lots of kids/families but we like privacy also. Thank you in advance for any thoughts/help, etc.