Can't take the cold Northeast and wonder if Charleston would work?
January 23, 2013 5:22 AM Subscribe
Can't take the cold Northeast and wonder if Charleston would work? My husband and I recently moved from Los Angeles to the Eastern shore of Ct. for a variety of reasons mainly cost of living and seeking a closer knit community. Now that we have experienced a cold winter ( it's just starting!) we see that it isn't for us. Weather is a big deal and we thought we could handle it but the being stuck indoors, the layers of clothes, the desire to hibernate are all getting to us pretty quick.
I am from here so we wanted to come back East for the beauty of the place and to be near some good friends. Unfortunately we don't see them much as they are in NYC and we are two hours away so that has not been a factor.
I like the area but find it is limited in a few areas that are important. What we seek is a place with great food, lots of fitness options ( we both enjoy all kinds of outdoor and indoor exercise activities) ethnic mix, affordable real estate, decent weather- seasons are ok but not the dramatic swing of the North East it turns out- a smaller city and a sense of community.
We are thinking of Charleston now as an option as it seems to fit some of what we have on the list and would like to be near the water. He enjoys sailing and I like to swim a lot so those are two things that appeal to us about that area.
Oh and by the way, I am a chef and culinary instructor and he is in the yachting/ sailing business. We are both self employed and would be looking to start over. We are in our mid 50's so don't care much about hanging out but enjoy good food, music, outdoor stuff.
Any input into what area in the Carolina's or elsewhere on the East coast that might work?
We don't have any interest in the West coast, been there, done that!