Quote from dgarcia1
hello from minneapolis mn. looking for warmer winters hopefully without giving up the fantastic standard of living that minneapolis has given us. any one who can give me any info on where to live and work would be much appreciated. i'm a icu rn with 15 years of er, cvicu, micu, cicu experience. would love any info on what my hourly salary might be and how you would rate the standard of care in sc.
desirable locations are numerous. it mainly depends upon your lifestyle. if you are a yuppie, buppie or whatever the current slogan is, west ashley, downtown or mount pleasant are good choices. the cost of living is lower than mn. you can get a reasonable 3 bedroom, 2 bath house (12-1500 square feet) for under 180k. if you like a mixture of country and city, check out cities like goose creek, summerville, and georgetown. the more upscale and expensive houses (500,000 k) are on the islands: seabrook, isle of palms, james island. water is everywhere: rivers, ocean, and creeks. most people are natives. the older professional population tends to be transports: ex-military, job transferees, retired northerners, college gradates. this is not a culturally diverse or multi-national community. the selection of non-traditional restaurants is limited. if you have children i would think about private school. mount pleasant has the best school system. crime is low. it is a nice community to raise kids (given the caveat above) and retire. there are several hospitals: musc, st frances/roper, and trident to name a few. charleston is a good second chance spot. hope this helps.