Moving to a new town can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.
Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, and public transportation. If you can, visit the city before moving and connect with someone who’s lived there before. Your Pathway Real Estate Agent would be a great connection! Here are some helpful links:
- Berkeley County School District
- Charleston County School District
- Dorchester County 2 School District
Have a plan. There are a lot of steps to go through before you start packing the moving truck. Never sign a lease on an apartment or home that you haven’t seen. If you can’t get there, find a friend or an employer to check it out for you. Don’t forget once you relocated, you’ll need to transfer your driver’s license within 30 days. You’ll need car insurance before you get your drivers license. Utilities also need to be scheduled for your move in date. Here are some helpful links:.
- South Carolina DMV
- South Carolina Electric & Gas
- Berkeley Electric Coop
- Charleston Water Systems
- Summerville CPW
- Goose Creek Water
- Dorchester County Water & Sewer
- Berkeley County Water & Sanitation
- Mount Pleasant Waterworks
Get involved. Meeting people in a new town can be daunting but in Charleston it’s not uncommon for the neighbors to knock on your door with a casserole when you arrive. Lowcountry life is often friendly, but take the initiative. If there are things you liked to do in your town, find ways to do those things around Charleston. Try new things: volunteer by getting involved with a charity, join a fitness group or learn how to shag, the South Carolina state dance. New towns offer so many opportunities to engage other people, so find what you like.
Now, for the fun stuff! We are so glad you decided to relocate here! We love our town and want to share with you some of our favorite places to eat, places to see, and things to do. Enjoy and welcome home! For all things Charleston, a good place to start is Charleston Visitor Bureau
- Michael: Tattooed Moose, Folly Beach, Rich South Carolina History
- Amy: Smoky Oak Taproom, The Battery, Charleston Waterfront Park
- Dan: Halls Chophouse, Downtown Charleston Shopping (King Street)
- Mark: Experience Charleston from the water
- Staci: Live Theatre – Charleston Stage, Footlight Players, Flowertown Players