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Susan Lamber…, Other/Just Looking in Charleston, SC

Just retired in NJ

Asked by Susan Lamberton, Charleston, SC Tue Aug 3, 2010

I have the opportunity to get a six-week rental in 6 Ambrose Alley in Charleston. I want to be sure it's a suitable area for myself and little Westie to get out and explore Charleston. In other words is it safe and close enough to city restaurants and parks?

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Oh forgot to mention I left NJ and never looking back. Charleston best thing I ever did. Started buying investments in 1992 and got out after 9/11. 23 rentals later and a nice home with NO snow No winter clothes and Property tax of 1050 for a 2400 sqft home. Goodbye Old Bridge !!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 12, 2012
You Westie can come and play with my two Westie's Pogie and Honeypie !!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 12, 2012
Dear Susan,
What a fantastic location on Charleston peninsula!
You can easily walk to shops and restaurants from Ambrose Alley.
In addition to the nearby green spaces to walk little Westie downtown such as Marion Square, Waterfront Park, Colonial Lake and the Battery ~ click this link to learn about the Charleston County Parks:
http://www.ccprc.com/

If I can assist you in any way, please let me know.

Regards,
Maureen
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 9, 2010
Dear Susan,
What a fantastic location on Charleston peninsula!
You can easily walk to shops and restaurants from Ambrose Alley.
In addition to the nearby green spaces to walk little Westie downtown such as Marion Square, Waterfront Park, Colonial Lake and the Battery ~ click this link to learn about the Charleston County Parks:
http://www.ccprc.com/

If I can assist you in any way, please let me know.

Regards,
Maureen
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 9, 2010
Congratulation Susan on your retirement.
If you have considered Florida as an option in you retirement years. We have many great 55+ communities in Brevard County with loads of activities where you can meet so many people. If you would like to explore any options let me know and I can email them to you for viewing.

Cynthia White
Realtor
EXIT ISLAND & BEACH REALTY
321.652.1974 Direct

Search the Brevard MLS http://cwhite.islandandbeachteam.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 3, 2010
Hi, Susan,

Congratulations on your retirement.

Charleston is a great walking city. Ambrose Alley in Charleston is centrally located, you're less then 1.5 miles to King St. where you'll find many of the shops and restaurants.
Like anywhere else one has to be aware of their surroundings.

May I suggest a good resource for things to do around town is an e-mail subscription to the Charleston Regional Business Journal / Charleston Weekend 10 Ways To Play.
For more information on Charleston and surrounding cities please go to my website at http://www.charlestonyourhome.com
If you have any questions regarding Charleston please don't hesitate to contact me at 843.324.9645
Have a great visit.

Carolyn Dubrofsky
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 3, 2010
Susan - I have nothing to add to your specific question, but as a fellow "New Jerseyan", I just wanted to congratulate you, and wish you well on your retirement , and in your new life (if that's where you're ultimately moving") in Charleston.

I was there once, and immediately fell in love with it! I plan to go back, for sure!

All the best!
Enjoy retirement......
Debbie
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 3, 2010
left NJ and never looked back since I've been in Chas. Sc own 23 rentals now. 4br 3 bath NEW under 190,000 tax's 1000 a year. no snow no boots no winter clothes what's a snow tire> 80% plus of my business is North of the Mason Dixon Line
Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012
Hello Susan,
Charleston is a walkable city and that's what I love about it.... and there are parks right around the corner from Ambrose Alley. As in all cities, you have to be careful and advise my clients to go to http://www.spotcrime.com or check with the local police. Enjoy your time in Charleston... it's a lovely city!
Sharon Bruner
Web Reference: http://marshallwalker.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 3, 2010
Susan,

That should be a fine spot for walking and exploring. As with any city be wise about walking on your own at night, etc but this location is a good one with easy access to restaurants, museums, and more.

Let me know if you interested in seeing any real estate while you are here. I would love to help you in any way I can.

Jim Grady
Keller-Williams Charleston
http://www.charlestonrealteam.com
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