For many snowbirds, the decision to move full time to their routine winter vacation spot is one that was made many years ago. But for others who know they want to do a long distance move but do not necessarily have a go-to vacation spot, the choice isn’t quite as clear. If you or someone you know falls into the latter category, we’re here to assist with our compilation of details to help you decide where you should move.
Narrow down your options by deciding what is most important
If you’re someone who dreams of private beaches and temperate weather year round, a landlocked state near the northern border is probably not the best option for you. Communities along the South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida coast might be a better place to begin.
If climate is not a significant factor for you, maybe something else is, like being close to family members or being in a location known for a particular industry. Whatever your ‘make or break’ factor is, use that to narrow down the regions and states you are considering.
Determine if you want to live in the city, suburbs, or country
Once you’ve considerably narrowed down your selections, you can further reduce your areas of consideration by deciding if you want to go the city, suburb, or country route. However, just because you choose a home in the suburbs does not mean that you’ll have limited access to nature or a bustling downtown area; there are many real estate opportunities that are nearby diverse communities. The town of Seabrook Island boasts convenient access to Charleston, South Carolina, as well as natural wonders like the Angel Oak and numerous parks and nature centers.
Evaluate the social opportunities
Now that the basics are out of the way, you can get even more selective. Are you a lifelong equestrian who wants access to a community of like-minded people and horseback riding near Charleston’s downtown center? Take a look at equestrian centers around your areas of interest. Do you know you want to be in a neighborhood with golf courses and a racquet club? This knowledge can help further reduce your real estate options and get you closer to finding the right neighborhood for you.
When it comes down to it, there is rarely just one perfect neighborhood for you and your family. There are usually several that will meet all of your qualifications, so it becomes a matter of which one feels best for this period in your life.
If you would like to learn more about real estate opportunities on Seabrook Island, contact one of our experienced Seabrook Island Real Estate agents today.