Hi SC Community, my husband and I are going to be moving to the Charleston area (he works for Boeing) in a couple of years.. we have an 18 month old and I am pregnant with #2, due in a couple months, our kids will be about 2 and 3 by the time we get there.. I know this is super early planning but I have been struggling to find anything current and thorough as far as finding a good place to live.
We ideally would like to be somewhat nearby (walkable) to parks, shopping and not too far of a commute for my husband from Boeing, and not too far from the beach, also we must be in a good school district, we are not going the private route, so this is pretty important.
My husband likes the idea of a planned community that has a pool and rec center in it, that would be nice, but not necessary if those amenities were available in the local community.
So far I am looking at Mt Pleasant, North Charleston just south of Summerville (in the Dorchester II district), James Island and the newest one was West Ashley, location wise (proximity to Downtown and Boeing and Beaches) it looks pretty awesome, although I am not convinced that is a good area for good schools..
Any guidance and advice would be amazing. We have both never visited SC and plan to in the next year or so to get the lay of the land, but for now, maybe you can help steer me in the right direction for our visit, what neighborhoods should we absolutely check out?