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  • Summer All Year 'Round!

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017   /   by Cat Deegan

    Summer All Year 'Round!

    Yes, it's true!
    All of the rumors you hear about mild seasons, low taxes, easy cost of living, and an active lifestyle are alive and well in the South. Especially in Aiken, SC!

    I'm originally from Miami, FL aka South Jersey.  I moved to Aiken just about 10 years ago and wouldn't dream of living anywhere else.  After the culture shock, and I won't lie, I went through some painful learning curves, it became clear how one can really enjoy the day-to-day.  My commute is short and sweet.  People here are nice. The small city is quaint with cobblestone alleys, streetlamps, round-abouts, fountains, and gracious oaks.  We have a ballet, a symphony, a playhouse, more restaurants than we should have, and the usual suspects for shopping.  

    Our economy is strong.  While we naturally are graced with some pretty affluent people from around the world,  we also have large national and international manufacturing companies hiring chemists, engineers, and planners.  Our Chamber of Commerce is very active. Our Downtown shops and cafes are thriving. 

    I've been fortunate to only have had to visit the ER once for poison oak (trials and tribulations of a real estate agent), but my experience at Aiken Regional was professional, accurate, and fast.  Most of our local physicians are affiliated with the larger hospitals in Augusta and Columbia.  Other than not having a 24 hour pharmacy in Aiken, I haven't heard many complaints about our healthcare system. (Disclaimer: CVS on Whiskey Rd is open 8AM until midnight-but you know that toothache peaks at 2AM)

    Need an escape?  World-class shopping and amazing concerts are within reach.  Atlanta is 3 hours away. Charlotte is 2. Charleston is 2. The state capitol, Columbia, has nice shopping and events, and only 1 hour away.  Need good medical specialists? Augusta, GA is 30 minutes over the Savannah River.  
    Did I mention that in 2 hours you can be in the mountains or at the beach?

    Need a bigger escape?  We have 3 close and competing airports that surprisingly keep our airfare in check. Whether you are looking for a Winter Get-Away, wanting to retire, or move your family to an easier pace of life, I think you should give Aiken a solid look.  When you're ready, give us a shout.  We'd love to spend a few hours with you and show you around our charming, lovable Aiken!  What are you waiting for?

    See you soon!

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