Sandra Sturkie's Blog Posts

Avoid Moving to Chapin, SC Because of These 6 Reasons

Did you know that the town of Chapin has been named “one of the best places to live in South Carolina” by Niche.com?But before I talk about why it’s considered one of the best

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Newberry, SC Revealed, A Small Town with Big Charm

Are you thinking of moving to the Columbia area but don’t want to live in the city and prefer a more rural setting? Or maybe you live in the Columbia area but want to take a trip to a unique,

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Discover Why Lexington, SC Is Becoming the Top Destination to Live!

Did you know that Lexington County, South Carolina is ranked number 6 in Best Counties to Live in South Carolina? And the county seat of Lexington is growing fast and thriving.This charming town of

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Don't Move to Lexington, SC Before Reading This

Are you thinking of moving to Lexington, South Carolina?If you are, then there are some things about Lexington you should be warned about. Although there are many great things about Lexington, this

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Shocking Comparison: South Carolina vs Florida Cost of Living Revealed!

Are you wanting to move to a state with more warm, sunny days, top tourist attractions and beautiful beaches? There are 2 states I can think of with all of these qualities: Florida is an obvious,

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Myrtle Beach, SC vs Columbia, SC which Town is Right for You?

Are you thinking of moving to South Carolina and wondering which city or area to move to? Well in this post I’m going to compare two of South Carolina’s popular cities that many people

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Is Greenville Better than Columbia, SC

Are you thinking of relocating to South Carolina and wondering which city to move to? Well in this post I’m comparing Greenville and Columbia. Two of South Carolina’s popular cities that

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RV Parks Just Minutes Away from Columbia, SC

Do you enjoy RV camping? Or are you thinking of moving to the Columbia, South Carolina area and want to stay in an RV while you look for your new home? I have a client who was planning to move

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Unveiling Columbia's Senior Marvels Top 7 Picks

If you are a senior citizen, finding local activities and events that fit your lifestyle and budget can be challenging. But, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, the greater Columbia, South

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Florida vs. South Carolina: The Weather War

Did you know that some people are leaving Florida because of the weather? Yes, you heard that right! The Sunshine state has an average of 237 days of sunshine each year. Even the winter days in

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Lake House Warning: 10 Things You'll Regret Ignoring

Many people like the idea of living on the lake. I mean, why not? Living on the lake provides beautiful scenic views, easy access to fun water activities, and an ideal place for entertaining guests.

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Irmo, SC and its Entertainment

Whatever it is you like to do for fun, whether it’s shopping, going to the theater, gaming, bowling, go karting, or ice skating, you’ll find it in the town of Irmo, South Carolina.The

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Fun Things to do in NE Columbia, SC

Lately I’ve been talking about the top entertainment venues in the Columbia, South Carolina area. I’ve touched on things to do in the downtown Vista district as well as some of the best

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Top Rated Private Schools in Columbia, SC

If you have children and are moving to the Columbia, South Carolina area, choosing the best school for them can seem overwhelming. The great news is that Columbia offers many excellent public and

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Fascinating Facts and Unique Sights in Columbia, SC

The city of Columbia is situated smack dab in the middle of South Carolina in the Midlands region. And not only is this thriving city the state’s Capital, but it has a rich history along with

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Best Shopping Centers and Malls in Columbia SC

Whether you’re thinking of moving to Columbia or you already live here, it’s always good to know the best places to go shopping. Whether you’re updating your wardrobe, looking for

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Pros and Cons of Living in Gilbert, SC

If you are thinking of relocating to a small town and prefer living in a more rural area, I will talk about a wonderful little town in South Carolina that fits this description. In this post I&rsquo

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Buy a New Home with NO HOA

Is there such a thing as new construction homes without HOA?The answer is YES! And in this post I’m going to share the communities that still have brad new homes available without Home Owners

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New Construction Homes with Half an Acre

Today, I've got something really exciting to talk about – two new construction neighborhoods that offer something pretty rare in the world of new homes: lots with ½ an acre or more!'

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Top Entertainment Venues in Lexington, SC

What do you like to do for fun? Whether you like going to the movie theater, bowling, roller skating, enjoying a live outdoor concert, or shopping or dining, the town of Lexington has you covered.

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Unique Places to Stay in Columbia, South Carolina

Are you planning a trip to Columbia, South Carolina soon? Or maybe you’re coming here for business and need a place that’s convenient to the office or the convention. Or are you thinking

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Best Golf Courses in Columbia, SC

When people think of great places for golf, they might think of places like Augusta, Georgia where the Masters Golf Tournament is held each year, or even Hilton Head Island. But the capital city of

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South Carolina's Most Attractive Features

Did you know that in a recent report by Forbes Home, South Carolina was ranked as the third most popular state that Americans are moving to?1Some of you might wonder what’s so great about

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A Sneak Peek of Fall Festivals in Columbia, SC

A Sneak Peek at Columbia's Fall FestivalsThe fall season is just around the corner, and I’m sure many South Carolinians will be happy to trade the hot, humid summer weather for the cooler,

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Best Colleges and Universities in Columbia, SC

Columbia’s Top Colleges and UniversitiesDid you know that Columbia is not only South Carolina’s state capital, but it’s also known as a thriving college city that is the home of at

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Your Dream Community Awaits in Blythewood

Are you looking for a community to call home in the Columbia area of South Carolina? The town of Blythewood, South Carolina is one of the state’s best kept secrets.In fact, Niche.com ranks it

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An Inside Look at Columbia’s Popular Vista District

Are you wondering where to find a variety of the best shopping, art, dining, and entertainment in South Carolina? Then look no further than the Congaree Vista district in South Carolina’s

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You Won't Believe the Cost of Living in SC

If you’re thinking of moving to South Carolina, knowing the cost of living here before you move is crucial because it’s important to know what your day-to-day costs will be, on

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Top 10 Reasons for Moving to Columbia SC

Are you thinking of moving to Columbia, SC? Here are 10 reasons why relocating to Columbia is a smart choice for you. So let’s dive into it right now!Reason # 1. Lower Cost of LivingThe

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Which is Better? North Carolina vs. South Carolina

Did you know that the number one state that people are relocating to South Carolina from is North Carolina? It’s true! South Carolina’s neighbor to the north is sending more people to

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Which is Better North Carolina or South Carolina

Did you know that the number 1 state that people are relocating to South Carolina from is North Carolina? It’s true! South Carolina’s neighbor to the north is sending more people to the

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Top 5 Reasons to Retire In South Carolina

Are you retired and thinking about settling down in your dream location? Or are you planning ahead and thinking about where you might want to live someday when you retire? If so then I can tell you

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Top 5 Reasons Why People Are Leaving Florida

Florida is such a popular state to live and retire in for many reasons. Like having no state income tax, the beautiful beaches, and of course Disney World, Universal Studios,  and Epcot Center

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Pros and Cons to Living in Chapin SC

Today I’m going to talk about one of South Carolina’s best kept secrets – the small, rural town of Chapin, South Carolina. But before you decide if Chapin is the place you want to

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Irmo SC The Good and The Bad

The town of “Irmo is known for its delicious dining, community parks and the famous Okra Strut festival held in the fall.”* Irmo was also recognized by Money Magazine as “One of

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Pros and Cons of Living in Lexington, SC

Are you thinking of moving to Lexington, South Carolina and wondering if it’s a good fit for you or your family? In this post, I’ll share many of the great things Lexington has to offer.

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From California Dreams to South Carolina Reality

Did you know that California is one of the top 30 states sending people to South Carolina? And out of those 30 states, California ranks #6 from the top with thousands of people since 2019 who are

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Escape to South Carolina: The Ultimate New Yorker's Dream

Are you thinking of moving from New York state to South Carolina? In recent years, many New Yorker’s have relocated to South Carolina. In this post, I will tell you WHY they decided to move to

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A Deep Dive of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Are you looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend the day? Then look no further than Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is Columbia’s premier

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Famously Hot Summer Day Camps in Columbia

Summer time is just around the corner, which means the kids will be out of school, so now is the time for parents to fill up the calendar with camps and activities to keep the kids occupied. No more

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Best Campgrounds on Lake Murray, Part 2

Do you enjoy traveling and camping near the lake? Then you’ll want to see read this post because I’m going to talk about some great RV campgrounds that are in close proximity to

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Experience the Ultimate Spring Camping on Lake Murray Part 1

It’s springtime, and spring is the best season for camping in the Palmetto State. It’s sunny but not too hot or too cold.Whether you like to go swimming, fishing, or boating and whether

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Discover your Dream Home in Lexington, SC

Are you looking to buy a new construction home in Lexington, SC? Look no more!In this post I’ll be touring Springhill Lake a subdivision in Lexington by DR Horton. Some of the homes are move

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Best School Districts in Columbia SC

When you’re moving to a new location, finding the best schools for your children can seem overwhelming. But, it doesn’t have to be! I’m going to make it easier for you by giving

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Columbia's Top 10 Must Visit Family Destinations

Columbia is a family friendly place to live that offers many things to do year round that will fit anyone’s budget. Today I’m going to show you the top 10 fun things to do in

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Experience the Rush at South Carolina's Latest Whitewater

Do you enjoy nature and the great outdoors? In this post I’ll be sharing the fantastic new whitewater that opened just 10 days ago here in South Carolina!South Carolina offers many great

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Unveiling the Truth Behind South Carolina Vs Texas

Are you thinking of moving from South Carolina to TX? If you are, you may be wondering what you can expect.In this post I cover cost of living, climate, population, family life, schools,

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Discover Columbia's Best FREE Activities with Kids

Are thinking about moving to Columbia, SC and wondering if there are enough activities to do with your kids? Better yet, do we have free activities?In this video I’ll show you where to go and

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Persimmon Grove Subdivision in Lexington, SC

This is a  great neighborhood in Lexington, SC that offers great amenities and the convenience of shopping and entertainment just around the corner.1. Persimmon Grove is located 30 minutes

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Experience Bluefield Lexington's Best Kept Secret

Are you looking to buy a new construction home in Lexington, SC that is also Dog friendly? Look no more!In this post I’ll be touring Bluefield, a subdivision in Lexington by Mungo Homes. Some

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Discover Columbia's Best Dog Parks

Do we have any dog parks in or near Columbia, SC? If you're a dog owner, you know how important it is to give your furry friend plenty of exercise and playtime. In this post I’ll be showing

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7 Fun Things to Do in Lexington SC with Family and Friends

Are you moving OR did you move to Lexington SC and are wondering what kinds of activities you can do?I’ll show you some in this post.Lexington is a charming town known for its southern

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Will Home Prices Drop for 2023 in Columbia SC?

Will Home Prices Drop for 2023 in Columbia SC?In short the answer is no and I'm about to explain why.The Columbia housing market has been on a steady upward trend for the past few years, with home

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Lake Carolina Neighborhood and Town Center Tour

Today we are going to talk about Lake Carolina, a beautiful, enormous community in the North East Columbia area and I’ll be showing you why people simply love to live there!#1. Lake

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Cities Near Columbia SC - The 4 Most Sought After Towns

Are you looking to move to Columbia and are wondering which cities or towns near the capital will be good to live in?In this post I’ll be sharing 4 of the most sought after neighborhoods in

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Why you Might Regret Moving to Columbia South Carolina - TOP 7 REASONS

Are you thinking about moving to Columbia but are wondering what are the reasons why most people changed their mind?In this post I explain the top 7 reasons why you might regret moving to Columbia.#

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Great Southern Homes for Sale in Lexington, SC - Carrington Subdivison

Are you looking to buy a new construction home in Lexington, SC?In this post I’ll be talking about Carrington a new subdivision in Lexington by Great Southern Homes. Some of the homes are move

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early - Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest

Buying a home is the american dream, however, with the high interest rates this dream can quickly become a nightmare.In this post I’ll be talking about how to pay off a home in spite of the

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Should I Buy a House Now or Wait for Recession

Are you wondering if you should buy a house now or wait for recession? In this post I explain if you should wait until 2023 or buy this year.If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know

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Living in Chapin, SC - Tour 4 Neighborhoods with Me

Are you looking to move to Columbia and wondering what are the best neighborhoods to live in?In this post I’ll be sharing a few of the most sought after neighborhoods near Columbia and the

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Best Neighborhoods in Columbia SC - Best Places to Live

Best Neighborhoods in Columbia SC - Best Places to LiveAre you looking to move to Columbia and wondering what are the best neighborhoods to live in?In this post I’ll be sharing 4 of the most

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Cost of Living in Columbia, SC

Are you thinking about moving to Columbia, SC and would like to know what is the cost of living?In this post I touch on topics like the cost of groceries, taxes, health care, salaries, housing, and

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Moving to Columbia, SC - Top 10 Reasons

Are you planning to move to Columbia, SC? Here are the top 10 reasons why this is a good choice for you.Reason # 1. Warm, Southern South Carolina WeatherThe weather in Columbia is Sunny most of the

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