If you’re making the move to one of the Carolinas, you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful, temperate climate and picturesque landscapes no matter where in the states you choose to live. But there are definite pros and cons to living on the coast vs. living in a more inland location. Depending on your unique needs and lifestyle habits, one may be more suitable for you and your family. Here, your friends at Charlotte Van and Storage help you decide which one would be right for you.

Coastal Living

There are definite perks if you’re planning on living along the coastline. The miles of beautiful, sandy beaches are an ideal destination for locals and vacation-goers alike; these properties also make great rentals, as well. Waterfront homes are also the perfect spot for sailing and boating lovers, as the direct access to the ocean gives you great opportunities for docking, renting and using boats and other water equipment—not to mention a constant supply of fresh seafood!

However, you should also consider that the closer you are to the water, the closer you also are to potential bad weather events such as hurricanes and intense storms. Though these are few and far between, the potential damages to your home and property during these storms can be tremendous. It’s important to consider this risk factor and the costs associated with safeguarding a home against storms (hurricane windows, and other protective home elements, etc.) before making the decision to move to the coast.

Another aspect to consider is the amount of people that frequent coastal areas. With the attraction of beaches, tourist spots and restaurants, the increased popularity of your coastal neighborhood could be a pro or a con, depending on your preferences. 

Inland Living

A main perk to living a little farther from the beach is that you can usually get “more bang for your buck.” Because inland areas aren’t right on the water, they tend to be less congested, less “touristy” and offer more space and amenities than a beachfront property at the same price point. If direct access to the water isn’t a main priority for you, inland living can be a great option.

This is also true if you are especially concerned about the possibilities of hurricanes and water damage. The more inland you live, the more protected your home is from destructive natural elements.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what the main priorities in your next home will be; is beach access the most important factor? Is price and square footage? No matter what location is best for you, moving anywhere in the beautiful Carolinas is always a great choice!

For more information and to get started on your relocation, call one of Charlotte Van’s Carolina movers today! You can also fill out our quick and easy form for a FREE estimate of moving costs!

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