A: 1 year and 4 months.
A: Mt Pleasant.
A: The people at BoomTown. In my initial discussions with key members of the company I could tell there was a culture for solving problems that were in-line with the goals of the people paying for the product. They foster a culture for creating amazing experiences and after one year I can say it's for real.
A: With record high prices in real estate in tech hubs like Silicon Valley and New York City, the opportunity to profit from real estate in the more traditional tech hubs is relatively slim. Charleston still has relatively lower housing costs for the quality of life that it has to offer. With beaches, world class dining, history and a warmer climate it's no secret you get more bang for your buck while upgrading quality of life. Other factors include the presence of major tech companies bringing in talent from all over the world, which naturally spawn local startup opportunities and create a demand for more talent. It's cyclical, and what we are experiencing is a flourishing economy in the tech community that will bring in more investment and opportunity for years to come.
A: Tech no longer resides in tech hubs with a fancy names. If you are good at what you do and desire to live in an amazing city, there is a place for you here.
A: Sharing Knowledge about the Tech Community
A: If I work hard to help this company grow, I get the privilege to play hard in this wonderful place.
A: Quality of life... I spent almost 400 hours in Los Angeles traffic in a year commuting to work. Today, I rode my bike to the office from Mt Pleasant and it took me 24 minutes! I still have the opportunity to change how the world perceives the real estate industry and I don't have to live in a massive metro area to achieve this.
A: Bicycle, Beach, and a little Booze :)
A: There are just too many not-to-miss spots.
A: The many Oyster Roasts in February.
A: To really experience Charleston you have to taste it. Having lived in many major metro areas, the pound for pound quality of food and service in the local restaurant scene is mind-blowing.
A: Walking through the lower peninsula on a quiet spring Sunday morning is something to be done with all the senses. I still get excited when I smell the salt air, hear the horses walking on the cobblestone streets, admire the antebellum architecture and feel the friendliness exuding from the locals.