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Lowcountry Proud: Berkeley County - Goose Creek best place to raise a family

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Goose Creek is one of the fastest growing areas of the Lowcountry, and for good reason. It's a great place to raise a family.

If you live in Goose Creek, it might not surprise you to hear that Bloomberg's Business Week rates Goose Creek the best city to raise a family in South Carolina 2 years in a row.

They specifically mentioned great parks and solid schools along with the miles and miles of bike trails. There is probably not a better network of bike trails anywhere else in the Lowcountry.  

Mayor Michael Heitzler says there are many reasons the city is a great place to live, "when you consider the dollar, for the money, for the money, I believe in my head and my heart that there's no better place in North America than the city of goose creek South Carolina to live and raise a family."

Many folks who live in the area agree. Jackie Johnson lives on a couple of acres, "we were able to find 2 acres of land plus a beautiful home for a reasonable amount of money."

We found Jackie over at the city pool, watching as her grandson learned to swim, Goose Creek offers a variety of sports in the area for children to participate in, from the very young, 3 year old, to the teens, which I think is great."

Joshua Ross grew up in Goose Creek. He spent part of a day this week behind city hall enjoying one of his favorite things in Goose Creek with his little brother, "the waterways, basically. I grew up fishing, since I was his age… Goose Creek Police Department are real nice. Sometimes they have fishing tournaments out here, so we come out here to fish."

Mayor Heitzler says Goose Creek's location in Berkeley County is another reason it's a great place to live and raise a family. "The best part of Goose Creek is we are nestled into the southern part of beautiful bountiful Berkeley County. Thousands of acres of woodlands, trails, canoe and kayak creeks, and rivers for fishing and everything imaginable."

With tens of thousands of homes planned for in and around Goose Creek, Mayor Heitzler says the city is poised for an excellent future.

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