Lou and Cara have spent most of their lives enduring the cold winters of New Jersey. With 3 kids who love the outdoors, they've decided it's time to move to a warmer climate. They fell in love with Charleston, South Carolina while they were in college, and discovered Daniel Island right outside downtown. They've enlisted an agent to help them find a home where they can spend time playing sports and enjoying nature year round.
John, Michelle and their two children are from the Boston area. Tired of the winters, they're looking for a positive change in lifestyle. After a visit to South Carolina, they fell in love with Daniel Island and thought it was the perfect place to spend time outdoors with the family, right on the water. With the expertise of a real estate agent, they hope to find an ideal place to call home.
Chiffon and Mervin have grown tired of the hectic city life in Atlanta and are looking to be closer to family in South Carolina. They began looking at areas near Charleston and discovered John and Daniel Islands. Since they both work remotely for nonprofits, they can take their work with them to their dream island home. With help from an agent, Mervin and Chiffon hope to find a home soon that will make them feel like they are on a permanent vacation.
David and Debbie have known each other since they were kids. They went to college together, got married, and then raised three children of their own in Houston. They always loved vacationing on Galveston Island and now they want to live on the water year-round. With the assistance of a real estate agent, David and Debbie hope to find a home where they can be outside all the time and entertain plenty of family and friends who come to visit.
Don and Kendra met while working in an emergency room in Texas. Kendra is an registered nurse, and Don is a physician. In this high-energy, fast-paced environment they realized they wanted more from life when they weren't taking care of people. The summers in Amarillo have Don and Kendra hiding from the brutal heat and in the winter they're fighting to keep the ice and snow off their windshields. So this move to Galveston Island is about slowing down and making more time for an outdoor, relaxed lifestyle. They have four children, all in their 20s, who live in Texas so moving to a nearby island means the family will come and visit more often.
Justin, Sarah and their two sons have outgrown their current space in Nashville and are looking for a change of pace. Since Justin grew up on St. Simons Island and Sarah is from a small town in New Jersey, they're looking to get back to a similar community to raise their family. Since they've always talked about starting a business together, Justin and Sarah decided to open their very own bagel shop on the island. Amanda Duffey from Chapman Hall Realtors hopes to find Justin and Sarah a place quickly so the family of four can enjoy taking the boys to the beach, riding bikes along the marsh, and being a part of the island community.
After living in California and now Tacoma, Samuel and Christina want to leave the city behind and return to the outdoor living that Vashon Island offers them and their two children. Luckily, Sam can work remotely so he won't face a daily commute. Since Christina will be busy with the kids, she can take advantage of time spent at the beach, on the trails, or out in nature. With this new island life, they are excited to slow things down and enjoy the moments as they come.
Lynn and Vanessa grew up in Louisiana most of their lives and that's also where they raised their four children. Once they visited Alabama's Dauphin Island they immediately fell in love with beach life and its small town feel. With Lynn a pastor, the family loves to keep active in the community and they hope to find an island home that will have that neighborhood feel. They've enlisted help from Dot Small at Alabama Realty to assist them in their search.
Mike and Jen have decided to leave Dallas behind for the beautiful beaches on the gulf of Alabama. They look forward to a simpler lifestyle with less traffic, less stress, more beach time and gorgeous views. Since Mike just obtain his real estate license, he is looking forward to buying his dream home and learning more about the market here. Mike and Jen have Lynn Cook from Gulf Shores Life Team to help them trade in their backyard and pool for a beautiful ocean view!
After serving 28 years in the Army, Jim and Donna are looking to change jobs, lifestyles, and homes. They felt like Florida had run its course, and since Jim grew up in Alabama, he wanted to call it home again. Donna insists that their new house have a separate room for Jim's drum set, since his drums currently live in their dining room! They're hoping to find that hidden gem to call home.
Tyler and Julie vacationed together on Mustang Island. Sparks flew and shortly afterwards they became a couple. They loved the island so much they even got engaged there. Now that they're busy planning their wedding, they want to be able to call the island home too. They're hoping to find a home with enough bedrooms so their friends and Julie's family can come visit and enjoy all that Mustang Island has to offer.
Phillip and Melissa love Dallas but are ready to leave the city and put their feet in the sand on South Padre Island. Since Phillip can work remotely and Melissa home-schools their four children, this move is perfect for the family to enjoy both the small town feel of SPI and still be right at the beach. Once they find their dream home with help from Gayle Hood of Padre Elite Team, the whole family will be able to settle down and enjoy island living.
Mike, Kendra and their two children, Makayla and Nicholas, find their lifestyle in Fort Mill, SC, too fast and chaotic. They fell in love with Daniel Island after Mike was offered a new job in nearby Charleston and Kendra secured a teaching position in the area. With sandy beaches, less traffic and more time for the family, they're excited for their quality of life to change for the better.
Jim and Helen both grew up near South Padre Island and have spent many vacations thereeven spring break during college. While living in San Antonio, they've traveled around the world but ultimately SPI, with its warm waters and sandy beaches, is where they want to settle down.
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