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Old 10-18-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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Default Housing in Auburn and outdoors recreation

I'm thinking about purchasing a second home in Aubrun, AL and I was wondering if the avg. cost of a home of $200,000 on CD is accurate? And how far from the Southern most portion of the Appalachians? Also how fast is the growth actually? According to stats it' something like 20% a year is that true? Which would mean a 50,000 pop. town would become 60,000 in a year?
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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I'm thinking about purchasing a second home in Aubrun, AL and I was wondering if the avg. cost of a home of $200,000 on CD is accurate? And how far from the Southern most portion of the Appalachians? Also how fast is the growth actually? According to stats it' something like 20% a year is that true? Which would mean a 50,000 pop. town would become 60,000 in a year?
Auburn is a great place to have a home. I am not too sure what the average home price is, but it is very affordable. The southern most portion of the Appalachians is just north of Columbus in the Warm Springs/Pine Mountain area. Callaway Gardens is located in Pine Mountain.

Auburn is growing very, very fast. The whole Columbus/Auburn/Opelika/LaGrange triangle (as I call it) is booming right now even though the real estate market has slowed. It is growing fast, but not 20% a year fast.

I will be glad to help you with any other questions.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply ATLCOL1, your right I looked at the CD stats again and the grow rate is a whooping 23.8% but from 2000-2007 and not for the year. What are some good outdoors places near Auburn? I will be visiting in a few days, but it certainly does look good on paper. Overall being so close to Georgia does it seems like an exclave of Georgia as much as Chattanooga is?
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:11 AM
 
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Auburn is more in the middle of the state. Ft Payne is a couple hours away from Auburn where there is what we called mountains in AL. There is hiking, hunting and fishing all over Al. The end of the Appalachians is in NE AL. The end of the Appalachians is in NE AL.

We do have a few folks who went to college in Auburn, hopefully they will check in and tell you more about the area. I know it is a BIG college town. In AL you either are for Auburn or Alabama.

Housing prices are very reasonable in just about every part of the state.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply ATLCOL1, your right I looked at the CD stats again and the grow rate is a whooping 23.8% but from 2000-2007 and not for the year. What are some good outdoors places near Auburn? I will be visiting in a few days, but it certainly does look good on paper. Overall being so close to Georgia does it seems like an exclave of Georgia as much as Chattanooga is?
You have the Pine Mountain Trail in Pine Mountain, GA. Beautiful area this time of year. Here is the link www.pinemountain.org

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain as well. Callaway Gardens | Georgia Vacation Resort, Family Vacations, Golf & Weekend Getaways

Providence Canyon is south of Columbus Georgia State Parks - Providence Canyon State Park

These are all located in GA. Auburn is only 30 miles outside of Columbus. All of these are within an hour of Auburn.

For Alabama, I would check out Desoto Caverns DeSoto Caverns Park - Childersburg, Alabama : Official Website. It is located NE of Auburn toward Birmingham.

The entire region has an abundance of outdoor activities. If you are interested in other sites or non-outdoor activities, I will be glad to help.
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