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Old 10-29-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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Hello there! We are considering a job offer that is in Columbus, and I have a few questions.

First of all, we homeschool our children. I have looked over the laws in both Georgia and Alabama, but I was wondering if anyone has first hand experience as to whether it is easier to be compliant with the laws in one state over the other.

I also was wondering if there any communities within 15 minutes or so of Columbus that have a more rural feel, yet have enough ameneties that you don't necessarily have to drive into Columbus for everything. We are from the Midwest, and have always lived in smaller bedroom towns and would like to find the same down there.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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Not sure how the home schooling works. However, if you're looking for a nice area that's not in the middle of the city, check out Midland or Upatoi. They are in Muscogee County and close to everything.
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:21 PM
 
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Myself and my wife's families both homeschool. Alabama is very friendly towards homeschooling and hosts several events throughout the state where you can meet up with other families, buy curriculums and get advice. Ballard Christian school in Auburn is a great option if your kids play sports, dance or are in to music. They are an umbrella school for homeschoolers. As far as where to Live you will east Alabama to be much less expensive especially on the cost of living and amount of house and land you will be able to afford. Taxes are much less too! Try the bedroom community of smiths station.
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:14 AM
 
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Thank you very much for your input!
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Old 10-31-2015, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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Thank you very much for your input!
Welcome to the Columbus area! Where are you moving from?
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:24 AM
 
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Where exactly will the job be located? We moved to Cataula (a small community in Harris County) about 15 months ago. It is very rural. We have a couple antique stores, gas stations, a Dollar General, Billy's Supermarket (locally owned), a post office and that's about it. Harris County taxes are cheaper than Muscogoee County. There are other small communities nearby - Ellerslie, Midland. We are all within 15-20 minutes of a Publix, WalMart and other shopping. Here in Cataula we are halfway between downtown Columbus and Pine Mountain (a super cute, quaint little town). Callaway Gardens is only about 20 minutes away (google that - it's a lovely place). We are no more than 30 minutes from pretty much anywhere in the Columbus area.

I can recommend a great realtor if you are looking for one.

When will you be moving?
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:07 AM
 
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We are moving from Iowa, so this will be quite a change! It looks like we will be moving down in December-just in time to miss the Iowa winter which I am very excited about.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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On the Alabama side, Smiths Station would be great. You will definitely have the country feel, but not too far from anything.
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