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Old 05-24-2015, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
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My husband and I just got married in March, and we are looking to move somewhere that's good for raising a family (not too much crime, good education). I have been living in Hawaii for 10 years, and he for 6. I am 21 and he is 22. We are both originally from the mainland (I'm from Cali, he's from Washington) but have always wanted to live somewhere in the South. We'd like to experience southern charm and dining, a slower pace of life that's surrounded by nature but still close enough to a city where there's many things to do. My husband is half black, and I'm half Asian, so we don't really want to live in a predominantly white area (no offense to anyone). I am a medical assistant and my husband is a chef, so I would like a place where there's available employment. Right now we are thinking of Savannah, Georgia or Birmingham Alabama. But would like the names of some towns in the area (preferably in or near savannah)that are small, quiet and country. Your suggestions could be anywhere in Georgia, anything is appreciated. Thank you so much for the help.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:19 AM
 
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Check out the Brunswick/Golden Isles area between Savannah and Jacksonville FL. You'll definitely find the southern charm, a slower pace of life (though not too slow) and decent proximity to bigger cities.

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Old 05-25-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Check out Canton and Athens GA both for historical and charming towns. Gainsville GA is great for the nature your looking for. Birmingham AL is very nice also.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:51 AM
 
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Duluth GA outside of Atlanta seems like a good fit due to its high Asian(I believe mainly Korean), it is growing and allows for access to a big city.

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Old 05-25-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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If you you like beaches, give the "Golden Isles" of Georgia a look, specifically Savannah and Brunswick. In Alabama, give Mobile a look.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:11 AM
 
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Duluth GA outside of Atlanta seems like a good fit due to its high Asian(I believe mainly Korean), it is growing and allows for access to a big city.

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But it's neither quiet nor "country" in the middle of Atlanta's suburban sprawl. Good demographics for them though.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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But it's neither quiet nor "country" in the middle of Atlanta's suburban sprawl. Good demographics for them though.
Good catch, as I overlooked the quiet/"country" part and focused on the demographics. Finding all of those things together may be tough. A town near Fort Stewart Army Base may work.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:41 AM
 
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Why does everyone associate The South with slower pace and quiet/country at the edge of a metro area; not to forget low cost of living?

Yes, common courtesy is well and alive. Children of all ages know how to use Mam and Sir and a gentleman will open the door. There is enough time in a business discussion to say good morning and how is your family. Then they get down to the nitty gritty and nitty gritty it can be.

It depends what OP and her spouse need/want. Cook and MA in small town Alabama get by. Jobs for him are better in larger towns such as Savannah, Birmingham, ..
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:31 AM
 
Location: The South
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I would take a look at Biloxi, Mississippi. Casinos use lots of cooks.
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