Hello, My family is considering a move from MI to GA. I'd like to be near the border because I have family in FL. Plus we want to be able to drive to Disneyworld and NOT live in FL.
Valdosta sounds great but is about twice the size of my city. I live in a pretty ghetto-type area, high crime, hookers within walking distance.
I'd like to know what areas of Valdosta should we stay away from? I don't mind diversity but don't like the gangsta' culture that is prevelant in this part of Ypsilanti. Booming cars and such, imagine a small Detroit. That is what we are moving from.
I might be asking for too much, a small town feel with city advantages? We are not rich either, Hubby works for Home Depot and would transfer to the Valdosta store. I would have to find whatever when we got there.
We do live near two colleges so are used to some interesting activities and Valdosta sounds super.
I am afraid we would have more problems in a larger city? Perhaps we should live on the outskirts. I have also never lived near a military base, are there any problems to expect, aside from hiding my daughter?
I visited Georgia when I was a teenager and never got over it. I knew that someday I would move there and now I'm ready!
Thanks for any help!