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Old 07-31-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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Hubby and I want to retire in North GA area we have looked online in the Cleveland area?? is this to couuntry? What other cities make for peaceful living with mountian views...we would like to settle on 3-4 acres
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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In N Ga you are not far from "civilization". One or two hours to Atlanta, Athens etc. Much depends on your interests especially in the social sense. I personally prefer Towns County with its extraordinary low taxes. Also Rabun County or Union. Cleveland is on the wrong side of the mountains for my taste. I suggest you rent though before you buy anything. Perhaps try out the RV life before you commit.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Another one to add to the list is Dahlonega.It is a beautiful, older , college town that has a lot to offer. It has great mountain views .It also has great access to Ga 400 so you can be in the Atlanta metro area within an hour or two depending on where you want to go.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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Cleveland has Mt. Yonah and yes it's the country but if you want to get to good mountain views try Helen,Blairsville,Hiawassee and Blue Ridge.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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Cleveland has Mt. Yonah and yes it's the country but if you want to get to good mountain views try Helen,Blairsville,Hiawassee and Blue Ridge.

No mountain views left just Floridians staring at other Floridians. They also like to light their "McCabins" up like ufo ships.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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No mountain views left just Floridians staring at other Floridians. They also like to light their "McCabins" up like ufo ships.
This is an interesting phenomenon I've noted among many north Georgia posters on City Data - hostility to folks from Florida visiting or moving to the mountains. What's up with that?
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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This is an interesting phenomenon I've noted among many north Georgia posters on City Data - hostility to folks from Florida visiting or moving to the mountains. What's up with that?
I think you see that sort of hostility just about anywhere where wealthy people from someplace else arrive in a relatively secluded area and start building large houses, etc. Outsiders trying to "civilize" the area by changing it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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This is an interesting phenomenon I've noted among many north Georgia posters on City Data - hostility to folks from Florida visiting or moving to the mountains. What's up with that?
I never even knew this existed til I read stuff here and on the site [domain blocked due to spam].As rcsteiner mentioned above,I agree.I think the locals feel like the Floridians are ruining their beautiful land.I too hate to see too much development happening in North Georgia.I have lived in Georgia all my life and going to the mountains is my escape from everything.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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I wonder if the Atlantans who frequent north Georgia are similarly looked at.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:42 AM
 
Location: N. Ga
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The problem isn't "Floridians" as much as it is the folks who years ago invaded FL, turned it into the unrecognizable place it is today, and are now moving half-back and wanting to change Georgia. If you move to a new place to "escape" your old, why would you then want to start changing it into where you left? Just don't use the phrase, "Well, in *insert state* we used to do this. Instead learn the ways the locals do things, they probably know best what works in your new area, and ya just might learn something, and everything will be fine....

And yes Ansley... I think to some extent Atlantans are sometimes looked at that way too...
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