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Old 10-28-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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I want to move to Georgia, Ellijay area, to be specific. I've discussed this with several aquaintances, but am told it is HOT and HUMID with plenty of bugs, ants that bite, flies, snakes and mosquitos which most humans don't really care for. I am assuming during July 90% heat and 90% humidity with little wind can make the area somewhat unpleasant to live in. (Now you could say all of these are true with the intention to keep me away, but I want to retire and spend money, not take anyone's job.

Now, obviously, people live in that area, and they seem to cope with those critters effectively, otherwise they would have left. How have you experienced and dealt with this issue?

I currently live in Washington State and it drives me nuts how so many locals here trash their properties. Old cars, tires, washing machines, engineparts etc, somehow find themselves parked forever around the owners property. I am not saying this is everywhere like this, but enough properties, especially in an unincorporated area, are in desperate
need of cleanup.

With Georgia being more conservative, I am hoping to escape these unsightly properties. Can anyone comment on this issue? Are there local ordinances that prohibit such sloppiness? I certainly will keep my property up so it is presentable and tidy.

In some of the more rural areas, the locals may not like foreigners, but that's ok, I thrive on that.

Thanks for your replies.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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With Georgia being more conservative, I am hoping to escape these unsightly properties. Can anyone comment on this issue? Are there local ordinances that prohibit such sloppiness? I certainly will keep my property up so it is presentable and tidy.
I'm struggling with the idea that conservatism and tidiness are somewhat related.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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Ellijay is rural enough that there are certainly going to be folks who still believe in just parking their old cars in the backyard instead of getting rid of them. If you want to avoid that kind of stuff, you'll need to live in a development that has an HOA with rules that prevent it. That's the case pretty much anywhere in the country when you're dealing with a lower class demographic. Is not a conservative/liberal issue- its a class/no class issue.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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Looking to buy a place in Ellijay ,can you tell me what's it like there? Is the food prices hight and what about Gas and the Taxes on food & Gas?? Just want to know a little more about Ellijay.
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Old Yesterday, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I spent about 30 hours in the Ellijay area on the3rd and 4th of July. The 3rd was breezy, cloudy and pleasant. I was out of doors that day from 4pm until 9pm or later and nothing bit me. It looked like the whole town was out and about and I felt safe.
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Old Today, 09:45 AM
 
Location: The South
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I want to move to Georgia, Ellijay area, to be specific. I've discussed this with several aquaintances, but am told it is HOT and HUMID with plenty of bugs, ants that bite, flies, snakes and mosquitos which most humans don't really care for. I am assuming during July 90% heat and 90% humidity with little wind can make the area somewhat unpleasant to live in. (Now you could say all of these are true with the intention to keep me away, but I want to retire and spend money, not take anyone's job.

Now, obviously, people live in that area, and they seem to cope with those critters effectively, otherwise they would have left. How have you experienced and dealt with this issue?

I currently live in Washington State and it drives me nuts how so many locals here trash their properties. Old cars, tires, washing machines, engineparts etc, somehow find themselves parked forever around the owners property. I am not saying this is everywhere like this, but enough properties, especially in an unincorporated area, are in desperate
need of cleanup.

With Georgia being more conservative, I am hoping to escape these unsightly properties. Can anyone comment on this issue? Are there local ordinances that prohibit such sloppiness? I certainly will keep my property up so it is presentable and tidy.

In some of the more rural areas, the locals may not like foreigners, but that's ok, I thrive on that.

Thanks for your replies.
Down here we call them "yard ornaments "
The locals will love you, they will find your accent charming and you may even get an invite to go Snipe hunting, don't turn it down, you will have a ball.
Opps, just saw this is an old thread.
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