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Old 10-07-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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I am considering moving to north Georgia with my wife and two kids. What are the best small towns to live in?
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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Depends on how you define "best". Do you need to get into Atlanta regularly? Do you need access to good jobs, good schools, hospitals, etc?

"North Georgia" ranges from towns that are outer suburbs of Atlanta to areas that re truly in the middle of nowhere. No one is going to be able to point you toward a correct answer without more info.

Bob
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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I think Dahlonega may be what you are looking for.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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Default Nice small towns in GA.

I am currently a teacher and would like to stay in that field, so home prices need to be on the lower side. We also need to be near good hospitals for are kids. Also low crime and resources for the kids "family friendly" in important.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I think Blairsville is nice for a family, and not that expensive. They have a good medical facility there, too. It would be too far for regular commutes to Atlanta, however, if that's important. Dahlonega is great but pricier than other communities. Hiawassee is another great little town but if they build the I-3 it will go through it. That could be a big headache (although, on the flip side, it could increase the value of your home).
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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Blue Ridge is a nice little friendly town.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:24 PM
 
Location: West of Boston
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I am currently a teacher and would like to stay in that field, so home prices need to be on the lower side. We also need to be near good hospitals for are kids. Also low crime and resources for the kids "family friendly" in important.
I hope you're not an English teacher.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Chickamauga, GA (NW Ga)
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I live in NW Ga. (Chickamauga).. WONDERFUL little historic town.. Great kids hospital right over the state line (TC Thompsons) into Chattanooga (only 20 min. away).
Super schools... If you live in the city limits of Chickamauga, the kids will go to Gordon Lee. Small schools with a superior reputation in the NW Ga area. Great schools to teach all in Catoosa Co. I'm a nurse and when I worked agency, on my days off, I would substitute in Catoosa Co. Super schools also!

We have access to Wal-Mart (2 of them) and Goody's and multiple great resturants within 10-12 min., but big "mall" shopping is still only 20-25 min. away with minimal traffic.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:17 AM
 
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my brother attended North GA in Dahlonega. The town was gorgeous and i loved visiting him!! i couldnt get enough of the little city shops!! There's not much going on in Dahlonega- i believe majority of the population are those who attend the college (or tourists!)
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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I agree with Flynurse. I live in Chattanooga and visit Chickamauga often. It's a great little town. We recently attended a festival there and met a woman who moved from Atlanta. She called it "Mayberry", in a good way lol I love the campus feel of the schools and the downtown area is quaint. Chattanooga is very close so jobs should not be a problem either. Close to hospitals, near the country and mountains. Etc...
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