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Old 02-04-2008, 12:29 PM
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I am an RN looking to relocate to Ga this summer from NewYork with my hubby and kids under 10years old. Iam a black woman but want diversity, not looking for "all black or all white" community.Good school district, low crime rate areas and affordable housing and places of worship are very important to me. Please advise me on the best areas to live and work and where to avoid.

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Old 02-04-2008, 12:55 PM
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You should move to augusta then if you are a RN. You will find a job rather easily because of all the healthcare jobs in augusta. Augusta has more health care jobs than any city its size in the united states.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:16 PM
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I don't think you'll have any problem finding a house of worship if you should move to Georgia, they are EVERYWHERE. If you are looking for a particular type of church that's more unusual, then that might influence suggestions for where you might want to settle.

I don't think diversity is going to be a problem either. Even "down in the sticks" (southernmost part of Atlanta metro) where we live, our street features African-Americans, a family from Haiti (Black) , and a mixture white folks as well. Closer up to Atlanta, I'd bet that the mix might also include folks from India, and other Asians.

I have heard that there is a shortage of nurses in Georgia and that the University System of Georgia might fund new nursing schools for that very reason, but then nurses working in Georgia should know whether there are a significant number of job openings for RNs NOW. There are a number of nurses on this list, so hopefully some will chime in.

I think the type of lifestyle you are looking for would greatly influence what would be a suitable location for you and your family in Georgia. So, how do you imagine your life in Georgia? Are you looking to live in a city, in a suburb, small town, rural area?

Also, will your husband need to be finding a job? If so, what kind of work?

And, perhaps more imporantly, WHY are you thinking of moving to Georgia?

My husband and I chose a rural area that is close enough to Macon and McDonough for major shopping and close enough to Atlanta to spend the day. We opted for a stable community that doesn't have a lot of development because we experienced that in the city where we moved from. A quiet community isn't everyone's choice, though.

In closing, I'd just add that we are very happy in Georgia and only wish that we'd moved here YEARS ago.

All the best,
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:53 PM
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Thanks Zebbie, yes I hope nurses will chime in too. Its good to know getting a job won't be difficult. my hubby is a physician. Having lived in new york city then western new york,we are looking to live in a suburb or small town with good school district and low crime rate and place close enough to shoping, a quiet community to settle down and raise kids.
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