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Old 12-14-2006, 09:06 AM
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We are going to relocate to GA in about 12-18 months, from FL, and I would like for people from all over Georgia to tell me about where they live so that I can find the right place for us. I look forward to hearing about all the wonderful/not so wonderful places to live. Please include cost of living, i.e., insurance (car/home), taxes, jobs, as well as crime rate, etc. Thanks so much in advance for your needed information.
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:49 PM
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your question is quite braud. No offence but, it would be like me asking you what is the best place to live in florida and you tell me miami, tampa, and lakeland and then you tell me every nook and cranny of the best areas with costs ...that would take forever!!!! In short, you will need more tell us more about what you want in amenities lifestyle costs etc...

P.S. I am just making a friendly observation as I am learning too (smile).

Last edited by happenstance; 12-15-2006 at 03:51 PM.. Reason: wrote in error
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:15 PM
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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If you ask 100 people where the best place to live is, you're going to get at least 80 different answers. Likewise, some people will see a certain area as a crime infested ghetto and others will see it as "up and coming". There is no way to truly answer your question.
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Old 12-16-2006, 01:15 PM
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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My husband and I was in Columbus, Ga for 2 1/2 years. The muscogee county schools were pretty good. The cost of living was alot less expensive than in Pennsylvania (where I am originally from). If was always told to us that you didn't want to live below exit 6 on 185.
We are in Savannah now. Chatham county schools are hit or miss. The majority aren't great but there are a few good ones. Effingham county schools are really good though. The cost of living here is slightly more expensive than muscogee but the property taxes seem the same (less than in the North). As far as insurance, our auto and homeowners are about the same.
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:48 PM
Location: Marietta
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it all depends on the price range of the home you are buying , lifestyle, etc.
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:06 AM
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Default Thanks for all the responses and let me be more specific...

I left my question broad like that so that people from all over could tell me where they live and how they like it, plus the cost of living. Now, what I currently pay here in So. FL is $5,000 in homeowners ins, $5,000 in residental taxes, $250-$300 in electric, and car insurance is $850 every six months for each of our vehicles (we have two vehicles so double that). Although we make good money, it's getting extremely crowded and we want to find a slower paced city. We are looking to buy a home in the range of $150000 to $275000 and not in Atlanta....we would like either outside of Atlanta...Is North of Atlanta better than South of Atlanta? Is East of Atlanta better than West of Atlanta?....we like Marietta GA (Alton Brown of the Food Network TV is there...) My husband is in the elevator trade and will need to transfer and we don't want the commute to be so long. Looking for a brick home with a basement, pool, 3/2 or 4/2, neighbors not too close to each other either. Maybe this will give you what we have in mind....Thanks in advance to all who provide me information. Oh, and one more thing, we have a 4 1/2 month old little girl so we need a nice place to raise her and that has great schools.
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:13 AM
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Our homeowners and taxes aren't even nearly as high as yours. That is outrageous. Our homeowners is like a 1/10 th of yours. And our taxes, electric, and car ins is 1/2 yours. I don't know of any homes in this area that have basements.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:15 PM
Location: Canton, Cherokee County
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Default Best places to live in Atlanta!

Hi Lee

Well, it depends if you have kids and what kind of lifestyle you are looking for. If you like the suburbs, I would recommend Alpharetta, Marietta, Woodstock and Canton. If you like city-living then maybe Vinings, Buckhead or Downtown, but beware it's rather pricey the closer you get to downtown.

I live in Cherokee County, Canton in particular! Taxes are low, schools are good and there is fresh air, oh and we live near a wonderful lake.

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Old 12-18-2006, 04:44 AM
Location: Monroe,Ga.
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Smile Walton County

I have said it before, but we think Walton county is The place to live. We have almost 2 acres, taxes are 2500 year, we have an in -ground pool,4 bedroom ranch on a daylight basement.The schools are good, my son attends Loganville high. The schools we targeted when we moved here 4 years ago were Loganville middle...now there is a new middle school Youth Middle. My husband travels all over for his job, but you can get downtown fairly easily.We moved here from Gwinnett county(7 years there) ,before that we lived in Ct.This area looks alot like Ct. It's rural, people are nice and there is plenty of shopping nearby. I hope this helps!
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:50 PM
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Columbus Ga all the way!! But you need to come and visit shop and eat and stuff for a weekend you'll love it!Me and my friends do.It like the big city living without as many big building and smog and stuff.And the poeple are GREAT!
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