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Old 05-04-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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Hey guys,

Wanted some feedback from the community. Long story short, I was raised in GA, small town in GA. I've since grown up, lived in Florida a bit, lived in Oregon a bit, been back to GA a bit, currently in Seattle, Washington. I do love it up here but the cost of living makes it so hard to get by. My family and such is back in Georgia so i'm considering transferring back, my two top choices are either Augusta or Atlanta.

To add on that, I work in the airport, Augusta would be closer to family and my hometown, and the airport is much more laid back.

Atlanta has the busiest airport in the world, it's a bit further from family, but I'd have a lot more options and things to do, and still keep that city living vibe I like.
Now my pay would fluctuate depending on each as well, Atlanta would pay more as locality is higher than Augusta, by about 10% give or take.

That being said, I do also miss the more simplistic small town feelings so Augusta would kinda meet in the middle.

So... Atlanta or Augusta? Which has the better marketing for real estate, which has the better crime rate? Cost of living, ect?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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If I were in your position I'd choose Atlanta, or rather the Atlanta metro area. It sounds like you really like big city life, but the cost of living is getting you down. One of the good things about Atlanta is that there are suburbs that are really affordable. Since you'd be working at the Airport, you would have the best of all worlds if you lived in one of the southern suburbs. Fayette County in particular is a favorite with airport employees. You would be able to have a much lower cost of living relatively speaking with a super easy commute, great schools and very low crime. There are many suburbs on the south side where you can get a small town feel while still being able to travel intown for entertainment and activities in a reasonable amount of time. Also, Augusta would only be about a 2 and a half hour drive away if you want to visit family. Buying a home in the suburbs with good schools would be an awesome investment.

I don't know much about Augusta so I really can't compare the two, but I can tell you the Atlanta metro area would have a lot to offer.
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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Atlanta is probably better for real estate. Augusta is probably better for cost of living. Crime is almost zip code and to some extent neighborhood dependent.

Augusta isn't a small town by any means but compared to Atlanta it is much slower.

Your family seems very important to you, so you should move to the place that is closet to them. Atlanta is only a few hours away if you need to escape to a big city.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:25 PM
 
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very good points, both so far seem to recommend Atlanta.
As far as distance to family, I guess I should have mentioned it before lol
Augusta is about an hour from my hometown, Atlanta about 2.5hrs so both are commutable enough. So more about these suburbs?
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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very good points, both so far seem to recommend Atlanta.
As far as distance to family, I guess I should have mentioned it before lol
Augusta is about an hour from my hometown, Atlanta about 2.5hrs so both are commutable enough. So more about these suburbs?
What’s your hometown?
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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VirtualErik,
Fayette County and Coweta County are your best bets working at the airport. Fayette County is a little pricier of those two, but far and away more affordable than the Seattle area. Both have excellent schools, but Fayette County are more highly regarded and considered among the best in the state. There are no bad schools in Fayette County, not a one.

In both Fayette and Coweta, you have your choice of more rural settings or more of a suburban feel. Tyrone, in Fayette County, is only about a 10-15 minute drive to the airport and a 20-25 minute drive to downtown ATL. It has a small town vibe to it. Peachtree City is a more suburban area and is known for its multiuse paths throughout the city. Most residents use golf carts to travel throughout the city as the city ordinances require all businesses, schools and homes to have golf cart access. Peachtree City is the priciest and has the highest rated schools in the County. It is also the priciest. Fayetteville is an interesting mix of rural and suburban, but is increasingly becoming more hip since Pinewood Studios located there. Brooks has the most rural feel to it of the county.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:26 PM
 
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VirtualErik,
Fayette County and Coweta County are your best bets working at the airport. Fayette County is a little pricier of those two, but far and away more affordable than the Seattle area. Both have excellent schools, but Fayette County are more highly regarded and considered among the best in the state. There are no bad schools in Fayette County, not a one.

In both Fayette and Coweta, you have your choice of more rural settings or more of a suburban feel. Tyrone, in Fayette County, is only about a 10-15 minute drive to the airport and a 20-25 minute drive to downtown ATL. It has a small town vibe to it. Peachtree City is a more suburban area and is known for its multiuse paths throughout the city. Most residents use golf carts to travel throughout the city as the city ordinances require all businesses, schools and homes to have golf cart access. Peachtree City is the priciest and has the highest rated schools in the County. It is also the priciest. Fayetteville is an interesting mix of rural and suburban, but is increasingly becoming more hip since Pinewood Studios located there. Brooks has the most rural feel to it of the county.
Totally agree! I live in Griffin, GA in city the limits but don't have to fight traffic like Atlanta. Plus, everything (food, fun and entertainment) is within a five minute drive.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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You can have the best of both worlds in a smaller Atlanta suburb on the south side.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:41 AM
 
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Hey guys,

Wanted some feedback from the community. Long story short, I was raised in GA, small town in GA. I've since grown up, lived in Florida a bit, lived in Oregon a bit, been back to GA a bit, currently in Seattle, Washington. I do love it up here but the cost of living makes it so hard to get by. My family and such is back in Georgia so i'm considering transferring back, my two top choices are either Augusta or Atlanta.

To add on that, I work in the airport, Augusta would be closer to family and my hometown, and the airport is much more laid back.

Atlanta has the busiest airport in the world, it's a bit further from family, but I'd have a lot more options and things to do, and still keep that city living vibe I like.
Now my pay would fluctuate depending on each as well, Atlanta would pay more as locality is higher than Augusta, by about 10% give or take.

That being said, I do also miss the more simplistic small town feelings so Augusta would kinda meet in the middle.

So... Atlanta or Augusta? Which has the better marketing for real estate, which has the better crime rate? Cost of living, ect?

Thanks in advance!
Newnan may be of interest of you.

It was a small town with a quaint, vibrabt town square that has since begun to experience explosive suburban growth. It sits right along I-85 which would give you a straight shot to/from the airport.

That said, you still get to enjoy Metro Atlanta amenities (fiber internet, Amazon Prime, Uber Eats, etc.) and it has strong upside potential for real estate appreciation.
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Old 05-10-2019, 03:42 AM
 
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What’s your hometown?
Washington (wilkes co.)
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