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Old 03-09-2007, 10:15 AM
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I am a brick mason with two kids, 2 and 1 years old, and a wife. I am looking to move in the northern georgia area from wisconsin. I have been doing some research and Rome seems like a pretty decent place, but I have been getting mixed information about emplyment. I was wondering what the people on here have to say about the area. Currently I make about $20 an hour, and I would not like to take a huge pay cut. Also, is rome a good place to raise a family, as far as schools and crime rate and activities.

Is there another place yall recomend

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:16 AM
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Building is booming in Carroll, Bartow, Paulding and Douglas Counties. These are just to the south and east of Rome.
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:17 PM
Location: Hartford,CT
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Well I know my mom lives in Perry, and she says there are alot of good schools and people. A good place to raise a family in a safer enviroment. I am looking to move from where I live in Hartford,CT. I have 3 kids of my own that I want to grow up in a safe place. So I hope you and your family find that too!!'
Good Luck!!
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:15 PM
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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The building/construction industry is booming throughout the extended metro Atlanta and North GA. area, so work in your line shouldn't be too hard to find. However, don't expect $20 an hour here, at least not as the norm. The SE is notoriously cheaper in pay and benefits than the North or West. The cost of living is lower, though, but some don't think it equals out, while some do - kind of a luck of the draw thing (just to be realistic).

Location wise Rome is good - you're not far from Chattanooga with various touristy things, and Atlanta with the big city stuff, while not having to live in either.
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:16 AM
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Also, I have no idea if this is relevent to your profession, but most trades are not unionized here. Georgia is a right to work state.
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:05 AM
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Several years ago, my son discovered Rome when he was returning to the Atlanta area from a hiking trip in the mountains. He fell in love with the town. It took a year or two, but he moved his family there. His older brother, as well as several friends, moved there, too.

Rome has a great downtown district and really seems, in many ways, to be on the rise. My son has a boy in kindergarten in one of the public schools, and has been quite pleased with everything.

I would move there is it was not quite as far from my Atlanta job.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:31 PM
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Biggest growth is in Paulding and Forsyth counties.
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