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Old 01-25-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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Hello!

My husband retired a few years ago and we are looking to purchase a second home in a small, quaint town. We're not specifically looking for a retirement community but want a place where there are things to do with friendly people. We would like to find a 'Mayberry' type town with the downtown still thriving but small. We buy & sell antiques & estates and would really like to find an area where possibly buy a building or house and use to sell and live. We're not particular about what part of the state - the town itself will be the deciding factor. Also looking in South Carolia also. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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- Visit Historic Madison, Georgia! Just 1 hour from Atlanta.

http://hartwell-ga.info/
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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One town you might want to take a look at is Senoia in Coweta County.It is a personal favorite place of mine just to wander on a sunny, warm afternoon.
Official website of Senoia, Georgia
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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^Good suggestions.
I would add:

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Towns County GA Chamber of Commerce - Explore Hiawassee and Young Harris Georgia

Dahlonega Convention & Visitors Bureau

St Simons Guide - The Official Website of Saint Simons Island and the Golden Isles. St Simons Accommodations, Restaurants, Events, Entertainment, and more!

Welcome to St Marys, Georgia

City of Newnan Website - Home

Thomasville, Georgia

http://www.greensboroga.gov/

http://www.washingtongeorgia.net/ (broken link)
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Central Square, NY
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Madison, without a doubt
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Athens
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Watkinsville has a thriving downtown, small town type, with lot's of visitors. Madison would be ok. Smaller towns would be Lexington, Statham. Bishop, right outside of Watkinsville is small, Mayberryish, and might work for you. Then, there is also Comer.
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I also second Hartwell!! That's actually where my family is from. It's the best town by a dam site.

There is a beautiful lake, with over 1200 miles of coastline. Also, the courthouse square is thriving with art galleries, antique stores, department store and restaurants. With the lake, there are quite a few retirees, however, there is also a ton of kids and young families. I would recommend it hands down! Granted, I am a touch bias, hehe.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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La Fayette sounds like what you are looking for
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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Madison
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Rincon, Georgia
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Brooklet, Georgia...what a wonderful town! Short commute to excellent medical facilities and sporting events. It's in Bulloch County, whose county seat is Statesboro, Georgia. Good luck to you!
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