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Old 08-04-2006, 04:53 AM
 
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Georgia is one state we are considering relocating to. We live in the Northeast now, and are tired of snow. We want a medium size city.We have 2 boys. Could someone maybe compare these cities? A general comparison would work. Economy, schools,weather,safety,anything. We don't like hurricanes, so left Savannah out. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:32 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Of those listed, I'd pick Columbus. Medium sized, and has a nice riverfront park/hike area as well as a decent economy. Georgia ranks as the second worst in the U.S. public school test scores (SC is worst), so I don't think there are many glowing marks for that - two words... private school.

Or, go north to NW Georgia to someplace just south of the Tennessee boarder - you'll have Chattanooga, which has lots of touristy/cultural things for a town that size, and you'd only be 2 hours or less from Atlanta if you ever wanted to do the big city thing.
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:30 PM
 
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Macon has terrible public schools - must go private - it is very hot - it sits in a valley so the hot air get trapped!
All 4 cities are very similar in size, 'old southern' air with traditions and charm. Augusta has the Master's - also has a riverwalk with the Savannah river running through it. You are closest to Atl. in Macon (about an hour).
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Old 08-07-2006, 04:44 AM
 
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Thanks for all the help. All of these cities are south of Atlanta. I know summer-HOT and humid.Do any get snow? Which city will be the mildest in winter? What is the typical winter day like? Maybe 45-50? Thanks again.
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:56 AM
 
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I grew up in Albany and left - have not looked back-(except to visit a handful of friends who stayed) I would not suggest anyone moving into the heat and humidity. Move to North West Georgia!!!!

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Old 08-07-2006, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I live just on the SC side of Augusta. I love it here.

Winter was not so bad, and I came from Florida. There were some cold days (30's for highs), but not a whole lot. It has been right around 100 here for the last week, but I have not turned on the A/C in my car. The humidity has been at 50% or lower. Being from Florida, that isn't very humid.
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:20 PM
 
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Evey. My parents probably lived in your town. Aiken??? GREAT place. But, it is just a little expensive for us. We will consider Augusta, though.
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Yep, Aiken.

There are still some pretty good deals here. New construction 3/2 starts around $110k.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:30 AM
 
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Columbus is the best choice. Not fast paced. Better than the other cities because it will become the fastest growing with BRAC and the movement of 30,000 soldiers and family.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: West Augusta, GA
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Columbus is the best choice. Not fast paced. Better than the other cities because it will become the fastest growing with BRAC and the movement of 30,000 soldiers and family.
I know Columbus is growing but faster than Augusta. Augusta is focused on becoming a metropolis at the moment. While visiting Columbus I didn't get that impression. More like the leaders wanted to keep Columbus a medium size southern charm city.
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