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Old 06-13-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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Thinking of relocating closer to family in mid-Atlantic, mainly West Virginia. Our family is in health care, and we have noticed recent classified adds for Athens, OH. In-laws are in Kanawha Valley, WV and Athens look like a nice, close enough to home alternative to Charleston, WV. Can anyone comment on the quality of public schools, housing prices,things to do for outdoors -oriented people, friendliness of residents, cultural presence of Ohio University? Is the fishing any good? Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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Thinking of relocating closer to family in mid-Atlantic, mainly West Virginia. Our family is in health care, and we have noticed recent classified adds for Athens, OH. In-laws are in Kanawha Valley, WV and Athens look like a nice, close enough to home alternative to Charleston, WV. Can anyone comment on the quality of public schools, housing prices,things to do for outdoors -oriented people, friendliness of residents, cultural presence of Ohio University? Is the fishing any good? Thanks.
Public schools are good. (The sports teams are terrible) The high school is a little out of town which I could never figure out.

Housing is cheap. Very cheap. OU provides a lot of cultural opportunities you won't find in cities the size of Athens.

Don't know about the fisihing. There is a river right in Athens. And lots of lakes in the area. Hocking Hills is close. I assume there is fishing there. Athens County and it's neighbors are pretty rural. Plenty of fishing and hunting and outdoor type stuff around.

Only an hour from Columbus if you want/need to be near a big city.

Athens is a good place to live.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Athens is a great small city. Located near the Hocking Hills regions, one of my favorite vacation spots.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Hocking Hills: Camping, cabins, Lakes, Old Man's Cave, Rock House, Ash Cliff, Cantwell, Conkle's Hollow, etc. It's probably the best scenery in the entire state. I will actually guarantee that. It reminds me of the Pacific Northwest. Things to do in the Hocking Hills
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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I LOVE Athens. It's a city of 20,000 something, with all of the small town perks... Yet a surprisingly active nightlife. Great bars.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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What can yu tell me about the african-american community in the Hocking Hills area...Ross County area etc.?
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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Not to be picking nits, but I've never heard West Virginia referred to as "mid-Atlantic". Interesting.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Hocking Hills: Camping, cabins, Lakes, Old Man's Cave, Rock House, Ash Cliff, Cantwell, Conkle's Hollow, etc. It's probably the best scenery in the entire state. I will actually guarantee that. It reminds me of the Pacific Northwest. Things to do in the Hocking Hills
That area of Ohio is very pretty , but exactly what part of the Pacific Northwest does it remind you of?
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Athens is awesome. It is a charming small town with cultural amenities and it is surrounded by some of the best scenery and nature in the country.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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Progmac, are you talking about the Fall colors...or scenery in general?
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