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Old 10-19-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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It is a real nice town. A lot of historic homes, cute downtown. People are nice. Seems safe to me. Probably not a lot of bars and stuff like that, so it would depend on what you are looking for. But, it is laid back, quiet kind of place.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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I am from Albany and currently live in Athens. My husband, kids, and I are considering moving to Americus to be close to family in Columbus and Albany. How is Americus in terms of racial diversity (I am African American, husband white) and how is the ranking with education?
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I am from Albany and currently live in Athens. My husband, kids, and I are considering moving to Americus to be close to family in Columbus and Albany. How is Americus in terms of racial diversity (I am African American, husband white) and how is the ranking with education?
I'm sorry but some of these posts are completely eyebrow raising. You're from Albany originally, but know nothing about Americus? How is this possible, especially since you have family there? They are very close in location, and considering you have family there, it seems you would have been there numerous times or at least had family tell you about it. And of all places, if your family is in Albany and Columbus, why even move to Americus? You could've easily looked up the demographics right here on the website, but Americus is Black alone - 10,013 (59.5%), White alone - 5,461 (32.4%), Hispanic - 812 (4.8%), Two or more races - 339 (2.0%), Asian alone - 159 (0.9%), Other race alone - 41 (0.2%), American Indian alone - 10 (0.06%). Americus is just a smaller Albany. Southwest Georgia is basically Albany and bunch of smaller versions of Albany. Southwest Georgia is basically just Albany and bunch of smaller versions of Albany, except maybe Thomasville. About Interracial marriage, I wouldn't really want to move to any smaller, rural southern town like Americus if I were interracially married. Maybe if it were a local people already knew you could get away with it, but a new black and white couple would cause too much attention and talk in the community for my liking. Albany is larger but the mindset isn't much different. Being a military town, it would be more accepted in Columbus, and Columbus is the more progressive of the three places with the most things going for it. Athens is a better city than all three of them though, so I would stay put.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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swilson - I grew up in Americus. The people there are lovely - for the most part. My mom and a sister still reside there. As much as I like visiting and seeing old acquaintances, it has very limited social and cultural opportunities for a young adult like yourself. As fond as I am of the area, I just wouldn't move back in my 30s. Maybe in my slower paced 60s I'd consider it. Only you know if your potential new job will be compelling enough to override the rather non-progressive and bucolic life of the Americus area.
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