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Old 06-26-2018, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by info please View Post
all i can say is n.ga is really nice .i was up there last year and loved it

Used to be you could get a nice 2/1 cabin on a couple of acres in Union or Towns county for $150,000. Now, with the continuing influx from Fla, the prices on homes and land is getting outta sight. I checked a cabin I once rented a number of years ago - it's now $500,000

Problem with living in Appalachians (GA, TN, NC) is you can't afford to live there on one salary. Job market is poor and wages lower than FL.

The key to living up here (GA in general) is to find a good re agent who does rentals. If you buy and don't like your neighbors = you're stuck. You can't move the home. Rentals start around $550/mo + utilities. Try an apartment first before moving into a remote cabin. The winters can be harsh and it's possible to get up to three inches of snow one week and be 55F the next. The more remote the cabin, like off the paved road, the more chances of sliding off a slick muddy road or getting stuck in a ditch.

You will want to be on Georgia Power instead of the EMC's. Mostly they buy their power from GA Pwr or the TVA and mark it up dramatically.

Taxes and insurance here is about half of what you're paying down in Fla. I know, b/c I lived in Kendall and Homestead for many years. It's outrageous and gets worse every year.

Come 'cane season, I-75 becomes a 65mph rolling parking lot with Floridians trying to escape. And, I-95 is worse yet. If there's an accident on that ribbon there's only one way north and south and it will be crammed.

Central GA is where we ended up after many years in Gwinnett, Lumpkin, Union, Towns & Fannin counties. No big malls, but plenty of shopping in WR and Macon. Not much to do otherwise. Lotsa small towns within 50 miles. Some good, some not so.
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by nibseysgirl View Post
Hi there,
I have been thinking about the same thing(live in Naples FL) and have done alot of research on Buford, Woodstock and Cumming. They all have good schools, neighborhoods and community activities etc. I have lots of links if you would like any...You can also get visitors guides from differnt couties to give you a better idea of some places, I have found some good books at the CCL too. I also got some very good info and suggestions here on the forum and from local realtors that search here.....What part of FL are you from? I agree with you FL has really gotten quite expensive and not at all what it used to be like. We too are planning a trip to GA this or next month...Take Care...GOOD LUCK...Lisa

Cumming and Alpharetta and Milton = bring lotsa money with you.
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