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Old 07-10-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: VA
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It seems like you get more house for the money in this area. Hubby considering switching over to Trident Submarine Base....anyone have any info on this area?
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: VA
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anyone live in this area?
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Default I Live In St. Marys/Kingsland

I have lived here since 2003 and absolutely love it here.
The community is wonderful but I will qualify myself a little bit, I do not have children. Ofcourse there are many here that do. For younger kids this is a wonderful place for them but being a teenager it's a common complaint that there is nothing here for them to find to do. Although I think that will change soon enough; Camden County is the first county in Georgia on I-95 just over the Florida border.
With Florida being a less and less desirable place to live or retire to, hurricanes, property insurance, the cost and upkeep of a house, etc., many are finding that coastal Georgia is a much more desirable place to raise a family or to move to. Jacksonville is less that a 30 minute drive away unless your going south of Jax central city.
The population of the Kingsland/St. Marys area is set to triple within the next 20 years. (Teens will have plenty to do here soon enough) If you need a sandy beach you will have to go to Florida, but if your personal values are for less congestion and smaller town atmosphere with all the beauty of coastal living then here is an ideal place for you. Especially when you look at like houses in coastal GA and compare them to similar in FL, it won't be hard to figure out if you want to have that extra money in your posession or give it away.
What changed this area was a closing of a paper mill that caused plenty of soot and stench for 60 years. Now, no more mill and this town is absolutely gorgeous.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: NYC
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i am from this town as well. it is my HOME, so i am a little partial

as WAHOO said above, not much to do for teenagers, but thats okay...they find things to occupy their time with. Camden Co. HS is one of the best schools in GA, with an AMAZING football program (if you enjoy high school football). its very community oriented. everyone knows everyone for the most part. military families usually stick to their own though.

beach is 20 minutes away! jax about 45 and brunswick to the north is 40min. GREAT LOCATION. have any other questions, feel free to ask!
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:40 AM
 
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One thing I might comment on. Don't think that coastal Georgia is any less vulnerable to hurricanes than any particular spot on the coast of Florida. Every coastal community all the way up to cape Hatteres NC is a prime target. The coast of South Carolina was devistated during Gracie; Hugo, and even got damage from Charlie.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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Yep I live here. I have to somewhat agree that there is not a whole lot for teens but there is a 9 screen movie theater, a bowling alley with a game room that is pretty kid friendly, lots of churchs with very active youth groups, and a teen center on the base. Kids will always say they are bored but they can find something to do. There used to be a skate board park but the owner had to close due to health issues. I think the building is still there if that is of interest to someone to start it up.

They have a good county swim team that hase kids from age 5 to seniors in high school. They do pretty well. My daughter loves it. We also have a good county gymnastics program. The main coach is from Russia and they have several state level gymnasts both boys and girls. We also have alot of scout troops. It is pretty family oriented.

As mentioned earlier corporate type jobs are not very plentiful but you can comute to Jacksonville. My mom did it for over 13 years.

My husband transfered us here from San Diego where I was afraid at night by myself. I am not afraid in St. Marys when he was gone.

I have enjoyed living here and my kids have done very well in the schools here. Camden County schools are some of the best in the state.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:05 AM
 
Location: naples, florida
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Default I thought this was going to be my small town paradise

I searched for over a year, still searching actually and I thought St. Mary might be the place. The hospital situation made me nervous, but this week on my second visit to St. Mary since last March I was shocked at the things I saw and growth that seems helter skeltered. I think everyone should read these. It is exactly what happened to Naples florida only this is worse.

Camden Ga News: NEWS IN BRIEF!!!!!
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:33 PM
 
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it's a decent place to live
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:12 PM
 
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Question Nervous???? About?

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Originally Posted by INTERNETTE View Post
I searched for over a year, still searching actually and I thought St. Mary might be the place. The hospital situation made me nervous, but this week on my second visit to St. Mary since last March I was shocked at the things I saw and growth that seems helter skeltered. I think everyone should read these. It is exactly what happened to Naples florida only this is worse.

Camden Ga News: NEWS IN BRIEF!!!!!
Exactly what made you nervous???? What happened to Naples. Florida and how does it compare to St. Marys, Ga.?
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:21 PM
 
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Default Kings Bay/St. Mary's mercury/other toxins contamination

Kings Bay/St. Mary's mercury/other toxins contamination
I was pregnant as a young Navy bride in St. Mary's Georgia in 1980 near Gilman Paper Mill next to Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base . My son was born with Asperger's Syndrome and is now 27 years old. Gilman paper co. was one of the most mercury toxic factories in Georgia according to EPA records. Gilman sold to Durango when the Gilman heir died, and Durango soon went bankrupt. I found out years later that the US Navy was aware of the mercury problem in Cumberland Sound according to a Georgia Tech study which referenced U.S. Navy's Draft '76-'77 Environmental Impact Statement of Kings Bay (Navy 1975) even BEFORE Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base was commissioned in 1978. Also, I found a NATO study online which shows that Kings Bay was built on top of a toxic dump called Old Camden County Landfill full of decades of pesticides, dioxins, and other toxic contaminants (NATO study calls this toxic site Project 33.) The St. Mary's waterbasin and Kings Bay area were both declared as two seperate Superfund Sites:


http://www.cqs.com/super_ga.htm

Later on after my little family left Kings Bay area , we spent years of mystery about our son. Marriage fell apart in 2000 which broke my heart , and I finally got my son correctly diagnosed in 2003. Social Security Administration officially recognizes his disability of Asperger's Syndrome ( an autism spectrum disorder) as from birth. However, I say he was disabled since the womb due to the toxicity of the St. Mary's/Kings Bay area.

Needless to say if you are pregnant, have infants or small developing children, you do not want to live in the St. Mary's/Kings Bay area at all. To be safe , just don't live in Camden County at all if you are pregnant or have children. Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on the face of the earth and causes autism spectrum disorders. You should not eat the mercury contaminated fish/rock shrimp in the area while pregnant. You may not want to live there even if you do not have children due to the disorders you could develop from the high content of mercury and other toxins in the St. Mary's/Kings Bay area.

If you lived in the Kings Bay/St. Mary's/Kingsland area while you were pregnant and your child is autistic/Asperger's, please respond to this thread!

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