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Old 11-24-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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This is true. I mean the small, small towns in Southern Georgia like say Tifton aren't bad. I can't speak for Brunswick, but Macon has a very nasty side that is on par with Atlanta and Savannah (more middle Georgia) is terrible for crime.
I think almost every town has a bad side to it. I feel the same way around the edges of downtown atlanta; most of us who aren't from there feel the same way. Its the same feeling you have when you visit our area.



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Also, my hometown Albany has a neighborhood called CME (crime execution and murder) by some residents.
Albany is my least favorite GA city; I work there on occasion and despise it. I make sure I have a full tank of gas and pack my own lunch before going to Albany.

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People in rural areas just tend to be poorer no matter where you are. Not to say poor people are always criminals, but there is a correlation between poverty and crime.
Same story in North GA as well. Places like Dahlonega are METHED OUT!
Stick to the suburbs.
jobs . . . . no job = no money.

I grew up in a town about 15 miles away from valdosta. When I was a kid, it was a great place to be. There was always something going on downtown and several community oriented events. We had several textile mills in town, and most of the kids I went to school with had parents working in one of the mills.

Then came NAFTA, out went the jobs, and our once very nice little city turned into a slum. Within a year of the signing of NAFTA, all but one textile mill closed. The last one held on for another 5 years before relocating to mexico. These were locally owned businesses, not huge corporations that built facilities here. Its rebounded a bit over the past 5 years through the very hard work of a few individuals, but its nowhere near what it used to be.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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Northern georgia is definetly better that southern georgia
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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I want to move to georiga and I am from maine. I live by a lake and I like the counrty setting setting. The peace and quite, a easy setting life. I want ot be were the waether is warmer is all I want. I dont want snow at all, I am moving because of heath problems. I have family in Southern Georiga but I still dont know were I want to live yet. Everything I read about Georiga seems nice and all but I still dont know yet. I will have to go see fo rmy sefl I guess to find out if I will like it down there or not. This will be the frist time me ever leaving Maine to live. Thanks for you all your help
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Look into Lake Blackshear. There are homes and communities along the lake, which is formed by the Flint River. It's about 2.5 hours south of Atlanta and forms the border between Sumter and Crisp Counties. Americus is about 20 miles west and Cordele about 10 miles east. They are both towns of about 9 or 10 thousand.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: (Orginally From Ann Arbor, MI) Now reside in Evans, Georgia
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Even if you don't take the social and economic factors into account, I find North GA to be preferable due to the topography. South GA is mainly on the coastal plain, similar to Florida. Flat....boring. I like mountains, hills, streams, lakes, etc.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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Even if you don't take the social and economic factors into account, I find North GA to be preferable due to the topography. South GA is mainly on the coastal plain, similar to Florida. Flat....boring. I like mountains, hills, streams, lakes, etc.
You left out the fact that South GA is closer to the ocean. I'd much rather live near the ocean than the mountains.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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You left out the fact that South GA is closer to the ocean. I'd much rather live near the ocean than the mountains.
That would be your preference. I grew up near the ocean and lived close enough to the coast in New England, but when I wanted to get away, I went to the mountains in New Hampshire and Vermont, not to the Cape like many other people do.

My idea of a cruise vacation was to Alaska, not the Caribbean. I'm not a beach person. Hence why I didn't move to Tampa, despite having that as an option.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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I grew up in a very small town in South Georgia. Love the rural way of life down there. I live part time in the North Georgia mountains. Love the way of life up there. I think it really boils down to a personal preference. A house on a small lake in South Georgia would be delightful and a house in the mountains as well.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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Sounds like you grew up in the same town that i did.

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I think almost every town has a bad side to it. I feel the same way around the edges of downtown atlanta; most of us who aren't from there feel the same way. Its the same feeling you have when you visit our area.





Albany is my least favorite GA city; I work there on occasion and despise it. I make sure I have a full tank of gas and pack my own lunch before going to Albany.



jobs . . . . no job = no money.

I grew up in a town about 15 miles away from valdosta. When I was a kid, it was a great place to be. There was always something going on downtown and several community oriented events. We had several textile mills in town, and most of the kids I went to school with had parents working in one of the mills.

Then came NAFTA, out went the jobs, and our once very nice little city turned into a slum. Within a year of the signing of NAFTA, all but one textile mill closed. The last one held on for another 5 years before relocating to mexico. These were locally owned businesses, not huge corporations that built facilities here. Its rebounded a bit over the past 5 years through the very hard work of a few individuals, but its nowhere near what it used to be.
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