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Old 07-28-2007, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hello,

We're thinking about moving to Blairsville, GA. Anyone know anything about the area?

Edd
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:24 AM
 
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Hello,

We're thinking about moving to Blairsville, GA. Anyone know anything about the area?

Edd
I suppose you've already been to the Blairsville website. All I can say is the scenic photos don't seem to have been retouched. It is that nice in real life.

The weather is good (4 seasons), and if you enjoy hiking, photography, horseback riding, or golf, you'll stay busy. Food, hardware and building materials are easy to find, Saks or Macy's and similar are not. Crime is very low (but I'll bet you already knew that).

Housing - I'm assuming here you'd want something you wouldn't be ashamed to invite visitors in - is going to run $180k to whatever you want. With a lot of luck, you might find an older home for less.
Bare acreage, $20k up.

You can drive to Atlanta in under 2 hours, sometimes.
AMTRAK about 1 hr. away in Toccoa or Gainesville.

A good place to raise kids, and there are several small but good colleges in the area as well.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Central Florida... Georgia bound...
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Default Blairsville website

What 'nice' Blairsville site... can you share the web address? I'd like to see it, thanks!
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Smile Blairsville, GA

Thanks IRVM.

I appreciate your response. Currently we live in Colorado Springs. We need to move closer to family. My wife has a requirement to be able to go to a restaurant that is not attached to a gas station. And,- I need to put a boat in the water. This looks like a really nice place to live.
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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What 'nice' Blairsville site... can you share the web address? I'd like to see it, thanks!

Google is our friend. Type 'blairsville, ga' into the search bar, and click on the
first listing below the map:
Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:23 PM
 
Location: North Georgia Mountains
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We moved to Blairsville from Florida 2 years ago. It was the best move we have ever done. The people here are so friendly and helpful! Our shcool system here is outstanding! The Chamber will send you an informaion packet if you like.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Blairsville, GA

Hello Phyllis,

Thank you for your reply. I will be flying to Atlanta, and driving to Blairsville to see for myself real soon.

Any advice on a Real Estate agent with integrity? I use the internet and come up with 10 homes and a couple of lots that I wish to see. Every time I give an agent my requirements, they pay no attention to them, hold me captive in their car, and show me what they want to show me.

It really gets frustrating.

Edd
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:51 PM
 
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I have to say I totally love the area of the state that Blairsville is in. We are up there every chance that we get and are in the area for about a week or more every summer .

My suggestion to you if you can afford to do this is to fly out , rent a car for a week or so, find a place to rent for the time and just drive the area and see what for sale listings you find you like that way. Then call the agents that are listing them. This way you'll get a feel for the area as well as seeing the actual properties available.

Vogel state park is a beautiful place to be based while you are doing this though reservations this time of the year and esecially durring October can tough to come by because it is a very popular park durring the fall.
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:41 PM
 
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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Any advice on a Real Estate agent with integrity? I use the internet and come up with 10 homes and a couple of lots that I wish to see. Every time I give an agent my requirements, they pay no attention to them, hold me captive in their car, and show me what they want to show me.

It really gets frustrating.

Edd

PM if want the name of mine...she is the best!
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:44 PM
 
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I have a great agent up there also who sold me my home in Hiawassee, which is 15 to 20 minutes from Blairsville, pm me if interested.
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