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Old 08-03-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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I think Birmingham would be a great compromise if you want a lot of amenities. It is built on a series of hills, and a very interesting place.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Panama City Beach, Florida
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Birmingham, Alabama?
No way, that's a terrible place to live. I lived there for 35 years and wouldn't move back there. In fact, I even avoid driving through Birmingham.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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Anywhere in North Metro Atlanta might be a compromise - Cumming, Canton, etc. You're about 30 minutes from the beginning of the mountain areas of N. GA and about 30 minutes from Downtown Atlanta...
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:32 PM
 
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Talking Dahlonega is really nice!

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Dahlonega sounds like my kind of town. We'll have to take a look. Thanks, K
I live now in Florida, but hope to sell our home and move to Georgia.........

We LOVE Dahlonega........we visited as tourists about 5 yrs. ago and the area is beautiful! Most of the parks have waterfalls (google it) and they are beautiful along with the hiking trails!
Hope this helps!
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Let's expand a bit to the places at least that *I* would pick in the region, not just locally, and why:

1) Asheville, NC: Beautiful scenery, mountains, small town but with galleries, art scene, great restaurants, and not that far from larger cities (Charlotte, Atlanta) if you want a weekend out on the big town. LOTS of outdoors stuff to do.

2) Chattanooga, TN: Thriving economy in terms of tourism. Great touristy stuff to do (Aquarium, etc), lots of restaurants. River activities. Once again, only 2 hours from Atlanta so if you want the metropolis, it's there.

3) Highlands, NC: Smaller town feel, touristy (but expensive). Kind of like Mayberry with Rodeo Drive dollars. LOL

4) Gatlinburg, TN: Yeah, it's borderline tacky-touristy, but it's a neat place overall with good places to eat out, and galleries, stores, etc. Friendly folks. Traffic can be bad, though.

5) Dahlonega, GA: For the reasons I mentioned. Small town, but active, art/galleries, and the mountain regions and towns offer stuff to explore. Outdoor activities galore. Not that far from Atlanta or the northern burb shopping areas if you want them.

6) Atlanta, GA: I'm in the burbs now, but if I HAD to live intown, I would have to pick Virginia Highlands or Atlantic Station so I could be right in the middle of it all. Of course, with that middle comes the $$ cost of living.

7) Charleston, SC: My last pick. Great shopping and restaurants. Good tourism. Low crime and very very clean (if you stay out of the northern area). The only disadvantages are the humidity in summer and threat of hurricanes.


Hmmmm.. and why no, Birmingham is NOT on that list. LOL Sorry - I can't vote for Birmingham either. Between the constant nasty weather they get in the Springtime, and certain other things - nah. It's not horrible. Just not anyplace I'd pick.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:01 AM
 
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munchie,

We're in the Bearslide Hollow SD but going to start building off of Longbranch soon. How long have you been here?

The only negative I have found as of yet is the fact that my daughter hates the high school. Of course I moved her going into her Junior year so I think she'd be unhappy no matter what.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:01 AM
 
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Update....my daughter now realizes what a great school we have here and loves it. They have all new computers, brand new school, everything is top notch. I give georgia one thing....they sure care about the kids' welfare and educations.

So now I have no negatives....
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Central Florida... Georgia bound...
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Default A friend from GA just told me about Bearslide , I'll check it out

Opphs, that is suppose to say Longbranch! K
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Panama City Beach, Florida
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Birmingham is not for me, that's for sure. I grew up there and wouldn't go back for anything.
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:19 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I give georgia one thing....they sure care about the kids' welfare and educations.
Are you talking about the Georgia in the Southeast here?? Or Soviet Georgia?
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