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Old 08-27-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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relocating to georgia, possibly Gainesville, Roswell or Peachtree City
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Those three areas are very different. Gainesville is more southern in culture, with a large Hispanic population (50% in the city limits), and known as the "Poultry capital of the world." Roswell is pure suburban, with a mix of expensive areas along with less expensive Hispanic areas, and a place where you will run into fewer native Georgians. I have never been to Peachtree City, but it is a suburban enclave south of Atlanta connected by golf cart paths.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Grayson
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OhioNative is right. depending on your income and lifestyle depends on what area you would want to be located in. Gainesville is more suburban with nore industry based work, medium based housing, It is closer to Lake Lanier and is about 30 to 45 minutes from Atlanta on the north end. Roswell is more of a high end community. It will cost more for a home and is closest to the Atlanta area and is medium to higher based income families. Peachtree city is a growing community known to be the Delta Airline community for the pilots and airport personel live there. It is a quick 20 to 30 minutes to the Airport from there and not as much traffic as most areas coming to and from, but this area has a lot of construction going on and is growing rapidly.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:59 PM
 
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Roswell is the closest to Atlanta.. it is a typical medium to affluent suburb.. but it sufers from a lot of Georgia's suburban areas.. the populatio grew very rapidly without the infrastructure keeping pace. Traffic in and around Roswell is some of the worse in metro Atlanta.. but you will find nice homes and good schools and all of the typical amenities that a more affluent suburb will provide.. If you want to be close to the nightlife, entertainment, and shopping of Atlanta.. you will probably want to choose Roswell..but it is going to be more expensive then the other two.
Gainesville is more of a blue collar town and has had a massive influx of hispanic immigrants (some legal..some not) working at the local poutry plants.. THis has created some problems in the schools and has put a strain on certain city services. BUt Gainesville is very close to Lake Lanier and is an easy drive to the north Georgia mountains, but about a 50 min drive to Atlanta.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Default Moving to Georgia, Good Bad & Ugly,

I should have said, I will need to work for another 10 years to retirement, Florida is getting too crowded around Ft Myers and surrounding areas. Thanks for the replys.
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I should have said, I will need to work for another 10 years to retirement, Florida is getting too crowded around Ft Myers and surrounding areas. Thanks for the replys.
Um... if you think Ft Myers is crowded... ? LOL

Metro Atlanta (of which all three of those areas you mentioned are in) = 5.1 million people, with an "average" of around 75,000 people or more per year moving into the metro area each and every year. If you hate crowds or places that are growing too fast, this sure isn't the place for you, unfortunately.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:56 PM
 
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Metro Atlanta is predicting 2 million more new comers in the next eight years!
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