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Old 09-03-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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I have two boys 12 & 14, both athletes..I'm coming from a very "conservative" place in N.C. with no malls or employment. can someone please give me info. on Cartersville, for employment, and Plano for employment and property taxes?
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Allen, Texas
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I can't speak for property taxes in Georgia, generally I've found them to be lower; but, Plano has HIGH property taxes for example our house was about $200K and we paid $6500 a year approximately. However, in our experience it is offset by having no state income tax. I LOVE Plano and we are moving back there (well Collin County I can't be sure Plano yet) soon.

ETA: What type of employment? I know that the IT market is hot in DFW and I've seen signs everywhere in the 10+ years I lived in the Plano area for help at stores and what not.

Last edited by USA_Mom; 09-03-2007 at 04:42 PM.. Reason: Adding job information.
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Old 09-03-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: NW GA
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I live near Cartersville and do all my shopping and errands there. I like it a lot, tons of stores but still a small town feel with a quaint main street and town square.

Taxes - I pay about $2200 a year on a $235k house.

Employment is tough. There are a few plants here and the steel mill has a good starting salary for production work. Other than that, openings are hard to come by. There are tons of service jobs as there are a lot of retail stores. There are jobs here, they just don't pay very well. I commute to Atlanta for my job.
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