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Old 09-22-2007, 05:35 PM
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If you want to be near a major city without all of the headaches and costs associated with living in a major city then I cannot think of a better place to be than Athens. It really has everything you need.. great restaurants, affordable home prices.. a major university to keep you mentally stimulated. YOu can be in the Atlanta suburbs in about 35 mins and Atlanta proper in about an hour
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Old 09-22-2007, 06:49 PM
Location: NE Florida
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Originally Posted by griffinrobin View Post
I agree with another member, Walton County which includes Loganville,Monroe and Social Circle is a great area. Maybe I am bias because I have lived in Social Circle all of my life but it's a great small town with 1 traffic light.
Glad that you mentioned Social Circle. I love it there.

My grand daughter's great grand parents on her mom's side live in Social Circle and we've visited there twice. They are black and, as a white woman who has spent my life in the south, I expected a racist area. I was surprised to find a charming town with friendly people and that the great grands live in a beautiful, friendly, bi-racial neighborhood.

Is it possible to find decent employment (nonprofit sector) with no more than a 30-45 minute commute?
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:36 PM
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I would expect you would have to drive at least 45 minutes to find a major non-profit organization's available position.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:17 PM
Location: Hartwell, Georgia
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If you want a scenic area, look at Lake Hartwell. 20 minutes from Anderson, South Carolina - which is a medium to large sized city. 1.5 hours from Atlanta or Greenville. Very pretty and friendly lakefront community which is not nearly as pricey as the Lake Oconee area - your $$ goes a lot further!

If scenic isn't as important to you, I agree with "Disgusta Sucks" - look at Athens. Athens in itself is a small town with all of the amenities you want from a big city: theatre, dining, good hospitals and doctors.

Good luck finding a place in our state; we'd love to have ya'll! :-)
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