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Old 04-23-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Thanks for all the information from all in these threads. We are still 2 years away from "the retirement move" but community area visiting has been fun.Though with home values so low along with interest rates so low, now is the time maybe to buy and hold that second primarily house in bay.


We just visited Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, Cherokee, Floyd, Coweta,Cobb and Pickens counties along with Ball Ground area. Though it was a quick worldwind overview, we garner a nice perception of these areas.

We liked south Dawson County but they have very little in the way of organized developed subdivisions/housing communities. The exception was Chestatee and though very nice it is way above our means. In addition, golf and water boating are not part of our life style.


Northern Forsyth County along 369 seems very appealing and had some better developed subdivisions.

Pickens County was very nice but still too rural at this time. Jasper, GA city limits has more of the basic needs but housing situation is similar to Dawson County (exception overprice Big Canoe and Bent Tree communities).

We dont want to live in the congestion areas of Canton or Cumming proper. Cherokee county just gives the appearance that it is more congested than Forsyth County and maybe more in "Atlanta transaction" but just a opinion. Ball Ground was nice but far from convenient shopping and no newer well built homes/subdivisions.

We didn't care for Coweta, Cobb, Hall, Bartow or Floyd counties.

What we would dearly love is to merge in our dream subdivision/community would be

South Dawson County friendliness and retail,

North Forsyth beautiful subdivisions,

Canton developed communities with sidewalks and space between homes, Jasper, GA small town with all local new hospital with nice Wal Mart, Ingles and Krogers.
Add newer quality built 2008 built homes, low crime, not congested, close to everything without having to drive down the road on major interstate to get to something

and community feel no people that just are living there for schools or closeness to Atlanta.



Probably placed in South Dawson County, North Forsyth or South Pickens Counties if had developed subdivisions. Housing crisis and Economy stopped all this we are sure.


Please provide suggestions of this dream area?

We would love to have you narrow an area and provide locations for our next visit.

PS: don’t want to live any further north than Dawson/Lumpkin/Pickens and no further east than Forsyth County.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:49 PM
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Just a minor correction on your recollection of geography. Chestatee is in north Dawson County; almost to the Lumpkin County line. Covering that much ground though, it is no wonder.

You might want to look at Hampton Subdivision, North Forsyth, off GA 400, right at the south Dawson County line. It has a nice new Forsyth County Library branch, near shopping, and nicely positioned between two good hospitals, one in Gainesville and one Cumming.

Best wishes in your search.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:46 AM
 
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Did you take a look at Big Canoe in Pickens County ?
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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A lack of subdivisions is a good thing.
If you move into a quiet rural area in the mountains and demand suburbia then don't complain when in a few years time it's too congested.

The whole point of moving out there is so you're not 10 feet away from your neighbor.

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Probably placed in South Dawson County, North Forsyth or South Pickens Counties if had developed subdivisions. Housing crisis and Economy stopped all this we are sure.
Believe me, not even the housing crisis has stopped subdivisions development. What stops subdivisions is proper planning and people saying 'we don't want them here'.

Please don't take my reply as being rude. You have to understand that what subdivision developers do is they go in and clear cut the entire parcel leaving nary a tree in sight and then level it out, in some cases removing entire mountainsides to pack as many houses in there as possible. Hopefully you can see why people don't want that.

Do you plan on playing tennis or using the swimming pool?
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