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Old 11-17-2006, 02:32 PM
 
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Wife and I will be down near Jacksonville Fl in a few weeks. Would like to drive up into southeastern GA and check out some small towns to live/retire in a few years. What places are worth visiting that aren't too far away from Jacksonville?
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:44 PM
 
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Why Jacksonville and why Georgia? Brunswick is near the coast (hurricanes can hit Georgia too) and about an hour north of J'ville. Waycross is farther inland, it's pretty darn close to the middle of nowhere, but maybe that's what you're looking for. If it were me, I'd check Thomasville which is in the SW part of the state. They're going out of their way to attract retirees and Tallahassee is less than an hour south of there.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:27 PM
 
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Ellie is wrong. Waycross is a beautiful, hospitable town. There is everything you need and maybe a little more. It is an hour from the beach, an hour from I-75, an hour from Jacksonville. Thomasville is nice but Tallahassee is no place you want to be near unless your 20 and like to drink like a fish or smoke from a bong.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:12 PM
 
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I didn't say that Waycross isn't beautiful. I drive through there from time to time and explore around. The people are probably as nice as anywhere... But Waycross is in the middle of nowhere, how do you think it got its name? It was simply a cross roads between one place and another.

What I was saying is that T'ville is actively seeking retirees and is building communites based on their needs and figured that maybe PaJohn might need an airport or a larger city nearby.

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Old 11-22-2006, 10:06 AM
 
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Point taken, thanks.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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Waycross is Extremely Beautiful!! I went there 3 days ago and it is awesome . Walmart, ruby tuesday , Applebes etc...
I just bought 20 acres and log cabin p. for $121,000 .WOW ! and i did not pay nothing for closing costs. Plus i received an additional discount $ 10,000 included in that price and the area is beautiful quiet. Electricity and telephone are ready.

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Old 03-21-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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Well a town that is a good route in and out of Jacksonville is Folkston, Georgia. I don't know if you are only considering Georgia to retire in, but Hilliard, Florida (Nassau County) is a nice small town also.

There is also St. George which is right on the Georgia-Florida Border, just like Folkston is. Both Folkston and St. George are in Charlton County, Georgia.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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In SE GA:

St Marys

www.stmaryselcome.com

Brunswick/Golden Isles

www.bgivb.com

Darien

www.cityofdarienga.com

Too bad you won't be in the area for the weekend...you could attend the Brunswick Stewbilee~

www.brunswickstewbilee.com
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:55 AM
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Hi,
I will agree with Larry B--Moved recently to Tallahassee--I do not like it here, I expected it to look like other parts of Florida--It's no different than my small hometown in South Carolina.
They do not tax houses my their value but how long you have owned it.
A person with the exact same house that has had it for 15 years may pay $350. You buy on just like it your taxes could run $1500. Who come up with that? Also sales taxes are high.
I moved here from Milledgeville, Ga., which I loved the area. We got alot more bang in a house for the money & ours was extremely nice in a wooded sub-division on 1 1/2 acres, all brick, high-flat ceiling--both a barrel and cathedral ceilings--My Dream Home- APPRAISED AT $355,00 ON MARKET FOR $274.100.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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go to glynn county. i live in valdosta and if i retired today, i would move to st. simons. yes its on the coast, but how often does it get struck by a hurricane? we get worse storms moving into valdosta off the gulf. thomasville has nothing to offer other than being near the gulf, and waycross isn't exactly desirable either; unless you work for the railroad.
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