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Old 11-03-2016, 07:14 PM
 
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Hello! My family has a potentially great job offer in North Georgia near Ellijay. We will be relocating from the Northeast. It is extremely important for us to have a good community for our young family, good enough schools and with decent shopping (my wife likes having a few higher end options like whole foods etc). We would be willing to commute up to 30-45 minutes from Ellijay if we needed. Any suggestions on a good area to look at? We are concerned looking online that Ellijay itself looks more geared to vacationers?
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Old 11-04-2016, 05:59 PM
 
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Default please help!

can anyone help us with any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:44 PM
 
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Just looking at the map maybe Chatsworth in Murray County.

You'd want to look to Chattanooga for that decent shopping.

Within your range to Ellijay, but can't imagine it's all touristy.

No idea about the schools, that might be easier to check on.
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:01 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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For "Better" school I would look in Cherokee County, (Probably around Ball Ground).

Gilmer, Pickens, Fannin counties are "OK" but not the best for College Track Students. The drive up I575/GA515 is a easy reverse commute. There are lots of "Higher" end stores in the Canton I575/GA20 area. 5? exits down I575 are a number of "Outlet" mall stores.

I don't know alot about the counties to the West of Ellijay, Education wise, But they are fairly rural, much like Ellijay.
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:22 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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btw, Whole Foods are not that Big in Georgia,

The Bigger Chains are Publix, Kroger, Ingles

There are a few Whole Foods around but nothing close to Ellijay, They are in the "Richer" suburbs. Most are the former Harry's Markets, that Whole Foods Bought in the early 2000's.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:54 AM
 
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Although I am sure it is longer than a 30 minute commute ,I am going to suggest looking at the Canton area.You would have a reverse commute , your wife would be closer to stores( sorry no whole foods !), and it is one of the bigger school systems in the area.
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Old 11-06-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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thank you everyone!
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Old 11-07-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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In order to find "upper" you will have to go South of Ellijay on 575. The commute from Canton would be about 30 minutes but that still isn't going to find the OP "upper" shopping. You have to get down near Kennesaw to find the nearest mall (unless you count the new outlet mall in Woodstock as shopping.) And Chatsworth/Dalton have none either. Besides, taking that road over the mountain every day won't be fun, fast, nor particularly safe in winter.

And here's the thing.....you can spend your money at Whole Foods or in Ellijay you can just go to the farm market, or orchard, or farm directly...... buy healthy foods direct at the source. Why don't you give Ellijay a try before becoming one of the move-in's who come in and tell us what we don't have, when to be quite honest....it's all here, you just need to think outside the box and what is normal for a city-dweller to find it.
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Old 11-21-2016, 05:49 PM
 
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