U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 02-15-2017, 02:17 PM
 
446 posts, read 232,702 times
Reputation: 622

Advertisements

Can you live in Blairsville without a car?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-15-2017, 05:51 PM
 
1,497 posts, read 979,306 times
Reputation: 695
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saskia Calico View Post
Can you live in Blairsville without a car?
I dont think so. YOu would be very limited where you could go.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2017, 01:09 PM
 
744 posts, read 2,182,185 times
Reputation: 550
It is very spread out and not walker friendly once you get off the town square.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2017, 03:10 PM
 
2,645 posts, read 3,089,071 times
Reputation: 2973
Unless you already have a decent budget for set aside for occasional taxi rides, you will still need a car in Blairsville to get around. And it is the same situation for any town in that area of mountains / rural areas of GA.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2017, 06:34 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
3,771 posts, read 3,430,102 times
Reputation: 2168
The only exception to the car advice given would be if you are a senior. There is a senior bus that is very helpful. And a few of the places like Brasstown Manor (over in Hiawasee) have independent living facilities but provide transportation to things like the doctors and groceries.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2017, 08:14 PM
 
446 posts, read 232,702 times
Reputation: 622
Thanks, everyone!

aus10, I am glad to know about the bus.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-07-2019, 08:54 PM
 
446 posts, read 232,702 times
Reputation: 622
So -- two years later -- is the transportation situation still the same? (I can't believe it's been two years since I first asked!).
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-07-2019, 09:34 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
3,771 posts, read 3,430,102 times
Reputation: 2168
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saskia Calico View Post
So -- two years later -- is the transportation situation still the same? (I can't believe it's been two years since I first asked!).
The only thing changing in Blairsville is the population growth in the county. More people, more traffic. A quick glance at a topographical map of Blairsville will show you why it will never be a walkable town. Very few sidewalks (unless your on the downtown square) and constant hills, going around ridges, etc. Could a person survive without a car, yes, provided you are located inside the city limits and it's limited housing supply, had quit the stamina, and primarily stuck to a dollar store, grocery store and pharmacy. It's not walkable to Wal-mart, and a considerable amount of the businesses outside of the city limits IMHO...... Keep in mind the "city" itself has 611 residents and a basic business district one mile long and one mile wide. Most of Union County and it's population are outside the city limits....
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
948 posts, read 424,190 times
Reputation: 640
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saskia Calico View Post
So -- two years later -- is the transportation situation still the same? (I can't believe it's been two years since I first asked!).
What are you expecting? Regular bus lines? That will never happen, two and more years ago they had and still have today a couple mini busses that will come and take you anywhere in the county if you schedule an appointment. $3 minimum, .50¢/mile.

If you live within walking distance of Ingles or that little grocery store off the square, using the minibus during the day or Uber/Lyft at night should be enough for occasional outings.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2019, 11:08 AM
 
446 posts, read 232,702 times
Reputation: 622
Thanks, y'all. I asked again because I've heard conflicting info from people about the availability of Uber. One person told me that Blairsville has both Uber and a taxi; another person said they don't have either. Both people are in Blairsville so that's why I'm confused.

I've Googled mapped the town and it is, as you say, very spread out, and even when two different parking lots are right next to each other they are separated by barriers of one kind or another. Definitely NOT a walkable town (I wonder why that is?).

I've been spoiled where I live now with a grocery and other stores right next door. I used to think a smaller town would have things even closer together, but apparently not -- not only in Blairsville. And I am so tired of the big city! I need less traffic, less craziness, and more mountains.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top