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Old 05-05-2019, 01:09 AM
 
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I found a nice home great for retirement off Hicks rd in Toccoa Ga. When I look at the satelite picture of the area, I see what looks to be hog farming plants. Quite a few in that area. I was thinking the house was under priced and wondering if this is why. Can anyone tell me about this.. I don't want to contact a realtor until I'm more sure of the area I want to be. Anything concerning environmental disasters would be great to know!

Thank you..
Chris
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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Here are some listings of farms in the area

https://www.localharvest.org/toccoa-ga/farms
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:41 PM
 
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My aunt lives in the area. Yes lot of farms, pig farms,chicken houses and cattle farms. Not an area I would personally move to there are prettier areas of North Georgia to move to.
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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If what you are seeing are long narrow metal-roofed buildings about 400-500 feet long, those are chicken houses. The noise and the odor are only bothersome within about half a mile downwind. Otherwise, you'll barely notice.

The price on that property is probably low because there isn't a ton of demand that far out of town, or the structure isn't in great shape. You haven't seen it in person, though, have you?
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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I lived near a chicken farm once. During the summer when it got hot the smell and flies were awful. I lived about a mile or so from the farm. Never again.
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