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Old 06-14-2019, 05:03 PM
 
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Blairsville is a close knit town. Folks stick together and look out for one another. There are lots of part time residents but the ones that stick it out year round take care of each other. Let us know which area you decide on or if you continue your search once you visit. Have you thought about Colorado, Utah, or Oregon? Those particular states are supposed to be really good for allergy sufferers. I think WA state is on the list too. I have visited OR and WA and they are really pretty states. A friend of mine visits Colorado quite a bit and says its very beautiful as well.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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There's good and bad. I can only speak about the care in Blairsville. A small community hospital with an abundance of doctors. GP's and specialists. A lot of specialists hold office hours up here also while practicing mostly in Gainesville. A small cancer center associated with Northside out of Atlanta. A beautiful new physical therapy and workout center associated with the hospital. It is growing exponentially. With that said.. is it a trauma hospital? No. Blairsville will get you stabilized and airlift to Gainesville, Atlanta, or Chattanooga. A friend was recently in a bad car accident. Taken to Blairsville, airlifted to North Georgia in Gainesville. With that said, she said the care she received in Blairsville was excellent and she was well taken care of. Her problems were believe it or not in Gainesville. Hours after she was flown and admitted, we (including her then panic'd husband) were still trying to find out exactly where she was. (For some unknown reason the police and hospital here knew her name but NGH registered her as a Jane Doe???)

All and all, if you are used to small town medicine you'd be pleased. If you're only used to being in a major center with 24-hour trauma hospitals, it'll be a change.
Thanks I am currently living in Pinehurst, NC. It's pretty sticky here in the summer but the health care is second to none because of all the retirees here.I like to golf but also like to hunt and there is no hunting (to speak of here) I was in Dahlongea last year at the end of June but it wasn't much cooler than Pinehurst with less amenities so still looking ..
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:01 PM
 
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Thanks I am currently living in Pinehurst, NC. It's pretty sticky here in the summer but the health care is second to none because of all the retirees here.I like to golf but also like to hunt and there is no hunting (to speak of here) I was in Dahlongea last year at the end of June but it wasn't much cooler than Pinehurst with less amenities so still looking ..
We have family in Rutherfordton NC. We were driving home from visiting and saw a huge flock of wild turkeys and a deer ran right out in front of the car-it was really scarey almost hit the deer. There is a lot of hunting in that part of NC. My family goes turkey hunting a lot there. I haven't seen much wildlife in GA other than a few deer hit on the main highway. There is a lot of squirrels at my house though and I did see a snake in the rear yard but it was a non poisonous one since then we have cleared the brush to move the snakes on hopefully. I did notice a sign at the water district that they have raccoon hunting occasionally. There is a beautiful lake to fish in though! I haven't seen mountain lion that a poster above mentioned. They may be out there but I haven't seen any where I live. There are a couple of venomous snakes in North GA the copperhead and rattler. But wherever you live there is always some type of wildlife to be aware of you can't get away from it either wildlife or insect of some sort. We cleared a lot of brush and logs from the property where snakes like to hide. They aren't actively seeking you out it just be careful when hiking or walking around leaves or near streams or logs. I am sure you know this it is just part of living in the country. Yes, there isn't any street lights as you head outside of town and lack of sidewalks as well. You just learn to get what you have to get before the sun goes down and watch the weather its not the big city you are out in the country. But we like Blairsville very much. Personally I haven't seen the violence the poster above mentions. We used to live in a big city and violence was much more common there. I have heard of a higher rate of property crime though probably due to a lot of part time residents but it is no where near the crime a big city would have. If you are interested in a town in N. GA it might be a good idea to visit and walk into the local police station or sheriff station to talk to them about crime. That is what we did we talked to local law enforcement several times and people that lived in the neighborhoods we were looking at.

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Old 05-21-2020, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Appalachian Mountains
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Blairsville is Bad is right. I recommend you go to Franklin in NC.
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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well, I live here and I hate it. Those crime statistics for Blairsville G.A are lies This is a violent town. They might stop you for a traffic violation but you can commit the big crimes right out in the open as long as you got the money and a nephew as a sheriff and you got the right connections.

Not much on public transportation either .

If you like walking 8 miles or more just to get to town, on roads without sideways, with woods on each side of the road {no street lights on most roads}, and the risk of mountain lions coming out eating you or a snake biting you and in a state that is bent on making it impossible to get a driver licenses, then this place is the place for you.
OP - Please ignore this post. Not sure what agenda this poster is proffering, but the statements are far from the truth.
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:41 AM
 
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OP - Please ignore this post. Not sure what agenda this poster is proffering, but the statements are far from the truth.
Really. That person has a BIG problem with authority. I've lived in many of the towns in North GA mountains and found 99% of them very safe - even at night. Now if you want to go crawling around looking for copperheads and rattlesnakes - I can direct you to some places in Northern Illinois that have more than Georgia!
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