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Old 04-20-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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I would appreciate some feedback on Statesboro and Dublin. All in all, which would be a better move? I know that Statesboro has Georgia Southern University and is about an hour from Savannah. Also, Dublin is about 45 minutes from Macon and has a good hospital. We don't have children so schools aren't an issue and we are looking for a small town with lucrative business opportunities and reasonable cost of living. We want to be near good hospitals, good grocery stores and friendly people. Also, a low crime rate would be preferred. Thanks for the feedback.........
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:48 AM
 
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I grew up in Dublin. My family is still there. I can't compare it to Statesboro because I am not real familiar with it, other than it being a college town.

I am not sure how successful you will be finding lucrative business opportunities in Dublin. I guess that depends on what lucrative means to you. As far as cost of living, it is not that much lower than where we are, Kennesaw, GA. I think house prices are pretty much equal to what they are up here, for comparable homes.

Good Luck and I hope others can help you with more information!
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I went to college at Georgia Southern and I just recently went back and was amazed at the growth. It's a great little town if you can handle all of the college students - which the town pretty much revolves around. I would say go and visit both cities and see how they feel to you.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Dublin hands down.....
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Dublin Ga
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Dublin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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They are both very nice towns. I don't think you can make a bad choice here.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Really both are decent choices.. but I think Statesboro has more to offer with the presence of the university... and its less than an hours drive from Savannah.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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Dublin to me is a little depressing. I definitely wouldn't stop there late at night. Although it does have a decent mall, a new Wal-mart, and some decent chain restaurants. I guess it's one of those things where if you grew up there, you love it to death, but if not, it's probably culture shock.

Statesboro, on the other hand, is a nice medium-sized college town with much more life and less bad areas. It location puts you 45 minutes from the Savannah area and I-95, which gives you access to the beautiful lowcountry and beaches of that region, as well.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:03 AM
 
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I would think that Dublin is more of a family environment, while Statesboro, although not totally dominated by the university, has a much younger population, and is not apt to be as "family friendly".

Benefits of Dublin:

1. Closer to Macon and Atlanta
2. Nice, peaceful environment, though not incredibly small.
3. Large enough to sustain some shopping and decent restaurants.

Benefits of Statesboro:

1. If you're into college sports, the university is nearby.
2. Close drive to Savannah and the beach.
3. Many of your typical chain sit-down restaurants.

Negatives of Statesboro:

1. For some it can be a negative: college kids renting in your neighborhood, not keeping the homes in good condition.
2. A large, transient college-aged population. (a negative for some)

(Possible) Negatives of Dublin:

Nearby East Dublin is home to the annual "Redneck Games". Some people might be a little turned off by events such as "Mud puddle belly flopping", "Hubcap toss", and "Watermelon seed spitting".

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