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View Poll Results: Reason why Macon is a good place to raise kids and relocate?
Schools in Macon. 0 0%
Things to do in Macon 0 0%
Places to shop and jobs in Macon 1 100.00%
Commute and traffic in Macon.How is it 0 0%
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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Hello everyone...

I was wondering if anyone out there can tell me a little bit about Macon, Augusta or some parts of North Georgia. A little bit about me...I live,born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I am a single mom with 3 handsome boys ages 11, 6 & 5 (all school aged). I work full time and currently in college at least half time at Devry University studying "Network Systems Administration". I am at a point in my life where I want to do something new, experience a different atmosphere, start over and uproot my boys to give them a better way of living as well as schools. I'm looking into getting a Federal Gov't job somewhere on a base since I have prior military experience. I currently live/work in Tampa for a well know insurance company. I would like for someone...anyone to give me an idea of what part of Georgia I should settle down with my boys in. I want this place to be affordable, good schools and not too bad crime, decent transportation, potential for growth,growing, not too over populated and decents jobs. I do realize there arent too many jobs out there today because of how bad the economy is today but keep in mind "Florida/California" are getting hit the worst when it comes to no jobs/unemployment/property value extremly high etc... so you get my drift on that. But I was really looking into Macon or maybe Augusta? How does this sound. Please! Please! try to keep your comments as positive and honest as possible.

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Old 01-29-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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From the looks of it, it seems you are favoring Macon. If you do decide on Macon and need to be close to a military installation, I would suggest Houston county (pronounced Hows-ton) to the south, more towards Warner Robins.
Columbia County in suburban Augusta is also a nice area.
The Savannah area also has Fort Stewart and is in close proximity to good school districts; either in Effingham or Bryan county.
All four counties mentioned above, Houston, Columbia, Effingham and Bryan have excellent school systems.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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Thank you for your input "WanderingImport"...I will continue to broaden my horizons and look further into two of the counties you mentioned. Savannah, though is not even on my list. I heard from my brother who was recently stationed there that there is nothing out there to do and very country like. I'm trying to avoid that complete country life...I'm looking for a city that's growing and with a mix feel of city/country at the same time.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Thank you for your input "WanderingImport"...I will continue to broaden my horizons and look further into two of the counties you mentioned. Savannah, though is not even on my list. I heard from my brother who was recently stationed there that there is nothing out there to do and very country like. I'm trying to avoid that complete country life...I'm looking for a city that's growing and with a mix feel of city/country at the same time.
I wouldn't categorize it as country-like. Bryan and Effingham counties are more suburban and are growing quite rapidly; about as quickly as Houston & Columbia in suburban Macon & Augusta respectively. Savannah itself is actually very cosmopolitan and liberal for its size with lots to do.
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