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Old 02-02-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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Hey everybody! New to the forums here, and if anyone could help, here's what I'm looking for. I currently live in the thumb of Michigan in a township of +/- 5000, farm country, conservative, small-town feel. I am looking for something in the same vein. I have 3 small kids (8, 6, and 3) so good schools would be a requisite. Also, I'd like to have a little land, an acre or more without paying for the rest of my life. What say you all?
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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"Good schools" and "rural southern Georgia" are generally not found in the same sentence......
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Take a look at Thomasville. Nice little city with a functioning, vibrant downtown. Not too big, very friendly and probably still affordable. Not sure about the schools, sorry.

Nice benefit is that Tallahassee is just a quick drive for more "big city" type amenities when you want/need them.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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my thoughts exactly.


south georgia has plenty of good schools. unfortunately, we also have plenty of bad students.



finding one acre for sale in the country may be hard, unless its within a subdivision. no one really wants to part with just an acre. its not impossible, but it might take awhile for something to become available.

another thing to consider is that our land prices aren't too high on average. it goes anywhere from $3k to $7k per acre; the average is probably around $4500 right now.


a good small town in south georgia is hahira, ga in north lowndes county. its smaller than 5k people, but its only minutes from valdosta. the schools are great too.

cook county, just north of hahira, has a good school system also.

brooks couny, west of valdosta, has great elementary and middle schools, but the high school isn't where they would like it to be yet. they have great teachers, but a lot of bad students.

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Old 02-02-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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Take a look at Thomasville. Nice little city with a functioning, vibrant downtown. Not too big, very friendly and probably still affordable. Not sure about the schools, sorry.

Nice benefit is that Tallahassee is just a quick drive for more "big city" type amenities when you want/need them.
thomasville is nice.

the county school system is where you would want your kids to be.


the cost of living there is higher than surrounding areas.

having tallahassee nearby is a benefit.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Thomasville, nice town
Tifton, Think Tifton! The city that Reads.
Valdosta, Home of the Slap Daddy Burger

If you have some dough, there is always Callaway in SW GA.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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Thomasville, nice town
Tifton, Think Tifton! The city that Reads.
Valdosta, Home of the Slap Daddy Burger

If you have some dough, there is always Callaway in SW GA.
Callaway Gardens?
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies so far! I will start researching the suggested towns immediately. Just to clarify, more than an acre is more than acceptable, and keeping away from big towns, and to an extent the interstate, is preferable. In the mean time, if anybody has more thoughts, feel free to chime in! Thanks again!

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies so far! I will start researching the suggested towns immediately. Just to clarify, more than an acre is more than acceptable, and keeping away from big towns is preferable. In the mean time, if anybody has more thoughts, feel free to chime in! Thanks again!
keeping away from big towns won't be that hard.

valdosta has 130k in the metro area, but its still very rural. i live on a 550 acre farm within a 20 minute drive of the mall, if that gives you an idea of the type of area this is.

thomas county (thomasville) has just over 40k people and its littered with plantations, small farms, etc. . . .

tift county (tifton) has just under 40k people and its very much rural.

step into echols county (in the valdosta metro area) and you'll swear you just went back in time. it would fit perfectly in alabama.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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A moderator who trolls? Interesting.....
No trolling- I guess my definition of "good schools" just differs from what some folks on here consider to be "good schools"....
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