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Old 08-21-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Athens
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I have noticed other cities get forums and have been wondering the same as the original post. Athens, or the Athens area, which includes parts of the surrounding counties should definitely have its own forum!

Watkinsville may be quiet, but it is definitely not a "sleepy" town. It is just outside of Athens in Oconee County and currently has the states lowest unemployment rate. There is a broad range of housing and housing prices available in and around Watkinsville although not a tremendously large amount of apartment buildings as compared to Athens.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle, NC
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I have noticed other cities get forums and have been wondering the same as the original post. Athens, or the Athens area, which includes parts of the surrounding counties should definitely have its own forum!

Watkinsville may be quiet, but it is definitely not a "sleepy" town. It is just outside of Athens in Oconee County and currently has the states lowest unemployment rate. There is a broad range of housing and housing prices available in and around Watkinsville although not a tremendously large amount of apartment buildings as compared to Athens.
I guess since I live in Athens and have to deal with the crush of UGA vehicular and pedestrian traffic every weekday both downtown and on campus, Watkinsville seems sleepy by comparison. It is a nice place though.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Personally, I'd like to see Dahlonega have it's own space on the forum as well as one for the North Georgia mountains that would include towns like Helen , Young Harris, Blue Ridge, etc.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA by way of Bucks County, PA
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Athens is a bright spot for a state like this, I'll have to admit that.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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personally, i'd like to see dahlonega have it's own space on the forum as well as one for the north georgia mountains that would include towns like helen , young harris, blue ridge, etc.
+1!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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My husbands job may be relocated to Athens within a year, So we would not have to worry about employment. What we would need to do is find a nice place to raise our children. We recently moved to Georgia, near Atlanta, So we will be able to go and check out the areas. From doing Research we think around Watkinsville would be nice and a short commute into Athens. Any Areas that you would recommend or not recommend?
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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What are some outdoor activities near Athens/Watkinsville Area?
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Athens
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What are some outdoor activities near Athens/Watkinsville Area?
There are the usual that you find most small town areas, organized sports for kids, hiking, fishing, biking. Plenty of farmers markets. Of course there is golf. Some people kayak the river. What kind of outdoor activities are you looking for?
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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We're definately looking for Organized Sports for kids! Also Hiking, Fishing, and biking.
Is there lakes nearby? I've heard of Lake Oconee, Are there other lakes? Can you swim in the lake or river? Is there a public pool? Is there nice places to camp? Any Shooting Ranges near?
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Athens
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You have all of the above in regard to sports.

I am not sure if people swim in the Oconee but they do in the Broad River. There is camping and shooting in the area. There are several pools in the area.
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