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Old 05-17-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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I've been trying to move out of NJ for a few years now. And there's never enough money to make the move. Well, there isn't enough money to stay in NJ either. So I've decided I want to be in the South of the country by late July of 2010.
Quick info: I've been considering Central FL and GA. My problem with researching GA is that I have no idea where to begin. I have a bunch of friends in GA and they are all spread out and all love where they are and say it's better than everywhere else.
The facts: I'm a single mom, two pre-teen girls. School is VERY important; will be public. Not big city, but within an hour's drive would be nice. I'm in customer service, so job ops are few and far between and the odds of me being hired by anyone before getting there are almost non-existent. I do speak three languages, English, Portuguese and Spanish and am very good at what I do. But so is everyone else! I'd like to be near water.. be it, beach, water falls, lakes.. whatever.. but that is not a priority.
I have been leaning toward Northeast.. Toccoa area.. but I think it may be a little too 'small town' living for us.
Any ideas how I could narrow this down some??

ADDITION: Forgot to add. I would prefer apartment living that is small pet friendly (have a miniature maltese that I'd like not to have to give away). House living would be ok if yard maintenance is included in the rent. I don't know if that's a common thing in GA or not.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Central FL
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Toccoa will not have any job opportunites for you. Better for retired people or just visiting every now and then.

Schools in GA in the smaller towns are having major budget issues. Class sizes will be high this year and next.

Think about Gwinnett County GA and also over by Cobb county for good schools and job opportunities.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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So the big question is- how are you planning to make this move without a job, and without "enough money to make the move"???
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