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Old 05-17-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Most people do NOT like to live in high density areas. They want lawns, trees, play yards and room for their own private swimming pool. They want space. Space and more space. Especially those with children.

Perhaps that since so many of us work daily in crowded offices, we want our homes to be places of escape. It's about peace and quiet and privacy.
Sigh. You're right. It's unfortunate. Such an inefficient way to live. You can only sprawl so much with single family homes before the consequences take hold. (aka clogged highways, etc)
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Sigh. You're right. It's unfortunate. Such an inefficient way to live. You can only sprawl so much with single family homes before the consequences take hold. (aka clogged highways, etc)
I'll agree with you on that. But as long as people can spread out....the cities will keep expanding. And the high density areas will do as they always have, become undesirable and poorly maintained. That's the sad part. The downtown areas become slum type areas.

It's sort of like the oil situation. One day, there won't be enough. It's the same with land. Human Nature makes the decisions. And Human Nature is not always guided by logic.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Downtown areas in the past were less desirable, however, that is to a much lesser extent today. In Savannah, SCAD is to thank for the interest being drawn to downtown. However, of course, population boom in the suburbs has far out shined that.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Port Wentworth (North)
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Why would anyone oppose that? Maybe I'm just ignorant to what the people don't like about it? I don't get it.
The people loved the concept, just not moving the city hall out of the historic district and bulldozing a church and cemetery and homes.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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The people loved the concept, just not moving the city hall out of the historic district and bulldozing a church and cemetery and homes.
I wonder if there was ever a proposal for the concept AND to keep the buildings as they were in the old part of Port Wentworth? As in.. keep the buildings, but change their purpose as merely a historic building and move the official city hall.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Beware of homes in the Godley Station area. I have heard some of them are built on soil with high acid content and problems are cropping up with corroded copper water lines leaking under the slab.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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Padget2 - I am 64, retired and I will be moving to Savannah and I want to live somewhere I'm not dependent on my car. I currently live in a St. Louis suburb and I look forward to living somewhere that I can walk to entertainment, dinner or just to go out sightseeing or people watching.I'm tired of having to take my car everywhere. What suggestion would you have for a nice safe community for me? My annual income is about $55,000 per year. Housing will be my biggest expense. I love being outdoors and just walking around.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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The downtown historic district is about your best choice because of what you want. You would need a car only if you wanted to buy groceries at a supermarket. General shopping at a Mall would also mean car transportation. However, I have no idea what an apartment would cost.

There are many great neighborhoods, but you won't find it feasible to walk to the places to do things that you want. Savannah is a spread-out area.
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