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Old 04-08-2007, 02:05 PM
 
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We currently live in suburban Illinois, but are wanting to get back to our southern roots (originally from Marietta and charlotte, nc). DH has a job opp'y in the Savannah area. Is richmond hill the best choice near Savannah for raising a family? We have two young boys. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Richmond Hill is a nice area. I've heard the schools are good. The homes are more expensive. We have a couple of friends in the area. Unfortunately, neither have kids yet. So, my school information is only hear say and internet researching.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:17 AM
 
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Default Traffic & good old boys

Sorry, but I can't give Richmond Hill a glowing recommendation, even though I've lived here 12 years. I have 2 kids in middle school (they've attended public schools here since kindergarten) and the school system is going downhill fast, thanks to a tyrannical superintendent and her good old boy board. You'll read great things about our schools and it's true -- on paper. In real life, though, it's a different story. The administration is more concerned about whether kids' shirts are tucked in than the teaching qualifications of their faculty.

They have all 3 elementary schools in one small area with only 2 access roads. If you drive your child to school (and you probably will since there is a shortage of bus drivers), you can expect to sit in the line for 30 minutes or more EVERY DAY. And now the school district is planning to build ANOTHER school adjacent to one of the elementary schools. Great planning, huh? This despite criticism and outcries from parents and city officials (including the mayor, the police chief and the fire chief!).

Traffic is another major issue. The main drag through town -- Highway 144 -- is where you'll find all the really nice subdivisions (homes priced from $280K and up). But it's a two-lane road and the DOT will not even consider widening the road until 2009 or later! Traffic in the mornings and evenings is a nightmare!

Sorry to burst your bubble. I'd look further south in Florida if I were you. The Tallahassee area is nice. I've lived there before.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Port Wentworth (North)
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Work/shopping/hospitals/booze/dining/a life are a commute to Savannah or Brunswick, it is good for the active-retired.
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Traffic is a problem but Atlanta tops all in congestion
GDOT Commissioner Linnenkohl tackles Atlanta traffic
http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlan...2/smallb5.html

How does he keep a straight face talking to Richmond Hill officials about their "traffic congestion"?
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Officials at Fort Stewart ask the Bryan County Board of Education to reconsider building a school close to the fort.
"Training activities on the installation may periodically subject students at the proposed school to blast noise from large weapons fire as well as noise from aviation overflights,"
http://savannahnow.com/node/207859
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Default Looking to move to NC

Hi. I live in Wisconsin, and am looking to move to NC. I have 2 boys, one with learning disabilities, and good schools is a must. Do you know what counties/districts are the best? I am also looking for an area that is safe, affordable, and low cost of living. Any info that you have would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Wilmington Island...Savannah, GA.
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Hi. I live in Wisconsin, and am looking to move to NC. I have 2 boys, one with learning disabilities, and good schools is a must. Do you know what counties/districts are the best? I am also looking for an area that is safe, affordable, and low cost of living. Any info that you have would be appreciated. Thanks.
And Savannah, GA. figures into your plans how?
It's a really long hike.
Just sayin', is all.
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