Since: Nov 12

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#22 Jul 13, 2013
Welcome to North Georgia. As you have already discovered it is beautiful country and the vast majority of the people are lovely. I think you will find that the Floridians that the locals complain about are those that were originally from up North, moved to Florida for a few years and then moved to North Georgia and are perpetually saying "that isn't how we did it in" Boston, NY or wherever. ;)

When you are ready to explore beyond Blue Ridge, you might consider visiting Cartersville. It is about 90 minutes from BR and has the Tellus Science Museum and the Booth Western Art Museum - both are outstanding. The Etowah Indian Mounds are an interesting historical site. You can find out more about all three on the internet.
Local

Blue Ridge, GA

#23 Jul 13, 2013
Yes, meth is a big problem in this area in general. We have a small town with very little for kids who do not want to experience the outdoors to do and thus turn to unhealthy things so various recreational drug and alcohol use is decently widespread.

Rabies is not near as bad as LaForte Fan makes them seem. Common sense goes a long way to keeping yourself from getting it, like not being an idiot and trying to make pets out of raccoons, foxes, etc. Don't feed or attempt to befriend unknown animals that wander by.

As far as most things go about our attitude is really that we don't care for people who come here and try to change our local ordinances. I know of people who have had shelter for dogs in a shaded corner of their property for well over 30 years, people from Florida bought land and built a house about 25 feet from this said area, and then started complaining because the dogs barked yet the people around had to endure construction noise, continual traffic in and out of the property for the better part of 3-4 years. Basically we are not a city and we do not have common city ordinances and feel people who like the area should take it for what it is and not move here then try to change it into what they moved from.

As far as vegetation, almost anything you could want can grow here. You have to pay attention to weather on some crops. Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, okra, beets, cabbage, beans, peas, squash, watermelon, potatoes, lettuce, turnips, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries(though wild ones are the best) are all pretty common to grow here.
LaForte Fan

Blue Ridge, GA

#24 Jul 13, 2013
Local wrote:
Yes, meth is a big problem in this area in general. We have a small town with very little for kids who do not want to experience the outdoors to do and thus turn to unhealthy things so various recreational drug and alcohol use is decently widespread.
Rabies is not near as bad as LaForte Fan makes them seem. Common sense goes a long way to keeping yourself from getting it, like not being an idiot and trying to make pets out of raccoons, foxes, etc. Don't feed or attempt to befriend unknown animals that wander by.
As far as most things go about our attitude is really that we don't care for people who come here and try to change our local ordinances. I know of people who have had shelter for dogs in a shaded corner of their property for well over 30 years, people from Florida bought land and built a house about 25 feet from this said area, and then started complaining because the dogs barked yet the people around had to endure construction noise, continual traffic in and out of the property for the better part of 3-4 years. Basically we are not a city and we do not have common city ordinances and feel people who like the area should take it for what it is and not move here then try to change it into what they moved from.
As far as vegetation, almost anything you could want can grow here. You have to pay attention to weather on some crops. Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, okra, beets, cabbage, beans, peas, squash, watermelon, potatoes, lettuce, turnips, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries(though wild ones are the best) are all pretty common to grow here.
With all due respect, I doubt very much you know what I know about rabies. When dogs and cats are unvaccinated and unsupervised they will quite easily become rabid and they will not necessarily show the classic symptoms.
localforlife

Blue Ridge, GA

#25 Jul 13, 2013
please don't come here and start griping and about changing everything...yes its a small rural town with no where to shop and not many restaurants....we don't have the best of everything and most of us know everybody at least by name...so we don't have a mall or a Red Lobster or a Publix....we wouldn't be the same if we did
open minded

Blue Ridge, GA

#26 Jul 14, 2013
everybody knows , i tell it like it is !!! and ill tell ya , this place sucks monkey butt ... its getting full of blacks , & mexicans ,sorry welfare cases , low life folks , ect .... sell your house , stay where you are !!! or move to blairsville .. fannin is a dump , some folks have the wet dreams of it being a tourist town , but id rather watch flies screw than have to drive through the crap hole ....
uct

Blue Ridge, GA

#27 Jul 14, 2013
The comments about Blairsville and Govt have to be a joke. Stolen money, IOU`s and general spend spend spend with NO checks and Balances.

Since: Jul 13

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#28 Jul 14, 2013
Thanks for the tips on places to visit, and what veg I can grow there.
Im sure I wouldn't be trying to make friends with wild animals, so I wont worry to much about rabies..

HomeTownGirl95

Blue Ridge, GA

#29 Jul 14, 2013
Welcome to the area! Being a small town I' m sure that the negative comments just come from those who fear growth and change! Enjoy your new adventure!

Since: Jul 13

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#30 Jul 14, 2013
Thank you Home Town girl :)

Yes looking forward to a new adventure, and certainly wont miss FL heat that's for sure!
Bears Way

Hollywood, FL

#31 Jul 14, 2013
localforlife wrote:
please don't come here and start griping and about changing everything...yes its a small rural town with no where to shop and not many restaurants....we don't have the best of everything and most of us know everybody at least by name...so we don't have a mall or a Red Lobster or a Publix....we wouldn't be the same if we did
. Ingles is way better than Publix any day.

Since: Jul 13

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#32 Jul 14, 2013
I went to Ingles when I was there. It was like publix on steroids! Awesome supermarket, had everything..

localforlife..I would figure anybody moving to a small town would realize there is no malls and so on. If I wanted that convenience, Id stay in South FL..

Bears Way

Hollywood, FL

#33 Jul 14, 2013
Caz67 wrote:
I went to Ingles when I was there. It was like publix on steroids! Awesome supermarket, had everything..
localforlife..I would figure anybody moving to a small town would realize there is no malls and so on. If I wanted that convenience, Id stay in South FL..
if you don't mind, what city in southfFla?.... We are from Pembroke Pines, west of Ft Laud.

Since: Jul 13

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#34 Jul 14, 2013
Bears Way wrote:
<quoted text> if you don't mind, what city in southfFla?.... We are from Pembroke Pines, west of Ft Laud.
We are from Pompano beach.. Not far from Pembroke Pines. I think about 20min
LaForte Fan

Blue Ridge, GA

#35 Jul 14, 2013

Florida is a wonderful place to be in the middle or toward the end of winter. It would not be possible for me to tolerate that heat in the summer now. I'd pass out.

I posted a few pictures in the photo section and noticed Bear's Way did too. Is that your Grandkid? I used to show huntseat.

Since: Jul 13

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#36 Jul 14, 2013
LaForte Fan wrote:
Florida is a wonderful place to be in the middle or toward the end of winter. It would not be possible for me to tolerate that heat in the summer now. I'd pass out.
I posted a few pictures in the photo section and noticed Bear's Way did too. Is that your Grandkid? I used to show huntseat.
Tell me about it! I wont miss the heat one little bit.. Its even to hot to enjoy the beach most summers days.
Never new there waws a photo section, I will have to go take a look :)
Bears Way

Hollywood, FL

#37 Jul 14, 2013
LaForte Fan wrote:
Florida is a wonderful place to be in the middle or toward the end of winter. It would not be possible for me to tolerate that heat in the summer now. I'd pass out.
I posted a few pictures in the photo section and noticed Bear's Way did too. Is that your Grandkid? I used to show huntseat.
Yes that is my Grandkid. She is 14 now, riding since age of five. Getting ready to show in Lexington first week of August.Look at Blairsville photos, bunch there,
Bears Way

Hollywood, FL

#38 Jul 14, 2013
Caz67 wrote:
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Tell me about it! I wont miss the heat one little bit.. Its even to hot to enjoy the beach most summers days.
Never new there waws a photo section, I will have to go take a look :)
Look at Blairsville photo section, I have a ton of photos there under Bears Way
so true

Dawsonville, GA

#39 Jul 14, 2013
Bagger wrote:
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Yeah, us poor ole ignorant hillbillies didn't have a pot to piss in 'til all these queers and Floridiots moved in here and showed us the way of life. Welcome, come one, come all! Maybe you'll have the cure for aids and how to control a smartass, high society want a be!
Isn't that the truth!
I'm a woman and can't believe the FL bitches who go to Serenity Spa and act like their stuff don't stink. I've been able to afford Serenity since the get-go but the FL move-in clients look down their nose at everyone. Same thing in town at the shops. The problem is they are just what you said, wantabe rich.
so true

Dawsonville, GA

#40 Jul 14, 2013
Caz67 wrote:
Thanks everybody for the welcomes and advice on things....I really do love the town, and the community, Like I said before, everybody I came into contact with there were so nice....
Looking forward to living a quiter life style, though I am slightly worried about work, how ever Im not "above" doing what ever it takes!
When we were there we did a few hikes, I was scared the whole time of running into a momma bear when I turned the corner lol, but IM sure I will get use to that...
FYI, for those who really don't like people from Florida. The time Ive lived here, Ive only meet 2 born and breed Floridians, most are imports, so I, Myself, could not judge a whole state for that reason. Yet I will agree, Florida drivers suck! Never experienced them driving and stopping to read directions, more how hast and aggressive they drive scares me :)
There is another issue - you will be looking for work.
If you don't have a career or business in mind, you are taking work from a local who needs it.
LaForte Fan

Blue Ridge, GA

#41 Jul 14, 2013
so true wrote:
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There is another issue - you will be looking for work.
If you don't have a career or business in mind, you are taking work from a local who needs it.
When Caz67 moves here she will be a local.

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