#1 Aug 13, 2008
I've been looking for some property in Mineral Bluff to purchase and retire. After reading some of these posts I may change my mind and I'm sure that would make alot of you happy. I thought Mineral Bluff looked like such a nice quiet town and I had hoped it was filled with nice down to earth Georgians. As you can tell I'm from Florida. This is a beautiful area and my family and many of my friends have vacationed in the Blue Ridge area for the last 40 years. So sad to see that we are called Floridiots. I have to agree that there are many idiots in Florida and I'm sad to see that there are just as many if not more in GA. You should never judge a person by the state they are from, the color of their skin or their religous beliefs. I guess I'll take my Floridiot $$$$$ somewhere else. Hope that makes you happy!!

Since: Apr 08

Kingsland, GA

#2 Aug 15, 2008
Please do not listen to anyone on these forums( well...almost) I just moved to Mineral Bluff from Florida 6 weeks ago and the folks here are nicer than any I have ever met!!!!!!!!!!I am not called a Floridiot and I love it here!!!!There are alot of unhappy on these forums and I am so glad I moved here!!!!

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#3 Aug 24, 2008
We have a place in the area and come about 7 times a yr. We have NEVER been treated rude. Neighbors nice and anyone we've come in contact with has been very friendly. Only one time did an electrical contractor say something about The Floridians running up the real estate prices. That was the only remark in 3 yrs. We lov it and plan on spending alot more time when we retire.
Biggest problem is finding reliable workers. Could be a gold mine for someone who has a good work ethic.

Commerce, GA

#4 Sep 11, 2008
The people calling us Floridiots are the idiots.

Give me a break- are we in grade school calling names?

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#5 Sep 20, 2008
The problem stems from some of the Northerner's pre judgement of the South.Some arrive with the old mental image of Ignorant bare foot inbred toothless neaderthals. They seem to be disappointed when they see us wearing shoes and driving cars instead of horse and wagons. and being educated. also with the attitude of "We did it differently up North" They don't like gravel roads and lack of all the other amenities they took for granted in their big nasty cities. Our accent seems to grate their nerves. They seem to want to move here and recreate the enviornment that they are were so desperate to escape from.
Certainly not all newcomers have that attitude, it doesn't take too many insults to give the natives the idea that all newcomers fit into one basket.
My only advice to those that cannot adapt is to leave. It's been my expierience in my travels that people are basically the same anywhere we go. I said basically.

Since: Apr 12

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#6 May 7, 2012
I live in Delaware but I have ties to MB. My in-laws have a nice house on a mountain there. I've seen attitudes before like the contractor you spoke of. In his case I'd say he probably can't afford a house on a mountain so he bad mouths it. I'd remind him that those people are keeping him in business. Say nobody ever moved there and houses were never built. He would not have as much business. Plenty of people have put food on their tables because someone wanted to retire there and built a house. I'm in construction and I've seen that attitude. Young kids, 20-25, complaining about the people moving here from neighboring states because our taxes are great comparatively. I told one kid at a job site to go home. He asked me why. I said, "Well, you are obviously against these people being here and these houses being built. Go home! Stop building this house that you hate and go home." He proceeded to tell me how much he needed the money to support his family. "Really? This house is good enough to pay your bills but it isn't good enough for the person from Jersey to live in it!" Envy. That's all it ever is.

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