Cherokee Heights... Why is everyone selling?

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Jenny

Rincon, GA

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Jun 15, 2011
 
My husband and I are moving to Waycross this fall, and we were curious if anyone knew why so many people in this neighborhood are selling their homes. It looks like a great neighborhood, but it seems like every other house is up for sale.

We're having a hard time finding a place to rent, so we are considering buying -- however, the majority of the houses we like are in this neighborhood.

Any information would be appreciated -- or if anyone knows of any rentals in Waycross, please let us know. Thanks!

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Jun 16, 2011
 
Jenny wrote:
My husband and I are moving to Waycross this fall, and we were curious if anyone knew why so many people in this neighborhood are selling their homes. It looks like a great neighborhood, but it seems like every other house is up for sale.
We're having a hard time finding a place to rent, so we are considering buying -- however, the majority of the houses we like are in this neighborhood.
Any information would be appreciated -- or if anyone knows of any rentals in Waycross, please let us know. Thanks!
This is my opion on why everyone is selling!

As the older people pass on most of there children do not live in Waycross anymore and do not want to live here because there is very little here unless you are in the medical field or you are lucky to get a government job of some sort.

So let me list some of the problems

1. Most of the jobs in Waycross are minium wages and can not afford these house
2. The house that do have a good price on them end up having a tax rate on them that is so unreal that people do not want to pay it...
3. There are a lot of newer type crack heads/dealers moving into this area from South Fla now and renting what houses that are not sold and are now being rented.
4.Crime rate is getting higher in there neighborhoods and they are moving into the county now
5.Back to the Tax rate again the Tax’s in the county are cheaper so people are just moving to the county and along to other county’s because of this problem
6.People with a lot of children do not like the Ware county school system and have chosen to go to other county’s. If you look at our graduation rate it has gone down every year lately.
7. This is becoming a retirement town so a lot of older people that come to Waycross want to rent instead of buying a home, they sold there home someplace and put there money in the bank and are just living easy now.

I think that is enough now.
Jody Kanoby

San Bruno, CA

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Jun 20, 2011
 
I have two friends that are trying to sell their homes in Cherokee Heights. They are both hoping to sell there homes to buy larger ones. Most of the homes in cherokee heights are small. Yes, there are some larger ones, but you'll notice not many of them are for sale. I really like the area, but wouldn't by my friends homes because of the same reasons. Familys need two bathrooms, or atleast 1 and half baths..
Laura

Jacksonville, FL

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Mar 16, 2012
 
hi, i know these posts are a bit old, but my family is getting ready to relocate to waycross as well. i haven't heard many good things, is it really a "dying town" as so many people have told me? i don't know what areas are best, we do have children i need to make sure they are in a good neighborhood and good schools. anyone have any advice?
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Mar 16, 2012
 
Laura wrote:
hi, i know these posts are a bit old, but my family is getting ready to relocate to waycross as well. i haven't heard many good things, is it really a "dying town" as so many people have told me? i don't know what areas are best, we do have children i need to make sure they are in a good neighborhood and good schools. anyone have any advice?
Might want to look at living in Pierce County. Schools are some of the best in the state. Patterson was voted in the top 50 best places to live and raise your children!!
Laura

Jacksonville, FL

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Mar 19, 2012
 
ok, i'll look into that for sure, thank you! so is it a mistake to look in to williams heights elementary school, or the neighborhood of cherokee heights? any thoughts advice and opinions are welcome!
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Mar 19, 2012
 
Laura wrote:
ok, i'll look into that for sure, thank you! so is it a mistake to look in to williams heights elementary school, or the neighborhood of cherokee heights? any thoughts advice and opinions are welcome!
I grew up in Waycross/Ware County, and no I would not. The school system just doesn't compare to Pierce County.
Pamela

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Mar 22, 2012
 
Laura wrote:
ok, i'll look into that for sure, thank you! so is it a mistake to look in to williams heights elementary school, or the neighborhood of cherokee heights? any thoughts advice and opinions are welcome!
Laura, I own a house in the Williams Heights district and my daughter has gone to school at Williams Heights Elementary since kindergarten and is now in the 5th grade , we think it is the best school in Ware Co. highly recommend.
Pamela

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Mar 22, 2012
 
Laura,

I own a house in Williams Heights district and my daughter has attended Williams Heights Elementary since kindergarden and is now in the 5th grade ,we love the school and its staff. I would highly recommend sending your children.
Laura

Jacksonville, FL

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Mar 27, 2012
 
thanks so much for all the advice! i'm really thankful for the opinions. so how about Jesup? any thoughts on the schools/housing?
Mrs Davis

Waycross, GA

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Apr 18, 2012
 
I have lived in Cherokee Hts. for over 20 years and moved here from Tallahassee and before that Atlanta. This is a beautiful walking neighborhood with diverse home styles and people. I have never had a single problem with security and long to see the homes that are for sale filled with younger families that appreciate the kind of neighborhood that Cherokee Hts. is. As a mother of grown children who received excellent educations from the Ware County School System, I encourage families to relocate to a small town that is close to larger areas such as Brunswick, the Golden Isles, Jacksonville, and Valdosta and raising their children in a good place to live.
Tall Pines

Blackshear, GA

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May 22, 2012
 

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Cherokee Heights does have something for everyone. It was started in the 1940's. Back then it was considered "the farm" because town was over on Tebeau & McDonald Streets. Cherokee Heights has always been known as a "nice place to live". Now we have the country club, & areas outside of the city including the Central avenue subdivisions. Waycros has great things to offer as does Blackshear & Pierce County. They each have things that they do well and will be good for your family. As we talked about before there have been a good number of homes for sale in Cherokee Heights. Well let's face it....a lot of those owners and builders of those homes from the 40's and 50's have died & their children already have homes and families of their own. The nice thing is that new families are moving in and making the homes their own. Many of the homes have already been inproved on and some are still in need of some work. Most of those still have original hardwood floors & other original features. Give Cherokee Heights and Waycross as well as Blackshear a look. We would love to have you reside with us and join our community. Mayo Clinic Health System has just joined us! Have a great day.
Ann

Waycross, GA

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Jan 26, 2013
 
Cherokee heights is a beautiful neighborhood. My friends from Atlanta ooh and ahh at this neighborhood every time they visit. The good news is that you can live here now and send your children to either Ware co. schools or pierce co as pierce is now accepting tuition from residents of ware o. Satilla medical center here was just purchased by world renowned Mayo Clinc. The worlds largest biomass plant was also built here two years ago so this area has made a turn around. One hour from the beach too!

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