thining of moving from massachusetts to Kennesaw geogia area any input

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by freshegg, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    my husband works for a company that has a branch in kennesaw and we are thinking of transfering. how cold does it get there, how much do experienced certified nurses assistants make, hows the dirt for gardening, are there hurricanes there? whats the best nearby town for country living. How much money do we need a year to live comfy? basically Im trying to weigh things out like cost of living, weather and farming. how much is gas and cigs there now (this is a reflrction of the economy). feed cost. thanks for any advise.
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:Most of the time the temps are in the 40's to 50's here in winter with some cold days interspersed. Don't get me wrong, it can and does get down in the teens here at times but mostly it's pretty mild.
    Nusing is something you will have no problem getting a job in as there is a shortage of qualified nurses here. That will be in your favor [​IMG]
    The soil is excellent for gardening and you can grow a wide range of veggies and fruits here with good rates of success.
    Hurricanes are something that VERY rarely ever makes it inland this far. I am pushing 40 and have only experienced 2 in my lifetime. The other good thing is that by the time they have made it here they have deminished in strength alot! This would not even be a concearn in my book.
    As for a town for country living, New Hope or maybe Emerson would be my suggestion. Stay away from Marrietta and Kennesaw both if you want rural life, Acworth is no good either for the most part.
    As long as you both combined gross around the $90k to $100k mark you should be able to live fairly well here. Just pick and choose your place to live carefully as that will be a factor. Some counties the taxes are incredible here! Cobb county is real bad for taxes, so is Cherokee and Paulding. I live in Haralson County and the taxes are very low here. Polk county is another low tax county.
    Gas is currently at $1.65 for regular and ciggs I can't help with as I don't smoke any more. Feed will run anywhere from $8 to $16 per 50# bag.
    Hope this all helps. If I can help you in any way or answer any more questions just PM me.
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    What's the matter, freshie, not tough enough for anther g'field winter?! Gonna leave that to us real tough chicks?

    Actually, I bet Georgia's great. But don't forget to check chicken ordinances before you pick a place - think of all the stories we've heard here about town and neighborhood restrictions. And keep us posted . . .
  4. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    yes I am not tough enough lol Ive been here all my life and I still hate the cold. I already told hubby we have to make sure we can have chickens [​IMG]. I really hate the town im in and the state of mass seems to get more and more expensive. I want a longer garden season too. my chickens want to go warmer too. I dont know if we will move or not just contimplating right now. but I think I can get a nicer house for the same money down there but I need to find one with a few acres. heck Id live in a trailer if it meant I could have land. but if we move will miss my house since I have so many memories here and this is my granddaughters only home ever she always tells me I loveare home grandma [​IMG] .
  5. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Ball Ground, Ga
    I'd go to a more rural area than Kennesaw.
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I was born and raised in CT, moved to Marietta for 3 years in my twenties,
    then came home.

    The Northeast economy is much stronger and you will make more here
    for the same job. The job market up here is MUCH stronger. Taxes
    are MUCH higher too.

    You may also experience a culture shock. Go visit for a while before
    making that decision. People are very different, both in good and bad
    ways. I made friends easily there but my wife didn't.

    I love Georgia and have many friends and family there.
    I was just there last month for training and was sad I didn't have the
    time to go visit folks.

    It's almost more appropriate to compare Georgia to New England rather
    than just Mass. It's a huge state. North Georgia is so much different
    than Atlanta, which is so much different than the shoreline or southern

    For the record I love the cold and hate the heat. [​IMG]
  7. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    Im thinking of dallas or cartersville but dallas looks more likeable. I am nervous that I wont like it so thinking about renting a few months but I dont like renting. I see taxes are alot lower there and for 150,000 or less I can get what would cost 400,000 here so the 6 % paycut I would take would be ok. hubby will bring his pay with him which is good. as far as friends I dont have time to just hang out with people anyway but maybe find a hunting partner for all the deer that are there. there is a small 5 acre farm with a big house (built 1995), a horse barn and what not for like 150,000 that sounds nice. I hate this cold weather. the warmth and affordable houses sound real good. I checked out grocery prices online and they are alot cheaper on most things down there. I have a huge trailer I turned into a coop and told hubby I needed to tow it along if we move he doesnt think he wants to. I figured we could put things in it like lawn mower,grill shed stuff and tow it. I will be scared that I will miss a few people from here. Ill give it lots of thought maybe visit first. maybe I'll just win that mega millions and have no fear lol.

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