Anyone live/lived/visited Southeast GA?

posted 2 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

LadySmurph:  I don’t know much about the town of St. Marys (I’m from Savannah), but you’ve got the Cumberland Island National Seashore right there, and it is BEAUTIFUL. I definitely think it is worth a trip down. I know you are far along in your pregnancy, but I highly recommend going. If you were to move down there, you are still very close to both of the lovely cities you mentioned, and they’d be great for weekend trips with the little one!

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  MKWeddingBee.
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

St. Mary’s is really nice. Schools are great in Camden County (top school academically and athletics program) and Glynn County (Glynn Academy-public). My parents live on St. Simons Island- really nice area in Glynn County, but do everything at the military base in St. Marys. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

LadySmurph:  you can’t base your fear on one person calling it a “dope town”…there’s drugs everywhere so anywhere can be a dope town. 

That is a very nice area and like a pp said, Camden Co has great schools. I also have family on St. Simons and it’s Lovely there. Also not til far from savannah or Jacksonville. Actually closer to Jax, which is also a nice city.

I also think you should at least visit before you uproot your life…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Sunset Hills Country Club

 

LadySmurph:  I live in Georgia, but on the west side basically in Alabama. However, I have travelled there. It’s nice. It has southern charm. I’ve never been up north, so I can’t compare it to where you live. I can tell you about the weather here though. The summer heat is humid, so even though it only says 85 degrees, it feels way hotter. The winter’s are wet, and after 32 degrees it’s all various levels of absolutely freezing. You cannot beat the fall or spring in Georgia, though. (Other than allergies!) I love living in Georgia, and I wouldn’t move for anything. I’ve never lived anywhere else.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Sunset Hills Country Club

 

LadySmurph:  Where I live isn’t anywhere close to where you would move to, but the town you want is pretty much the town I live in. Lucky for you, there’s towns like mine all over Georgia, and if I remember correctly, St. Mary’s is, too.

Oh! I don’t know your finances, but what if you and DH took a “babymoon” and visited thw town? Just a weekend Friday-Sunday? I bet that would help you two make up your mind! Oh, and hopefully you like sweet tea!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

LadySmurph:  It’s definitely a BIG decision. We might move to Oregon after graduation so that is a HUGE difference from GA and there is no way I’m moving across country without visiting there. I’m from the suburbs of ATL and having been away at college and not living there for almost 5 years, I definitely do not want to move back there or raise my family. I go to the University of GA so I’m on the northern end of the state, but I started out at Ga Southern University which is closer to St. Mary’s in SE GA, but not the very bottom of the state. I think the biggest shock I experienced when I moved that far south was the gnats. You will be wayyy below the gnat line living that far south so be prepared. Even if you didn’t live right in St. Mary’s, there will be nice towns that will make you feel right at home around that area. You could even live in NE FL. Also, once you get in south GA, there’s not really that much to do like there is in a bigger city, so it’s a good thing that Jacksonville isn’t that far. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

LadySmurph:  There will be a big difference if you and your husband have lived in the northeast for most of your life. I grew up on Cape Cod so St. Simons Island reminds me of a village on the Cape. The south is just different- good schools in good areas with good neighborhoods with programs and athletics…coming from a teacher here. Enjoy your new adventure! 

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