Georgia Real Estate - Southern Hospitality (26)

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Georgia Real Estate - Southern Hospitality (26)

  1. 1. Georgia Real Estate - Southern HospitalityKnown as the Peach State, Georgia is the state of southern hospitality. If you prefer the traditionalsouthern culture, Georgia real estate is certainly worth a look.GeorgiaThe largest state east of the Mississippi, Georgia has a long and glorious history. Civil warmonuments are rife throughout the state as are small towns with turn of the century homes.Notwithstanding this culture, Georgia is also a very modern state with growing cities such as Atlanta.AtlantaThe most populous city in Georgia, Atlanta is a growing metropolis. From a sports perspective, thecity has Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons, the Braves, basketball, hockey and has even hostedthe Olympics. Raised in 1865 by General Sherman, the city has a newish feel and has grown to apopulation of over 3.5 million people. The city can be classified more as a modern city than atraditional southern one.SavannahIf youre looking for a true southern city in Georgia, Savannah is the place. Located on the border withSouth Carolina, Savannah is a step back into the past. With tree-lined streets, the city hosts a varietyof architecture from the 18th and 19th century including Victorian homes and old manor. Streets aredwarfed by huge, ancient Oak Trees. To see Savannah, rent of buy "Midnight in the Garden of Goodand Evil," which was filmed in the city.AthensRoughly an hour north of Atlanta, Athens is a mix of southern culture and college town. Home to theUniversity of Georgia, the town has a population of 30,000 plus students. This influx of students givesthe city a liberal feel, which is unique for the south.Georgia Real EstateGeorgia real estate prices vary by location with the metropolis of Atlanta dwarfing smaller town realestate. A single family home in Atlanta will set you back $300,000 on average, while $250,000 will dothe trick in Savannah and $230,000 in Athens. The appreciation rate for Oregon real estate dependsentirely on the location, but averages a moderate six percent for 2005.If southern hospitality is your ideal, Georgia may be your destination. With reasonable real estateprices, you can pick up a good deal.Sherman oaks real estate

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