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Louis DeToy
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Hello all, the wife,and I presently reside in nw Kansas , been here almost eight years just not home . We have owned ,and remodeled afew house then we would sell , now we are selling our last one . I grew up in mid tenn. & wife in mo. , as we get older the cold tells us move south. We have been searching the southeastern part of the country for 5/10 acres to homestead , wanting to build a cordwood home and get back to a simpler lifestyle. We both are very much in love with northern ga.,can anyone tell us which counties would be best to do this in. Thanks all Louis
 
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From someone who lived some 25 years in GA...if you are seriously looking for a significantly warmer climate you might consider further south. The mountainous parts of north Georgia can see temps. in the 5-10 degree range from time to time, and snow. Infrastructure and buildings are not as well designed for cold, so disruptions due to winter weather events can be almost as bad as further north.
 
Louis DeToy
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Thank you for your response , I realize the cold can nasty in the winter there . I am also thinking of the mild summer temps , not to mention the area draws us to it. It's beauty, reasonably close to family in mid Tn. , cost of living , are afew of what we wish for. The world is becoming truly messed up ,and to be honest I don't think being in North Georgia would be a bad place to be if all fell apart.
 
Douglas Dierking
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Hey Louis! My wife, 13 year old son and I moved just South of Savannah 10 years ago. We are from Cincinnati originally and like you were getting sick of the long gray winters. 3 years ago we moved out of a neighborhood here and bought 10 acres down the road where we raise dairy goats, chickens, bees and veggies. We sell all from the house and at the local farmers market. The mild winters are nice but the summers can be absolutely brutal when doing these kinds of activities. The extreme heat with the tropical humidity makes it difficult to grow certain things and it's hard on both animals and humans. We've been eyeing N.GA for some time and just bought a place in NW Georgia in Walker County. It's VERY pretty, lots of farms, ridges, valleys and mountains and although it can get hot/humid in the summer, it's nowhere near as bad as Savannah. They get a little snow every winter but it doesn't last long, and there are enough cold hours to grow some really good fruits. The fall is beautiful, we were there in November and it reminded us of New England. So many beautiful colors. Land is inexpensive compared to NE Georgia but still close enough for day trips into the bigger mountains there. The valley we are in is so quiet and laid back. It's hard at times to get a cell signal and there is no internet running down our street yet, but we're not moving there for those things. We move there in less than a week and are being joined by a few like-minded friends we met at the farmers market. They will be buying some land and will build a small house or trailer. Let us know what you decide!
 
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