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Carol Connel…, Home Buyer in Huntersville, NC

Is Athens, GA a reasonable place to retire for an old hippy like me?

Asked by Carol Connelly, Huntersville, NC Wed Jun 12, 2013

Looking for older remodeled home in safe neighborhood with no UGA students around (few OK)

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I'm not a realtor and just stumbled upon this page. I have the best house for an old hippie because I'm one too. I've been in this house 20+ years and have loved it. Very light filled home, sitting on a hill, over-looking a beautiful park....all properly aged I would so love to hand it down to someone who would appreciate it. Very established neighborhood. Give me a call if you want, after noon. 706 543-1850. Oh, safest neighborhood in Athens!
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YES! You will be happy here if living in the South is okay for you. This is the most progressive city in the South, not counting Austin, Texas, or Florida.
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Great town! I grew up near Athens and still have a home there even though I now live on the coast. As for an older remodeled home, look at River Cliff off Tallassee Road....Great neighborhood!
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Yes Carol, Athens is a great place to retire, There are several neighborhoods that are not populated by students and there are a lot of activities that are more community oriented. For example Athens Farmers Market is held twice a week. You can buy local produce and hear live music and even buy some local art. Surrounding communities like Winterville host weekly concerts on the lawn of the library. Athens also is home to two award wining hospitals. Health spas and ample parks. If you would like to know about what more Athens has to offer and to see houses to buy, please call me I will give you more than just a real estate sales pitch.
For my full attention please call 706-255-7911
Penny Chandler
Delta Realty
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Music, food, culture, low cost of living, no traffic, young people....and Forbes has us listed in top 25 places to retire.

I'd say, yes it is, you are on the right track Carol!

Web Reference: http://www.grooverhomes.com
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Athens is one of the best places to retire there is a lot of nice neighborhoods ( that don't have large student populations) and lots of activities that are not all student. For example Athens has a really good Farmers Market that operates two days a week where you can buy fresh local grown produce and listen to music and even buy some local art.

Some small surrounding communities like Winterville also host weekly out door concerts on the lawn of the Library. So as you can see there is something for everyone.

If you are looking to find a great home to buy I would be happy to give you my full attention.
Thank You
Penny Chandler
Delta Realty
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Hey, Athens is a great place to retire, its much more then a college town. Money magazine and the USA Today have listed Athens as top 20 retirement towns in the USA. There are lots of great neighborhoods with older homes. Because of the University there are a lot of cheap or free activities, lots of local coffee shops, and great restaurants. If you want to come down and visit some time I would love to show you some houses and neighborhood where you wont be around that many students. If you have any more questions feel free to call, text, or e-mail me anytime. Thanks

Stephen Molloy
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Haha, Old Hippies are always welcome in Athens. You will find we are a small town with A LOT to offer. There are plenty of art galleries, music venues, coffee shops and homes with private lots situated right in the hub of downtown activities. Come visit during the Twilight Criterium or Athfest to get a real taste of the diverse culture here. If it's country living you desire, Athens is surrounded by rich farm-land communities too. The local farmers, soap-makers, and artists bring their goods to College Ave every Thursday! UGA students are a large part of Athens life, so my advice is to visit the local neighborhoods on the weekends to truly know your neighbors.
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Yes, very reasonable, Carol. The main question to ask with this criteria, however, is what's the budget? Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond





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