The company that I work for is opening a new manufacturing facility in
Suwanee, GA. I'm one of the key players in setting up the facilities and the
This being said there will be opportunities for employees in my company to
relocate to the new facility from Cincinnati, OH. I had the opportunity to
go to Chino Ca. a few years ago and wasn't interested. I'm kind of
interested in moving to Georgia as I'm tired of cold ass winters and I need
a change anyway.
So the question is do any of you know anything about the town of Suwanee?
I'll be visiting in about a month to look at the new building that we're
buying, but would like to here from any that have first hand information on
Well, Suwanee is about 30 mins northeast of Atlanta between I-85 and US-23.
Not really much to say. I have been through Suwanee many times. It used to
be a nice quiet little town, but nowadays it is just another suburb of
Atlanta. About 10,000 people in the limits. Atlanta and its surrounding
areas has nearly 2million people! Expect nice weather from march to
oct./nov(very hot summers). It can get a little chilly between dec. and feb.
You are close to Lake Lanier(10 mins.) and Lake Oconee(1 hour). Only about
two hours from the mountains. And four hours from the ocean. Good fun year
You have excellent off-roading up there too. Nice slippery Georgia red clay.
I say "up there" because I live in Savannah. Which is four hours south on
Georgia is a great state to live in. Lots of different areas to explore.
Georgia is also the largest state east of the Mississippi. So you wont run
out of stuff to check out on the weekends.
Also, there was a place called Boyd's Ribs on US-23. If it is still there,
GO! Some of the best BBQ I have ever had.
Hope this helps a little,
Yeah I figured I need to investigate how much severe weather this area gets.
I was hoping that being near Atlanta that most of the bad weather wouldn't
make it that far inland. Atlanta HartsField airport is a HUGE international
airport, and I've never heard of it shutting down.
According to stats, Hartsfield is the nations busiest airport.
My company has major operations in and around Atlanta.
I've been through Suwanee a number of times but never stopped.
Mostly I go to Atlanta on the northeast side, Norcross, Duluth,
Stone Mtn, Alpharetta, etc. Or College Park, etc. on the south.
The mountains are nearby, lots of history.
I found the majority of the women are slim and quite pretty.
Atlanta is expensive. MOtels are high,
car rentals are high. Atlanta is in a valley and it fills up with
jet fumes from the airport and smoke from the forest fires.
NEVER, EVER go anywhere near Atlanta during rush hour!
The city lacks sufficient highways for the number of people
I agree. I did not mention that before. Traffic sucks all the time on or
inside I-285(perimeter highway around Atlanta). But, Suwanee is not really
close to all that. If you are not driving into Atlanta everyday you should
Also, Hurricanes are not a direct threat to Atlanta. They usually get the
rains and an occasional stray tornado when the remnants of a depression pass
Atlanta sits on a piedmont not in a valley. Anyone who has been there
knows that. Hartsfield is closer to College Park, not Suwanee. You would
be about an hour away from the airport. No jet fumes to worry about.
I'll take Georgia over "Khalifornya" any day. No earthquakes, mudslides or
ridiculously high taxes. And the cost of living is about half.
The factory will be located on Crestridge Court. right in Suwanee and I'll
be looking for a house with no more that a 20 minute drive. All my life I've
driven at least 45 minutes to work, I'm tired of that as when there's
traffic it becomes an hour or more.
Thanks for the info.
Amen. And best of all, it only snows here once every 3rd blue moon and the
record is only like 7 inches.
Anyplace that doesn't snow-even in the winter, can't be half bad!
( I'm even thinking of selling my Syncro)
On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 13:34:46 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
no personal experience, but my best friend moved there from the Calif.
bay area about 10 years ago (delta employee)
He hated it at first, then when his wife retired and joined them, they
bought a house in Peach Tree and love it.. they say that they wouldn't
trade the weather for anywhere except a tropical island..lol
He's not into 4wheelin, but he flies a small plane and says that he's
never had a "weather problem" there... I guess only a pilot would know
what exactly that means..
IMHO, if you're in Ohio now, you'll love georgia..
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I've been to Peach Tree a few times and it's very nice there. I believe they
call Peach Tree a golf cart community, there are even little garages at some
of the houses for the golf carts. Even paths around some of the subdivisions
for them to get around on.
yeah, that sounds like the place...
Email me if you'd like his email... He knows the area pretty well and
he's got a gig with the "Henry County Development Authority office",
whatever that is.. lol
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