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LAGRANGE - 11/17/2010
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marian
LaGrange, GA

QUITE, RURAL, LOTS OF CULTURAL EVENTS, A LARGE LAKE, OUT OF "TRAFFIC" BUT CLOSE TO A TOWN WITH LOTS OF SHOPPING, 1 HOUR TO ATLANTA AIRPORT, DAILY TRANSIT TO ATLANTA AIRPORT, LITTLE OVER HOUR TO ATLANTA AND IT,S EVENTS AND SHOPPING.

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Carolyn
LaGrange, GA

LaGrange, Ga. - 2/22/2011

I agree with Falcon. LaGrange is full of illiterat, trashy people. If you go to the local Walmart or grocery store you are bombarded with people talking filthy and being rude. Also in most of the inter-city neighborhoods you also have to put up with people yelling filth and walking around with their pants around their knees. This is not only during the day but also at night. Drug dealers and trash prowl the whole town. The town is definately divided into the have and have nots. You also have to be careful about which grocery store you go to because rude people will knock you down! The mall is really not a good place to go at night because riff-raff hangs out there. A large majority of the general population does not work and is on public assistance. You can get stabbed just going to a conveinence store at night. A lot of blacks and mexicans here. I can't wait to move away! The decent working people of Lagrange make this a half decent town.[read more...]


marian
LaGrange, GA

LAGRANGE - 11/17/2010

QUITE, RURAL, LOTS OF CULTURAL EVENTS, A LARGE LAKE, OUT OF "TRAFFIC" BUT CLOSE TO A TOWN WITH LOTS OF SHOPPING, 1 HOUR TO ATLANTA AIRPORT, DAILY TRANSIT TO ATLANTA AIRPORT, LITTLE OVER HOUR TO ATLANTA AND IT,S EVENTS AND SHOPPING.[read more...]


Bp
LaGrange, GA

LaGrange - Looking for Southern Charm? You have fo - 10/6/2010

I moved to LaGrange 15 years ago to work as an engineer in a local manufacturing plant. I thought I would only be here a short while. I was single and didn't think LaGrange was booming enough for me. Now - with a great husband and four children, I love LaGrange. If is a wonderful family town. LaGrange is the perfect place to call home if you need to work in Atlanta but want to live where there is a slower pace to life. LaGrange is 45 minutes south of the Airport - perfect - not too close, not too far. It is situated on West Point Lake. A beautiful lake with 500 miles of shoreline. There are vast cultural actities: a local Symphony, Museum, Ballet Company, and an Arts Alligiance and plenty of Recreational activities: fishing, boating, Recreational sports leagues, 12+ camp grounds, hiking rails, mountain bike trails - and Callaway Gardens is only 20 minutes away. There are mulitple great restaurants, although you will spend most weekends at backyard cook outs and supper clubs with the thriving southern hospitality that is alive and well. Schools are good and employement opportunities are good too. Kia built its first manufacturing plant in the U.S. 8 miles from LaGrange. Over 7500 jobs have been announced between Kia and their suppliers. As of October 2010 Kia has hired just under 2100 employees and plans to conitnue hiring as they are ramping up for their 2nd shift to come online soon. Suppliers have starting hiring and several tier one suppliers are already discussing expansion. The real estate market is stable and investment options abound. The rental market is great due to the number of employees relocating to the area with Kia. If you are patient, you can purchase a $100,000 foreclosure that can rent for $900-$1100 per month. Owner occupied homes are reasonably priced. You can purchase a lake front home from $200,000 in rural areas or $400,000 to $600,000 in neighborhoods. You can purchase an upscale 4 sided brick home from the $280's and up or purchase a quality constructed cement sided home in a neighborhood with full amenties from $160,000+. Great childcare is available at several local churches at very affordable prices. (My top choice is First Baptist Church on the Square - waiting list is 6 months to 1 year though) Infant childcare is around $110 per week. Life is good in LaGrange, GA! [read more...]


booker
McDonough, GA

Lagrange's Need to bring other ministries to the - 10/3/2009

The City of Lagrange as well as the Nation is experiencing a recession. There are woes in all of our communities.Yet only a few churches and groups are answering the call to service. I would like to acknowledge the work done on the part of the New Beginning CDC church. Every moWhen will we ever get together? It is quit apparent that the City nth those people pool their resources to feed the needy in their community.A small black congregation with little resources ,but they giveaway over 130- 150 food baskets per month. This speaks volume about their call to help. Yet, this draws my attention to ask the profound question to what is the City doing to help with grant monies for their needy. And why are their not Minority groups in the community worthy of collaborating with the City to answer these woes. When a City like Lagrange and Vicinity is under an attack to combat poverty. It is sound advice to bring all hues to the table for dialog. People like Pastor Harris and other Leader withs proven Leadership should be brought to a summitt meeting to develop a plan of action that is good for the needs of the poverty stricken and under priviledged in our community. Further still, The community has won the bid to house the Kia Auto plant. Don't you think that the administration would love to partner with a people that are community minded. If LaGrange begins a collabrative efforts Now! The future promises to be brighter[read more...]


Dottie
LaGrange, GA

Rebuttal to review on City of LaGrange, Georgia - 6/27/2009

Falcon is wrong about LaGrange. It isn't the place as described. Yes, things here are not perfect..........nor is any other place. Falcon is bitter about something and blames the community. I am not a have nor a have not. I was reared here and after divorce came back here to rear my children here because I knew it was a place for them to grow up in a community of people who cared about each other and strived to make it the best little city they could make it. LaGrange is a place to belong a place to be a part of. What Falcon doesn't understand is that you have to be a part of something to change what is wrong. You can't just stand by the side of the road and throw stones. Change doesn't work that way. LaGrange has an outstanding school system and an unmatched county recreation department that provides children of all ages the opportunity to participate in sports of all denominations. There are free dental clinics for those who cannot afford them, there are soup kitchens for the hungry and food closets and clothing closets for families who need them. There is a program with the city to contribute to a fund for those who have problems paying utility bills...... There is a real caring here...........why else would hundreds of people who leave because of college, careers or marriage come back to stay?[read more...]


Falcon
LaGrange, GA

LaGrange - 10/6/2005

LaGrange is a small city of 25,000 in the middle of Atlanta and Columbus. The schools here are absolutly horrible, and there is a high illiteracy rate. Crime is high for such a small population, but is concentrated in certain neighborhoods, many of which are trying to be redeveloped such as Hillside. Healthcare isn't that great either, but Columbus and Altlanta are close. The overwhelming majority of the population is Baptist, but all of the other major denominations are well represented. There is also a small synagogue. The mall isn't much with a mediocre Belk, JCPenny, and Goody's, and not much else. Same goes for restaurants, but that's changing as many good ones are opening up in the re-devloped downtown. Thanks in part to LaGrange College there is a symphony orchestra, and opera and ballet companies. The local government here is AWFUL, and taxes are high. The people here are friendly, but there is a big gap between the haves and have-nots.[read more...]