has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Tanya is living in Lake Park, GA and has a little something to say:
|Life Stage:||Family with Children|
|Location:||Lake Park, GA|
Southern Hospitality Not To Be Mistaken For Ignora Posted On: 3/13/2011 11:49:34 PM
I actually read a review of Crestview that was from 2008. Though my family has yet to finalize our plan for relocation to the quaint city of Crestview, it is in motion and we are all very excited. We have visited several times in the past few months to be certain that it was the right choice for our family. We absolutely love it. The review I read was written by a lady from PA. I found it offensive and a total misrepresentation of the town. She all but called the people of Crestview dumb rednecks. She stated that the people were unfriendly due to her being Catholic. I once had family living in Crestview, therefore, I had visited several times before my recent decision to relocate there. Not once during any of my 12-15 visits to Crestview did anyone ever ask me if I were Baptist or anything of that nature. I do recall entering into a convenience store and asking for assistance from the clerks and other locals. They were always helpful and within a few moments they shared an abundance of useful info concerning employment opportunities, schools, crime, housing, etc. It was not dumb rednecks who offered up such information, but people of all backgrounds and educational levels who had been taught what is referred to as Southern Hospitality. It is one of our most honorable traits. I have lived in South Georgia all of my life and have honestly never felt more welcomed than I did during my visits at Crestview. It is true that the town itself is not abundant in "cultural" activities, however, from what I have seen the residential areas have a sense of safety and peacefulness. The surrounding towns offer culture and recreation. This is ideal for many who are looking to raise a family. There are many parks and play areas for small children. For those interested in furthering their education, Niceville, has a 2-4 yr college (Northwestern Florida State College). I speak only as someone who has thoroughly researched this area and my opinions were only voiced here because I took great offense to the post which referred to the people of Crestview as rednecks and spoke of how she had no one to speak intellectually to. The people of Crestview in general did not appear dumb or uneducated, nor were they in anyway disrespectful of my religious beliefs or practices. In fact, religion was never a topic of discussion. Crestview is a city and like all cities, there are many different types of people. The post I have spoken of had painted a mental image of backwoods, ignorant hillbillies and that is just not so. There are a lot of amazing and generous people and I am very much looking forward to the move.