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Great town....if you're a golf playing Baptist wh Posted On: 3/27/2008 11:32:50 AM
We came here because we had lived here nearly 20 years ago and remembered it as being a great place to live. Wrong. While it has grown larger somewhat in terms of businesses, the minds of the residents have definitely grown smaller. We had forgotten about the idiotic blue laws on Sundays. The Baptists and horse people run EVERYTHING. Any talk of new stores coming (i.e. Sam's Club or Cost Plus,etc)fills the local newspaper with howls of "we don't need no more yankees here." You'll spend all of your time and money in Augusta GA to find anything. You can practically hear the crickets in the dark depressing mall. Don't even consider looking for a job here unless you have the thick accent, know the "right" people,or have a popular last name (read "old family"). This used to be a family town with the median age in the mid-30's. Now it's becoming Sun City - - far too many retirees clogging up the roadways and stores. Having lived in Arizona we can tell you that a big retiree population will soon lead to more car accidents, less money for schools (because they don't believe they should have to pay), less family activities, and attempts to shut children out. Anyone under 65 would do well to stay clear of stores on Wednesdays, "Senior Day." We're in our early 50's and we are far too young for this mentality. We realize we've made a huge mistake and will put our home on the market as soon as we get some work done on it.