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Shortly after graduation from college this blogger was employed as corporate convention manager for a division of Siemens, temporarily headquartered in Atlanta’s Perimeter Center.  Few friends then had heard of the corporation. One had to spell it out and describe it as kinda like the German Gene...
When this blogger was in high school Georgia State Route 400, now known simply as “400”, was not much more than a several mile long drag strip to nowhere.  They installed the first stretch north from Sandy Springs in the 1970s, then halted for what seemed like a decade to contend with planning de...
North Georgia is home to an increasing number of communities that merit “superlatives” – or in everyday language, special recognition. One we’ll discuss here is Forsyth County in north central Georgia, 45 miles north of downtown Atlanta.With no offense intended to long time residents, when this b...
A major quality of life factor in any community is the relative abundance of resources, including capital resources – also known as money.  North Georgia is home to a growing number of affluent cities, towns & counties. Nine of the 10 Wealthiest Cities in Georgia are in North Georgia, the excepti...
Here we will occasionally discuss topics of more narrow focus than North Georgia, such as cities & towns of particular interest. We’ll begin where this blogger grew up, the city of Sandy Springs. Residents in the 70s & 80s affectionately & facetiously called our community “The Golden Ghetto”. The...
Healthcare has been in the headlines for, well … as long as there has been healthcare.  Measuring the quality of facilities is a challenge, as it’s difficult to assign an objective number with so many variables in play.  Thus, we’ll defer to only a single “best” list in favor of broader discussio...
 North Georgia is incredibly rich & diverse in places to go & things to do.  Here we’ll do our best to cover many options of the Great Outdoors.  There is so much to offer we will revisit this topic again to break down choices by area and activity.  It would take days to write about them all – an...
 Okay, school is out. For many that means (A) go on vacation, then (B) find a better school for the kids.Foremost on many people’s minds when moving to a new community is the quality of education. Even for those without children in the household, good schools contribute to sustained property valu...

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