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      04-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Possibly Moving to Georgia

Wanted to get the community's insight for those that live in Georgia. I may be moving to Macon, GA to Mercer University for their medicine program or PCOM in Suwanne, GA.

Can anyone shed light on these areas? Safe? Quiet? Things to know?

I'm only familiar with Midtown Atlanta, GaTech area as I went there for a bit for undergrad.

Thanks guys!
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Macon is very different than Atlanta, a lot quieter. Suwanee is basically north Atlanta. So if you like quiet, macon is good. But I would choose based on how good the programs are. Atlanta is close enough to Macon that you could go most weekends for activities.

Both places are pretty safe, Suwanee is mostly single family homes and Macon it will depend on what part. I went to Tech for undergrad and that is a much worse area than either you're looking at.
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I'm not much of a fan of Macon but I've only been around the Mall, etc to work there a few times. You'd mostly be around Mercer so that would be different.

PCOM is a small school near a big town so that would be completely different. My optometry office (Quality Eyecare) is in the Mall there so I see students from there regularly. They seem very enthused about the program. Around Suwanee is a good place to live and you have good access to all the activities that Atlanta offers.

Either program should be a great opportunity, good luck with your choice!
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Macon is very different than Atlanta, a lot quieter. Suwanee is basically north Atlanta. So if you like quiet, macon is good. But I would choose based on how good the programs are. Atlanta is close enough to Macon that you could go most weekends for activities.

Both places are pretty safe, Suwanee is mostly single family homes and Macon it will depend on what part. I went to Tech for undergrad and that is a much worse area than either you're looking at.
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I'm not much of a fan of Macon but I've only been around the Mall, etc to work there a few times. You'd mostly be around Mercer so that would be different.

PCOM is a small school near a big town so that would be completely different. My optometry office (Quality Eyecare) is in the Mall there so I see students from there regularly. They seem very enthused about the program. Around Suwanee is a good place to live and you have good access to all the activities that Atlanta offers.

Either program should be a great opportunity, good luck with your choice!
thanks for the replies! How is the BMW scene? I would bring FloridaBimmer up there and start a new chapter for Georgia =)

So I guess the area is safe and everything? I thought the area around GT was pretty safe...lots of homeless people outside where I used to live while there as an undergrad
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No idea on the scene, I'm new to the BMW world. I do see a lot of modded ones on the road though. And Midtown is safer than it was, mostly property crimes with an occasional mugging. Not that it was terrible when I was there in the late 90's, mostly just homeless guys stealing little stuff. I was an RA in a dorm near North Ave. Only thing we worried about was the occasional homeless guy sneaking in and stealing from unlocked rooms. Every once in a while there would be a student mugging.

But compared to Suwanee, Midtown would be high crime. I will say that parts of Gwinnett do have higher rates of auto theft. Usually punk kids stealng modded Hondas though.
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