cobb transplant, on 23 March 2012 - 10:47 PM, said:
Let me say, for the silent majority, that a "bedroom community" is what initially caused the growth of the county. We came for the same reasons that the 100 year families came...it is (or was) a beautiful place to live without junky apartments and airports and industry/office parks - or jobs. We all had jobs close by. If the county had stuck with basic services such as Sheriff and Fire and a court system, the tax burden would not be bad. Throw in a movie studio and things of that nature (that gov't has absolutely no right to be involved in) and things get iffy. The rush for the 100 year families to zone their grandpa's farm industrial or otherwise to push the land value up so they could by an Escalade with big shinny rims is the reason we are all soon going to leave. And then you'll be stuck with the bill for the Taj Mahal complex, the airports, and the deserted industrial complexes that y'all are screaming for. On a positive note, I heard recently that the "rent to own" businesses are starting to offer big shinny rims and tires for "99 accords and similar cars...so you've got that going for you.
Yes, Paulding has the "rent to own" businesses just like COBB and every other metro Atlanta county. I really feel bad for you if all you have experienced in Paulding are the "rent to own" places as there is SO much more. As Access Paulding so eloquently describes it:
A vibrant community located in the Atlanta metro area, Paulding County is home to the Cities of Dallas and Hiram, with convenient access to Atlanta; Interstates 20 and 75; Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport; and much more!
Close enough to enjoy the many amenities of the metro Atlanta area, Paulding County is home to over 140,000 residents, with a "front porch down home" feel, with close proximity to the "big city."
With a variety of events and shows at the Dallas Theater & Civic Center; the Silver Comet Trail, 10 public parks for recreation, and local sports, to local, regional, and national restaurants, and entertainment, to a strong business community, we invite you to Work, Play, and Discover Paulding County, Dallas and Hiram!
Hey and WE in Paulding have a "theater on the square."