Family Circle magazine honors Evans for family living

Friday, June 26, 2009 10:12 AM
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Evans was honored in a national forum by being named one of the 10 Best Towns for Families in Family Circle magazine’s August edition.

“I am delighted, how exciting,” said Beda Johnson, executive director of Columbia County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The magazine edition, which is not yet on newsstands, compares Evans to other communities nationwide based on affordable housing, good neighbors, green space and quality schools.

“It actually gives us national exposure in a really incredible way,” Ms. Johnson said. “Now people sit up and take notice a little bit more. They remember there is an opportunity in Georgia for a very wonderful place to live.”

The honor validates the results of a recent market research study that determined that Columbia County has “wonderful outdoor resources and a community filled with great stuff,” Ms. Johnson said.

Other Columbia County accolades include being named the 32nd best place to live in 2005 and the 76th in 2007; the 19th best place for job growth and the ninth best place for affordable homes in 2008.

Other communities on the Family Circle Best Towns for Families list include Rockwall, Tex.; Sherwood, Ore.; Indian Trail, N.C., Perrysburg, Ohio; Hendersonville, Tenn.; Edina, Minn.; Noblesville, Ind.; Kenmore, Wash.; and Sun Prairie, Wis.

Reach Valerie Rowell at (706) 868-1222, ext. 110 or

valerie.rowell@augustachronicle.com.

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1trugent
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1trugent 06/26/09 - 10:40 am
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And I'm delighted to call

And I'm delighted to call Evans my home!

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aaa 06/26/09 - 10:54 am
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Evans rocks!

Evans rocks!

Mr. Thackeray
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Mr. Thackeray 06/26/09 - 11:29 am
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"named the 32nd bets

"named the 32nd bets place"

It is a sad state of affairs when a newspaper reporter cannot proofread! Wonder if she graduated from a CC school?

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/26/09 - 12:57 pm
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And one of the best things

And one of the best things about Evans?....we're trying to keep the number of apartments down!!LOL!!

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Riverman1 06/26/09 - 01:38 pm
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I have no doubt it is one of

I have no doubt it is one of the 10 best places in the country...and economical to boot. Look at HGTV if you have any doubt about what we have here.

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snickers123 06/26/09 - 01:56 pm
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I moved here about 3 years

I moved here about 3 years ago and evans to me isn't all that great.There is nothing to do here and nothing for the teenagers.Oh, u can shop and find places to eat.But that's about it.It's just a small town that needs something!!

Barf Obama
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Barf Obama 06/26/09 - 08:21 pm
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snick I guss you need porn

snick I guss you need porn shops, a dance hall and other before you willl shut-up and eat.

snickers123
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snickers123 06/26/09 - 08:49 pm
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No I don't think so.All i was

No I don't think so.All i was saying is that there is nothing to do here.There is nothing for teenagers here.I don't think that that calls for a rude comment.

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Just My Opinion 06/26/09 - 08:56 pm
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snickers? I'm just

snickers? I'm just curious...what exactly is it that you want available for the teenagers to do?

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Grasshopper 06/26/09 - 09:11 pm
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Evans was even better before

Evans was even better before it was developed. The lands I hunted and fished are now neighborhoods. Green space that is a laugh. Look up CC maps of green space.

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Just My Opinion 06/26/09 - 09:33 pm
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A couple of years ago, I

A couple of years ago, I treated my wife to a hot balloon ride over a small part of Evans. From the air, you'd be amazed at how much green space is available. No, it's no where near what it once was, and that is sad...but it's inevitable. For example, I think the people in Riverwood got a raw deal in that they all moved there to escape the sprawl, but it's rapidly approaching and will soon overcome them! Anyway, I still appreciate living here in Evans.

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Grasshopper 06/26/09 - 10:30 pm
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I agree Evans is the best

I agree Evans is the best place in the CSRA, especially if one has kids. If I didn't I would be way out in the woods.

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Riverman1 06/27/09 - 05:07 am
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Snickers comments remind of

Snickers comments remind of something I read in the Charleston paper many years ago. A teen wrote in lamenting that there was nothing to do in Charleston. Keep in mind Charleston is one of the country's top tourist attractions. The comment from the column writer, penname Ashely Cooper, was the person should look inward. The world is your oyster. Just as Charleston has beaches, etc. we have lakes, rivers, sports fields of all kinds, groups of all kinds, amphitheater, great library, theatre, movie...all in a safe and upscale environment. What more could you possibly want? Examine why you feel there is nothing to do.

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justputtin 06/27/09 - 06:35 am
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Where are all the haters?

Where are all the haters? Evans is a great place to raise a family and not worry about keeping doors locked every second. The sherriff's dept deserves a lot of credit but they DO have a good hand dealt to them to play out. Sign me off- living in Evans and loving it!

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happydazerhereagain 06/27/09 - 09:01 am
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why can't you live out in the

why can't you live out in the woods with youngins?

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fd1962 06/27/09 - 10:47 am
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That's some pretty stiff
Unpublished

That's some pretty stiff competition on the list alright...

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snickers123 06/27/09 - 12:13 pm
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I'm glad that so many of you

I'm glad that so many of you love living here. Thats great for u.
I guess moving here from the atlanta area was just a big change.Also someone made a comment about not keeping doors locked every second.Well let me tell u that I do.It became a bad habit after living around atlanta.I keep everything locked up all the time!!!

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RogueKnight 06/27/09 - 12:54 pm
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I've lived in Evans for 18

I've lived in Evans for 18 years, moving here from Augusta city limits prior to consolidation. I came here to raise my kids and have them attend schools in a decent school system. My youngest just graduated from Greenbrier. They had plenty to do around here, between extracurricular activities at school and youth group at church, plus being with friends at their houses. My kids are well adjusted, got good grades, don't drink, smoke or do drugs. I got no complaints.

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