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Old 05-05-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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Fulltiming at North Texas Airstream Community

I was wondering who on the forums may fulltime or have spent a season at the North Texas Airstream Community in Hillsboro Texas.

Any input on the community of Airstreamers and the facilities, as well as the weather and economic opportunites of the area would be greatly appreciated.

Also any other suggestions for affordable year round seasonal rate parks?
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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Top of Georgia. It is a beautiful location and very affordable.

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Old 05-05-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
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I saw those pictures and was very impressed and have only heard fabulous things about the park. A few considerations I have is how cold does it get through winter and is it close enough to shopping areas where I could likely pick up a job at one of the stores? Gasoline prices requires having to work very nearby. I will have no other income.
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:38 PM   #4
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Lots or tornadoes? Hail? How about flooding?

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The 21 tornadoes in two days equals the number of confirmed
tornadoes in the WFO Fort Worth County Warning Area for all of the
calendar year 2010. While the data remains preliminary... there
have been 27 confirmed tornadoes in 2011 across the 46 counties in
WFO Fort Worth County Warning Area.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:05 PM   #5
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The big batch of storms you read about passed one valley over from the park. Power was out for a couple of days. The park is about 5 miles north of Helen, GA which is a big tourist town in the summer. Unicoi State Park is also nearby with a lodge which may have work opportunities.

The average high in January is 51 or so. It does snow occasionally, but quickly melts. Lows do get below freezing, but generally not below the upper 20's. I have lived in GA for 7 years now and the lowest I recall was 16 on one night and set an all time record.

The nice thing in the winter is the lack of midwest grey skies (I moved here from Chicago) The prolonged overcast thing just doesn't happen here.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #6
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I have not lived there, but I have spent three rallies there along with a number of single night stays.

NTAC facilities are excellent. They recently upgraded the Terraport into a first-rate facility. In addition, there are lots that can be rented with hookups.

Good meeting room with wifi. There is a pretty constant rate of game nights, luncheons, dinners out, outings, etc. They have a website (I used to be the webmaster) with details. The population are a bit long in the tooth.

The town is one of the poorer towns in the state, but very friendly. College is a long walk from the park and good meals can be had at the cafeteria there. Nothing in town is very far from the park. Fuel WalMart, etc. is perhaps a half mile. Dallas-Fort Worth are within maybe an hour.

Not sure about the job situation in that area.
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Lots or tornadoes? Hail? How about flooding?
Tornadoes are fairly rare, but possible. There have been some pretty bad hail storms over the years; a friend has a trailer that was hail damaged there. Flooding is not an issue.

There may be some lots with coverings that could possibly be rented. The one time I was there when hail threatened, I simply moved the trailer temporarily under a roof where the owner was on the road somewhere.
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I was at NTAC for several days just this past weekend, staying on a very nice lady's courtesy parking (a vacant lot with full hookups) - which BTW just happens to be for sale as it is no longer needed. The residents at NTAC couldn't be more friendly, often coming over to introduce themselves during evening walks or invite you to potlucks & other activities. Some few open lots and villas are for sale, some very reasonably priced. If interested, I'd call the office & ask a few questions.

Jobs?? There is the usual bunch of nation wide franchise food places, but there is also an outlet mall to consider. Also a a small college if that is an occupation you may be qualified to look into. Hail is a definate possibility, but that's also true many places.

NTAC is a favorite spot for the Snow Birds coming down for the warmer winters.

Disclosure: I have no ownership position at NTAC, yet. It's on my dream list tho.
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Hey Whitsend,

Good to see you finally displaying that handsome tattoo! Good mtg you at the Grasslands last month. You need a tattoo of your tow vehicle on the other arm now.
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Back at ya Tin!! Really enjoyed putting a face with the name, and sooo glad the real face ain't the one in your avitar!! That guy is scary!!

Yes, I love the tat. Can't explain the why tho. As you saw, I had it put up high on my arm so it isn't all that visable. For some reason, it's a private kinda thing. But then I put it up as my avitar? Go figure??

Tow vehicles . . . . They come & go. I have liked my F-250's, TONS of room & comforts. But Ford's torque converters really suck. Don't ask :-( Hopefully the Cruiser will stay with me for a lifetime. If folks can be planted in theri Cadillac's, can we be put under in our Airstreams's?

I hope to see you & your bride at the vintage rally at Glen Rose, TX on May 12th or 13th - whenever you can make it?
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You may want to look at Travelers Rest in Dade City Florida. Travelers Rest was originally an Airstream only park. Today the park is still about 40% (my guess) Airstream.

You can buy a share in the park for as low as $3,400 and the full year lease is approximately $2,700 not including electricity. Travelers Rest is only about 45 minutes to Tampa.

Good luck in whatever you decide doing.
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I have spent two recent winters at NTAC. The people are great as is the low price. I spent much of my time driving around the area. I loved it; others seem to want more excitement. I would have returned this past winter except for the cold weather, winds, rain and snow we had a year ago.

Minor quibbles:
WiFi is only reliable in the immediate clubhouse area.
The hydrants used for the water standpipes are not designed for drinking water use; whenever I had to shut off the water (on cold nights) I ended up with dirt in the water when I turned it back on.
I believe that the snow bird rates are only available to WBCCI members.

I plan to stay there again, just not for the full season. Spring and fall are beautiful!
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:15 PM   #13
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Thanks for all your comments. I think I should visit all three of these Airstream parks after all the rave reviews. The plan now is to head to Kentucky to work at Amazon early this year, in the next couple to several weeks from now. Then after the holiday peak season is over I'd like to go South, rather than back North in January and get some travel in and scope out the prospects of Southern living, sunshine and warmer temperatures.
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Carol we just loved Top of GA we stayed there for winter in 09 best park we have ever been at we would get up in morning and just go out and see the area the falls, the AP trail old home steads, even the Bears we would have wild Turkey walk under our awning in morning just a great place with so much to offer I think we paid like 172 a month enjoyed the small town of Helen with Xmas parade and good people try it you will like it, Oh last time we talked we did not do Amazon last year but maybe this year they keep e mailing me to go to Ky
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