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Are there any Polish communities in Georgia?


melnay 1 | 29  
13 Dec 2007 /  #1
My friends, Grzegorz and Gosia, recently moved to Georgia. They have been in the states for 14 years. Their mother visits them often, but she misses Poland when she is here. Does anyone know of a place in Georgia (near Atlanta) where she could go and meet other Poles? She says she would enjoy it and perhaps she would then have friends to visit when she is here instead of sitting at the house alone (and bored)while her children are off working.

Thanks for your help!
hello 22 | 891  
13 Dec 2007 /  #2
Not many Poles in GA, I'm afraid. About the same or less than in Florida...
OP melnay 1 | 29  
14 Dec 2007 /  #3
That's where I met Greg and Gosia was in Florida! Funny how there are people from all over the world around here, but cannot find any Polish people for their mom to befriend (other than relatives)... Any suggestions?
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
14 Dec 2007 /  #4
Any suggestions?

Move to Chicago... Forget Georgia. :)
OP melnay 1 | 29  
15 Dec 2007 /  #5
Move to Chicago.

If only it were that easy! I was getting nails done today and a girl came in and started talking to the person doing her nails. Turns out she is from Poland and she and fiance are in Georgia, but they don't really know any Polish people here either... Oh well... Perhaps I should start searching the Chicago area for a home for them to relocate!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
15 Dec 2007 /  #6
Perhaps I should start searching the Chicago area for a home for them to relocate!

somewhere around 1.8 million Poles living up here.

I like Atlanta its a fun town
OP melnay 1 | 29  
16 Dec 2007 /  #7
I like Atlanta its a fun town

Atlanta is great! I have been here almost all of my life. I absolutely love Chicago, but hate the cold... In fact, it is my favorite city in the US. I usually go there a few times a year for business, but don't think I'll be there this year. Grzegorz lived there once and didn't like it. I just hate that their mom is so lonely!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
16 Dec 2007 /  #8
Atlanta is great! I have been here almost all of my life. I absolutely love Chicago, but hate the cold...

Well you wouldnt want to be around here today then.
It snowed all night and now the wind is howling.

Other than that its just peachy..lol

Next time you come try to make it to Taste of Polonia, you will really like it:)
Benek - | 12  
17 Dec 2007 /  #9
Not many Poles in GA, I'm afraid. About the same or less than in Florida..

Obviously he isn't looking for millions upon millions of Poles. There are plenty of Poles living in Georgia.

Does anyone know of a place in Georgia (near Atlanta) where she could go and meet other Poles?

Well, Georgia is a large place. Could you be a little more specific on where in Georgia they live??? The name of the city would help... ;)
polishgirltx  
17 Dec 2007 /  #10
in Georgia (near Atlanta)

polishclubofatlanta.org/eindex.htm
OP melnay 1 | 29  
18 Dec 2007 /  #11
Could you be a little more specific on where in Georgia they live???

Lawrenceville area

polishclubofatlanta.org/eindex.htm

Thanks Polishgirltx! I will have a look there and see what I can find for them!
dziewczynapol - | 1  
29 Dec 2007 /  #12
Hey !! I am new to GA ! We just moved here from Germany a few month ago. I had great contact with my polish family and friends and would be interested in finding out if there is any here. We are good 100 Miles South from Atlanta.

Maybe somebody knows somebody and so on !!
amcwis 1 | 13  
18 Jan 2008 /  #13
It's small. Polish population mainly around Atlanta.
Robert3815  
26 Jan 2008 /  #14
Hi melanie,

I just joined the site. Looking for Polish friens throughout the country. i speak Polish fluently, an a tax attorney, and a very nice good looking guy.

Looking to make friends with real people that are Polish and nice. My company will be opening business in Georgia, this year. I look forward to travelling there for business.

My E-Mail is Licker38156@yahoo.

Take care,

Bob
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Jan 2008 /  #15
I just joined the site.

er... no you didnt, you just turned up hoping to scope a few women

why not join the site and introduce yourself
Mikey1 1 | 11  
13 Feb 2008 /  #16
You can have real Polish food and catch up on the latest Polish media at Adams European Deli. It is at 2730 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Duluth, GA. 30097. Telephone number: (770) 622-5833. We recently discovered it and my wife, a Belarussian of Polish descent loves it. Adam is great! Also there is a mass each Sunday, in Polish at 2PM. If you are interested, it is at St. Marguerite Catholic Church @ 83 Gloster Rd. N.W. Lawrenceville, GA 30044. The telephone number is (770) 381-7337. You will be able to make several contacts there, as we did. Good luck!
djp - | 2  
26 Feb 2008 /  #17
Thanks Mikey!
When are you planning to go this place again with your wife? I am married too and am from India but looking to possible network with tech savvy Polonia in Atlanta area
Mikey1 1 | 11  
27 Feb 2008 /  #18
Hello,

We go to Adams European Deli about once a week to restock. We will probably be there in the next couple of days. There is a Russian food place "New Odessa" that we have been to also. It is just a few miles south offf of Peachtree Industrial Blvd, in a plaza. Adams place is closed on Mondays, but is open the rest of the week. He has a web sit too.
Iwonabro  
1 Mar 2008 /  #19
My husband and I are going to be moving to Georgia later this year. Currently we live in Wisconsin. We will probably settle around Rome or Dallas, which is about an hour northwest from Atlanta. It's good to know that there are other Poles living in the south. I'm going to be needing to find some frieds as well.

In the meantime, can anyone tell me, how o you guys like living in Georgia? Are the people nice there?

Here, In Wisconsin, I can't complain. I work for an insurance agency, and only ocassionally some of the clients complain they can't understand my accent. These are mostly uneducated, small town folks, who never traveled outside of the States. Is Georgia the same? Maybe worse? Just wanted to see what I can expect.....
Mikey1 1 | 11  
1 Mar 2008 /  #20
You can have real Polish food and catch up on the latest Polish media at Adams European Deli. It is at 2730 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Duluth, GA. 30097. Telephone number: (770) 622-5833. We recently discovered it and my wife, a European of Polish descent loves it. Adam is great! Also there is a mass each Sunday, in Polish at 2PM. If you are interested, it is at St. Marguerite Catholic Church @ 83 Gloster Rd. N.W. Lawrenceville, GA 30044. The telephone number is (770) 381-7337. You will be able to make several contacts there, as we did. Good luck!
Charles999  
15 Mar 2008 /  #21
Iwonabro, I would suggest focusing on Rome more so than Dallas. Dallas is a bit too southern in my opinion. I worked there for a few years and it's a bit to small for my taste and full of a bunch of good-ole-boys...so to speak. The County, Paulding, is basically a bedroom community for Cobb County and metro Atlanta, meaning schools are a bit over crowded, taxes are probably above the norm, etc. Not a bad place, Dallas, just as a Georgian myself, it would be hard for me to recommend it to a new comer to the south.

Rome, on the other hand, is a bit bigger and full of southern charm. Even has a nice lil downtown area for shopping, dinning, etc.
Kennitz 5 | 32  
15 Mar 2008 /  #22
Hi guys, just saw this thread.

I'm from Wisconsin too, and about 6 years or so I guess I moved to Atlanta (well, Lawrenceville). I was surprised to see a respectable Polish community. In fact, just 30 minutes ago I just got done having lunch at the Gimza, an authentic Polish restaurant. Very nice people! Food is very comforting too, like homemade like my mom made. I prefer my moms because...well, its my moms!

gimzapolishrestaurant.com/default.aspx

Also in Lawrenceville there is a Polish general store, and on Pleasanthill Road there is Polish Traditions Deli, a nice little Polish store. They don't have their liquor licence yet though, so don't expect to get beer while chatting it up with the owner (super nice guys!)

I'm mentioning those places because you will be able to chat it up easily because again, such nice people, they can give you all you want. And like the others mentioned, there is Polish mass on sundays at 2 in Norcross, etc. It's here. Not like where I a fro, but it's here. :)

I hope this helps some. And if nothing else, it's a good activity to go take a ride to see.
Nixia324 - | 1  
16 Mar 2008 /  #23
Hi,

I'm not Polish but my best friend is. Here in GA, I have ran across a number of polish people. Also there are many polish events throughout the year that I hear about from her....Xmas, new years, etc. (Seen them at polish club of atlanta)

I heard of the polish store that Kennitz mentioned that is in Lawrenceville. Friends go to it and enjoy it.
OP melnay 1 | 29  
17 Apr 2008 /  #24
Wow! So many great ideas and many of them are right in my friends' backyard. I have moved to Daytona Beach and have forwarded your ideas to Greg and Gosia. I am enjoying working in a resort area and have met many Polish people. It is easy to recognize the accent and I greet them in Polish and BAM we have a conversation. My Polish skills aren't improving, but I am having a great time conversing with others and learning more about the country.

Thanks for the ideas Kennitz. I have forwarded it to Grzegorz as he lives in Lawrenceville.

Mikey, I attend a mass at St. Marguerite Catholic Church. It was interesting as I was the only non-Polish person and the entire mass was in Polish. I had difficulty, but it was a wonderful experience!
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
20 Apr 2008 /  #25
This is only a partial listing, but may be the place to start….
Vero Beach has an unusually large (for Florida) concentration of Pol-Ams.
Polish American Social Club of Vero Beach, Florida, Inc. 7500 North US 1,
Vero Beach, FL 32967
PO Box 6508, Vero Beach, FL 32961-6508
Tel: 561-778-0039
Florida. Sounds of the South at the Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr. SE., St. Petersburg, Fla., dinner 2:30-4:00 p.m., $7.50; music 4:00-7:00 p.m., $5 members, $7 non-members. For details call (727) 526-6835.

Florida. Northern Sounds at the Polish American Pulaski Association, Holiday, Fla., 7:00-11:00 p.m. Check locally for details.
Polish-American people and activities may also be encountered at the Polonian parishes of OL of CzÄ™stochowa in Pompano Beach and St Joseph’s in Davies, FL.
Guest  
3 May 2008 /  #26
There are tons of poles in the ATL area.... check out nasza-klasa.pl and type in Atlanta.....

Polish mass already mentioned, Polish club of ATL, Polish School, there are tons of ways of finding poles... also IMO find the bosian markets food is cheaper than the polish ones.... my wife is a croat so I get the best of both worlds.....

Also an update.... Adam is or just has opened a bakery somewhere is suwanee...

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