I lived in Georgia for 6 years and I loved it. I loved the weather, the trees, the people, and how easy it was to take day trips to get away. I lived in Valdosta, GA for 3 1/2 years. It was so nice to be close to Florida. I lived there because my husband was stationed at Moody AFB. The only downside to living in that part of the state was the palmetto bugs. However if you live in Florida, you will get all kinds of strange bugs there too. LOL I then moved to Griffin, GA which was 10 miles from Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was small town living but close enough that I could be in Atlanta in 30 minutes or less. Again, I loved the weather! If it snowed it was very rare. I was able to travel to the mountains or the beach (ocean) in just a few hours. Savannah, GA is an amazing place to visit. I even considered living there. You have to go especially on St. Pattys day. I enjoyed Atlanta for all of the shopping and site seeing. I was living there at the time of the Olympics. I helped caterer a couple of Nascar events. In just two years time I was able to go to the Atlanta 500, Dahlonega, GA (mountains), Six Flags Atlanta, Braves game, Chicago Bulls verses the Hawks game, Stone Mountain park, plus several concerts. Atlanta is definitely a city that doesn't sleep much. I was not vegan when I lived there so I really don't know much about the types of restaurants and food stores that would be beneficial to you. Georgia is big on BBQ and boiled peanuts. Anyone ever eat boiled peanuts? I could never force myself because they looked too slimy. Peanuts are a major crop for Georgia (along with cotton and tobacco).