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Old 06-20-2007, 01:58 PM
 
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I heard that East Cobb has the best schools. With that what area is considered to be East Cobb? Being from New York I have no idea. Any help would be nice!
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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Look up a county map of Atlanta on the web. Anything East of I-75 (in Cobb county) is East Cobb
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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You can use search option. There are many threads on East Cobb or North Fulton.

Here is one of those threads.
What is exactly the "East Cobb?"
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:08 PM
 
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I heard that East Cobb has the best schools. With that what area is considered to be East Cobb? Being from New York I have no idea. Any help would be nice!
East Cobb definitely has the best public schools in Cobb County. Many are nationally recognized schools of excellence. It is a very desired place to live for this very reason, and children can get a public school education comparative to that of a private school. If you do a search on Walton High School, Pope High School, and Lassiter High School, these are the three districts that you would want to be in. All of the elementary and middle schools that fall under these high schools are fantastic. The zip codes are 30068, 30066, & 30062. Now also in the 30062 zip code falls another couple of schools that you would not want to send your children too from an academic standpoint (Wheeler & Sprayberry High Schools).

The homes in East Cobb tend to be a little older, unless you are in the $1M+ price point, but again it is a very desired area to live in, and property values only keep going up every year. In my opinion a great place to invest in a home
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:10 AM
 
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East Cobb is an unincorporated suburb (meaning it does not fall within any city limits, people there generally have Marietta addresses, though some have Roswell addresses, however it is not within the boundaries of either of those cities) in Cobb County that is east of the cities of Marietta and Kennesaw and west of the cities of Roswell and Sandy Springs. The western boundary is close to I-75 (but not all the way, because that's Marietta) and the eastern boundary is the Chattahoochee River and the Fulton County line. The northern boundary is Cherokee County and the southern boundary is also the Chattahoochee River and the Fulton County line.

Go look at an online map (like google maps). Zoom in to the Atlanta Metro area near the city of Roswell. The north-south running Johnson Ferry Road (from Shallowford Road at the north to the Chattahoochee River to the south) is the main street of East Cobb, everything several miles on either side of this road is East Cobb. East Cobb is a rather large area (over 100,000 population) and is divided into several districts, such as Chattahoochee Plantation, Mount Bethel, Shallowford Falls, and Sandy Plains (some of these are marked on online maps, some aren't... not that East Cobb itself will not be marked.... the Mount Bethel area and specifically the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Road is the heart of East Cobb).

As others have said, the best schools are Walton High, Pope High, Lassiter High, and the middle and elementary schools under these schools. These three school districts are the eastern part of East Cobb, closer to Roswell and Sandy Springs. The western part of East Cobb (closer to Marietta) is Wheeler and Sprayberry high schools... these areas are not as nice and the schools are not as good. On the eastern part of East Cobb:

Lassiter district (the northern side) your money will go farther. However commute to Atlanta is pretty bad from here.

Pope district (in the middle) is more expensive, slightly closer to Atlanta but still a bad commute.

Walton district (the southern side) is the most expensive and the best middle and high schools (the elementary schools are all equal) and has the shortest commute, since you can get to I-285 fairly quickly via Johnson Ferry/Riverside Drive. (the lassiter and pope areas are rather far from any highway). A new house in this district on any decent amount of land will be over $1 million though. Most of this area is already developed, so you'll probably end up buying an older house unless you want to spend lots of money. Most of the new construction going on is either 1) cramping as many houses as possible into the very few amounts of undeveloped land left and asking way too much money for them or 2) tearing down already large houses on good lots and replacing them with mansions.

Also, some notes about East Cobb compared to neighboring suburbs:
1) the vast majority of people in East Cobb are owners, not renters. I'd say over 90% owners.
2) the vast majority of people in East Cobb live in single family houses, especially in the three school districts I mentioned. Again, over 90%... there are some riverfront condos and some apartments but very rare.
3) most people in East Cobb live in subdivisions or country clubs, there are single-lot houses but not nearly as much as neighboring Sandy Springs
4) East Cobb has the lowest taxes of any of the desirable areas in Atlanta. Cobb County has the lowest taxes of all the counties and in addition people in East Cobb don't have to pay any city taxes.
5) East Cobb is what can only be described as "sprawling suburbia"... if your looking for a historic downtown district or small town charm you won't find it... you will finds TONS of parks though... there are like 40+ in or very close to East Cobb, many on the riverside

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:05 AM
 
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Thank you all for your input! Everyone on this site is really great & you can't put a price tag on people helping people.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:13 AM
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Default "non" academic schools

If you do a search on Walton High School, Pope High School, and Lassiter High School, these are the three districts that you would want to be in. All of the elementary and middle schools that fall under these high schools are fantastic. The zip codes are 30068, 30066, & 30062. Now also in the 30062 zip code falls another couple of schools that you would not want to send your children too from an academic standpoint (Wheeler & Sprayberry High Schools).


Interesting you criticize Wheeler and Sprayberry's academic standards within a sentence that you misspelled the word "TO". hmmm Where did you go to school.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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I agree this posting makes no sense. Sprayberry is an EXCELLENT high school which is easily provable by searching online by seeing the high ranks it receives on many respected national scaling systems. BETTER YET SEE THE NEW CONSTRUCTION NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE DISTRICT!!! That is why new upper-bracket home subdivisions are all in the district in huge numbers and have sold very well. Many people who have lived in the Sprayberry H.S. area of Cobb will trade up within the District as their careers progress and not even consider another area when up trading homes!
Likewise it is common to see people who transfer in and out of Atlanta frequently with their careers seek the school district each time they move back. It is also common to see upper middle classed and affluent people who are natives of the Atlanta area live in the district. Very common also is to see several members of the same family all own homes there.
I know three kids in Medical School now who went to Sprayberry!!
This thread must have been started by someone with a personal grudge against the school with others following repeating what they saw written. Spreading misinformation for whatever reason is very unflattering.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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I agree this posting makes no sense. Sprayberry is an EXCELLENT high school which is easily provable by searching online by seeing the high ranks it receives on many respected national scaling systems. BETTER YET SEE THE NEW CONSTRUCTION NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE DISTRICT!!! That is why new upper-bracket home subdivisions are all in the district in huge numbers and have sold very well. Many people who have lived in the Sprayberry H.S. area of Cobb will trade up within the District as their careers progress and not even consider another area when up trading homes!
Likewise it is common to see people who transfer in and out of Atlanta frequently with their careers seek the school district each time they move back. It is also common to see upper middle classed and affluent people who are natives of the Atlanta area live in the district. Very common also is to see several members of the same family all own homes there.
I know three kids in Medical School now who went to Sprayberry!!
This thread must have been started by someone with a personal grudge against the school with others following repeating what they saw written. Spreading misinformation for whatever reason is very unflattering.
Yes, Sprayberry and Wheeler are excellent high schools. It is unfortunate that the poster above was spreading inaccurate information--even if it was way back in 2007.

I think Sprayberry and its feeder schools (and the beautiful neighborhoods within the district) are one Metro Atlanta's best kept secrets.


More information on East Cobb:

East Cobb, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Cumming, Georgia
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How's the commute to Newell Rubbermaid HQ (Sandy Springs) from the East Cobb areas? Is it doable?
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