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Old 06-24-2007, 01:32 AM
 
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Haha quite a mix, yes, but here's my situation:

Might be working for Frito-Lay starting May 2008 and I'll have my choice of working at either office:

Lawrenceville
Decatur (285 @ Flat Shoals Rd)
or an office on Fulton Industrial near Six Flags

My sig. other is an elementary school teacher and we will be renting our first 1-2 years of living up there Our budget is probably $1200/mo for rent, and we're looking for nice rental homes or gated apartment communities.

Based on good schools, good places to rent, good shopping (meaning nice stores, and lots of em) less traffic/commute, less bar scenes....which office should I pick?

Also, what are some good elementary schools in the area of the office?
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:37 AM
 
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Oh yes please note: we're both willing to do a 30-45 min commute to work/good schools, so if the nice areas/school districts are spread apart/not close to the office, then thats fine. If the good school has to be away from the office, and the home has to be away from the other 2, then thats cool, too. We just want to live in a nice, quiet place, she wants to work in a nice school, and we don't mind driving to get there.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:56 PM
 
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Can anyone help?
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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Originally Posted by askelly728 View Post
Can anyone help?
I am trying to think --I'm on the other side of this area.


Click 'Search' at the top of the page and you will find a list of threads relevant to keywords.

-Lawrenceville/NE
Dacula, Auburn, Winder and other towns which I cannot recall at this moment


--Decatur/Flat Shoals/SE you might do well in Conyers/Henry County.

-- Fulton Industrial/SW---
(according to this map--Douglasville or Powder Springs--somewhere in that vicinity. A poster 'atlantagreg' knows Powder Springs. You could look for his posts or PM him.)

six flags over ga - Google Maps (http://tinyurl.com/yoxqup - broken link)

I just don't know what to advise. Stay as close to your place of employment is possible--terrible traffic all over the metro area.

good luck

sls
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/DC
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Check out Powder Springs if you end up near Fulton Industrial.

There are some pretty good schools out there, and you'll get more house for your money out there in comparison to the other areas in my opinion.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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Default City of Decatur schools are top notch

If you are 285 and Flat Shoals, you are not too far from the city of Decatur. They have great schools. They have their own school system separate from the DeKalb County system. You have to be within the city limits of Decatur though to be in the city system. The surrounding county system is spotty at best.

City of Decatur is getting really expensive though - you'd have to look around to find sth reasonable.

I would think that Lawrenceville would have some good schools, but I'm not to familiar with that area. Ft. Mac - I can't think of any good schools down there.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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I heard they are making big changes in the East Point, College Park, Fort McPhearson area. I don't know much about the schools, but I heard the area is a great place to live. The previous poster was correct, Decatur has excellent schools, but DeKalb County does not. Douglasville and Powder Springs have decent reputations too.
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