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Old 09-03-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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My family and I will be moving to Braselton, GA in the next month... My wife and I have 3 small kids. Only one is school age. Unfortunately, I haven't done much research for our move. My wife found the house, researched the area, checked out the schools, etc... So I'm basically moving blind. We have been in and around Atlanta since '98 so we are familiar with most of the areas. We just haven't been this far out before.

Can anyone give me some idea of what Braselton will be like?
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Can you say Bedroom Community?
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Oh, I like Braselton. That's where I want to move when I retire.

But it's not for everyone.

Braselton is basically a suburb of Gainesville...which has been rated one of the best places to retire BTW. It's far enough out from Gainesville to avoid most of the traffic but close enough to go shopping there. For more "intense" shopping, the Ga. Mall is just up the road.

It's a semi-rural area so you'll see everything from multi-million dollar estates to chicken farms and trailer parks...often next door to each other.

If you've got any love for cars, you're in the right place. Braselton is home of Road Atlanta with a few assorted dirt tracks and auto specialty stores. But if that's not your cup of tea, you need to check where your house will be in relation to Road Atlanta. Traffic on race weekends can be horrendous. Also in relation to those other little tracks...unless you just like to go to sleep on Friday and Saturday night to the gentle sounds of unmuffled dirt track race cars.

Gainesville has good schools, hospitals, community colleges and a low crime rate, but it is a good ol' Southern Town. If you're looking for the Opera, the Symphony or a genuine New York Pizza at 3:00 a.m....you may have a problem.

One final note. If you have any thought of commuting from Braselton to Atlanta on a daily basis, I really do advise giving that a real close look. It can and is being done, but that's a loooooong drive and you can expect close to a 2 hour commute during rush hour.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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Are you more in Braselton proper--near the town center, or in one the more suburban/bedroom community-like areas with a Braselton address?

The "Braselton" address area is fairly large...and includes a decent-sized swath of suburban northeast Gwinnett County and suburban south Hall County. (unincorporated) These areas are suburbs of Atlanta.


The incorporated part of Braselton still falls in three different counties.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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Can you say Bedroom Community?
A bedroom community of what ? Athens ? Braselton is 50 miles from Atlanta.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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Are you more in Braselton proper--near the town center, or in one the more suburban/bedroom community-like areas with a Braselton address?

The "Braselton" address area is fairly large...and includes a decent-sized swath of suburban northeast Gwinnett County and suburban south Hall County. (unincorporated) These areas are suburbs of Atlanta.


The incorporated part of Braselton still falls in three different counties.
Hall County is not a suburb of Atlanta.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:02 AM
 
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Hall County is not a suburb of Atlanta.

Southern Hall County can be (and is) considered a suburb of Atlanta.


Flowery Branch, my brother, Flowery Branch...
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:22 AM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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Southern Hall County can be (and is) considered a suburb of Atlanta.


Flowery Branch, my brother, Flowery Branch...
Ok that means citites like Bremen, Carrollton, Griffin, Monroe, Cartersville are also suburbs.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:55 AM
 
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Ok that means citites like Bremen, Carrollton, Griffin, Monroe, Cartersville are also suburbs.

Well, yes...they are now.


They weren't about 20 years ago...but the counties where they are located are now definitely suburban Atlanta.


The cities you listed...would be outer suburbs--really the "outest" ring of Atlanta suburbs...now.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: NE Georgia
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Hall County is not a suburb of Atlanta.
Maybe not by MSA measurement, but I feel they need to revisit.
In the last decade Hall has went from Chickens and Cows to houses and traffic.

Today's standards, it is a burb of Atlanta on the southern front of the county. Rt53 south.

Hall County not a suburb of Atlanta? I only wish.
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