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Old 07-02-2007, 07:30 AM
 
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Looking Into The Roswell Area............is It A Good Area To Raise Children.......thanks
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:42 PM
 
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easy answer: yes

Perhaps stay away from the holcomb bridge road area, but 95% if Roswell is excellent for raising children, also Roswell is right in the center of the northside metro area so the surrounding cities in every direction from Roswell are also excellent for raising children.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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Yep, we moved to Roswell from East Cobb. E. Cobb is historically "THE" place to be in North Metro Atlanta, but it's falling into two categories:
A) Old E. Cobb ranch neighborhoods that are still about 10-15 years from being torn down
B) New E. Cobb $700K + houses.

Our neighborhood in Roswell is right beside one of the largest wooded parks in the area. The public schools are decent, with a few private options to choose from. Convenient shopping and all the usual. I think you'd like it.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:39 AM
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Tons of Little League, soccer, and martial arts options for the kids and adults in that area.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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If you are going to live as far out as Roswell, just go the extra 5 miles or so and live in Alpharetta. Roswell is spotty. There are some really nice areas and some really run down areas. The city used to be all nice, but it is now becoming more spotty in terms of nice areas and not-so-nice areas.

I hope this helps, and happy house hunting ... it's a buyers market right now ... have fun!
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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If you are going to live as far out as Roswell, just go the extra 5 miles or so and live in Alpharetta. Roswell is spotty. There are some really nice areas and some really run down areas. The city used to be all nice, but it is now becoming more spotty in terms of nice areas and not-so-nice areas.

I hope this helps, and happy house hunting ... it's a buyers market right now ... have fun!
Roswell is a very large area, sure there are a couple of spotty areas (usually visible from the main roads so it seems a bigger problem than it is), but once you get off the main roads into the residential parts of Roswell you'll see that most of the city is very nice and very well established (Alpharetta is much newer, the super-expensive houses have very nice landscaping but some of the more normal subdivisions are kind of barren and all the houses look the same)...

If you only looked at all the nice areas of Roswell you'd still be left with a bigger area than Alpharetta city limits (most of residential Alpharetta is actually Johns Creek and Milton).

It really doesn't matter since Alpharetta/Roswell are really pretty much the same general area...

Of the three high school districts in the area (Roswell, Centennial, Alpharetta), I would concentrate on the Roswell High Area, although they are all good.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:21 PM
 
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easy answer: yes

Perhaps stay away from the holcomb bridge road area, but 95% if Roswell is excellent for raising children, also Roswell is right in the center of the northside metro area so the surrounding cities in every direction from Roswell are also excellent for raising children.
what do you mean, "stay away from the holcomb bridge road area"? that roads runs through most of roswell (all of east roswell). are you saying every place on that road is bad?? what specific areas are you talking about?
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:12 PM
 
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I like Alpharetta better. The exit getting on and off GA 400
on Holcomb Bridge (Roswell) always has the longest lines at the exits.
I like the shopping and restaurants in Alpharetta better.
The Alpharetta libraries are newer and have more books.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:15 PM
 
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what do you mean, "stay away from the holcomb bridge road area"? that roads runs through most of roswell (all of east roswell). are you saying every place on that road is bad?? what specific areas are you talking about?
Holcomb Bridge near downtown Roswell is fine - strip malls and retail and stuff.

The part to avoid is closer to Norcross.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:32 AM
 
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Default Roswell vs Alpharetta

Take any small town and you'll have differences. One might point out that Alpharetta, while certainly a bastion of new development, is also home to one of the largest concentration of Hispanics who moved there in the last 5-10 years before the big housing boom. Or, as one pointed out, if you need to access GA-400 to get to work, Roswell is home to the infamous Holcomb Bridge snafu (which according to recent reports, is scheduled to be fixed by 2010, but this will cause major headaches leading up to the fix).

The point is, moving to Atlanta requires some major thought:
- What is most important to you? Living closer to work so you can get home faster? Living farther out so that homes are cheaper (although you REALLY have to get out in Alpharetta to get new home prices down to any significant differential)?

Both Alpharetta and Roswell have enough to offer families. There are parks, golf courses, dog parks, shopping, etc. I think you'll be happy in either place.
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