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Old 11-02-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Default Conyers or Covington?

Which is a better place to live and has better schools?
TIA!
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Go to GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community to compare statistics and rankings of schools by area, that will give you a clearer answer than what I know firsthand.

A co-worker of mine claims that Covington public schools (Newton County) have the edge over Conyers (Rockdale County) but I think both areas in metro Atlanta are generally considered average as compared to Cobb or Gwinnett counties as a whole (looking at schools that is).

Conyers is more built up than Convington, so you have more shopping there than you would in Convington which is further out and less populated. I remember visiting some friends in some nice subdivisions out there, and I even worked in Conyers some, but I don't have a good feel for the area any more as to which is "better."
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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Thanks, I was looking at that but it is so hard to figure out which place would be better. My husband will be working in Conyers. Is it worth the commute from Covington to Conyers because of the schools?
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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Go to GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community to compare statistics and rankings of schools by area, that will give you a clearer answer than what I know firsthand.

A co-worker of mine claims that Covington public schools (Newton County) have the edge over Conyers (Rockdale County) but I think both areas in metro Atlanta are generally considered average as compared to Cobb or Gwinnett counties as a whole (looking at schools that is).

Conyers is more built up than Convington, so you have more shopping there than you would in Convington which is further out and less populated. I remember visiting some friends in some nice subdivisions out there, and I even worked in Conyers some, but I don't have a good feel for the area any more as to which is "better."
Actually, Newton Co. has a population of 96,000 and Rockdale has 85,000 according to the lastest census estimates, and Conyers and Covington are only 10 miles apart and Conyers is more built up but as of late there are a lot of commercial projects planned for Covington due to the fact that it is a underserved area.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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Thank you! We'd like to rent a 2 story home, 3 or preferably a 4 bedroom home with a decent sized yard in the price range of 1000-1500 a month. We are a young family with 2 children under 5 and just looking for a nice quiet peaceful area to live yet still not too far away from civilization. How are the schools? Are they smaller in size than in Conyers considering the fact that it is slightly less populated?

We don't mind a commute for decent shopping as long as there is a local grocery store nearby. A few years ago we used to live in Hinesville, GA and we were far away from decent shopping (close to an hour).
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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All of Rockdale schools made AYP this year.

Covington is far from civilization imho. Conyers is nearing it but alright.

Conyers has most of everything and the Mall at Stonecrest is just over the line.

Newton has been getting alot of stuff lately to deal with the population growth.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:11 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I'm still not sure as to where we will choose to live. My husband will be working in Conyers, we have looked into Covington because of the small town feeling, not so sure if I'd like to live in Conyers at all. Also considering Gwinnett County with a somewhat short commute for the husband to Conyers...

How about Snellville, but more towards Conyers...is that a safe and decent area to live?
Also looking into Decatur but the husband doesn't really want to have a far commute to Conyers....
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I'm still not sure as to where we will choose to live. My husband will be working in Conyers, we have looked into Covington because of the small town feeling, not so sure if I'd like to live in Conyers at all. Also considering Gwinnett County with a somewhat short commute for the husband to Conyers...

How about Snellville, but more towards Conyers...is that a safe and decent area to live?
Also looking into Decatur but the husband doesn't really want to have a far commute to Conyers....
Snellville would be more developed than Conyers/Covington.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:22 AM
 
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Conyers would be your best option in this case. Snellville isn't bad, but with the current state of some of school clusters (South Gwinnett and Shiloh, specifically) and the back-roads drive to Conyers, it wouldn't really be a sensible option.

My wife and I have a Loganville address in Gwinnett near the Walton line and my mother lives in Conyers. The drive from that part of Gwinnett to Conyers is not bad, but I couldn't see doing it daily if you could find practically the same home for the same price in Rockdale. I would rule out Covington for the simple fact that you may have to drive over to Conyers for most things and even further for weekend recreation.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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If you want the small town feel in Conyers, check out Olde Town Conyers.
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