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Old 11-11-2010, 12:18 AM
 
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Default Advice Please - Moving to Atlanta

Hello. My family and I are moving to Atlanta in the next couple of months. We are looking for advice on what area to look in. I will be traveling a lot with my job in the city of Atlanta and the state of GA. I'm in sales traveling to different offices throughout the city. So, I would not be going in at the same time or to the same place everyday. I need to access all parts of the city and outlying areas. Would it be viable to do this living in Marietta/Kennesaw? Or just live in the city and go out from there? Just curious if anyone else has the same set up and thanks for the advice.

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:15 AM
 
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Marietta area would be easier to travel from all over Atlanta area than Kennesaw would be because it is closer in town. We would need more information to give you answers. Go to this thread to fill out these guideline quesitons: Moving to atlanta soon? Read this first

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1. Budget
2. House/Condo/Townhome?
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home)
4. Children(public school vs. private)
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not?
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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Thanks for the response. I should have read the sticky before posting.....Here we go.

We want to rent at first spending around 1500-2000 a month.
Prefer a house near/on a golf course
I will be based out of my home, but I have to travel in and around Atlanta visiting different offices four days a week. Kind of like a pharmaceutical rep and going to downtown to all the outlying areas as well.
1 child (2 yrs old) so haven't decided to go private/public right now
Prefer the suburban area, not so much city life people
Don't really care about being close to public transport
We are caucasian and would like to live around like minded people from the standpoint of keeping nice homes, yards etc. whoever fits into that bucket.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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Thanks for the response. I should have read the sticky before posting.....Here we go.

We want to rent at first spending around 1500-2000 a month.
Prefer a house near/on a golf course
I will be based out of my home, but I have to travel in and around Atlanta visiting different offices four days a week. Kind of like a pharmaceutical rep and going to downtown to all the outlying areas as well.
1 child (2 yrs old) so haven't decided to go private/public right now
Prefer the suburban area, not so much city life people
Don't really care about being close to public transport
We are caucasian and would like to live around like minded people from the standpoint of keeping nice homes, yards etc. whoever fits into that bucket.

Thanks for any help.
Only one in East Cobb/Marietta I know with a golf course is in Indian Hills. Nice community with swim and tennis club as well....and down the road for excellent public schools. I have seen rentals in there occasionally.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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Only one in East Cobb/Marietta I know with a golf course is in Indian Hills. Nice community with swim and tennis club as well....and down the road for excellent public schools. I have seen rentals in there occasionally.

East Cobb/Marietta also has the Atlanta Country Club (for a golf course)--but this neighborhoo is very expensive.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Would if we just drop the golf idea? What is the best place to raise a family, but still access all parts of the city. I want to be out a little, but not sitting in my car for 2 hours. Kennesaw? Marietta? Smyrna? Dunwoody? Or even south but need access to 75 and 85. thanks
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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I think it depends how frequently you go to different parts of town.

The most congested corridors in town are I-285 on the north side between I-75 and I-85, I-85 north of I-285, I-75 north of I-285, and GA400 north of I-285 (yes it is a northside trend). Most of Atlanta's suburban growth has been northward.

I mention this because if you go to Gwinnett County alot Marietta is not the best place. You might consider a place in the middle near I-285 and GA400 or a place more intown, so you can reverse commute to both Cobb, Gwinnett, and have better access to the neighborhoods south of Atlanta as well.

If you move too far north up GA400, I-75, I-85 you will find many really great places to live, but that comes at a cost of traffic congestion.

Do you know where the highest concentrations of offices you will travel to are? or is it pretty much any takers you can find? If the latter... do you sell to certain particular types of companies? (Some posters might be able to you where certain types of companies are more concentrated in the Atlanta area)
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