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Old 11-20-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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Currenlty living in Marietta, my husband just got a job in Tucker. Seems a bit far from Marietta. Thinking about moving over closer to Tucker. We have girls in 4th grade. I am not seeing many positive things regarding neighborhoods or schools over that way. Anyone know of a safe town with good schools near Tucker? Looking to buy a home but only want to spend about 160,000.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Snellville would be 20-30 minutes from Tucker.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:18 AM
 
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I think that Tucker in DeKalb is generally well-regarded. My stepsister has lived on the northern fringe of Tucker for years and as a single mother feels very safe there. Her son came up through the Evansdale/Henderson/Lakeside school cluster and she has overall been pleased with the schools, particularly Evansdale Elementary.
To the west of Tucker, you have the Emory/Northlake area and then Oak Grove. These are great neighborhoods with very reputable elementary schools: Oak Grove, Sagamore and Briarlake. I love living in Oak Grove.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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I think that Tucker in DeKalb is generally well-regarded. My stepsister has lived on the northern fringe of Tucker for years and as a single mother feels very safe there. Her son came up through the Evansdale/Henderson/Lakeside school cluster and she has overall been pleased with the schools, particularly Evansdale Elementary.
To the west of Tucker, you have the Emory/Northlake area and then Oak Grove. These are great neighborhoods with very reputable elementary schools: Oak Grove, Sagamore and Briarlake. I love living in Oak Grove.
But $160,000 is not going to buy a home anywhere west of Tucker. I would second the suggestion on Snellville. Lilburn and the Gwinnett side of Stone Mountain are very nice areas too. For schools, it's best to try to get into the Brookwood and Parkview clusters. I know your kids are not high school aged but Shiloh, serving a good chunk of Snellville, is God-awful...I would assume the schools that feed into that school are just as bad.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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But $160,000 is not going to buy a home anywhere west of Tucker.
True, but Tucker itself seems to offer options at that price point.

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Old 11-21-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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Currenlty living in Marietta, my husband just got a job in Tucker. Seems a bit far from Marietta. Thinking about moving over closer to Tucker. We have girls in 4th grade. I am not seeing many positive things regarding neighborhoods or schools over that way. Anyone know of a safe town with good schools near Tucker? Looking to buy a home but only want to spend about 160,000.

Based on your criteria and price point, I recommend that you look in the following areas:

1. The Parkview High Cluster in Gwinnett County in the South Lilburn/Mountain Park/North Stone Mountain area.

2. The Brookwood High Cluster in Gwinnett County in the North Snellville/South Lawrenceville area.


*Here are some helpful links for the suggestions above--

http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps-m...map121109b.pdf

Gwinnett County Public Schools Cluster Boundaries

http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps-m...w&0~QuickLinks

http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps-m...w&0~QuickLinks


-> great schools (K-12), great homes, great options, great neighborhoods, and a great commute.



If needed, there are other areas (as some suggested in previous posts) that could be options for you:

The Lakeside High Cluster in DeKalb County, The Chamblee High Cluster in DeKalb County, The Druid Hills High Cluster in DeKalbe County, The Tucker High Cluster in DeKalb County, The Norcross High Cluster in Gwinnett County, The Grayson High Cluster in Gwinnett County, and The Duluth High Cluster in Gwinnett County.

However, I do think the Parkview and Brookwood clusters will suit you best (and you'll find what you are looking for).


I hope this helps. Good Luck!

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