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Old 01-02-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Georgia has special sales tax rules for new cars. By all means purchase your minivan in Gwinnett County, but when you do, you'll find the dealer is obliged to collect the sales tax based on your county of residence. So you'll pay 7%.
What if you own a rental property in Duluth / Gwinnett County? Can i bring my Gwinnett tax stub, HOA invoice, or home title so i can i still qualify for the low 6% Gwinnett tax on the Toyota mini-van? Will that work? Anyways 7% sales tax is so much than 9.75% sales tax that i would have to pay if got the mini-van in Chicago.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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What if you own a rental property in Duluth / Gwinnett County? Can i bring my Gwinnett tax stub, HOA invoice, or home title so i can i still qualify for the low 6% Gwinnett tax on the Toyota mini-van? Will that work? Anyways 7% sales tax is so much than 9.75% sales tax that i would have to pay if got the mini-van in Chicago.
I believe the intent of the law is that it's supposed to apply to where you reside and the vehicle will be based. You've made it pretty clear on this thread that you're a keen church-goer. Have you ever read the synoptic gospels? There's this part where some Pharisees asked Jesus whether they should pay taxes....
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Rainyday, sorry if you didn't see the joke behind my post. Lol really I don't mind paying the 1% higher sales tax as it is already mucher cheaper than what I would pay here. Loosen up bro.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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Sorry, I didn't think you were joking, but I was out of line.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:43 PM
 
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Rainyday, sorry if you didn't see the joke behind my post. Lol really I don't mind paying the 1% higher sales tax as it is already mucher cheaper than what I would pay here. Loosen up bro.
Don't worry, also GA has an Ad Valorem tax for vehicles that you must pay every year. I have a 2010 46k car and on my birthday I pay 600 dollars. :-(
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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Rainyday, sorry if you didn't see the joke behind my post. Lol really I don't mind paying the 1% higher sales tax as it is already mucher cheaper than what I would pay here. Loosen up bro.
I believe that you should do what's best for you even if others don't agree.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: cumming, ga
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we moved 6 months ago from the chicago suburbs to cumming. grew up in schaumburg and then moved out to algonquin.

positives so far: weather, outdoor activities like tennis, hiking, tubing, very friendly people, pretty scenery.

negatives: someone else mentioned the roads as far as not properly marked or lit up, it's dangerous to drive at night, i have seen so many accidents since moving here, the lack of ordinances about signage in cumming, can't stand all the billboards and ugly store signs, very slow paced, lack of variety in grocery stores.

it seems like in cumming people just accept the way things are. there are many things here that would not be tollerated in the suburbs we moved from like the poorly marked roads and lack of street lights. we chose not to rent because we have middle schoolers and didn't want to uproot them again. i love my subdivision, windermere, but do not like the area outside of it. the area you are chosing is very nice and a little bit south of me. you are closer to johns creek which, in my opinion, looks nicer as far as the retail areas.

i think you will do fine here seeing as most of your family is spread out. i left my family and longtime friends. we visit often and i try to focus on the positives of living here. good luck to you!
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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negatives: someone else mentioned the roads as far as not properly marked or lit up, it's dangerous to drive at night, i have seen so many accidents since moving here, the lack of ordinances about signage in cumming, can't stand all the billboards and ugly store signs, very slow paced, lack of variety in grocery stores.

it seems like in cumming people just accept the way things are. there are many things here that would not be tollerated in the suburbs we moved from like the poorly marked roads and lack of street lights. we chose not to rent because we have middle schoolers and didn't want to uproot them again. i love my subdivision, windermere, but do not like the area outside of it. the area you are chosing is very nice and a little bit south of me. you are closer to johns creek which, in my opinion, looks nicer as far as the retail areas.
One issue is that fact that you live in an area that until recently was rural or semi-rural, and has only been "suburbanized" in the last decade. I know from speaking to "old timers" that as recently as the 1950's people were still plowing fields in that area with mules!
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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One issue is that fact that you live in an area that until recently was rural or semi-rural, and has only been "suburbanized" in the last decade. I know from speaking to "old timers" that as recently as the 1950's people were still plowing fields in that area with mules!
Exactly what I was thinking, too.

Is Cumming even really considered part of Metro Atlanta proper?

I can say from experience that for the most part in-town and near-in Atlanta suburbs are on par with comparable areas in Chicagoland for shopping and stores. Of course, Atlanta doesn't have a Michigan Ave., but I think its suburbs and many in-town areas are more or less equivalent to Chicago in terms of shopping.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Exactly what I was thinking, too.

Is Cumming even really considered part of Metro Atlanta proper?

I can say from experience that for the most part in-town and near-in Atlanta suburbs are on par with comparable areas in Chicagoland for shopping and stores. Of course, Atlanta doesn't have a Michigan Ave., but I think its suburbs and many in-town areas are more or less equivalent to Chicago in terms of shopping.
I would agree with that. My wife and I visited Lenox mall, Mall of Georgia, and Northern Georgia Outlet.. and it is pretty impressive. I think if you are into the city life.. Atlanta may be a let down, but in terms of suburban life.. it appears that it will be a major upgrade to the lifestyle i have now.

How is the entrepeneurial spirit in northern Atlanta? ( Suwanee, Alpharetta, and Johns Creek) Chicago is very corporate and I don't know of any of my friends who started their own businesses. Does Atlanta have an entrepenurial tech culture like Seattle, Austin, Los Angeles, or Silicon Valley? Is there potential that Atlanta will be become a new tech center hub simlilar to that of Research Triangle in Raliegh, NC?

I am also curious about the future developement of Johns Creek Technology Park. Everytime i visit, the commerical area feels a bit dead with tons of empty commercial spaces? Do many of you foresee JCTP becoming a huge job center for the nothern residents in the future?

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