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Old 04-16-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Traveling again
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Decatur is a suburb of Atlanta but if you mean farther out then I would suggest staying in Dekalb county. That way you wouldn't have a bad commute, well that really depends because OTP traffic is pretty nasty. Stone Mountain, Lithonia, Chamblee would be cities closest to Decatur. You could take US29 & 78 into Decatur also I-20. I-20 is horrible though. Chamblee would put you on 285, which is worse but a shorter commute so it shouldn't matter.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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What are the best cities to relocate to? We are conservative African Americans with children who will attend Elementary school. We need to commute to Decatur for work purposes but prefer to live in the suburbs. We desire a diverse and safe community. Plan on purchasing a home around $300,000-$400,000?
The city of Decatur is a great place to raise kids! For a little more for your money, you can try North Druid Hills, Toco Hill, and Tucker. Also the Parkview High area of Lilburn is a little farther out, but wouldn't be that bad of a commute.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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The city of Decatur is a great place to raise kids! For a little more for your money, you can try North Druid Hills, Toco Hill, and Tucker. Also the Parkview High area of Lilburn is a little farther out, but wouldn't be that bad of a commute.
I would add the Oak Grove area to the mix. To the OP, there's even a lakeside community within it's limits, Echo Lake.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: London
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Oak Grove is meant to be beautiful, as long as it is diverse and fairly walk-able then i am open to moving there
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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how easy is it for British nationals to get into the states and what is the process for a young entrepreneur such as myself
If you're an entrepreneur then you'd presumably be looking at the E-2 visa. I think this Wikipedia article is accurate and has links to the official government info: E-2 visa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bottom line, you need around $50,000 to invest in a business.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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Oak Grove is meant to be beautiful, as long as it is diverse and fairly walk-able then i am open to moving there
It is pretty diverse, thanks to the proximity of Emory University.
There is a central shopping area (Vista Grove) that many residents walk to that has about everything but a large supermarket (you would have to go about 1.5 mi to Toco Hill for that). There are some great little restaurants there; I would walk 10 miles for the BBQ and slaw tacos at Napoleon's!
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