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Old 09-26-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Green Township
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Hello,

I am going to be attending Georgia Tech in not too long along with my girlfriend who will be going to Emory for her degree. I look to be a civil engineer and make the Atlanta/Atlanta Metro Areas transportation arteries less confusing, and to increase traffic flow .

Some of you are probably like I WILL HELP YOU, IF IT MEANS LESS TRAFFIC!

But honestly, I know things aren't just like I want to do something to this road and I design it no, so I'm just playing . But other than that, me and my girlfriend are looking for a condominium or a townhome, we would prefer it to be in the newer end, and costwise from 500$ to 1,500$ a month. I have looked at the Kennessaw area around Chastain Road and liked what I had seen there.

Commute Time: Doesn't really matter, as long as I get there! I am happy with any commute, I love this city and am happy to be moving here it is my dream city to possibly start a career and helping the city move forward in terms of transportation networks. I love the fast growth and the feeling that this is one of the best cities in the United States (To me AT LEAST) or in the South that is.

So leave any tips or suggestions!

Thank you!
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Chastain Road to Emory University is going be a headache.

Why not look in town Atlanta? With your budget, you should be able to find a decent condo inside the city that is convenient for both of you guys.

Look at Midtown, Virginia Highlands, or Buckhead.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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There is no place OTP (outside the perimeter) that is convenient to both Emory and Georgia Tech. One or both of you will have a horrible commute. Getting to Emory from any expressway is painful.

PKCorey is right. Virginia Highlands or Midtown would be perfect - it is just in between the two schools.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Chastain Road to Emory University is going be a headache.

Why not look in town Atlanta? With your budget, you should be able to find a decent condo inside the city that is convenient for both of you guys.

Look at Midtown, Virginia Highlands, or Buckhead.
I was curious as to why you were emphatic about an OTP location as well. An intown condo or townhome is well within your means.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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I echo what everyone else has posted - a commute from Kennesaw to Emory will not be easy or enjoyable.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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I'd think a budding traffic engineer and an Emory student would want to take of the many great options inside the Perimeter.

What's the advantage of giving yourself a long (presumably single-occupancy) car commute?
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody
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There are places OTP but it's going to kill you in commute times, you say you don't mind, do you like 1.5 hour commutes one way, and can your GF stomach a 2 hour commute one way? If you want most convenient for both you really need to go midtown, downsize, maybe share a car (as it's going to cost to park). There's some cheaper housing over near GT since they just built up Howell Mill Rd area, but that'll be a bigger trek for your GF. Otherwise get a place in the Highlands and you'll be doing the trekking...
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Green Township
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There are places OTP but it's going to kill you in commute times, you say you don't mind, do you like 1.5 hour commutes one way, and can your GF stomach a 2 hour commute one way? If you want most convenient for both you really need to go midtown, downsize, maybe share a car (as it's going to cost to park). There's some cheaper housing over near GT since they just built up Howell Mill Rd area, but that'll be a bigger trek for your GF. Otherwise get a place in the Highlands and you'll be doing the trekking...
Well I guess it doesn't NEED to be outside of the perimeter...

Choices if it had to be inside that I've looked into are Buckhead, Midtown, and also West Decatur (heard bad things about Decatur in general...).
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Many newer apartments in vahi and morningside and midtown were originally planned to be condos. We have some really nice apt. communities in Atlanta that rival even some newer condos.

Even many of 1 bedrooms in 1920's buildings go for $800/month, so expect to pay around $1200 for a new apt. intown. less than 5 years old.

Townhomes are pointless and offer no benefit other than not having someone above you.. you still share walls and the space is narrow.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Choices if it had to be inside that I've looked into are Buckhead, Midtown, and also West Decatur (heard bad things about Decatur in general...).
Whoever told you such a thing is misinformed or is referring to the area south of the city of Decatur (which also carries a Decatur mailing address). It's a great place to live, and practically sits on Emory's doorstep.

City of Decatur : Home
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