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Old 10-10-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Manchester, NH
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Default Thinking of moving to Atlanta in a few years...good areas?

We are hoping to move to Atlanta in a few years, and are starting to do the primarily research. My DBF would be working in the city, but I'm not a huge fan of city life. I prefer the sub-urban to rural type of life where it is nice and quiet.

Are there any areas close to Atlanta (with limited driving time) that isn't too congested? Also, it has to be a place good for families, with good schools, and can get a house relatively affordable?
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Are there any areas close to Atlanta (with limited driving time) that isn't too congested?
You're going to need to define "limited driving time" as well as what you consider "affordable".

Also, if as you say it's going to be years before you move here, you may wish to wait until closer to moving time before your inquiry. Areas that were very nice a few years ago may not be so nice now, and areas that are nice now may not be so in a few years, etc... areas here transition a bit, so what we tell you about an area now, may not apply years from now when you actually move.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Dekalb County
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You're going to need to define "limited driving time" as well as what you consider "affordable".

Also, if as you say it's going to be years before you move here, you may wish to wait until closer to moving time before your inquiry. Areas that were very nice a few years ago may not be so nice now, and areas that are nice now may not be so in a few years, etc... areas here transition a bit, so what we tell you about an area now, may not apply years from now when you actually move.
I'm just curious, what are some areas that were very nice a few years ago that may not be so nice now. Conversely, what are some areas that are nice now that were not a few years ago? What areas (if any) have pretty much remained the same for years?
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Acworth
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Check back in a few years once you narrow it down.. The housing collapse changed certain things and they will continue to change.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Dekalb County
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Check back in a few years once you narrow it down.. The housing collapse changed certain things and they will continue to change.
What did the housing collapse change?
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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What did the housing collapse change?
Area desirability and associated development
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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I can give a couple easy examples....

The whole Gwinnett Place corridor around Pleasant Hill used to be quite desirable, but had a fairly major downturn and is no longer a good area. Hopefully it will turn back around some day, but it certainly went from good to bad.

The reverse happened at Lindbergh. My friend is a doctor and during his residency he worked at a medical office where BestBuy and all that is now. He said it was all Medicaid patients and there were a ton of cheap apartments there where lots of poor folks lived. Now it's all pretty decent retail and expensive condos and apartments.

Shoot, I even remember 15 years ago most of midtown wasn't a good area. Now it's one of the most expensive parts of town!
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Dekalb County
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Area desirability and associated development
Where? How? (I'm not saying you're wrong. Just asking for more detail.)
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