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Old 02-15-2012, 06:03 AM
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My husband and i, two children (6&8) and two dogs will be relocating from NE Ohio to. Northern Atlanta suburbs this summer. My husband got promoted for his job which is located in norcross. However, he will be traveling to other states ( by car and plane) every week so living in that exact location isn't 100% necessary. Since we have never been to atl before we plan to rent for a year to two until we know exactly where we want to live.

Here are the answers to the questions that were suggested in the sticky thread

1. Budget- 1200-1500 for a rental
2. House/Condo/]House, town home 4 bedroom but will look at 3
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home)Husband will have an office in norcross, but will travel weekly out of state
4. Children(public school vs. private)2 kids 8&6 hopefully can move to a good public school system so we don't need to do private
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two-I'd have to say suburban. We have always lived in suburbs. Want to be close to mall, shopping, restaurant, grocery stores. Don't need to be within walking distance, but a short drive is ideal
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not?not important
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood.- young family/ pet friendly neighborhood. Pool community. Predomonatly white area. Safe, good public schools

Since my husband will be gone during the week and I'll be moving to an area where'd I know no one, living in a safe friendly area that's close to all necessities is so very important to me!


These are just a few off the top of my head, feel free to add more.

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Old 05-28-2012, 11:34 AM
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Hi, I am an Atlanta native and have seen it grow and develop. Based on you questions, I would highly suggest the Johns Creek area. The airport will be a little of a drive but not horrible as long as he takes early flights. The primarily white areas are not on public transportation or only bus service is available. Just visit Marta.com. The northern suburbs are primarily against Marta moving up our way. Many are of the opinion that it will bring in a demographic that is not desirable and increase crime. The schools are great and there are plenty of malls and shopping centers. The budget u have set for renting may be a bit low but in this market you may find something. The commute to norcross would be minimal. Oh... Sell your snow shovels...not needed here and you only need 3 jackets...a light jacket, heavy jacket for the few days that get really cold and probably a rain coat. My husband moved here from PA and brought over 20 jackets with him...funny. Good luck and I hope this helps!
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:38 PM
Location: North Fulton, GA
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We moved from New York to Atlanta two years ago and my husband insisted on bringing the snow shovels- good thing, because we needed them to shovel snow that January when school was cancelled for an entire week.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:08 PM
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I agree, John's Creek is an excellent choice. Certain parts of Cumming are also quite nice; it's a longer commute but you will definitely get more for your money there in terms of square footage and access to parks for your kids.

Duluth and Norcross are still good options because they will give you more urban amenities in a suburban setting (better restaurant variety, shopping options, and cultural activities than Johns Creek in my opinion.) Most Gwinett County schools have been performing really well so you can easily find a home near a good school there. Good neighborhoods are Berkeley Lake.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:54 PM
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I remember that snow storm. It's a rare, rare, rare, rare event to get snow like that in Atlanta. We get ice more often than anything. If you've already got snow gear and plenty of room in your moving truck then keep it but plenty of Atlantans survive happily without that sort of stuff.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:47 PM
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It's a rare, rare, rare, rare event to get snow like that in Atlanta
Not *THAT* rare. You can count on it every 4 or 5 years.

I never had a snow shovel before, but in 2010 my neighbor from Minnesota let me borrow his. I went out and bought one right after the storm because it made getting out of my driveway much easier.

I'm not sure how it works in Ohio, but here in Atlanta you want to get snow off your driveway as soon as possible. If you don't, there's a good chance that it will melt and then freeze, turning your entire driveway into a sheet of ice.

You won't need it very often, but when you do, you'll be glad to have it! I'd keep snow shovels and tire chains, but you don't need an extensive collection of coats. Still, this is Atlanta, not Tampa, so you will need some cold weather gear on occasion.
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