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Old 04-24-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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Well, the closer you get to Chamblee, the more diverse it is (north Dunwoody, not so much). There's lots of religious diversity in Dunwoody; there is a significant Jewish population, including a number of Orthodox Jews.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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Hi. Considering a move to ATL in a year or two with my wife and baby from the DC area. I have visited a number of times staying and spending time in Buckhead, Gwinnett, and Cobb. The key things I'm looking for not in order of priority are 1. safe low crime area, 2. good schools, 3. commute to common parts of the metro area within 45 minutes during rush hour, 4. diverse area (not once race making up over 75% of the population). I came across Dunwoody based on my criteria. Is my assessment correct? What are other areas that would match all or most of my criteria? Thanks.
Also look at N Brookhaven 30319. I think in your price range 30338 and 30319 are the best bet. Both zips are full of educated younger familes.

If you have the right skills its very easy to find a job in IT in Atlanta or just continue to work remote with your DC job.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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I would sincerely hope this move is dependent on a job offer. Please realize that Atlanta's economy is in free fall, and moving here without a job would be completely irrational.

By the way, Dunwoody is not diverse.
ideally i will have secured a job in order to make the actual move. hopefully a year or two from now things will be better (can they get much worse?). i see that the housing market in ATL has been among the worst if not the worst over the past few years.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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ideally i will have secured a job in order to make the actual move. hopefully a year or two from now things will be better (can they get much worse?). i see that the housing market in ATL has been among the worst if not the worst over the past few years.
Well, you have to take that with a grain of salt. Certain areas of the metro area have cratered, while other, more established/higher-end areas have done okay. The general area you are looking in has weathered the storm relatively well (although there are definitely some good deals to be had).
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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For people who live in Atlanta "diversity" means: 'yea there's black people there!'.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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1, 2, and 3 - Yes. 4 - No. It's not very diverse here, mostly white (with large jewish population).

Bought a house in Dunwoody in March of 2010. I love the location, it's central to everything, and with 400/285/75/85 nearby, you can get to suburbs areas like Johns Creek within a reasonable time, or get to downtown in 10 minutes (outside of traffic hours). Very safe area and plenty of parks if you are the outdoors type. Could of gotten a bigger newer house up in Suwanee or something, but the location was definitely worth the sacrifice.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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You should clarify what a 'reasonable time' is. During rush hour, I don't think you could get to any places in Johns Creek from Dunwoody in less than 20 minutes (unless you were right on the northern border). 30 minutes would be more likely if you had to make it out to Jones Br from Womack Rd

That entire commute would be side streets including a couple of 1-lane roads
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Dunwoody has plenty of parks? Where? its one of the lowest ratios in the metro.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Dunwoody has plenty of parks? Where? its one of the lowest ratios in the metro.

This is true. Dunwoody itself is pretty sparse when it comes to city parks, although it has a few. The Dunwoody Nature Center is pretty nice too. However, Dunwoody is very close/easily accessible to the Chattahoochee River national park which is beautiful and has a ton of hiking, water access, etc.

Also (slightly off topic), it looks like they have finally started building the sidewalks down Dunwoody Club Drive by the country club. Now all of those Mt. Vernon runners will have somewhere else to route if they want.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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Some areas near Dunwoody have decent amounts of parks. I tend to think of much of Dunwoody being high density development, lots of high rise office parks and condos and lacking in green space. Though the original poster has probably decided already, I personally think it would be great to live there.
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