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Old 06-11-2012, 06:02 PM
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I'm a young single guy looking to move to ATL. My employer is located in the Johns Creek area, i've visited the area and it's obviously suburbia.

So I'm looking live in an area with young singles but within a reasonable distance to Johns Creek.

I've heard the perimeter mall area in Dunwoody has a lot of young singles, and it looks much closer than Buckhead or Virginia Highlands. So what kind of commute time would i be looking at during rush hour living in Dunwoody? I imagine most of the traffic would be going the opposite direction?
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:20 PM
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I have not done this route in 3 years, so some guess work:

Yes, you will be reverse commute. You can come up Peachtree Industrial / Peachtree Prkway / Hwy 141. GA-400 may be too crowded going north as well, so that may not be a good option. But the 285 segment may not be pretty.

Dunwoody will probably be a better central location for young singles than the burbs. Buckhead / VaHi may be too much for commute to JC.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:28 AM
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i estimate approximately 30 minutes, depending on where you live in Dunwoody and where in Johns Creek your office is. Hwy 141 is probably your best bet... to get there you could use 285, there is no traffic eastbound, but you can also get there via mt vernon hwy / peachtree cor circle.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:12 AM
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I've made that drive on the weekend a few times and took Mt Vernon to Spalding to P'tree Coners Circle to P'tree Parkway, take a left and you will get there. Maybe like 20 minutes if I remember correctly. Not sure how these back roads would be impacted by weekday traffic, however.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:51 PM
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I second the 30 minutes estimate.

I live in dunwoody and commute to the Norcross area (about halfway to Johns Creek). From where I live I take Tilly Mill to 141 and avoid 285. It take me 15 minutes max to get to where I work and there's no traffic at all. Johns Creek is about 10-15 minutes further depending on how far in.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:18 AM
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Remember that Perimeter Center (which is technically Dunwoody) is much different than Dunwoody proper (which is residential single family housing). Make sure your commute time is calculated from Perimeter Center rather than somewhere else in Dunwoody which would look like it is closer to John's Creek.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:48 AM
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by the way... commute time might be a little longer on the way back. there is some congestion in two major intersections in the afternoon... 141 cor 120, and 141 corner pleasant hill rd. aside from that it is smooth driving.
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