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Old 07-05-2012, 09:10 PM
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Originally Posted by noah View Post
Are these serious questions? Some of us like the city vibe and would rather raise our kids in an intown neighborhood. There are many reasons why one would choose the city and many why one would choose the suburbs. Many neighborhoods in the city have a more suburban feel to them as well then you may think.

Traffic? It is often times twice as bad in the suburbs.

These are serious questions. Just saying that one wants a 'city vibe' doesn't really narrow anything down since, as you said yourself, many neighborhoods within the city can have a 'suburban' feel.

If the OP is just looking for sidewalks and city blocks, then they might be better served living in a mixed use or surburban 'downtown' district.

Are they looking for a neighborhood filled with 40 year old brownstones? Walking proximity to parks, public transportation and cafes/coffee shoppes?

My questions were meant to help figure out (for example) whether a house in home park or a condo at perimeter would be a better recommendation.

In any case, I may not be an Atlanta housing guru, but i've split my years in Atlanta between in town (midtown, tech campus) and OTP suburbs (Smyrna/Vinings, Alpha-Roswell). I have less preconceptions about ITP/OTP living than you seem to think.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:07 PM
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I used to live in Brookhaven and it was really nice, quiet and very close to Buckhead, good for families. I now live in Buckhead near Lenox Mall and its nice over here too, just a lot more traffic and more people. If you want to be in the hustle, bustle and traffic buckhead is the place, but if you want quiet and more of a family environment, Brookhaven would be the place.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:09 AM
Location: Alpharetta, GA
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Thanks everyone... I think we are seriously going in to research Brookhaven and Buckhead, sounds just like what we are looking for. We don't mind the noise, traffic or hustle and bustle. Again thanks for all your input , we really appreciate it.
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