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Old 10-05-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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I will be relocating to work in the Dunwoody area from out of state and had a some questions about the congestion/traffic. How bad is the traffic in Dunwoody itself? Is living in Dunwoody an option? Also, my wife really likes the Aplharetta area. How would the commute to work be from there? Thanks.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Budget? Children in school? Type of house/size?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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How bad is the traffic in Dunwoody itself?
During non peak hours - average to bad
During rush hours - horrendous. It's taken me 30 or 40 minutes just to move 1/4 mile on Ashford Dunwoody Rd before. It was afternoon rush hour when that happened. The reason for this is not only do you have dozens of office towers all letting out at the same time, you also have Perimeter Mall right there there which is heavily trafficked.

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Is living in Dunwoody an option?
Yes it's an option. There is housing in and right next to Dunwoody.

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Also, my wife really likes the Aplharetta area. How would the commute to work be from there? Thanks.
Not terrible. You would just hop on GA400 and get off on the Abernathy Rd exit a few miles down. GA400 will also have quite a bit of traffic during the rush hours. At least you won't have to worry about the toll though.

During non peak hours, this commute will probably be 15 or 20 minutes. During peak hours, it might be a little over an hour depending on where your office is within Dunwoody.


Unfortunately, Dunwoody is in the lion's den of Atlanta's traffic. It is one of the major 5 business districts of the region (Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, and Cumberland being the other 4).
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Thanks for the quick replies. No kids currently but definately in the near future. We're looking for a house. I haven't really given much thought to budget. I was just trying to get a feel how bad the traffic/commutes are so I can decide which areas are livable. We really like Alpharetta, but an hour just does not seem do-able.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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There is plenty of really nice housing stock right to the north of Dunwoody in the southern Roswell area. That would be a good place to start. Alpharetta is really expensive anyway by Atlanta standards.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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There is plenty of really nice housing stock right to the north of Dunwoody in the southern Roswell area. That would be a good place to start. Alpharetta is really expensive anyway by Atlanta standards.

Would the commute from southern Roswell be any better than Alpharetta? I'm used to being at work in 10 minutes w/o traffic so I just want to do the best to find out what I'll be getting into.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It really depends on where in Roswell vs where in Alpharetta. Going north on 400 from Exit 5 to Exit 7 or 8 could take anywhere from 10 min to 30 min, but going all the way up to Exit 11 or 13 could take 30 min to an hour during rush. It also depends on time of day, whether or not there's a wreck, and probably phase of the moon too.

Would you need to take 285 to get to 400, or could you just start on 400? Adding 285 into the mix could add a whole new time dimension.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Cumming, Georgia
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I live in Cumming near West Forsyth HS and work near exit 5 (Abernathy and Glen Lake Parkway)...my hours are typically 7:00 to 4:30. My morning commute typically takes 30 minutes (leaving house at 6:15) and my evening commute takes 40-45 minutes. If you can flex your hours, it will open up your options on where to live and drive, etc.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:25 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Where will you be working?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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Can't really comment on commute times, but unless you can afford private schools Dekalb county is a bust. That being the case, Alpharetta is a better choice.
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