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Old 10-22-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I'd look at southern Cherokee County as well- great schools, plenty of houses in your price range, a range of shopping options, and a +/- 1 hour commute to Midtown if you leave at 6:15.

And don't worry about GeorgiaLakeSearch's "culture" comment- in his mind, if you don't live in Buckhead and spend your weekends at the High Museum and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, you're not "cultured"........
I have recommended plenty of places outside of Buckhead. They just happen to be intown neighborhoods and suburban neighborhoods(ITP and right around the Perimeter); not exurban developments. Sorry I do not consider Applebee's, The Olive Garden, KFC, Taco Bell, etc. to be cultural activities(however I do consider them good businesses). I guess the Klan meetings are cultural events up there.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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I have recommended plenty of places outside of Buckhead. They just happen to be intown neighborhoods and suburban neighborhoods(ITP and right around the Perimeter); not exurban developments. Sorry I do not consider Applebee's, The Olive Garden, KFC, Taco Bell, etc. to be cultural activities(however I do consider them good businesses). I guess the Klan meetings are cultural events up there.
Uh huh, because those are still really prevalent. Try to get out of the 90's.......
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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I have recommended plenty of places outside of Buckhead. They just happen to be intown neighborhoods and suburban neighborhoods(ITP and right around the Perimeter); not exurban developments. Sorry I do not consider Applebee's, The Olive Garden, KFC, Taco Bell, etc. to be cultural activities(however I do consider them good businesses). I guess the Klan meetings are cultural events up there.
Can't speak for Cumming, but there is an abundance of very good, if not great, locally owned restaurants in the Johns Creek / Duluth area. There are cultural events that are very nice - local symphonies, nice festivals and the like. I live in Midtown and used to be a snob about ITP vs. OTP. Having spent a lot of time OTP in the last year, I am pleasantly surprised, but delighted, to admit that my snobbery was very ill founded. I still prefer Midtown, but the suburbs and the exurbs have much to offer.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have recommended plenty of places outside of Buckhead. They just happen to be intown neighborhoods and suburban neighborhoods(ITP and right around the Perimeter); not exurban developments. Sorry I do not consider Applebee's, The Olive Garden, KFC, Taco Bell, etc. to be cultural activities(however I do consider them good businesses). I guess the Klan meetings are cultural events up there.
South Forsyth is a lot different from the city of Cumming. You definitely need to get up there more often, it's changed a lot over the past ten years. South Forsyth now has independent (not chain) restaurants, semi-high-end shopping centers, great parks, good schools and tons of kids activities. I would not hesitate to raise kids there. If you want to see a really cool neighborhood, check out Vickery Village on Post Road. Home prices are higher than the surrounding area, but it gives you an idea of what's possible.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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GeorgiaLakeSearch is the guy who has raised his kids to not want to go to Panama City beach because those "OTP public school kids go there."

So really, what do you expect?
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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Thanks for all of the feedback. Does anyone have an opinion on which section of South Forsyth is the better place to raise a family (west of 400 around Bethelview Rd. or east of 400 around Peachtree Pkwy.)? Both seem to have good schools but it seems like the west of 400 area may be more laid back and quiet since it is away from all the retail located along Peachtree Pkwy. Another plus for that area is its proximity to Fowler Pake and the Big Creek Greenway. Thanks in advance for any information.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I would agree with you about the west of 400 area, I just think it's a little nicer. The Big Creek Greenway is a huge plus, IMO. But I have no idea which area has better schools.
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