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Old 10-10-2007, 03:23 PM
 
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I am thinking about moving to the atlanta area from south fla. We are looking for a little peace and quiet, but close to shopping etc.... We are looking to move the 08-09 school year and I was wondering what county would give us the best chances to get teaching jobs. We are in good schools now and want it to continue in Atlanta.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Gwinnett hires an average of 1500 teachers each year, but I don't know if you would get much peace and quiet here - it's not exactly out in the country.
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:38 AM
 
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The test scores in Gwinnett are nearly equivalent to the test scores in Cobb. There are great schools and not so great schools, which is the same for Cobb County. However, Gwinnett is more urban than what many people think of for the suburbs. Meaning, it's definitely not the country. There are definitely opportunities for teachers.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:24 PM
 
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Smile why gwinnett/cobb?

I recently moved here from Orlando (Orange County) about a year ago, and my step mom moved up about 4 years ago from Orlando too.

I have talked to her a lot about this, and Cherokee County is the best. They have really good pay, and I don't know how far into your career you are, but they take most of your years there too.

I have lived in Cherokee County, and I live in Gwinnett now, Cherokee was much more pretty, and family friendly. It is just as far from Atlanta as Gwinnett is. I would check it out there... and make sure you visit Towne Lake. It is a very nice neighborhood, and the prices are very reasonable (compared to Florida!)

Hope this helps!
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:49 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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If you are bilingual (Spanish/English) or multilingual, then Gwinnett is better for teachers jobs, and you'll be in higher demand. I think on one news report they said there was one school in Duluth that had kids from 41 different countries in it! It's the most diverse area among the metro burbs. Gwinnett does however, have some of the worst traffic in the metro area too, and in some areas, a growing crime problem.

That being said, the foreign population is also growing in Cobb, Paulding, and other counties, so again, bilingual teacher demands are increasing in those areas, too. Paulding is the most "country" of the immediate areas I would guess. In Paulding the main shopping area is in the town of Hiram - tons of stores and restaurants along Hwy 278 (though mostly of the chain variety). In Cobb there are various shopping districts and in Gwinnett it's pretty much fully developed everywhere.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: SUGAR HILL, GA
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I love Gwinnett, however it is becoming the little asian town. Norcross is the worst. I used to live there in the late 80's and it was the place to be if you were young and a go getter. Try driving down Buford Highway now and you can't even read the signs.
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