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Old 02-01-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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I'm looking to relocate and move to Atlanta in the new few months, but as a young mother with a 1 year old I do have any mothers main concern at heart, the saftey of me and my child. I would prefer an apartment, townhouse sort of feel, I'm not quite ready for a house. Below are my answers to a few recommened questions that I should include in my listing. I'll be moving from Orlando, but I'm from Macon, GA but I am told its VERY different.

1. Budget-Any
2. Townhome/Apartment-My preferred choice of living, not ready for a house
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home)-I am currently employed but my job is not transferable, as far as the commute I'm looking to stay within 15-20 miles of the neighborhood
4. Children-I have a one year old son, son to be 2 so I'm looking for daycares that are good in the same general area I'll be living.
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two-I'd prefer if the area isn't so "urban" if you know what I mean, I know crime and such is everywhere but we all know there are places that are worse then others.
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not?-I have a car so public transit isnt a priority, but being close to it isnt a downer, never know what can happen.
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood.-I would prefer a quieter setting, good for raising a family, or where just a woman and her child(ren) can feel safe. I'd rather if my morning alarm were not bullets and neighborhood drama.

These are just a few off the top of my head, feel free to add more.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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You won't get much help, to be honest. Townhomes, daycares and safe areas exist all over Atlanta metro. What isn't as easy to find are the decent jobs. That has to be your first step, so you don't end up living too far from your place of employment.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:40 AM
 
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Advise finding employment before moving.

The rest of your post is no where near specific enough for anyone to help you, and the more helpful members who know the metro area will be better served helping relocators who are serious...
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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Advise finding employment before moving.

The rest of your post is no where near specific enough for anyone to help you, and the more helpful members who know the metro area will be better served helping relocators who are serious...
If you were only going to be negative I'd rather if you had just kept your comment to yourself really. I really only need safe areas to live in, not help with anything else. The opinion of a complete stranger about my seriousness on relocating is meager, but thank you.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Sorry to say but msh is right.

No Budget, No job/location, There is not a lot we can give advice to.

The metro area is SO big that with out narrowing it down to a small part the advice we can give would be worthless.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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Atlanta isn't a place you'd want to move to if you don't have a job. That's especially true if you have a small child. The job market here is extremely tight and this part of the country doesn't offer a lot of freebie social services.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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If you were only going to be negative I'd rather if you had just kept your comment to yourself really. I really only need safe areas to live in, not help with anything else. The opinion of a complete stranger about my seriousness on relocating is meager, but thank you.
To give an example, North Fulton meets all your criteria. But, if you were to find work in the downtown area, you would be looking at an hour commute each way, sometimes longer. If you plan on working, it really is that important to figure out where before settling on a residence. Your commute can be a breeze, or painful, based on the locations.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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If you were only going to be negative I'd rather if you had just kept your comment to yourself really. I really only need safe areas to live in, not help with anything else. The opinion of a complete stranger about my seriousness on relocating is meager, but thank you.
Ok. Safe area for a mother. Any budget. You could be working anywhere from Gainesville to Griffin. Or not working at all. Again, ANY budget?

Yep, definitely enough to help you out there.

Look, get a better plan together and there is no question that you will get the information you need here, but you have to do your part too.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:34 PM
 
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The any budget thing is why I posted the 2mil condo. Be more specific with that. The best answer we can give you with that is anywhere you want. "I'd prefer if the area isn't so "urban" if you know what I mean" What do you mean?
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