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Old 02-07-2013, 08:14 PM
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My husband is considering to taking a job offer at Atlanta office.We are living in champaign Illinois 2,5 hour south of Chicago. I am very happy with my daughters school which are public schools.
I want to know which suburbs are the best to live in? Considering the safety and best public schools and home prices.we cannot afford above 350.000 dollars. My husbands office will be close to downtown area .so we are willing to live in 30 mile radius of that. I always liked to live in hot climate since here is the worst for the weather.So i think i like Atlanta.
Thanks for your comments.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:29 PM
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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North Fulton, (Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek)

Depending on the work hours bout 45min to downtown, (from park/ride bus to Marta subway)
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:48 PM
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Your budget will give you a wide range of choices. If you are looking for the best school districts you will want to consider East Cobb, North Fulton (Alpharetta, Johns Creek)

Closer in communities include Sandy Springs and Dunwoody which are still very good schools
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:50 PM
Location: Decatur, GA
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To emphasize a bit about what flyonpa said about commute options. Our transit system has heavy rail as far as a place called North Springs which is a bit northwest of Dunwoody, GA. The main highway, Georgia-400 has MARTA bus service, servicing several park and ride lots at Roswell and Alpharetta. Once they get onto GA-400 southbound, they run straight to the rail station, which offers a one-seat ride into Atlanta and as far as the airport (except after 7:00PM and some weekends, then there's one transfer). Minimum time from the farthest north Park and Ride (Windward Parkway) to Five Points Station (downtown) is right at one hour. But GA-400 has some of the worst traffic around Atlanta, plus a (admittedly soon to end) $0.50 toll.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:36 AM
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Thanks everybody .I appreciate you taking your time and giving good infos about my situation.transportation is not issue since i will be driving .i had lived only suburbs so far although i am a huge fan of busy city life. After kids suburbs are the only choices for us in order to get bigger homes and school system and safety... At some point it started to depend on the kids necessities. I still wanna close to downtown so weekends we can socialize.in my opinion Atlanta is close to good places like florida alabama tenesse kentucky south carolina .so excited lits of things to do in those states.We dont have to be get crazy with the driving hours with thise states.i always want to move close to big cities. In my case first option was chicago .love that city so much history so much things to do.Also it is very similar my hometown which is Istanbul . But the weather wise not so good choice. I hope all atlanta movers get what they are looking for in the life.thanks again fir everybodies shares.i am waiting fir mire replies though
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