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Old 12-31-2014, 07:53 PM
 
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Hello all,

I am planning on moving to Atlanta area by June of 2015. Rent first then use one of the builders to build my dream home or buy ready build one on a bigger parcel. 2-3 acres.

1. Budget - up to 400k
2. House/Condo/Townhome? - house
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home)-- relocation
4. Children(public school vs. private) - gone to college
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two - suburban don't mind 1-1 1/2 hour commute
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not? - not interested in public transportation
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood.- north part of Atlanta
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Where will you be working? That's really the key before we can answer your question.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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You should post where you work if you want an area with a short commute.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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Downtown Atlanta , next to federal reserve bank.
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:55 PM
 
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Hello all,

I am planning on moving to Atlanta area by June of 2015. Rent first then use one of the builders to build my dream home or buy ready build one on a bigger parcel. 2-3 acres.

1. Budget - up to 400k
2. House/Condo/Townhome? - house
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home)-- relocation
4. Children(public school vs. private) - gone to college
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two - suburban don't mind 1-1 1/2 hour commute
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not? - not interested in public transportation
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood.- north part of Atlanta

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Downtown Atlanta , next to federal reserve bank.
Well, if you don't mind a commute of up to 1.5 hours each way every work day, some areas north of Atlanta that you could look into that could maybe potentially provide you with the acreage that you are seeking for a price of $400k are:

> Pickens County...

> Dawson County...

> Lumpkin County...

> Fannin County...

> White County...

> Habersham County...

> Stephens County...

> Bartow County...

> Gordon County...

> Paulding County...

> Polk County...

> Whitfield County...

> North Hall County...

> North Cherokee County...

> North Forsyth County...

> Banks County...

> Jackson County.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Xpress...commuting made easy. Operated by the GA Regional Transportation Authority



Move north of Canton and take the express bus downtown
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Xpress...commuting made easy. Operated by the GA Regional Transportation Authority



Move north of Canton and take the express bus downtown
No, I can't recommend Xpress unless you love bad schedule keeping in both directions. Your 1.5 hour commute may turn into 2-2.5 hours if you try and rely on Xpress since you have to allow so much time on both ends.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:16 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Plus look at the other cities in the extreme suburbs that aren't north of Atlanta like Newnan, etc
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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I'd say Woodstock.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:04 PM
 
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Or Roswell. Drive to the train station, 30 minutes (give or take a few minutes depending on which part of Roswell) and then a 45 minute train ride. or skip MARTA train and drive (not quite my cup of tea but may be yours)
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