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Old 02-25-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: smithtown
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Dear all,
My husband and I live in Smithtown, NY and are looking to relocate to Alpharetta, GA. We have three boys (age 14, 11, 9). I have a job offer pending with full relocation benefits. We have no family left in NY, they all moved down south. Can anyone share the positives or negatives who has done this move from Long Island? Thanks,
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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I am an Atlanta native, but I will say that you definitely will not be the only "Long Islander" in North Fulton as the community is full of transplants. They also brag about the schools up there for your children; many, indeed, are quite stellar. North Fulton (Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Milton, etc) are expensive by Metro-Atlanta standards, but probably not by Metro-New York norms. I think you will find many things that you love and will find familiar about the North Atlanta suburbs. Welcome South and I pray that your transition is smooth.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:01 PM
 
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There are plenty of Tri-state natives here. C'mon down. We saw no negatives in the move. And, congratulations on the full relo package, we had one, but I understand they are not often given out these days.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:55 AM
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Location: Georgia
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We recently moved here from the Boston area, and I can talk especially about the area where Alpharetta meets Roswell - there are a lot of us transplants. My next door neighbor is from Brooklyn by way of South Florida. The couple that just moved into the house down the street are from Connecticut. The first person we met walking into our new church for the first time had a Boston sweatshirt on.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:05 AM
 
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My boss is from NYC and lives in Alpharetta, and absolutely loves it. There are a ton of northeast transplants in that area. You will be fine (and you will love the housing prices, even in the nicer parts of Alpharetta).
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: smithtown
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I appreciate your advice, thank you all. I've lived in MO and FL before; my only concern are my kids who have lived in one house and one neighborhood their entire lives. The job I'm considering is paying me the same if not more then what I was making on Long Island, that's why its looking so attractive for us. I also found out I have an aunt that lives near Alpharetta and has offered to show me around the area and neighborhoods. The cold is starting to get to me as I'm in my middle 40's and all of our family have moved to either TX or FL, so there really is nothing keeping us here. I do love Long Island and I love the beaches, I will really miss the ocean.
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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9/11/14 are Very Good ages to move. The schools are very good. (No kid wants to move).
You will find that most of the homes are in sub/divisions. Most have pool/tennis courts.
There are a few Big Lakes in the area, for "water".

What grades are the kids in?
Where is "Work" nearest Cross streets?

You might also want to look into Forsyth County, Taxes are a little lower.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:16 PM
bUU
 
Location: Georgia
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We considered Forsyth County as well as Fulton, and decided that as transplants it was worth the slightly higher taxes to live where more of the transplants were concentrated.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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As a transplant, I can tell you Southern Forsyth is overflowing with Re-Loc's.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:23 PM
bUU
 
Location: Georgia
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Yes definitely, but still far fewer there than in Roswell, for example, where you cannot shake a stick without hitting someone from somewhere else. It's all relative.
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