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Old 06-19-2018, 03:46 AM
 
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Hi There!

My husband and I are relocating to Atlanta for His Work.
We currently reside in Florida.
He will be working in Norcross, and I will be working from home. No kids or plans of kids so school district is not of concern.

We have traveled to ATL and checked out some areas, I prefer South ATL as I see you get more house for your money..but it would kill hubby in commute time. 9-5 job

We have checked out Decatur 30032 and 30034 big price differences as I think 30032 is "hot" right now.

We would live to find a unattached single family for less that 210,000.

Any other ideas if cities to look into? We would live proximity to city or "hip" areas while keeping his commute under 30 mins in NO traffic to allow for inflation due to traffic.

And are those areas in Decatur ok? Safe? There are may homes within our budget there, but want to live somwhere safe.

P.s we didn't like Norcross as it didn't really have downtown? And far from the city
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:30 AM
 
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You should live near where you work. You can come to the city on the weekends, rather than suffer in traffic all week.

Have you looked at Peachtree Corners? They're working on building a massive downtown that's close to Norcross.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/H...378#ad-image-5
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:27 AM
 
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You should live near where you work. You can come to the city on the weekends, rather than suffer in traffic all week.

Have you looked at Peachtree Corners? They're working on building a massive downtown that's close to Norcross.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/H...378#ad-image-5
That looks amazing, we understand that traffic is horrible, but it's also difficult finding a home in our budget in some of the closest cities to and including norcross.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:19 AM
 
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Have you checked out Doraville, Chamblee, Clarkston, or Tucker? Quite a few of my co-workers lived in those cities when I worked in Norcross.

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Old 06-19-2018, 10:36 AM
 
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That looks amazing, we understand that traffic is horrible, but it's also difficult finding a home in our budget in some of the closest cities to and including norcross.
There's an awful lot of hyperventilating that goes on about traffic in the ATL, but the typical person has a commute of about 30 minutes. In many of the areas around Norcross people cut it down below that. As long as you stay reasonably close you should be fine.

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I'd look for areas that have the amenities you need -- shopping, schools, parks, churches, entertainment, etc.

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Old 06-19-2018, 11:26 AM
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With a budget like that in 30032 you will have to explain what your definition of safe is? I lived in 30032 for 8 years and had to take precautions such as: pulling blinds to avoid any passers by from peering in windows (I didn't mind because my wife says I am a vampire anyway), locking up all equipment and doors at all times regardless of reason or duration, have packages delivered to work, set lights on proper timers when away, put cars in garage, trim back hedges around the house, add bright lighting around the house as a deterrent.

A lot of these things will improve over time. This was in the neighborhoods around 2nd and glenwood from 2007-2015.

That said, wife and I were childless during this time and the 5-10 minute drive to oakhurst, decatur, EAV, kirkwood, O4W we all HUGE plusses for us. I would be careful with the commute though - I drove from there to norcross the entire time and my ride was 40min-1hour and since then it's only gotten worse.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:47 AM
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P.s we didn't like Norcross as it didn't really have downtown? And far from the city
Norcross does have a downtown, although it isn't that big or exciting.

Downtown Peachtree Street
Downtown Jones Street
Downtown College Street and Lillian Webb Park

There are a few houses within a mile or two or downtown Norcross for sale right now. I have literally no idea about the safety of this area or how nice it is outside of that.

https://www.redfin.com/GA/Norcross/5.../home/25090817
https://www.redfin.com/GA/Norcross/5.../home/25098787
https://www.redfin.com/GA/Norcross/2.../home/24996755

I used to commute to Norcross (southern side of it) from Northwest Atlanta (Bolton/Upper Westside area). In non-peak times, it would take me about 25 minutes (21.5 miles). Worst morning rush hour was about 40 minutes, and worst afternoon rush hour was about 1:10. So, you can spread your wings a little bit, but I would highly recommend trying to stay in the NE quadrant of town. It really isn't that far from the city.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:45 PM
 
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You should live near where you work. You can come to the city on the weekends, rather than suffer in traffic all week.
They are buying so what if she or her husband ends up getting a job Marrieta or Midtown? What if she wants to be walkable to bars?

OP, live where you want that matches your lifestyle and not just where your job is because you never know where you job might be in the future and now you are stuck where you don't want to be. That being said, you should be able to find plenty in your range in Gwinnett (Norcross, Lilburn etc) or East Dekalb ( Tucker, Stone Mountain etc).
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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With a budget like that in 30032 you will have to explain what your definition of safe is? I lived in 30032 for 8 years and had to take precautions such as: pulling blinds to avoid any passers by from peering in windows (I didn't mind because my wife says I am a vampire anyway), locking up all equipment and doors at all times regardless of reason or duration, have packages delivered to work, set lights on proper timers when away, put cars in garage, trim back hedges around the house, add bright lighting around the house as a deterrent.

A lot of these things will improve over time. This was in the neighborhoods around 2nd and glenwood from That said, wife and I were childless during this time and the 5-10 minute drive to oakhurst, decatur, EAV, kirkwood, O4W we all HUGE plusses for us. I would be careful with the commute though - I drove from there to norcross the entire time and my ride was 40min-1hour and since then it's only gotten worse.

Thanks for your input! Yeah that's the kind of info I was looking for, it seems in the Belvedere Park area there a lot of renovations being done, pointing to more happening in the future and the prices seem reasonable but high per sq foot.
With a budget like that. Well a budget is a budget, that's why I'm asking for info to make changes where needed.

I can see how the commute time may still be high, but for us to the proximity to certain areas is a plus.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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They are buying so what if she or her husband ends up getting a job Marrieta or Midtown? What if she wants to be walkable to bars?

OP, live where you want that matches your lifestyle and not just where your job is because you never know where you job might be in the future and now you are stuck where you don't want to be. That being said, you should be able to find plenty in your range in Gwinnett (Norcross, Lilburn etc) or East Dekalb ( Tucker, Stone Mountain etc).
Thanks! We feel the same, although tmy husband is working for a "life time" kinda company...nothing is set in stone.
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