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View Poll Results: Which is better - or which do you prefer: East Cobb, Johns Creek, or South Forsyth?
East Cobb 10 38.46%
Johns Creek 9 34.62%
South Forsyth 7 26.92%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-20-2020, 09:20 AM
 
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You must choose.

Which is better - or which do you prefer: East Cobb, Johns Creek, or South Forsyth?


Please feel free to write commentary and reasoning.




East Cobb
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Cobb,_Georgia


Johns Creek
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johns_Creek,_Georgia


South Forsyth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forsyth_County,_Georgia
http://www.sharonsprings.info/
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:57 AM
 
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Full disclosure, I live in East Cobb, but there were reasons why I chose it.

To me, Johns Creek has poor highway access for most of the city, and South Forsyth is far out from the city (feels a bit exurban), and honestly the few times I've been there it was overly busy with weekend traffic.

Pros of East Cobb:

great schools
still reasonably affordable
Hwy 75 is better than highway 85
Proximity to: the battery, DT woodstock/marietta square/canton street/alpharetta, job centers (perimeter, alpha, cumberland, midtown)
safe
retail/restaurants
family oriented
low taxes

Cons:
a little sterile/squeeky clean
Nimby-ism (I can actually appreciate some, it's what keeps it nice, but it's on an extreme end of the spectrum)
lack of parks
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:07 PM
 
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Johns Creek for me, you're in between the great Asian food of Duluth and Avalon in Alpharetta. Great schools and a lot of ammenities.
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Old 11-20-2020, 06:35 PM
 
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I don't know too much about E Cobb except it's idyllic suburbia. If I had a family it would rank higher but for me it doesn't have enough going on. But I admit its location is maybe the best of the three. Midway between Marietta and Roswell. Close to Sandy Springs.

I really like Johns Creek but like E Cobb, not as much going on for someone without a family. It's close to Alpharetta (Which I just love) and has good access to Duluth and Suwanee. It's also close my family and provides decent access to 85N to Lake Hartwell. But, trying to get downtown is a bear. And rush hour traffic is horrific in normal times. I would hate to try going out to eat with my family at 6 and having to sit with a bunch of commuters. Seems like all the major roads get backed up.

I'm going to with S Forsyth actually. BUT, what I have in mind is closer to 400 like around McFarland. I don't know if that counts as S Forsyth compared to like St Marlo but I'm going with it. In the year 2020 it's still very suburban. But that have added Halcyon. There's the Collection at Forsyth. 400 gives easy access to Alpharetta and Cumming and the mountains. Distance is probably greater to downtown than JC but the access is just so much better. Forsyth is working to connect the Big Creek Greenway with Fulton and extend it north. It's still very new so I think they'll make more 2010s era development instead of the hyper sprawl 80s/90s development of JC and EC. Also the cheapest.
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:42 AM
 
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I don't know too much about E Cobb except it's idyllic suburbia. If I had a family it would rank higher but for me it doesn't have enough going on. But I admit its location is maybe the best of the three. Midway between Marietta and Roswell. Close to Sandy Springs.

I really like Johns Creek but like E Cobb, not as much going on for someone without a family. It's close to Alpharetta (Which I just love) and has good access to Duluth and Suwanee. It's also close my family and provides decent access to 85N to Lake Hartwell. But, trying to get downtown is a bear. And rush hour traffic is horrific in normal times. I would hate to try going out to eat with my family at 6 and having to sit with a bunch of commuters. Seems like all the major roads get backed up.

I'm going to with S Forsyth actually. BUT, what I have in mind is closer to 400 like around McFarland. I don't know if that counts as S Forsyth compared to like St Marlo but I'm going with it. In the year 2020 it's still very suburban. But that have added Halcyon. There's the Collection at Forsyth. 400 gives easy access to Alpharetta and Cumming and the mountains. Distance is probably greater to downtown than JC but the access is just so much better. Forsyth is working to connect the Big Creek Greenway with Fulton and extend it north. It's still very new so I think they'll make more 2010s era development instead of the hyper sprawl 80s/90s development of JC and EC. Also the cheapest.
Good commentary. You must vote in the poll!
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:42 AM
 
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Good commentary. You must vote in the poll!
Don't make me choose!
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:54 AM
 
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Full disclosure, I live in East Cobb, but there were reasons why I chose it.

To me, Johns Creek has poor highway access for most of the city, and South Forsyth is far out from the city (feels a bit exurban), and honestly the few times I've been there it was overly busy with weekend traffic.

Pros of East Cobb:

great schools
still reasonably affordable
Hwy 75 is better than highway 85
Proximity to: the battery, DT woodstock/marietta square/canton street/alpharetta, job centers (perimeter, alpha, cumberland, midtown)
safe
retail/restaurants
family oriented
low taxes

Cons:
a little sterile/squeeky clean
Nimby-ism (I can actually appreciate some, it's what keeps it nice, but it's on an extreme end of the spectrum)
lack of parks
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Johns Creek for me, you're in between the great Asian food of Duluth and Avalon in Alpharetta. Great schools and a lot of ammenities.
Good commentary from you both.
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:55 AM
 
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Don't make me choose!
But you said:


“I’m going to go with S[outh] Forsyth...”

Now, choose!
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:59 AM
 
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Don't make me choose!
You chose!

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Old 11-21-2020, 01:59 PM
 
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You chose!

I caved under pressure
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