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Old 01-01-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Checking out a few realtor websites, I notice that there are some homes in the Roswell/Alpharetta for 250k and under that are 3/2 or larger and look pretty decent. Is something wrong with the neighborhoods or schools? I thought this area was very expensive. I know that overall the schools in this area are really good and there are lots of nice parks, grocery and retail, etc. Are there some "bad" areas of Roswell/Alpharetta? I noticed one zip, 30076 (I think). I would love to be in a great school district like Roswell, but is there something wrong with these houses? I have also heard that people are extremely class focused and look down upon "poorer" people (I am a teacher, so I definitely poor). Are these cheaper homes considered slumming in this area? I know they aren't very diverse, I have been keeping up with the "why Blacks don't live in Dunwoody", but I have visited a few times and didn't notice any issues, and it seems really close to the city, compared to Gwinnett county. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Avondale Estates
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Roswell is much more diverse than most of North Fulton County. It still has a majority white population but there are also many Hispanics and Blacks in the area. From Wikipedia: On October 30, 2006, the City of Roswell was named the 18th Safest City in the United States by City Crime Rankings, an annual reference book of crime statistics and rankings published by Morgan Quitno Press.

Roswell is not as affluent as the rest of North Fulton but it is still a very nice place to live. It can be a little congested but otherwise the homes are nice and you should be happy to find such bargains. The schools are great, crime is low, and the location is great. I don't know why Roswell has remained so affordable while home prices in the rest of North Fulton are skyrocketing but I would not attribute it to Roswell being an undesirable place to live. The biggest drawback would be the traffic along Holcomb Bridge but there is bad traffic everywhere in Atlanta.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: ga
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Exit around GA400 and Holocomb Bridge has quite large number of rental apartments. Those apartments are built in 80's and so they are a little old. That part of neighborhood is probably least desirable in Roswell, although in five minutes drive toward east you got another nice neighborhood. It is pretty obvious if you just drive around.

I read from ajc that one developer who developed atlantic station think about redeveloped that whole neighborhood with atlantic station style high rise. But he needs the city to approve rezoning.

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Old 01-03-2007, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Roswell is much more diverse than most of North Fulton County. It still has a majority white population but there are also many Hispanics and Blacks in the area. From Wikipedia: On October 30, 2006, the City of Roswell was named the 18th Safest City in the United States by City Crime Rankings, an annual reference book of crime statistics and rankings published by Morgan Quitno Press.

Roswell is not as affluent as the rest of North Fulton but it is still a very nice place to live. It can be a little congested but otherwise the homes are nice and you should be happy to find such bargains. The schools are great, crime is low, and the location is great. I don't know why Roswell has remained so affordable while home prices in the rest of North Fulton are skyrocketing but I would not attribute it to Roswell being an undesirable place to live. The biggest drawback would be the traffic along Holcomb Bridge but there is bad traffic everywhere in Atlanta.
Thanks for the info, it is such a cute area, its congested, but at least its closer than all the other places I have been looking and there seem to be a lot of new schools opening up in the area, so I am hoping that teaching jobs won't be a problem. 18th safest city!!! Can't beat being single with a small child.
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