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Old 08-08-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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Woodstock has some beautiful and picturesque areas, and a low cost of living. However, it is "small town" America and no where near Atlanta, so I hope that is what you are looking for.
Woodstock is in the bulk of Atlanta's developed expanse, so I don't know what you're talking about. "Small town America" would be a place like Jasper, Georgia.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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It is a very nice area and they even are trying to make a nice little town center area for Woodstock's downtown itself.

The area is exurban and rapidly sub-urbanizing. The drive downtown (without rush hour traffic) of 45 minutes is about right. I wouldn't reccomend moving there if you ever might commute downtown, but if you work in Cobb, Marietta, Kennesaw, or Woodstock it is great. A few people might live there and commute down 92 to the Northpoint/Alpharetta/Roswell area or down 75 to Cumberland.

You can expect good schools, cheap cost of living, and a good family lifestyle. However, you will also have to be willing to put up with growing pains of living in a growing area. Small 2 lane roads will have increasing traffic and it will take the county time to play catch-up. The same goes for school overcrowding.

Woodstock as a whole is suburban, not exurban. Parts of far eastern Woodstock along Arnold Mill Road might be classified as exurban, but most places is typical suburban.

What "small two lane roads"? Highway 92 is five lanes. Towne Lake Parkway/Eagle Drive is five lanes. Of course, Highway 5 through the historic district is going to be two lanes.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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When at 2 in the morning?
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Please- have you ever even been to Woodstock or made the morning commute? You could leave as late as 6:30 and be in downtown Atlanta in 45 minutes on most days. Even 7:00 is doable most days, provided you don't live too far from the interstate. I've driven in at 8am, and even then it's typically less than an hour most days.
Pretty much everyone I talk to thinks I live on Mars or something... Woodstock isn't really that far folks. As the poster above says, it's really only about a 35-45 minutes drive depending on where you are in relation to the freeway. I work downtown and live out here at it takes me about 45-50 minutes door-to-door leaving around 8:30 A.M.

Now with that being said, there are some days that it's taken in upwards of 1.5 hours if there's an accident or bad weather...
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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When at 2 in the morning?
Yep. And most any time outside of the morning rush.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:48 AM
 
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I totally disagree that you shouldn't live in Woodstock if you work downtwon. I have been doing it for years, I live in Town Lake. I take an Express bus that drops me off right behind the company I work for. I can pick up an Express bus in downtown Woodstock, on 92 the other side of 75 or on Busbee near the mall. When I do drive in I leave 6:15 and can be at my desk at 7:00. I leave work at 4:00, if I drive in I can be home by 5:00. Yes, if ther is an accident it can be a nightmare.

I think it would be much harder to commute to Alpharetta then to downtown, I have done that a few times.

Also, there are a lot of two lane contry roads just off the 4 lane roads. I travel on quiet two lane roads to get to the stores on 92. That is part of the appeal for me. I really like Woodstock.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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No offense, sir... but anyone leaving at 6:15 could make it to their office by 7:00AM. Traffic is almost non-existent that early in the morning.

Leaving work at 4 is pretty much a requirement for that commute if you want to be home before 6.

Woodstock isn't super far... but there is no good way to get there. It might as well be Acworth as far as travel times go.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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No offense, sir... but anyone leaving at 6:15 could make it to their office by 7:00AM. Traffic is almost non-existent that early in the morning.

Leaving work at 4 is pretty much a requirement for that commute if you want to be home before 6.

Woodstock isn't super far... but there is no good way to get there. It might as well be Acworth as far as travel times go.
Agree.

If you left Woodstock at 7:30, oh God.

And people have to remember Cherokee is not even in the five core metro counties!
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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No offense, sir... but anyone leaving at 6:15 could make it to their office by 7:00AM. Traffic is almost non-existent that early in the morning.

Leaving work at 4 is pretty much a requirement for that commute if you want to be home before 6.

Woodstock isn't super far... but there is no good way to get there. It might as well be Acworth as far as travel times go.
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I think taking the Express bus is a "good way" to get downtown from the area,that's why it's been so popular. No, not everyone works near where they go but a lot of people do. My point was it doesn't have to be so bad as some believe to live in Woodstock and work downtown. If you think so fine. I have been doing it for years and I haven't been complaining about it.

If you can't do earlier hours then it wouldn't be fun, I'd hate it. I never said you can do it no matter when you go to work. I thought that was no brainer no matter where you live outside the city.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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And people have to remember Cherokee is not even in the five core metro counties!
Some of us believe this is a good thing.
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