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Old 01-13-2007, 11:03 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone had any input in regards to the possibility that I have to relocate to the Duluth area from Massachusetts. I am wondering if this area is a decent area to live in and how things compare to the suburbs of Boston.
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:41 PM
 
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Default moving from Framingham MA, to GA

Hi Joe
I am wondering if you happen to have any info. I live in Framingham MA and planning to move to GA but don't have any idea to where in GA.

Please let me know if you know anything.
Thanks
mov2south1
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:31 AM
 
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Duluth is small city in Gwinnett. The total population is around 22,000. Basically, it divided into two parts: smaller downtown part and home associations part.

Smaller downtown part is in the process of renovation. They just opened new building of police station and will open new adminstration soon. Also, there are some downtown townhouses that sell in 300's.

The rest of cities make up of homeower associations. It stretched mainly along peachtree industrial site and sugarloaf cc arena home associations. Very quiet and nice in general. The homes sell range from 200 to 500s.

Due to US post code, some part called Duluth but not in the city itself.

One big one is Gwinnett place Mall area, where is commerical area. You will find a lot of Korea shops, super walmart, super target and other shops. It is
probably "if" part of greater duluth area. It is in the process revitalization though since there are multiple high risers coming.

Gwinnett Arena is also not part of city of Duluth but has Duluth zip post code. It has minority hockey team there. A lot of concerts and events also happen there.

Another part is newly city John's Creek. Due to US post code, some part of John's Creek is called Duluth although it is in different county (Fulton). Think John's Creek is yuppie (and expensive) version of Duluth, although houses around sugarloaf CC area are very expensive as well.

In general, Duluth is pretty nice area, specially if you can living within city of Duluth. According to stat, city of Duluth has lowest crime rate within Gwinnett. Part that's because its smaller size.
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:05 PM
 
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Thanks Jxu66,
What about residing in the towns that surround Duluth; I am just attempting to determine if this is a desireable place to live and possibly purchase a home.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:39 AM
 
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Duluth is highly desireable place, IMO. I am maybe biase since I bought a townhouse here.

+ 10 mins to whole food store
+ 10 mins to trader's Joe (one of only four locations in Atlanta Metro)
+ 20 mins to Northpoint Mall
+ 20 mins to Perimeter Mall
+ 10 mins to Discovery mall and Gwinnet place mall
+ 35 mins to Atlantic station/midtown during the weekend
+ good schools. I know a lot of people who want to Georgia to take advantage of Hope scholarship. I read Duluth high web site a while ago, around 90 students got accepted to UGA last years of 400 students. Their SAT average is among top 25 in the Georgia, although schools in Georgia is not as good as MA.
+ 15 mins to Gwinnett Arena and sugarloaf area (a lot of concerts and minority hockey). Sugarloaf CC is where Michael Vicks residents.
+ a lot ethnics food (asians in particular).

Around Duluth, Suwanee (north of Duluth) and John's Creek (west of Duluth) are two other locations I like a lot. They all share similiar characteristics. John's Creek is more expensive since it probably has best schools in Atlanta metro. Suwanee is probably a little cheaper but is very close Sugarloaf country club.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:23 PM
 
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Duluth is highly desireable place, IMO. I am maybe biase since I bought a townhouse here.

+ 10 mins to whole food store
+ 10 mins to trader's Joe (one of only four locations in Atlanta Metro)
+ 20 mins to Northpoint Mall
+ 20 mins to Perimeter Mall
+ 10 mins to Discovery mall and Gwinnet place mall
+ 35 mins to Atlantic station/midtown during the weekend
+ good schools. I know a lot of people who want to Georgia to take advantage of Hope scholarship. I read Duluth high web site a while ago, around 90 students got accepted to UGA last years of 400 students. Their SAT average is among top 25 in the Georgia, although schools in Georgia is not as good as MA.
+ 15 mins to Gwinnett Arena and sugarloaf area (a lot of concerts and minority hockey). Sugarloaf CC is where Michael Vicks residents.
+ a lot ethnics food (asians in particular).

Around Duluth, Suwanee (north of Duluth) and John's Creek (west of Duluth) are two other locations I like a lot. They all share similiar characteristics. John's Creek is more expensive since it probably has best schools in Atlanta metro. Suwanee is probably a little cheaper but is very close Sugarloaf country club.
O.K, I am real confused. Where is this part of Duluth, can you give some street borders. I visited the Atlanta area and I thought I was in Duluth, but it was very dry, didn't seem very nice and there were a lot of, well, it just didn't seem very nice. A lot of people on this site say its nice, very diverse compared to other suburban areas. I drove up and down Buford Hwy, from Norcross, until I saw a sign for Suwanee. I also drove back and forth on Pleasant Hill Rd. and Old Norcross Rd. I think I saw downtown, but it didn't seem very "occupied", kind of dry. Was I just it the wrong area? I ended up going back to take another look at Snellville because it seemed more populated, more shopping, more diversity, nicer neighborhoods, neater, less dry. But again, most people would say no way, Snellville is more "country" than Duluth. Please tell me some areas, so I can have more direction next time I visit. I guess I just need to get a realtor.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:39 PM
 
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There are two parts of Duluth:

One part driving along Peachtree Industrial. There are a lot of home associations around that road. It intersects Duluth highway and Roger Bridge roads.

Another part is drive on buford highway, turn right on Old peachtree NW. The sugarloaf country club neighborhood.

The small downtown is buford highway turn left on Duluth highway.

I agree that Buford highway does not look very appealing.

The old Nocross road/Pleasant hill you see is Gwinnett place mall. Hopefully, they will built high risers in that location.

Much of city is on the left side of Buford highway. It separated to John's creek by the Chattohoochee river.

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Old 01-20-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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O.K, I am real confused. Where is this part of Duluth, can you give some street borders. I visited the Atlanta area and I thought I was in Duluth, but it was very dry, didn't seem very nice and there were a lot of, well, it just didn't seem very nice. A lot of people on this site say its nice, very diverse compared to other suburban areas. I drove up and down Buford Hwy, from Norcross, until I saw a sign for Suwanee. I also drove back and forth on Pleasant Hill Rd. and Old Norcross Rd. I think I saw downtown, but it didn't seem very "occupied", kind of dry. Was I just it the wrong area? I ended up going back to take another look at Snellville because it seemed more populated, more shopping, more diversity, nicer neighborhoods, neater, less dry. But again, most people would say no way, Snellville is more "country" than Duluth. Please tell me some areas, so I can have more direction next time I visit. I guess I just need to get a realtor.
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I know how frustrating this must be for you--I think you need someone who sees the big picture and knows the area, ie --a realtor.

I suppose every community has an ambience but honestly--the same sort of people would be found in Snellville and Duluth in general.

SLS
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:36 AM
 
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I am now definately relocating to the Duluth/Lawrenceville area. Does anyone know of any neighborhoods that are decent and which areas of Duluth/Lawrenceville should be avoided in regards to where I purchase a home?
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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avoid downtown lawrenceville, duluth around the buford highway and hwy 120 intersection. Suwanee is becoming the premier location in gwinnett county,but its pricy. Lawrenceville-suwanee road is a good corridor to live off of and collins hills rd and old peachtree rd.
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