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Old 01-23-2007, 11:22 PM
 
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can anyone give suggestions on where to live. we come from a planned community in orlando and have enjoyed the amenities (pools, parks, village, walking trails). we have 2 kids, so that will be factoring into our decision. my husband will be working downtown and doesn't want more than a 30 minute commute. is there anything like this within the perimeter of atlanta.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Avondale Estates
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Giving advice on where to live is very hard without knowing your price range...
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:50 AM
 
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I recently moved from Altamonte Springs to Atlanta. Its been about 4 months and I work downtown as well. I live in the Decatur/Dekalb county area. Briarcliff is really nice. They are also building up through South Decatur, so you can get a nice sized house for a reasonable price and be part of the renovation.
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:22 PM
 
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Personally i would move somewhere near the marta subway system and take the train downtown. Sounds like you want the sandy springs/roswell area.
Inside the perimiter, look to the murphy candler area in zip code 30319, i grew up there, it is safe, has a huge park with lake and little leauge baseball/football, only a mile to the perimiter subway station.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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price range would be about 300- 350K and unfortunately my husband won't be able totake marta (he has a company vehicle). i saw clark's gvoe in covington and it was gorgeous; however, i assume the commute would be awful (??). someone also suggested lilburn and try to add up or out to an older home. any thoughts?!?
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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$300-$350K is going to be a challenge within the perimeter, but not necessarily impossible. Someone mentioned the area around Murphy Candler park. It's a great, older, established neighborhood. But the price range is closer to $375K and up. Covington and Lilburn are both outside the perimeter, and traffic would be an issue for you.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:56 PM
 
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although traffic from Covington / Conyers is bad....it's not as bad as many of the other suburbs.....honestly....it's probably the best direction to come from into atlanta. (either from the east, or southwest)
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Avondale Estates
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Going from Covington to Atlanta on I-20 would still be a horrible commute. The same is true of Lilburn(even though I think Lilburn's southside is gorgeous ).Your husband would be facing between and an hour and a half commutecoming from these places though, depending on the day. I would suggest moving to Fayetteville. It is not inside the perimeter but is only about 35-40 minutes away in traffic to the center of Atlanta and you will get the most for your money in that price range down there(exellent schools, great location close to city, and ALOT of house).

Unfortunately, all $350,000 buys in the decent neighborhoods in the city now is a 2 bedroom condo. It's become VERY expensive to live ITP.
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