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Old 01-31-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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Gonna be moving and have been checking into the Roswell area, in particular Alpharetta. How is the school system for young ones? Also how is the crime,job market(administration/Office), and weather. I am looking for somewhere where there are liberal views, alternative medicine, and health stores. Any info would be great! Thanks
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:29 AM
 
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What's your price range? Roswell and Alpharatta are one of sought after neighborhood in Atlanta due to low crime, good public schools, family oriented and close to MARTA. But be prepared to spend at at least $300,000 (probably much more) for relative new home (95 and later). New home starts $500,000 or more.

Roswell has more characteristic home (old style) while Alpharatta has more new subdivisions home.

There are one Trader's Joe in Roswell and one in West Norcross. Whole's Food is located in John's Creek and I think I saw one in Roswell as well (or maybe that's harry's market).

Crime is very low in both location.

Alpharatta and John's Creek (split from Alpharatta) have probably better schools but Roswell schools are not bad by Atlanta standard either.
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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Gonna be moving and have been checking into the Roswell area, in particular Alpharetta. How is the school system for young ones? Also how is the crime,job market(administration/Office), and weather. I am looking for somewhere where there are liberal views, alternative medicine, and health stores. Any info would be great! Thanks
I assume you saw my response to your original post in the Georgia forum--'Roswell'? I provided several links to background to this area.

North Atlanta is affluent--they have 'Trader Joes' and 'Whole Foods'. Not particularly--'Liberal/alternative medicine' type of area.

Before moving anywhere you should research the area. Atlanta, Ga is a corporate city. The ability to function independently is very necessary here.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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Gonna be moving and have been checking into the Roswell area, in particular Alpharetta. How is the school system for young ones? Also how is the crime,job market(administration/Office), and weather. I am looking for somewhere where there are liberal views, alternative medicine, and health stores. Any info would be great! Thanks
Although Roswell and Alpharetta are the "places to be" in terms of popularity, the public schools are average--they're "good" by Georgia's low standards--and private schools are slightly better, depending on the school.

Crime is relatively low in these areas, and the job market is reliant on Atlanta--some exceptions in Alpharetta, depending on the industry.

Both areas have a Trader Joe's and a Whole Foods, but you're going to have to look far and wide for liberal and/or progressive views. Traffic is a bear, especially in and around Alpharetta, because it's a popular relocation destination for families.
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