Moving to Kennesaw.... (Atlanta, Savannah, Acworth: spring break, real estate, for rent)
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Okay...where shall I start. I am currently residing in Ft. lauderdale, Fl., and have lived here for the past 3 yrs. What can I say I LOVE IT!!!!!
I am being relocated to Kennesaw, GA..and really don't know what to expect. I am going to be renting for around 6 months to make sure this is going to be the place for me. For those of you who don't know, purchasing a home in Ft. Lauderdale is almost impossible, unless you are a millionaire. Does anyone have any feeedback on the real estate in Kennesaw and sourrounding areas.....on an average how is the housing...looking for about 3 bedrooms, nice area...I hate throwing my money down the tubes for rent. Any feedback regarding kennesaw..please do not hold back....let me know your thoughts..or you can also e-mail me email@example.com.
Kennesaw has nice rolling hills, a very beautiful area. Culturally, it leans pretty red/conservative (it's the land of Newt and Civil War re-enactments. ) Yes, there is (or was until recently) a law that all citizens must own a gun. People I know who live there appreciate the relative lack of crime, and gentle suburban nature of the area. Not much nightlife or excitement, but it would be well located for outdoorsy activities. You'd be able to find a nice house there. If this sounds like your thing, great. If not, you could consider living a little closer into town, knowing the reverse commute wouldn't be too bad. All depends on what you're into on your off hours.
My husband and I just moved to Woodstock from Cooper City in January. We were going to downsize after our son went off to college, but you live in Ft. Lauderdale, so I don't have to tell you about it's issues and selling/moving/downsizing!
Tell us a little about yourself, married, single, kids, etc...Do you like suburbs or city?
Traffic is crazy here, so it depends on areas that you want to live in for work purposes. How far of a commute are you willing to do?
JPD...required to own a gun..lolololol!!! No problem, I use to live in Texas...so handling a gun is not a problem for me. If it means protecting my family, one person has to do whatever they have to do! They should make it law here down in South Fla...Miami, etc. Owning a gun here would be ideal! thanks for the feedback.
Hi there, I have had my share of the nightlife, so that is not going to change my mind. I was more concerned about housing and prices. Not looking for a shack..but novce house and some land. I love dinners and going out, don't get me wrong, but not a problem when you can hop into your car and head there! I am certainly not looking to move right smack in the middle of Atlanta, not my thing. I am 40 yrs old have 2 kids, both of them still living in Texas..one a mech-engineer and the other in mortgage. I am engaged to a wonderful man....but he is going to miss all the fishing down in Keys, we are only about not even 2 hrs away. Makes a great gettaway. But he loves to hunt, considering he grew up in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Just looking for some great information regarding Kennesaw....he is being relocated as I have mentioned, and he had his choice of marrietta, or kennesaw...don't know really how we chose Kennesaw..but his company is very flexible...if it doesn't work out...we shall pack it up, and move right back to Florida. But I am looking forward to some Mountains...my city of preference is Savannah...but that is not an option right now.
If you have more info for me..pls write..I truly APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S FEEDBACK!
Sounds like Kennesaw really might be ideal for you, after hearing your preferences. Kennesaw has it's own special southern charm, it's own little mountain (first real foothill of the Appalachains), and lots of history. You will have no trouble finding a really nice house at just about any price range. (Do a City search for Kennesaw at realtor.com, or <EDIT>, which has great search results with even more info.) Great fishing 20 minutes up the road to Lake Acworth, or head over to Lake Lanier. There will be lots of restaurants on the northside, (mostly chains), but when you want something more special you can head south or east and hit just about anything you'd want. Definitely sounds like you should visit and see if you connect with the area.
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Yes the gun law is still on the books in Kennesaw. No, they have never enforced it and taken anyone to jail for NOT owning a gun - but it's on the books.
Kennesaw used to be very very (and VERY), "white, conservative, southern-baptist, republican, nuclear family, etc etc". I mean, to the point that you could make a good Saturday Night Live skit out of it. In the last few years though, it's been getting more diverse. One of the busiest Costcos in the U.S. is located there, and at any time you can hear no less than a half dozen different languages being spoken by shoppers while walking around. It's more common to see variety in the subdivisions now as well, though some of them are getting that "cookie cutter" California suburbs look to them (crammed together, generic looking, etc).
That being said, it's overall one of the nicer areas to live in the metro area except for one thing - traffic. Barrett Parkway is a stretch of road that is literally called traffic hell by many. On an average day during rush hour or at lunch, it can take up to 30 minutes to go 1.5 miles on certain stretches of it -especially from Cobb Parkway to the Town Center Mall area (look at a map to see what I'm talking about). So if you do decide on the Kennesaw area, immediately learn the back roads and if possible, schedule your commute and/or route to avoid the Barrett Parkway area.
One article on it (copy/paste the URL): http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/cobb/stories/2007/03/21/0322ckxcobcenter.html (broken link) or if it tries to get you to sign up you can directly get into the article and others on the topic via this Google Search results page: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...arkway+traffic
So very true about the mall traffic and Barrett Parkway.
Funny story, my son was here visiting on spring break and we were driving from Piedmont Road to go to Best Buy. Well we were in massive traffic for what seemed like forever and he had to go to the bathroom, bad. The traffic was not moving, so he jumped out of the car, ran across the street to the McDonalds and when he came back out, we still had not gotten through the light. I think that light changed about 5 times before we got through.
Thanks for all the info...I stumbled upon this site by chance, and glad I did.
Well I was looking for a really nice place, outside of atlanta and the crime I have heard about. I don't have alot of experience with it here, but if you go down to Miami and further south...well it is just about the same situation. The crime is awful..we have alot of drug trafficing, illegal aliens coming in from Cuba, etc. Barely anyone needs to speak english. English seems to be the 2nd language! Heck Little havana, is pretty bad in itself. About traffic, I can only imagine....but we deal with the same thing here, if you plan on heading down to South Beach. You know for the 3 years I have lived here, I have been to South Beach once, when my son came down for spring break, and even my son, could not handle the traffic or the noise. I won't even drive there..I have been offered excellant jobs but always in downtown Miami, and have turned every single one of them down. Not worth the anxiety or sitting in traffic. I am lucky enough to say, I won't be doing alot of work while I am in georgia...leaving that up to my fiancee. ) I hope he doesn't read this, lololol) Thanks again for all the great feedback...just looking for something tranquil...and pretty peaceful.
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