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Old 09-16-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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I see a lot of posts about Cumming, as I have searched through citydata, but none answering my questions...unless I've missed them.
So I hope I'm not repeating a post from someone else.
Cumming is another area referred to us.
We have 2 kids (ages 3 and 6).
We are looking for suburban life, but need conveniences nearby.
Is there a mall closeby, hospitals, is shopping (supermarkets) close, restaurants??? What about Parks? Recreation for the kids?
Do I have to drive 20 minutes to get to any of these places from Cumming, or is everything located near?

Which subdivisions are pretty popular in the area?

Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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A few links to get you started...

City of Cumming, Ga "Gateway to Leisure Living"

Department Stores in Cumming, GA on Yahoo! Local

Official Guide to Cumming GA: Tourism, Hotels, Real Estate, Shopping, Restaurants, and more.

Medical locations - LINK.
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:13 AM
 
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Ok, so there's not a plethora of things to do as far as tons of restaurants, entertainment, etc.
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:15 AM
 
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So do people go to neighboring towns for restaurants, entertainment, etc.?
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:33 AM
 
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Maybe a poster who is very familiar with this entire area can post a description for you. I think it is state road 41 that runs from around Duluth to Cumming and beyond. There is plenty of shopping in this area, imo and I know I have seen one or two rather large shopping centers on this road.

Lake Lanier is in this area and there are some lakefront subdivisions as well as more typical neighborhoods.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Ok, so there's not a plethora of things to do as far as tons of restaurants, entertainment, etc.
Well, you ARE talking about what is one of the outer suburban areas of metro Atlanta. It's not Manhattan.

Like many suburban areas here, it has a fair number (and growing) of "cookie cutter" shopping centers with chain stores/restaurants. You're not too far of a drive from a couple of malls on the north end. Lake Lanier isn't THAT far of a drive. Within reason you have stuff like the North Georgia Premium outlet mall, and some North Georgia towns like Dahlonega and Helen that have local arts and crafts, etc. If you're looking for trendy night clubs and discos with glitter balls - no, not the place.

I thought Moderator Bob lives up near there (?). He'll know where the party spots are I bet (or...not. lol ).
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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There is a hospital (Northside Hospital) near Hwy 400 and Hwy 20 (exit 14).

There is The Avenues at 400 and 141 (exit 13) which has some nice shops and restaurants. For larger malls you will have to drive, but you would have pretty easy access to North Point Mall (in Alpharetta) and to the outlet malls in Dawsonville/Lumpkin area.

For recreation there are the parks around Lake Lanier and Sawnee Mountain. And in October (?) Cumming hosts the county fair. I'm sure there's more.

Is there enough to keep you busy? Not sure. It isn't downtown Atlanta, but on the other hand it isn't downtown Atlanta.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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There is a hospital (Northside Hospital) near Hwy 400 and Hwy 20 (exit 14).

There is The Avenues at 400 and 141 (exit 13) which has some nice shops and restaurants. For larger malls you will have to drive, but you would have pretty easy access to North Point Mall (in Alpharetta) and to the outlet malls in Dawsonville/Lumpkin area.

For recreation there are the parks around Lake Lanier and Sawnee Mountain. And in October (?) Cumming hosts the county fair. I'm sure there's more.

Is there enough to keep you busy? Not sure. It isn't downtown Atlanta, but on the other hand it isn't downtown Atlanta.
Bill is right. I live in Alpharetta near cumming so I agree w/ what he says. There is a hospital on 400 at 20. There is also plenty of restaurants, shopping and movies there. BJs, Walmart, Dicks, Kohls, Home Depot, Lowes and the list goes on and on. Restaurants as well as fast food too. This is all at 400/20.

At 400 and 141 (the Avenue Forsyth) The Avenue > Home. There is another theatre, Barnes and Noble, and all of your mall stores (not big box) in a walkable outdoor setting plus more restaurants.

Also, you are half way between NorthPoint Mall in Alpharetta and the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville. They were putting a brand new mall in Cumming too. Haven't heard about it in a while and don't know the status given the economy.

As you can see, there is plenty for everyday needs. Can't give recommendations on subdivisions since we don't have a price range. I think the only negative about Cumming is that is one of the furthest burbs from Atlanta. How often do you need to go into the city?

Good luck.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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I'm not looking for party spots. LOL I'm a mom of 2 kids aged 3 and 6.
We like to go out as a family for dinner on the weekends, etc. We love convenience and lots of recreation for the kids from parks to sports. I don't want to have to drive 20 min away for this.

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Well, you ARE talking about what is one of the outer suburban areas of metro Atlanta. It's not Manhattan.

Like many suburban areas here, it has a fair number (and growing) of "cookie cutter" shopping centers with chain stores/restaurants. You're not too far of a drive from a couple of malls on the north end. Lake Lanier isn't THAT far of a drive. Within reason you have stuff like the North Georgia Premium outlet mall, and some North Georgia towns like Dahlonega and Helen that have local arts and crafts, etc. If you're looking for trendy night clubs and discos with glitter balls - no, not the place.

I thought Moderator Bob lives up near there (?). He'll know where the party spots are I bet (or...not. lol ).
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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There are many of us in all parts of metro Atlanta that spend 20 minutes going anywhere. I actually live less than a mile from grocery store/fast food but because traffic can be stop and go at any time during the day due to accidents on the interstate or changes in weather---it might make my 5 minute trip more like 30 minutes.

It might be better elsewhere--but that is a consideration that goes with living in/near Atlanta.
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