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Old 01-06-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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I am planning on moving to the Atlanta area in the near future. I would be working off Peachtree street and I am looking for a rural area to move to. I am interested in a home on 5+ acres with a drive of no more than 1-1 1/2 hours each way. Suggestions?
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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I am planning on moving to the Atlanta area in the near future. I would be working off Peachtree street and I am looking for a rural area to move to. I am interested in a home on 5+ acres with a drive of no more than 1-1 1/2 hours each way. Suggestions?
Why in gods name would you want to do that?
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:42 AM
 
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I am planning on moving to the Atlanta area in the near future. I would be working off Peachtree street and I am looking for a rural area to move to. I am interested in a home on 5+ acres with a drive of no more than 1-1 1/2 hours each way. Suggestions?
Your best bet is to go west of town to get a rural feel...generally, the city loses density faster going in that direction as opposed to north, east or south. My immediate recommendations would be Paulding, Douglas or Carroll Counties, particularly Hiram (Paulding), Villa Rica (Douglas/Carroll line) or Carrollton (Carroll).

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Old 01-07-2010, 07:03 AM
 
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Peachtree is a very long road. What part of Peachtree Street will you be on?
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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Alot depends on your work hours- if you're working 9-5, a 1.5 hour commute won't get you to many 5-acre areas. If you can go in early and leave early, you'll have more options.

Do you have a price range in mind? 5 acres in an established area isn't going to be cheap.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Your best bet is to go west of town to get a rural feel...generally, the city loses density faster going in that direction as opposed to north, east or south. My immediate recommendations would be Paulding, Douglas or Carroll Counties, particularly Hiram (Paulding), Villa Rica (Douglas/Carroll line) or Carrollton (Carroll).

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I think these are great suggestions.

I would also suggest Central+South Coweta County and far South Fulton County.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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I am planning on moving to the Atlanta area in the near future. I would be working off Peachtree street and I am looking for a rural area to move to. I am interested in a home on 5+ acres with a drive of no more than 1-1 1/2 hours each way. Suggestions?
Some areas that come to mind are Dallas, Cartersville, Villa Rica, Bremen, Carrollton, Newnan, Griffin, Covington, Monroe, Gainesville, Dawsonville, and Canton.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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It would be near the Centennial Park.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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Look at Milton. It's closer than many other suggestions.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:12 AM
 
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Look at Milton. It's closer than many other suggestions.

Actually, the rural-like suburbs to the west and southwest (mentioned by Lovin Decatur and others) offer better, faster access to Downtown Atlanta.


Milton is nice though...and "rural-ish/rural-esque."
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