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Old 08-30-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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My husband has an opportunity to relocate to either Athens GA or Forest Park. I am looking for a good neighborhood for families with the best schools for children with disabilities. My 9 year old son has High Functioning Autism. I would love a place with lots to do for kids, shopping, parks, dining etc. Any suggestions? Athens area vs Forest Park area?
Forest Park is a DUMP with easily some of the worst schools in the country. Public schools in Athens also stink but NOTHING to the extent of what you would find in Forest Park which in in Clayton County or as many of us like to refer to it, metro Atlanta's armpit.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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I'm moving to atlanta ga in June 2013 end of month trying to get a good insight on whats the better school district for 2year old and 9 year old help please
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
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With all that DeKalb is going through, I'd definitely avoid it like the plague!!!

Speculation mounts that DeKalb school chief is leaving Comment Page 1 | Get Schooled
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:31 AM
 
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I agree w/ Jxu66 and spacelord75--You really have to look at your budget and the lifestyle you want. If you find your niche--like-minded people living the lifestyle you live--the school thing will fall into place. There are great schools in Milton and great schools in Morningside, but, man, these are two different places! You really need to walk around (and PLEASE test drive during rush hour) to make sure you've found the right place for you.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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Nasir, what area of town will you be working in, what is your budget and home type preference (condo, apt, townhome, house etc.) and what would be considered an acceptable commute time?
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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I'm moving to atlanta ga in June 2013 end of month trying to get a good insight on whats the better school district for 2year old and 9 year old help please

Same here

schooldigger has been a great help
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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Default schools for children with special needs in GA

Hi Im moving to gwinnett county and would like to find the best schools for autistic children.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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We are also moving up to the Atlanta area in June, and i've been doing my research and Cherokee County (Woodstock) also has pretty good schools.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Oconee County has great schools and nice homes. If you are working from home, it is with a look. While some make the commute to Atlanta, it still takes over an hour to get to downtown without traffic. Its proximity to UGA makes it ideal--you can get most of what Atlanta has to offer without traffic and at much less cost, and if you do need to go to Atlanta it is not much worse of a drive than for anyone else in the suburbs.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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"Best" is always subjective every time.

If you are a new poster to city Data, create your own thread with the details you want in a school / general area of metro Atlanta. Just read the top 2 posts to get more details on the guidelines of what to post.
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