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Old 01-04-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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We're a Danish/American couple moving to the US from Denmark. Our cost of living here has been incredibly high, and we're going to just pay off our debts and arrive with a very small amount of savings. We'd like to settle in Peachtree City, but will be starting out on a very tight budget to begin with. We may start out by renting, but would like to get our elementary school age kids settled in one school from the start if we can.

Any input would be appreciated!

- Is there affordable, good quality renting available in the area?
- PTC is what we want, but can it be done on a tight budget?
- Should we start by renting, or should we just find a home to purchase with current interest rates?
- Is there enough of a pool of IT work in the area for job seekers in their early 40's - including a senior level software engineer?
- Is there any one school in PTC that's better academically?

Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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We're a Danish/American couple moving to the US from Denmark. Our cost of living here has been incredibly high, and we're going to just pay off our debts and arrive with a very small amount of savings. We'd like to settle in Peachtree City, but will be starting out on a very tight budget to begin with. We may start out by renting, but would like to get our elementary school age kids settled in one school from the start if we can.

Any input would be appreciated!

- Is there affordable, good quality renting available in the area?
- PTC is what we want, but can it be done on a tight budget?
- Should we start by renting, or should we just find a home to purchase with current interest rates?
- Is there enough of a pool of IT work in the area for job seekers in their early 40's - including a senior level software engineer?
- Is there any one school in PTC that's better academically?

Thanks!
Yes , Peachtree City can be done on a tight budget.One sight to look at for a wide variety of rentals in Peachtree City is called Gate Keepers ( just google it and it should ) come up. There also are several apartment complexes to look at if you choose to go that route.
I would recommend renting first to see if you really like an area first ( This is with any town anywhere IMO ).Then as soon as you know you like the area , then buy.
Not sure about the availability of IT work . There is alot going on there especailly with companies like NCR that need all kinds of tallents and training. Keep an eye on the local paper called "The Citizen " articles on what is going on with companies there.
IMO, all of the schools are accademically strong ,but when you are on the campuses they each have a very different feel to them as to how the student bodies and staff are . My two favorites there are Oak Grove and Braelinn Elementary which are two of the older schools there. They are both well run , have great staffs , really good parent support and the students love them.
Another plus for living in Peachtree City on a tight budget - they have some of the best thrift stores in the Atlanta area, IMO. You can find some really nice things for the house, yourself, kids, all for a fraction of what you would find in a retail store. - hope this helps.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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That's great info, thank you!
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