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Old 07-25-2006, 07:34 PM
 
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Have lived in Fla for 24 years and have always loved it, but it has become not so great with hurricanes, increasing insurance rates, too much traffic, not enough roads to handle it. We are considering Ga. Where are the best places to live that have a small downtown area, parks for walking, convenient to shopping for groceries. Don't mind driving a distance for other types of shopping. We are looking at north and east of Atlanta. How far do we need to live in order to avoid high traffic areas. Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Curently in Provo, Utah
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Elojay, ga is a good place.

Its a very countryish sort of place about 1-2 hours north o fteh Atlanta metro area (depending on how fast you drive).

Elojay is very quite, little traffic, outside the blast zone, and near the Ettowa tribal burial mounds.

Its a beautiful place. Some relatives of mine just built a place up there to retire! there are also parks in the nearby towns( all the towns up there "hug" each other they are so close, yet feel a world apart! its wonderful!)

One of the best steak joints I can think of is up there too! When I remember the name I'll let you know!;-)
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:10 PM
 
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Hartwell/Lavonia and surrounding area
Hartwell, - Hart County, Georgia
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:14 PM
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Monroe county Georgia...Convenient to everything!
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: I live in Dekalb county in the Dunwoody area just outside of 285
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Have lived in Fla for 24 years and have always loved it, but it has become not so great with hurricanes, increasing insurance rates, too much traffic, not enough roads to handle it. We are considering Ga. Where are the best places to live that have a small downtown area, parks for walking, convenient to shopping for groceries. Don't mind driving a distance for other types of shopping. We are looking at north and east of Atlanta. How far do we need to live in order to avoid high traffic areas. Thanks for your help.
it depends on where you will be working and what your price range is. There are a lot of the towns where they either have or will be rejuvenating the downtown area. Like Roswell, or Alpharetta in Fulton, or Grayson, Norcross or Lawrenceville in Gwinnett, there is also Marietta. They have redone the town squares and are building neighborhoods all around them.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Buford, GA
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Canton, Woodstock, Buford, Lawenceville, Dacula, Cumming, Ball Ground. They all have at least some traffic but not as bad as living around the perimeter. And you get a lot more for your money in the outer suburbs, not to mention some of them being close to lakes, mountains, nature etc.
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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I can tell you this I also live in Fl and moving to Ga .I was in Cumming ,Woodstock Roswell oh and Canton last summer I think it was a WONDERFUL AREA I LOVED GREAT SKY .BUT when I go back up in aug I 'll looking at Bridgemill my realtor lives there .soooooooo I'm excited .What a difference My friend lives in cumming and love it.
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Buford, GA
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I can tell you this I also live in Fl and moving to Ga .I was in Cumming ,Woodstock Roswell oh and Canton last summer I think it was a WONDERFUL AREA I LOVED GREAT SKY .BUT when I go back up in aug I 'll looking at Bridgemill my realtor lives there .soooooooo I'm excited .What a difference My friend lives in cumming and love it.
We are about to move to Bridgemill and I can't WAIT.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:02 AM
 
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We are relocating from Miami FL and after considering Buford we bought in Auburn Ga which is between Athens and Atlanta. We are very excited to pay $500 for wind storm vs $6000. Good luck
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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We like living in Alpharetta. Everything is convenient. Driving into Atlanta is about 1/2 hour non rush hour.

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