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Old 11-06-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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I have found alot of affordable, very nice homes in both of these areas. I am wondering if anyone can weigh in on school quality and commutability to 100 Peachtree street (Federal Reserve building)....Where would you choose??
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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East Cobb would be a fair comparison to Alpharetta. Parts of Marietta are not too great, virtually all of Alpharetta is fine. Schools in both East Cobb and Alpharetta are very good. I don't know about the commute, probably slow from both areas.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I have found alot of affordable, very nice homes in both of these areas. I am wondering if anyone can weigh in on school quality and commutability to 100 Peachtree street (Federal Reserve building)....Where would you choose??
They are both nice and they both offer good schools. Alpharetta has good MARTA train service to downtown and Midtown. It stops across the street from the Federal Reserve. In Marietta you have to drive or ride an express CCT bus. Marietta is probably the cheaper of the two because taxes are lower in Cobb than Fulton. I would choose Alpharetta.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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East Cobb would be a fair comparison to Alpharetta. Parts of Marietta are not too great, virtually all of Alpharetta is fine. Schools in both East Cobb and Alpharetta are very good. I don't know about the commute, probably slow from both areas.
If you park and ride in Sandy Springs or Northpoint, you will be to the Federal Reserve in about 30 minutes. The train is faster than 400 during rush hour.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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They are both nice and they both offer good schools. Alpharetta has good MARTA train service to downtown and Midtown. It stops across the street from the Federal Reserve. In Marietta you have to drive or ride an express CCT bus. Marietta is probably the cheaper of the two because taxes are lower in Cobb than Fulton. I would choose Alpharetta.
MARTA built trains out to Alpharetta? When? I was there this summer and the line ended at North Springs with no obvious construction.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Train stops at North Springs But marta has a park & Ride @ Windward & Mansell, and the busses can run down the shoulder of 400. to the train station.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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My hubby drives to the Windward Park & Ride (free parking), takes the MARTA bus to the North Spring station ($2). It's considered a transfer onto the MARTA train (free)....so it's a pretty good deal (we think) for him to only spend $2 one way to work and not have to worry about driving into the city. If he gets his bus and train schedule matched up, it takes him about one hour from the Windward parking lot to the Arts Center station.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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MARTA built trains out to Alpharetta? When? I was there this summer and the line ended at North Springs with no obvious construction.
You have to use the Park and Ride lot for now but eventually the train will go to Alpharetta.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Not in our lifetime, if ever will the train go past where it is now.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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You have to use the Park and Ride lot for now but eventually the train will go to Alpharetta.


Where are you getting this info??? That would be awesome...
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