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Old 03-22-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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Hi, we are from New York and are interested in moving down to either East Cobb or Alpharetta-Johns Creek. We are jewish and have three young elementary school-aged children. We would like to be in a fairly jewish neighboorhood with a pool/tennis courts and won't consider private schools as I understand both areas have great schools.

We did look around both areas and really like both. Our price range is the 800's-900's. Getting the most house for our money isn't as important as being in the most comfortable area. Is there anyone that can please point us in the right direction? Which between the two? Which subdivision?

Thanks..
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Hi, we are from New York and are interested in moving down to either East Cobb or Alpharetta-Johns Creek. We are jewish and have three young elementary school-aged children. We would like to be in a fairly jewish neighboorhood with a pool/tennis courts and won't consider private schools as I understand both areas have great schools.

We did look around both areas and really like both. Our price range is the 800's-900's. Getting the most house for our money isn't as important as being in the most comfortable area. Is there anyone that can please point us in the right direction? Which between the two? Which subdivision?

Thanks..
I would give the tip to East Cobb, but would also recommend you review Dunwoody. There is a large Jewish community there and many ex-NYers.

Part of the equation is will you need to be closer to Cobb or north Fulton for work? Dunwoody is somewhat in the middle.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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I don't think either place is heavily Jewish, but you won't stand out either. There are temples, but they aren't as prevalent as churches.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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The Walton district in East Cobb has a very large Jewish population.

There are a large amount of Jews in the rest of East Cobb as well.

East Cobb is very Jewish+Ex-New Yorker friendly--the Long Island of the American South.

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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There is a synagogue near Jones Bridge and Waters Road, but I think that is technically Johns Creek now (it may be 50 yards inside JC). I vote Alpharetta, since it is closer to the large Jewish population in Dunwoody.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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East Cobb's Jewish population may exceed that of Dunwoody these days.

I think East Cobb is a fabulous place for young Jewish families. Lots of them around and in public school.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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East Cobb's Jewish population may exceed that of Dunwoody these days.

I think East Cobb is a fabulous place for young Jewish families. Lots of them around and in public school.


True this.

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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I did hear that East Cobb (Walton district) is pretty jewish, but I also heard that it is not evident in the schools as a good portion of them send their kids to private schools.

I'm not looking for my kids to be with a majority of jewish kids, but at least have a few in their classes.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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I did hear that East Cobb (Walton district) is pretty jewish, but I also heard that it is not evident in the schools as a good portion of them send their kids to private schools.

I'm not looking for my kids to be with a majority of jewish kids, but at least have a few in their classes.

No--like lastminutemom said above, most of the Jewish families in East Cobb send their kids to public school K-12.

In Sandy Springs (also a large Jewish pop), however, many Jewish families use a jewish day school K-8 and then send their young teenagers to high-flying and public Riverwood High School.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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East Cobb's Jewish population may exceed that of Dunwoody these days.

I think East Cobb is a fabulous place for young Jewish families. Lots of them around and in public school.
That's really interesting to hear. I have a good friend, currently living in Fl, who lived in East Cobb 15 years ago. She told me she actually felt shunned because she was Jewish. It's good to know the area has diversified.
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