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Old 04-06-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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We have to move again. I'm so sad and it's making me cry all the time. It's so difficult because we have to start all over again. Finding a house in a good community and the most heart breaking thing of all is having to move the kids from their school and friends.

So I NEED HELP so we get into the right school for them right off the bat. Heard Cobb County/Fulton/Delkab are good. Heard Gwinnet County Schools are very large.

1. Kids entering High School. One child in Gifted Program and another on Swim Team


2. Housing about $400K. Safe/low crime community. Quaint Downtown. Family friendly. Lots of other neighborhood kids.


3. Work Commute not so important but have to be ok to get to airport.


4. Mostly focusing on school district. Please also let me know if there are any current problems at the school eg. overcrowding, test scores, school budget shortfall equating to letting teachers go and larger class sizes, increase in ppy taxes


Can anyone recommend please a Specific School / Subdivision Community Housing Development or School District would be great.


Thanx in advance
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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At the moment all I can toss out is Roswell/Alpharetta/John's Creek--North Fulton County.

Milton.

How often would someone need to go to the airport?

'Quaint downtown' is going to be tricky. The type of home you seem to want--swim/tennis community is going to be miles away from the quaint downtown.


Suwanee, Gwinnett county.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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Fayette County - Starrs Mill High School . Fayette County has some of the top ranked schools in Georgia . Crime stats are very low . Check out on zip skinny ( 30269 ) , great schools etc.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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Roswell has Canton Street with shops, restaurants, etc.
Going to the airport is pretty simple as I drop my husband off at the North Springs Marta station and he takes the train directly to the airport.. This is not difficult from north Fulton towns of Roswell, Milton and Alpharetta, except during rush hours. The high schools are among the best public schools in Atlanta area.
We moved this year with a high school sophomore and he has had a great transition.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Roswell, GA
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Pretty much any place in North Fulton or East Cobb meets most of your other criteria, but only Roswell has what could be considered a "quaint downtown". It's been an established town longer than almost anyplace else in the area (been around longer than Atlanta, for example). Add in the outstanding parks and recreation programs and facilities, the river, the bike and walking trails, etc., and the reasonably close access to GA 400 (compared East Cobb and large areas of Milton, Alpharetta, John's Creek, etc.), and it's hard to come up with someplace that would offer a better overall quality of life. There are plenty of swim/tennis neighborhoods within a short drive or long walk of downtown Roswell.

FWIW, I can be at the gate at the airport exactly an hour after leaving my driveway in east Roswell if I'm going very early in the morning (before 6:30 am). During peak rush hour times, however, it can take me twenty minutes or more just to drive the 2.5 miles on Holcomb Bridge Road just to get onto GA 400, and another 20-25 miles to get from HBR to I-285 on 400. So if a quick trip to the airport is a concern and you expect to be going at busy times, plan to be as close to 400 as you can.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Lawrenceville,GA
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You can't go wrong w/ any of the Gwinnett County schools( except for S.Gwinnett or Meadowcreek). The schools are large, but they are still the best schools in the state.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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Thanx everyone so far for your responses. Where in North Fulton or East Cobb? Schools in particular. Need one which has great AP Gifted Program and a great Swim Team as my child is in an elite swim team. Are there subdivisions or community pool that has a great swim team/leagues?
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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I think there are lots of swim teams in North Fulton and East Cobb. As you can see from the announcement on this page Lassiter High School the girls' team at Lassiter (the northernmost East Cobb high school) just won their fourth consecutive state championship. I presume this makes them fairly "elite" and suggests to me that we must have a good subdivision league in the area.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Roswell, GA
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You can look at the home page for the North Atlanta Swim Association to get some idea of what the local scene is like, and see a list of all the subdivision-based teams that are part of the association, with contact info for the team reps.

Info on the Georgia High School Association's school-based athletic swim events, including the most recent state championship results, are at Swimming and Diving | GHSA.net

Both NASA and the GHSA hold major events in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, a world-class facility originally built as the venue for swimming and diving events for the 1996 Olympic Games.

Any school in East Cobb or North Fulton is going to have strong AP/Talented and Gifted programs -- the differences between them would never be big enough to justify picking a neighborhood solely or primarily because of that.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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Thanx for the swim association link. I have a better idea now of the league and all that. What do people think of John's Creek/Roswell/Vinning areas?
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