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Old 08-07-2007, 12:35 PM
 
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We will be moving to Atlanta in the near future. We visited this past weekend for our second time. We just can't decide whether to live in Alpharetta or Johns Creek. Both are near employemnet so that isn't a factor.

I guess my question for everyone on this forum is "Which would you pick (Alpharetta or Johns Creek) and why? I would be very interested to hear peoples opinions. Positive or negative.

Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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I would say Alpharetta as you are closer to the 400.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:41 PM
 
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Thanks calcbunny. Proximity to 400 was actually ones of the reasons on our list to choose alpharetta.
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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I just bought in Alpharetta after looking both...Alpharetta felt newer to me while John's Creek felt more mature and more traditional. Can't tell exactly why but I felt better about Alpharetta.
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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I live in Alpharetta. I'm only 1 mile from 400 and I have to say this is super convenient. Alpharetta also has Prospect Park opening soon, which I think is going to be really nice (a mini-Atlantic Station).

But since you have kids, you might want to choose JC. Chattahoochie and Northview (from what I understand) are better than the high schools in Alpharetta.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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Go Blue. Can you tell me more about prospect park since I don't know what Altantic Station is. Been to ATL three times now and I don't think anyone's ever mentioned it to me. Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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Atlantic Station is a huge live/work/play development in Midtown Atlanta. Prospect Park will be a smaller version. It's going to be located on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta when it opens (in early 2008 I think). It's going to have the US's largest Whole Foods, a new movie theater (desperately needed in Alpharetta), restaurants, office space, condos, etc. It looks like it will be pretty nice when it opens. Prospect Park

I'm not saying you should move to Alpharetta because of it. My point was that Alpharetta has that new feel to it, and this is just an example (though some people like the old charm of Johns Creek).
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:12 PM
 
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We had to make this exact same decision back in February, and it was so tough. I liked the shopping/dining better in Alpharetta, and I liked the schools a little better in Johns Creek. In the end, we found our dream house on a nice sized lot in Johns Creek, so that's where we are. Best of luck!
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:54 PM
 
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I vote for Johns Creek. It is in more residential neighborhood. Alpharatta is in more commerical area (more companies). Schools in Johns Creeks are better.

Also, Johns Creek is east of GA400 and Alpharatta is west of GA400 so it looks like Prospect Park is in the middle of that. By the way, Northpoint mall is on the Johns Creek side.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:53 PM
 
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Yes Northpoint mall in on the Johns Creek side but I live in Alpharetta and I am 2 miles from the mall...but I do not have kids so I defer to the people who talk about schools.
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