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Old 08-08-2007, 07:21 AM
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We are looking at a townhouse off Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. It is 4 miles north of 285. How is the traffic in the morning going down to 285...how long do you think it would take to travel those 4 miles? Would taking 400 be a better option?

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Old 08-08-2007, 09:52 AM
Location: 30328
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You'll see a good amount of traffic on Roswell Rd during traffic hours and some of the advantages of living in Sandy Springs (location) will be negated as you move farther up north. Would it be possible to look either around or south of Abernathy? Easy access to Interstates and alternate routes was high on our priority list so we ended up buying off Hammond drive.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:15 AM
Location: Norman, OK
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Roswell Rd. might actually be my most hated road in Atlanta metro. The road is ALWAYS packed, whether it be traffic hours, weekends, etc. The worst of it is in Sandy Springs too.

I try to avoid that area like the plague.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:34 AM
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During rush hour it's horrible. I was in ATL about 3 weeks ago and staying in Buckhead. My wife and I took a stroll around Sandy Springs to check out the neighborhood. It's very nice up there.

Anyhow the drivers are the worst I've seen in a while. One observation that I have made is the amount of people driving and gabbing on cell phones. They are not paying attention to the roads at all. Hands free only law maybe? Also courtesy is out the window. If there is a red light coming up (and there are plenty down that road) people will block up exit ways even when cars are trying to merge onto Roswell Rd. You have the red why block people in? People speed down the the #2 lane without any thought of someone moving from lane 1 to lane 2. Accident? the little time I was down there (3 full days) I've seen an accident on Roswell Rd in the evening hour on a work day.

So yeah that road gets pretty bad. Once you get past the traffic (off peak) it's a nice drive down it none-the-less.

I've come to the conclusion that most of the drives in ATL think "THEY" own the road when "THEY" are on it. I can go on but I won't hijack the thread with my rants.
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