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Old 08-24-2007, 08:22 PM
 
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I would like advice on which is a better county as far as in schools, traffic and jobs? My husband works from home and I work for Walmart vision center. I have family in Loganville and Atlanta and I wanted to be withing decent driving distance. But we'll be renting when we come down next June. Gwinnett county has a lot of nice homes for rent and I know it'll still look that way next year. We're an African American family who's looking for a community that has a mixture of different people and black folks too. So I'm a little confused, my husband don't care where we live as long as I'm happy. A little advice my way would help.
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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If you work for Walmart then what you should do is find out which branches will allow you to transfer. There are so many Walmarts around here. Gwinnett county is the one that will be closest to your family, but if you are going to work out of the home then base your home search on your job. If you're happy with Walmart then wait until it gets closer and find out where you can transfer to. All of those counties have traffic, there's no escaping it here, and in all of them you can find areas that are diverse as far as race and ethnicity. As far as the schools there are websites you can use to find the best schools around where you will work, and then you are set.
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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NinaT5, Gwinnett has a very nice assortment of very nice communities. It is a large county with better than the average schools for the most part. Like Sara said there is a lot of Walmarts here and other optical stores everywhere. There is an endless number of rentals all over. When you get ready to move, get in touch and I will try to help in your search...Bill
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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Thank you, I will definitely be in touch. We'll be coming down to Georgia the first week in June for a week to find a house to rent. From finding a house we like to signing the paper work and getting the keys. How long does the process usually take.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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Cobb or Gwinett are arguably the two best counties in the Metro area, you can't go wrong with either.
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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If you work for Wal Mart you could always move to Dacula!
By the time they finish the "another new" Wal Mart, we will have 5 Wal Marts within 10 miles of the town
Your also in driving distance to Loganville
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:40 AM
 
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Funny how up in Metro-Atlanta there are almost as many Walmarts as Waffle Houses, but down in south GA, there are counties that don't even have a Walmart.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:31 AM
 
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I think all three of those counties have a nice mix of people and good schools (and Walmarts!). You can't wrong with either.
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:12 PM
 
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Coweta is definitely not as built up and populated as Cobb or Gwinnett, but with the way development is going that statement wont be true for long. Coweta is becoming very popular and our numerical growth is increasing every year. Retail is also exploding with at least 3 major retail centers (800,000 sq ft+) are going up and of course a lot of smaller shopping centers are being built as well. The area is definitely changing, but mostly for the better
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:21 PM
 
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Smile Gwinnett

Stay away from South Gwinnett as it is becoming the new Dekalb. The schools in South Gwinnett are day and night compared to the schools in North East and North Gwinnett. Diversity is better in Gwinnett in most places than Cobb there have been many issues concerning the police and their treatment of minorities in Cobb County.
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