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Old 11-05-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Will be working from home & my husband in both Sandy Springs and Duluth area. We are on a budget of 110,000 we would like to buy cash outright for our home or townhome. We do not have children, 2 dogs, we are 40 yrs old. We do like to be in an area were we are close to stores such as walmart, sams club, tj maxx etc... within 3 miles. We are looking for a sociable area that is multi culturally diverse with a mix of transplants from Northeast and easy to meet people.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Tough choice, but I'll tell you this right now: in either area, $110,000 probably isn't going to get you the kind of home that you want so if I were you, I'd probably concentrate on townhomes. Unless a fixer upper is in the cards.

I would also strongly advise that in either area you stay west of I-85. This will make it much easier to get to Sandy Springs. In both Norcross and Duluth, the better areas tend to be close to Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Both areas also have huge swaths of unincorporated Gwinnett county that use Norcross and Duluth mailing addresses, but you're going to find better places within the actual city limits of both cities. I would strongly consider Peachtree Corners if your price point allows for it (doubtful, but you never know).

Both areas have nice areas and not as nice areas. Duluth probably has a little bit more wealth and more of a neighborhood feel, but Norcross has really done a lot of gentrification over the past 10 years and has a great little downtown and is capitalizing on the suburban but not too far from the city aspect of where it is located.

You should just visit both places and see what you like. My general advice is usually the closer you are to the river (which is also the Fulton county border), the better. I know at least in Duluth there are townhomes that are within walking distance to the river and dog park near the river. Norcross probably has them too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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ATLTGL,
Thank You for taking the time to share this informative info, it is very helpful. We are visiting the area next week and will be looking at both towns. It is good to have a heads up on on areas to focus.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Would Peachtree Industrial Blvd area in Norcross be in zip Peachtree 30071? Would Peachtree Industrial Blvd area in Duluth be 30096 and 30097?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Here's an interactive zip code map: Atlanta Georgia ZIP Code Map Free - HipCodes.com
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Senoia, GA
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Wow. I'm not sure on this one, I would drive through and see if you like the communities, see if you can find a house in your budget.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Thanks for all the feedback, this is extremely helpful & appreciated.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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Both Norcross and Duluth can be somewhat sketchy areas... I don't know what type of house you would find in that area for $110,000. If you want to go a little further (probably another 20 minutes from Atlanta), you may want to check out Buford. There are some nice townhomes in that area.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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I would look at something like this. I've never been inside these units, but they are within walking distance to a park on the river with a dog park, that would be nice for your 2 dogs (if they play well with others).

4070 Spring Cove Dr # 4070, Duluth, GA 30097 - Zillow

In Duluth, the 30097 zip code is considered more desirable than 30096, but zip codes are fairly meaningless. More important is school district.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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This is very nice & would be good for us. I will have to check into fees & see if they allow pets also.
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