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Old 03-20-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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I will be graduating in May and have accepted a job offer in Atlanta. I'd really like some advice and insights into the best areas for young people to live in/around the city. Thanks!

Here is the information requested on the sticky. Hope this helps.
1. Budget $800-$1,100 for a one-bedroom, no more than $2,400 for a two-bedroom
2. House/Condo/Townhome? ideally, a condo/apartment
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home) depends on some logistics I have to sort out with my employer, but I will either have a client in Midtown or Downtown
4. Children(public school vs. private) no children
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two mix of the two: suburban amenities and feel with decent walkability
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not? not too important because I will more than likely be driving
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood. a large population of young professionals

Safety is also very important to me. I would really like to avoid having to worry about break-ins and anything of the sort.

In terms of commute time...I know Atlanta has a lot of traffic, but I'd really like to keep the commute at 35 minutes or under.

Thanks again!
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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The perimeter center area would work for you. It's the area surrounding Perimeter Mall, where 400 and 285 meet. Also perhaps the Brookhaven area of Atlanta. It's technically in the city, but it's pretty suburban in my opinion. Vinings/Smyrna may be an option that you can look into.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Inman Park, Virginia Highland area
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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I know Midtown and Buckhead are popular neighborhoods, and I'm open to considering them as well. I don't want my post to sound like I am only looking to move into the suburbs.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Screw suburbs. Mad boring.

Move to Midtown. You can find a lot of nice places in your price range. The one bedroom lofts over at Atlantic Station are friggin' wonderful and are huge but out of your price range that you listed for one bedrooms. Tons of places on Peachtree St. too that are nice.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: ATL
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West Midtown if you can't afford the other areas I listed
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