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Old 08-25-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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Sorry for all the posts lately but I will try to make this my last one for a while. My husband and I did some exploring this weekend and really, really liked the West Cobb area, specifically the area that feeds into Hillgrove and Harrison. His job will be in Marietta off Whitlock. Are there any drawbacks to this area? We found a great house for only 250K in the Amberton subdivision and we really liked the feel of that subdivision. We have two kids, 3 1/2 and 1 1/2, so elementary schools are important. We are looking for a very family friendly area that isn't too much about keeping up with the neighbors mentality. Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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My only problem with West Cobb is the distance to the major interstates, but since your husband is working in Marietta that is much less of a concern for daily commuting.

As far as it being a good family area, I think it's right up there.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Ditto on the last comment - as long as the work is close to that area, it's a nice area to be in. If commuting involves a lot of traveling throughout the metro area on a very regular basis, as was said, the location of the major roads might be inconvenient to some but if that's not a concern, you could do much, much worse.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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Sorry for all the posts lately but I will try to make this my last one for a while. My husband and I did some exploring this weekend and really, really liked the West Cobb area, specifically the area that feeds into Hillgrove and Harrison. His job will be in Marietta off Whitlock. Are there any drawbacks to this area? We found a great house for only 250K in the Amberton subdivision and we really liked the feel of that subdivision. We have two kids, 3 1/2 and 1 1/2, so elementary schools are important. We are looking for a very family friendly area that isn't too much about keeping up with the neighbors mentality. Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks!

If your husband is working in Marietta off of Whitlock, then you really can't pick a more perfect area than the Hillgrove High District or the Harrison High District.

West Cobb is beautiful--with many conveniences. And--so close to your husband's job.

You might want to look into the Kennesaw Mountain High District as well.


Amberton is a lovely neighborhood.


Some helpful information:

http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice...Zones_High.pdf

http://www.cobbk12.org/schools/CCSD_...terns_2012.pdf

District Attendance Zone and Other Maps

Amberton - Home Page
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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Sorry for all the posts lately but I will try to make this my last one for a while. My husband and I did some exploring this weekend and really, really liked the West Cobb area, specifically the area that feeds into Hillgrove and Harrison. His job will be in Marietta off Whitlock. Are there any drawbacks to this area? We found a great house for only 250K in the Amberton subdivision and we really liked the feel of that subdivision. We have two kids, 3 1/2 and 1 1/2, so elementary schools are important. We are looking for a very family friendly area that isn't too much about keeping up with the neighbors mentality. Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks!
With your husband working in Marietta off of Whitlock, going for a house that you like in the feeder zones for Hillgrove or Harrison high schools is a no-brainer.

Go for it!
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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With your husband working in Marietta off of Whitlock, going for a house that you like in the feeder zones for Hillgrove or Harrison high schools is a no-brainer.

Go for it!
Yes.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:40 AM
 
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Be careful going into an HOA community.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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Thanks for all the advice everyone. I think we're settled then. Belleislerunner, why do you say that?
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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Thanks for all the advice everyone. I think we're settled then. Belleislerunner, why do you say that?
For a young family who wants an active neighborhood, pool, swim team for their kids (which are a great way to meet neighbors) etc. etc. an HOA is part of the package. It is much easier to make connections quickly for yourself and your kids if you are in the kind of swim/tennis neighborhoods around here that have HOAs.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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For a young family who wants an active neighborhood, pool, swim team for their kids (which are a great way to meet neighbors) etc. etc. an HOA is part of the package. It is much easier to make connections quickly for yourself and your kids if you are in the kind of swim/tennis neighborhoods around here that have HOAs.
Exactly.
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