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Old 02-05-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Orange Park, FL
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Looking for a home preferably not in a subdivision (definately no HOA home) 4 bedroom/2 bath about $100-150k. Nice yard, home aged 1990 or newer

Strongly considering northeast metro Atlanta, but open to other areas as long as schools are decent/good, low crime, and there is shopping no more than 10-15 miles away, lake or beach within an hour drive.

Job is not really a factor since my husband is an OTR trucker and I'm a stay at home mom.

So far Dacula has matched my criteria, but I'm looking into Loganville, Winder, Woodstock, Dahlonega, Douglasville, Acworth. I'd love to hear opinions on these areas or others that can help narrow our decision on where to move.

I have 3 girls, ages 9, 4 yrs and 12 weeks. My husband and i are about 30. Family fun is important. Any zoos in/near these areas? I know about the two large lakes and Six Flags.

I know I've made many similar posts, but I'm having difficulty narrowing it down and finding area that meet all criteria. I've never been to GA and my husband has only been there through passing. We're hoping to vacation in GA to feel out the towns we research and like.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Would probably need to know how much suburban vs. rural you want. Of the towns you list, Woodstock, Dacula, Acworth and Douglasville are closer in to the core and more suburbanized. Dahlonga is the furthest out and least suburban. Winder and Loganville fall in that in between place. Although I know there are areas with an Acworth, Douglasville and Woodstock address that would still feel somewhat rural. I know this side of Atlanta better tan those east, shopping would be no problem, but would go for Cobb or Cherokee County schools over Douglas. I know of no zoo other than the one in Grant Park in Atlanta.

Hope this helps, will let someone else speak on the northeastern burbs.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Orange Park, FL
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Would probably need to know how much suburban vs. rural you want. Of the towns you list, Woodstock, Dacula, Acworth and Douglasville are closer in to the core and more suburbanized. Dahlonga is the furthest out and least suburban. Winder and Loganville fall in that in between place. Although I know there are areas with an Acworth, Douglasville and Woodstock address that would still feel somewhat rural. I know this side of Atlanta better tan those east, shopping would be no problem, but would go for Cobb or Cherokee County schools over Douglas. I know of no zoo other than the one in Grant Park in Atlanta.

Hope this helps, will let someone else speak on the northeastern burbs.
Well we'd like some privacy to where the houses aren't so close together. Enough land would be nice for my husband to be able to park his semi-truck on the weekend (not a must have but would be convenient for him) as well as the kids to run around. But, I'd still like to be within 5-10 miles for grocery store and 10-15 miles for other retail shopping (Target/Walmart, Home Depot, etc).
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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Check in on Braselton and Hoschton; easy access to I-85, and not too far removed from suburban amenities.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Would look at areas near Cartersville and Canton for the same reason as above... near freeways for easy access, both have all the basic retail you mention but have rural areas nearby.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:36 AM
 
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Also, look into Dallas Ga. It's close to shopping at Cobb parkway and near Kennesaw.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Braves Country
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Check out Dawsonville. It has everything you listed above and is even close to Lake Lanier and Chestatee Zoo. Also close to N. Ga mountains and easy access to Ga 400 and only an hour from metro Atl. Shopping is great at N Ga. outlets and Dahlonega is only 20 min away. Check it out, I think it fits the bill for you.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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If you want southside look at Peachtree City, Eagles Landing and Lake Spivey.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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You may want to look at Newnan and Senoia both in Coweta county on the southwest side of Atlanta .
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Fayette county sounds perfect for you. Outside of city limits (with some exceptions) lots are required to be 5+ acres. Its upscale rural/suburban with quick, relatively traffic free access to Atlanta. Look at south Fayette County and in the north around Sandy Creek Rd.
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