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Old 08-23-2016, 07:09 AM
 
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Hi,

I am relocating for work at Emory University and have been looking at some apartments in Buckhead area and around Lenox Square, Peachtree Rd and 400. I will be working 7am-5pm and have heard varying information about the commute. Google makes it look like 20-30 minutes. Would this be accurate on average for coming and going?
Thanks a lot
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Hi,

I am relocating for work at Emory University and have been looking at some apartments in Buckhead area and around Lenox Square, Peachtree Rd and 400. I will be working 7am-5pm and have heard varying information about the commute. Google makes it look like 20-30 minutes. Would this be accurate on average for coming and going?
Thanks a lot
Find a place closer to campus, in central DeKalb County or Decatur.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:50 AM
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Hi,

I am relocating for work at Emory University and have been looking at some apartments in Buckhead area and around Lenox Square, Peachtree Rd and 400. I will be working 7am-5pm and have heard varying information about the commute. Google makes it look like 20-30 minutes. Would this be accurate on average for coming and going?
Thanks a lot
Probably, depending on exactly where you are. But the commute isn't real predictable. It varies a lot. The 7 am commute would not be as bad as the 5 pm, which would probably be closer to the 30 minutes. You also have to allow for parking and walking time. They have some large garages and they may not be right next to where you work.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:57 AM
 
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Hi,

I am relocating for work at Emory University and have been looking at some apartments in Buckhead area and around Lenox Square, Peachtree Rd and 400. I will be working 7am-5pm and have heard varying information about the commute. Google makes it look like 20-30 minutes. Would this be accurate on average for coming and going?
Thanks a lot
If you are commuting there during rush hour you will encounter a lot of traffic. I'd also recommend looking closer to campus.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:32 AM
 
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Thanks a lot. I've looked at a few places in Decatur but have been struggling to find an apartment with a more professional vibe without reviews and complaints about safety, parking, or pest issues. I expanded my search to the Buckhead area as it seemed to have more well reviewed places. I am hoping to be around the $2,000 area but fine to spend a bit more if needed. I'll look again closer to campus.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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Thanks a lot. I've looked at a few places in Decatur but have been struggling to find an apartment with a more professional vibe without reviews and complaints about safety, parking, or pest issues. I expanded my search to the Buckhead area as it seemed to have more well reviewed places. I am hoping to be around the $2,000 area but fine to spend a bit more if needed. I'll look again closer to campus.
There are a lot of new apartments & condos in downtown Decatur that seem very professional to me. If anything they might be too "family". Your budget should be OK there too. I think Emory also runs a shuttle to Decatur square that could make your commute from there a breeze.

If you are looking at "Decatur" make sure you are looking inside the city limits near Decatur square. A lot of places claim to be Decatur but are outside the city limits.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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$2000/month you should be able to find anything you want in the 30030, 30307, 30317
Decatur, Georgia Zip Code Boundary Map (GA)
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:08 AM
 
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$2000/month you should be able to find anything you want in the 30030, 30307, 30317
Decatur, Georgia Zip Code Boundary Map (GA)
But please note, zip code does not equal city boundary. Even if the address says "Decatur".

I'd even recommend staying within a couple block of Decatur square (where the Decatur MARTA station is) for the best locations.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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I am relocating for work at Emory University and have been looking at some apartments in Buckhead area and around Lenox Square, Peachtree Rd and 400. I will be working 7am-5pm and have heard varying information about the commute. Google makes it look like 20-30 minutes. Would this be accurate on average for coming and going?
Thanks a lot
That's about right. We know several folks who commute from the Lenox area to Emory and they say that's how long it takes them.
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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If I worked at Emory, I would rent in North Druid Hills. Something along Briarcliff Rd. Lots of affordable apartments there.

I would shoot for something that would give you more like a 10-15 min commute. That would be great.
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