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Old 03-29-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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Hi everyone,
I'm in my early 30s, single, and am relocating to Atlanta. I know VERY little about the area. I'm kind of overwhelmed by all of the rental properties available. My ideal situation is a townhouse or single family home, preferably new construction or relatively new, with a yard and ideally a fence. Size is not a big deal to me--it's just me and my dogs so we really only NEED two bedrooms--I hate to pay for space I don't need.

I would like to pay under $1800 a month. The lower the better of course.

I will be working from home so commuting is not an issue. However, I still want to be somewhat close to nightlife, things to do, shopping, grocery stores, etc.

Can anyone make any suggestions for some neighborhoods, developments, areas to look in? Any websites that can help? I'm totally overwhelmed! I plan on staying there for a few years so I really want to make sure I find a place I will really love.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Your budget should give you quite a bit of choice in this marketplace...are you adept at Google? I'll give you a few communities to look up.
Very generally, if you are single I think that you would like living inside I-285 ("ITP", or inside the perimeter)as opposed to outside... the orientation outside is more toward families.

Here are the preferred neighborhoods for "singletons" in Atlanta, IMO...

Midtown
Virginia-Highland
Buckhead
Poncey-Highland
Little Five Points (traverses Candler Park and Inman Park neighborhoods; lots of new townhouses, especially on DeKalb Ave.)
Emory/Toco Hills (this choice may surprise some on the board, but I and my friends never cease to be amazed by the congregations of thirtysomethings we see 1) drinking coffee at the Caribou at LaVista & N Druid Hills Rds, 2) working out at the Toco Hills L.A.Fitness, and 3) shopping at Whole Foods at LaVista & Briarcliff

I live in Decatur, which is a great neighborhood but one I would consider more oriented to young families.
I'm sure others will want to chime in, but I recommend these neighborhoods to start your search.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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Thank you! Yes, I'm very adept at Google. I really appreciate you giving me a few names to reasearch. I'm familiar with Buckhead and I know it's great but my impression is that there aren't very many new-ish townhomes for rent in that area? Regardless, you've given me a great list to start with. If you have suggestions for any websites or specific developments to look into I'd appreciate it.

Thanks--Jess
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Jess, take the neighborhoods that LovinDecatur mentioned and go to craigslist atlanta. Your budget will allow you a broad range of several nice choices. Good luck!
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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Default Dog-friendly neighborhoods?

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... it's just me and my dogs...
I'm OTP and know nothing of ITP neighborhoods, but I'm wondering if any of you ITP experts have any comment on dog-friendliness of different neighborhoods? I know there's an off-leash dog area at Piedmont Park, for example. leavingCT might be interested in proximity to that or other places that are nice to take dogs for a walk.
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I'm OTP and know nothing of ITP neighborhoods, but I'm wondering if any of you ITP experts have any comment on dog-friendliness of different neighborhoods? I know there's an off-leash dog area at Piedmont Park, for example. leavingCT might be interested in proximity to that or other places that are nice to take dogs for a walk.
Every neighborhood that I mentioned I would consider dog-friendly...there are dog parks at Piedmont Park (Midtown), Mason Mill Park (Emory/Toco Hill), Oakhurst Park (Decatur) and probably many more that I'm not aware of.
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Metropolis, USA
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Good Luck...................
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