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Old 04-03-2008, 03:12 PM
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I LOVE Suwanee. It is all about family over here. Parks, playgrounds, soccer fields, tennis, baseball, bike trails... Families spending time together. There are great restaurants and the Mall of Georgia is so close by. Upscale spas and salons are in Suwanee, too.
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:37 PM
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Originally Posted by RadiatorSprings View Post
Regardless, you'll have to learn the area and see what is comfortable to you, but you have to remember what they always say, there is a reason that certain areas are priced higher than others.
Please tell those of us who live on the lower priced side of Suwanee what the "reason" is for our area being priced lower. Is that some kind of "code word" for something?
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:42 PM
Location: LA/ventura
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I am just going to guess here...but Alpharetta has always had a prestige to it even before it became overbuilt with Windward and everything else. I thought alot it of was the equestrian influence. Well-to-do folks with estate type neighborhoods (white columns and providence and the like) and horse property. I am thinking like north of Crabapple. And it is prettier out there for sure. I have never been a fan though of hwy 9 north of Alpharetta because it just looks junky. I liked a planned development kind of look...like that of Windward.

Suwanee...was just country. People with homes out in the sticks...maybe alittle farmland. My husband's grandfather had home with a few acres on the Chattahoochee in Suwanee. I think that is where the Pike's nursery is now...at peachtree industrial and Mc Ginnis Ferry. It is such shame the person who bought the land promised they wouldnt let it go to development...and oh the mighty dollar rules. Maybe I think Suwanee is just less pretentious...it never had that prestige to it. I have always liked Suwanee because it doesnt seem like you are putting on airs. People want a nice place to bring their kids up and have good values. My girlfriend lives there and has for 13 yrs...she has 2 kids and has done the whole activity/community type things...she tells me that everyone is respectful and decent to one another. Plus...most of all the locals (my husband grew up in L'ville) we know that have lived there since they were kids, have decided to raise their kids there. So the community is more reflective of those people as well. Yes...Suwanee has always been more affordable when having a family, especially the natives that grew up there and that's what they know. And these are college educated folks too.

You get a transfer family from the mid west or the NE where housing is such much more than in Atlanta....and just paying alittle more to live in Fulton County with its prestigeous horse country is no big deal to them. So they might expect more from their schools because maybe the state they came from had 95% of HS graduates going off to college.

Those local folks from Suwanee wouldnt pick up and decide to move over to Fulton County (more expensive county compared to gwinnet/forsyth counties, plus the idea of paying for a part of the county that you dont live in ) And paying more for a house when you could have something nicer and maybe feel more comfortable in Suwanee.

That's just my 2 cents from before things became what they are now.
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