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Couple relocating from Texas to Atlanta Georgia, seeking; home for less than 200k large front and back yard, family friendly neighborhood, low cost of living

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Old 04-22-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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I have two young children (11 & 8) that are great. My children are both A students and very respectful. They speak three languages and are very active in the arts. They were both homeschooled through 2nd grade. However, having lived MY life in Alpharetta, I still stand by what I said. It's a quiet racism. I am a very involved parent at school and in my community. But you can tell the difference that is made. Just by the assumption you made about pants sagging and rap music help make my point. Thank you.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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Alpharetta is one of the nicer (and more expensive) suburbs in Atlanta. While the white-to-black ratio is higher than some other suburbs, there are plenty of middle to upper-middle income black families in that area. If by "racism" you mean that the locals there don't appreciate kids who drive around playing Rap at 2am as loud as possible, or roaming the streets in pants down to their ankles, then you are right - they don't tolerate that kind of stuff in many of the areas up there from kids of any color. It's Alpharetta - not Stone Mountain.

If someone can afford it and can deal with the traffic on Georgia 400 every day (a stretch) I'd recommend Alpharetta to many people.

I hope you read my response at the end of this!!!!
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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My husband and I have debated for quite some time. Ultimately, we have decided to relocate to Georgia. We constantly here that Atlanta is the place to be for young families, especially young African Americans. Basically, we want to know if it's family friendly. We plan on purchasing a home 200k or less with a huge front and back yard. Does such a thing exist in Atlanta? We are from Texas and it's very typical to see a huge front yard with a country porch and backyard to max. Also, our cost of living is a bit less I think. I'm not sure what to do?
There is nothing close to $200K in the city if you want your children to go to a decent public school, and have a yard.

Cobb or North Fulton would be less expensive, but I don't even think you can get a close-in suburb with decent schools at that price.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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My husband and I have debated for quite some time. Ultimately, we have decided to relocate to Georgia. We constantly here that Atlanta is the place to be for young families, especially young African Americans. Basically, we want to know if it's family friendly. We plan on purchasing a home 200k or less with a huge front and back yard. Does such a thing exist in Atlanta? We are from Texas and it's very typical to see a huge front yard with a country porch and backyard to max. Also, our cost of living is a bit less I think. I'm not sure what to do?
I moved from Houston,Texas to ATL and after only 2 years, we are moving back. For under $200k you will get a very small home in the decent areas to live. Cost of living is MUCh more than Texas, the only difference is property tax is a bit lower. (but you pay state income tax, FYI)

I'm not saying that ATL is a bad place to live, just get ready for a big difference in living. Coming from Houston, I was accustomed to big cities, but was no where ready for the traffic (my commute, which is about average, is an hour- with gas prices, it is not fun), too.

Nightlife is good here, I will say that, but you have to go in town.
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