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Old 01-25-2019, 07:58 PM
 
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What about Woodstock or Canton? Would those areas be a horrible drive? I also wanted a place that has all activities in close proximity. I’ve been spoiled in Wake Forest by having everything we need and do be in a 10 minute radius except the mall but I don’t need that. I’m talking grocery store, kids activities, doctors, dentists, my work. Any places similar to that?
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+1 my director commutes from Woodstock to W Peachtree St NW in Atlanta and has been for the past several years. Not enough to make him quit or move yet.
Woodstock and Canton would be good areas for the OP to look at because of the generally above-average quality of the schools in the Cherokee County School District and because of the good access to retail and outdoor recreational amenities.

In addition to there being a good amount of retail amenities in the Woodstock and Canton areas, there is also a very large cluster of retail amenities only a few miles down the I-575 corridor in the Town Center Mall area along Barrett Parkway.

Woodstock and Canton provide good access to outdoor recreational amenities at nearby Lake Allatoona, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, Southwestern North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.

Commuter access between the Woodstock and Canton areas has also now been made somewhat easier with the opening of the express toll lanes along Interstates 575 and 75 through Cherokee and Cobb counties late last summer.

The OP can use the new I-575/I-75 express toll lanes to avoid some of the worst gridlocked traffic in the regular untolled lanes of those busy commuter roadways between Cherokee County and the I-75/I-285 NW Cobb Cloverleaf interchange while commuting between Cherokee County and Midtown Atlanta during morning, and while commuting between Midtown Atlanta and Cherokee County afternoon/evening rush hours and even on many weekends.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:01 PM
 
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There are a lot more & fancier townhouses in Atlanta metro than Raleigh in all price ranges. Something to consider for the niceties you're accustomed to.

You'll soon realize that traffic is a huge factor living here, and East Cobb has a lot of traffic at least through the Powers Ferry Rd. corridor, in my opinion.
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The OP's housing budget of $450k potentially will be able to go much farther in the parts of the Atlanta metro area that they may find to be the most desirable because of top-notch public schools (Cobb, North Fulton, etc) if they include townhomes as part of their housing search.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:12 PM
 
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There are nice East Cobb homes for $450k in amazing school districts.

https://www.redfin.com/GA/Marietta/4...m_content=link

I’d be careful about going to Woodstock etc. RE: commute. All depends on willingness for drive time and distance.

Peachtree City commute would push it a bit too I think. Just my $0.02.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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How funny. My sister just moved from Woodstock, GA to Wake Forest, NC to escape the traffic! She did love the schools there and still misses the friendliness of her neighbors.
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