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Old 04-25-2008, 06:30 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Those areas are great but have you guys taken a look at the 75 north traffic in the evening
Smyrna and Marietta sit right on top of Windy Hill...you wouldn't have to get on 75.
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Look in the Austell and Powder Springs area if you're looking for affordable housing. Best prices in Cobb. It is a pretty nice area, too. If you're willing to have a longer commute, you could go with Dallas. Marietta also has some great deals and there's even an affordable part of Smyrna directly North of Windy Hill near Pat Mell Road.

What's your price range and how big a house and yard are you looking for? I'm assuming if you're looking at Lawrenceville that most of Smyrna is too expensive?

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Old 04-27-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Look in the Austell and Powder Springs area if you're looking for affordable housing. Best prices in Cobb. It is a pretty nice area, too. If you're willing to have a longer commute, you could go with Dallas. Marietta also has some great deals and there's even an affordable part of Smyrna directly North of Windy Hill near Pat Mell Road.
Just FWIW ... there are still smaller house scattered here and there between the new subdivisions in southern Smyrna. Finding one for sale might be a matter of luck, but I drive by some on Cooper Lake Road, King Springs Road, and other places all the time.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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thanks for the replies we are looking in the 275k - 325k range for a house the wife and i are not feeling COBB to be honest, I was told to try midtown via 75 as we would be going against traffic what do you guys think?
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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thanks for the replies we are looking in the 275k - 325k range for a house the wife and i are not feeling COBB to be honest, I was told to try midtown via 75 as we would be going against traffic what do you guys think?
Coming southbound on 75 will be very rough past Moores Mill Rd. in the afternoon/evening. It is ALWAYS jammed. If you want to live in Fulton County along 75, you will be outside your price range for the Moores Mill/Northside regions for single family homes. There are some townhomes you could do in the $200-325K range though, if you wanted to go that route.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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how bad would the commute be? And what back roads can be taken? I like the home prices,
You do not even want to think about that commute!
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Denver
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how bad would the commute be? And what back roads can be taken? I like the home prices,
Memphiz, this is no joke dude, that commute will take about 2 hours in the afternoon rush! don't even try it. It would be much better idea to check out, as others have said, the smyrna,vinings northwest permiter areas or even dunwoody perimeter area. The reason I say this is that if suburban living is what you are after (aka lawrencville-ish), up here the quality of the housing is higher, crime is lower, and access to better shopping and ammentites are closer. You will have all of the same generic stores as Lawrenceville, but much more convinient access to 3 huge malls and buckhead etc. Housing cost is about the same. It's also a quicker commute into the main city of Altanta, than you would be in Lawrenceville if a more urban/Atlanta downtown midtown expirience is what you're after.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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Have you taken a look at the traffic from Windy Hill to L-ville? It'll make the commute to Canton look like a cakewalk.

From Windy Hill/Powers Ferry I can take backroads to my house in Holly Springs and be home in less than 45 minutes- try doing that if you're heading to Lawrenceville.
I'd also suggest Roswell, I work at Windy Hill/PF and can make it there in 35-40 minutes at rush hour.
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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I forgot to mention there are also affordable parts of Marietta and North Smyrna. You can also get affordable homes off Spring Rd and Windy Hill in Smyrna, and some areas in the Western part of Marietta. There are also very affordable homes in Dallas, and also in N. Cobb, Cherokee, and Bartow counties like others mentioned. There are also affordable homes in the Western parts of Mableton, in Austell, and some parts of Powder Springs.

No reason to go all the way to Lawrenceville, even if you are looking for a cheap McMansion (you can get that in Dallas). If you do get a place in Lawrenceville, you'll be miserable about that choice. You will be in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the North perimeter, just to get into more bumper-to-bumper traffic on 85. If you take side roads to "avoid traffic", it'll probably end up taking you longer in the long run because roads are congested way up into even Forsyth county.

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