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Old 04-11-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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Hello, I just moved from washington state and am trying to find nice apartments in the cobb county area. Me and my husband are a young couple with a 9 week old baby girl and we aren't sure we want to settle here yet, which is why we are looking into apartments.
Any suggestions would be wonderful, I have been looking in the roswell/alpharetta(sp?) area as well as woodstock
Thanks
Gabby
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I honestly haven't kept up on the newer apartments going up but I will offer a few suggestions:

1) When looking, ask about the firewalls and even if they have sprinklers. Atlanta apartments (newer ones especially) are notorious for sometimes being somewhat shotty the way they're built. Try to find some that readily have info for you about how many units there are in-between each firewall, if the firewall is concrete or "fire resistant sheetrock", etc. Apartment fires are not uncommon here, so a few questions can save you some problems.

2) Generally, the 2nd floor is considered the "sweet spot". Ground floor units are generally the most often ones to get broken into if that happens (window access). 3rd floor and higher makes it much harder to get out in the event of a fire without hurting yourself, etc. The 2nd floor offers you some security over burglaries, and some safety as you can jump out of a window if you had to. You also benefit just a bit from the apartments above you and below you acting like insulation so you might save a few dollars on A/C and heat.

3) Drive by the complex several times at different times of the day before choosing to move in. What looks like a nice quiet complex might be illegal immigrant daylayborer central at 9pm.

4) If you already have job(s) lined up, try to get as close as you can to them while still being in a decent neighborhood. Atlanta traffic is famous, so living close to where you work is a commandment on a stone tablet here.

Good luck with your search. Hopefully others will have some specific complexes in mind.
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