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Old 04-12-2008, 05:56 AM
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I am a certified teacher from nyc with 2 sons 13 &15. We are moving to atl this summer and looking for great districts that we can live work and worship in. Currently we live in a nice community but the cost of living is outrageous. We are African American and we want to be a part of a nice community. Fyi both kids do well academically and play basketball. I was thinking of trying Roswell or Marietta. Any ideas. We are checkin out areas in the middle of April.
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:44 AM
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Alot depends on what your housing budget is. Making it on a teacher's salary- especially with 2 kids- isn't easy, and you're not likely to find decent places to live in those towns without spending some decent $$ on housing.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:46 AM
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well I agree with the last post, but I am originally from NY (Brooklynite for life) LOL. Anyway, the rent in ATL or surrounding areas are no way near the amount that you would pay in NY. Go to Home Rentals In Atlanta Investments Property Management Investment Properties and look at their prices and locations. They have very nice homes and they are not as expensive as in NY. I would say that in my research, I found that Cobb County, Henry County or Gwinnett County has the best housing and schools in the area. I hope this helps.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:52 AM
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There are lots of areas in metro Atlanta that are still very affordable for a working single parent. Marietta, Mableton, Austell and Powder Springs have affordable areas with lots of green space and rec centers for basketball. The schools aren't the best but they are far from the worst in metro Atlanta. Transportation is the biggest thing to consider living in Georgia, you'll definately need a reliable car. Public trans is not very good for getting around. Good luck to you. DM me if you need any more info on the area.
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