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Old 07-31-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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On the map, there's a railroad close to Legacy Park community. Is it still in use? Is it noisy at night?
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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yes it is still in use, Don't know about the time frames... We looked in LP before deciding elsewhere, and one of the houses we looked at was right near the tracks... and a train happened to come through, it was pretty loud.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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If it's the same line that passes through Vinings and Smyrna, yes it is frequent. You won't like it very much I think (I wouldn't want to live right on the tracks).
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
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Default Yes, But Its Not A Problem, Really

Full disclosure: I've lived in Legacy Park since 1995, and I'm currently a Board member at the Association there. I will endeavor, however, to answer your questions fully and accurately.

Yes, you're correct that there's a railroad line adjacent to a portion of Legacy Park. It is in operation. I don't know how often trains pass on that line. Keep in mind, though, that the full development covers about 660 acres, including the neighborhoods, central park, and common areas, and the tracks pass by only the northern edge of the property.

Legacy Park is composed of 12 individual sub-neighborhoods, all centered around the 117 acre central park and wildeness area. Here's a Google Map showing the park and the surrounding neighborhoods:

Legacy Park - Google Maps

Of those 12 neighborhoods, four are on the north side of the property and are adjacent to the tracks. Those four neighborhoods are: Highcroft, Gramercy, Annandale, and Olmsted.

When I moved in in 1995, we lived in Highcroft (the "starter" neighborhood). Our house was about 1,000 feet down the road from the tracks. While you may not want to move into one of the houses that actually back up to the tracks, my family and I lived very happily where we were for almost 12 years without any complaints about the train.

We've since moved to the Legacy Park neighborhood called Revere, (needed more space and a basement), on the south side of the property, and I don't hear the train at all anymore. Frankly, I didn't hear the train in Highcroft after we'd been there for a few weeks.

If you absolutely don't want to live in a part of Legacy Park near the tracks, take a look at the Lullwater, Madison, Palisades, Carillon, Belingrath, Winterthur, Revere, or Kentmere neighborhoods within Legacy Park.

Bottom line is that Legacy Park is a fantastic place to live, and I would happily consider living in any of the 12 neighborhoods. Other than not selecting a property that backs up to the tracks, the train wouldn't really effect my decision.

Happy to answer any other questions you may have, if you'd like. Happy house-hunting, wherever you decide to go.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:48 AM
 
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Full disclosure: I've lived in Legacy Park since 1995, and I'm currently a Board member at the Association there. I will endeavor, however, to answer your questions fully and accurately.

Yes, you're correct that there's a railroad line adjacent to a portion of Legacy Park. It is in operation. I don't know how often trains pass on that line. Keep in mind, though, that the full development covers about 660 acres, including the neighborhoods, central park, and common areas, and the tracks pass by only the northern edge of the property.

Legacy Park is composed of 12 individual sub-neighborhoods, all centered around the 117 acre central park and wildeness area. Here's a Google Map showing the park and the surrounding neighborhoods:

Legacy Park - Google Maps

Of those 12 neighborhoods, four are on the north side of the property and are adjacent to the tracks. Those four neighborhoods are: Highcroft, Gramercy, Annandale, and Olmsted.

When I moved in in 1995, we lived in Highcroft (the "starter" neighborhood). Our house was about 1,000 feet down the road from the tracks. While you may not want to move into one of the houses that actually back up to the tracks, my family and I lived very happily where we were for almost 12 years without any complaints about the train.

We've since moved to the Legacy Park neighborhood called Revere, (needed more space and a basement), on the south side of the property, and I don't hear the train at all anymore. Frankly, I didn't hear the train in Highcroft after we'd been there for a few weeks.

If you absolutely don't want to live in a part of Legacy Park near the tracks, take a look at the Lullwater, Madison, Palisades, Carillon, Belingrath, Winterthur, Revere, or Kentmere neighborhoods within Legacy Park.

Bottom line is that Legacy Park is a fantastic place to live, and I would happily consider living in any of the 12 neighborhoods. Other than not selecting a property that backs up to the tracks, the train wouldn't really effect my decision.

Happy to answer any other questions you may have, if you'd like. Happy house-hunting, wherever you decide to go.
I will agree with this post. I have had the opportunity to get to know Legacy Park really well over the last few months, and it does seem to be a fantastic place to live.


I have a question for you, mshambaugh:

Do the folks of Legacy Park heavily support the public schools (Kennesaw Primary, Big Shanty Intermediate, Awtrey Middle, and North Cobb High) for the area?

Just curious and I've been wanting to ask an "insider" for the longest time! Thanks (and sorry for "quasi-hijacking" this thread!).
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
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Do the folks of Legacy Park heavily support the public schools (Kennesaw Primary, Big Shanty Intermediate, Awtrey Middle, and North Cobb High) for the area?
I would definitely say the answer to your question is yes, aries4118. I know that the presidents and many of the people in leadership positions in the PTSA organizations for Big Shanty and Kennesaw Elementary are Legacy Park residents. I also know that the Legacy Park HOA has participated in at least a few fundraisers for Kennesaw Elementary. My son was a member of the Legacy Park Cub Scout Pack (a great organization, by the way), and both parents and Scouts participate in the "Cleanup" days the schools hold each year.

I can't speak as directly concerning Awtrey and North Cobb. My oldest just started sixth grade at Awtrey, and all seems to be great so far. I do know that several North Cobb student organizations (ROTC, Volleyball, etc.) raise money by participating in events at Legacy Park (usually doing set up or break down, or selling food or other concessions).
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:42 AM
 
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I would definitely say the answer to your question is yes, aries4118. I know that the presidents and many of the people in leadership positions in the PTSA organizations for Big Shanty and Kennesaw Elementary are Legacy Park residents. I also know that the Legacy Park HOA has participated in at least a few fundraisers for Kennesaw Elementary. My son was a member of the Legacy Park Cub Scout Pack (a great organization, by the way), and both parents and Scouts participate in the "Cleanup" days the schools hold each year.

I can't speak as directly concerning Awtrey and North Cobb. My oldest just started sixth grade at Awtrey, and all seems to be great so far. I do know that several North Cobb student organizations (ROTC, Volleyball, etc.) raise money by participating in events at Legacy Park (usually doing set up or break down, or selling food or other concessions).
Thanks for the response, mshambaugh! It's good to know this about Legacy Park. Such a great community!
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