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Old 08-01-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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First, I must say this website is fabulous! I have learned so much already. It is wonderful that so many people are willing to take the time to share information.

Now, what I am looking for is this:

My husband is possibly being relocated with his company to a section of North Atlanta, zip code 30319.

Our family would be very interested in finding a community with excellent public schools, a good small town feel (we dream about strolling a main street) and a pretty easy commute to the previously mentioned zip. (I understand that Atlanta has a traffic problem.)

We are coming from the New York area, so the real estate prices will seem very reasonable to us, I suspect. To recap, our wish list for the ideal community would be great schools, family-oriented, small town feel, friendly transplant-types like ourselves.

Thanks very much for any feedback!
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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What is your price range for a home? That will make a big difference in the recommendations you receive b/c there is a large range in price points near that zip code.
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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One word: Dunwoody... Or perhaps Historic Brookhaven... Buckhead if you can afford it... OK that's more than one word. I agree with the other guy. 30319 will get you a classy home in brookhaven or a hellhole dump slum off windward parkway... need your price point.
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Are your kids currently in public school or private?
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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A small town feel in North Atlanta ? Is that possible ?
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Neither Buckhead, Dunwoody, or Brookhaven sound to me like what the OP is looking for. They aren't very "small townish" and are more like small cities. I mean, they have areas with historic single-family homes, etc, but not the kind of Main Street New England look.

Decatur or the center of Roswell and Alpharetta sound more like it. However, Alpharetta's a bit far, so Roswell and Decatur would probably be better.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Neither Buckhead, Dunwoody, or Brookhaven sound to me like what the OP is looking for. They aren't very "small townish" and are more like small cities. I mean, they have areas with historic single-family homes, etc, but not the kind of Main Street New England look.

Decatur or the center of Roswell and Alpharetta sound more like it. However, Alpharetta's a bit far, so Roswell and Decatur would probably be better.
Decatur would not be a terrible commute to 30319; just a straight shot up Clairmont Rd. and left on Dresden.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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Sarah Smith, which is an excellent elementary school--one of the best in Georgia. Proximity to Phipps/Lenox Shopping area plus every other shopping you can imagine (including 2 story Target). You are still three minutes from the Perimeter (and the excellent hospitals) AND 3 minutes in the other direction to Chastain Park area, Peachtree Street etc.

Should you need it, you also have proximity to all the best private schools: Westminster, Pace, Galloway, Padiea, Lovett.

Wooded. Beautiful, mature trees and very very family oriented in all types of price points. I have lived here 3 years and I delight in the fact that I can drive down Mountain Way (beautiful green street that looks like the country) and then cross Roswell Road to Chastain Park...where I am likely to see other mothers from my street, or the school etc. BTW--all transplants.

North Buckhead doesn't have a "small town americana" look per se the way you describe but it has a small town feel in that everyone is connected, people are friendly and the amenities for children are the BEST: the top in terms of everything from t-ball, dance, theater, karate.

Plus, you are 3 minutes away from fab date night places like the new Terminus building, or the movies at Phipps.....the best restaurants and a fun nightlife. We have felt as though we have it ALL here and I truly, truly hate to be leaving.

We are going to miss it like the dickens! No better place to live.....

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Old 08-01-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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try East Point or College Park.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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try East Point or College Park.
Uh, OK
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