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Old 12-29-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Me and my husband are moving to the Atlanta area from Florida. My husband will be working in Norcross. We went to vistit, but were only there for two days, so we drove around the northeast side of Atlanta trying to check out the towns but didn't see too much.
We are in our late 20's and are looking for a good place to buy a house around $200k and to start a family. But we are still young and love to go out on the weekends, jsut to a movie or a nice bar. We narrowed it down to Suwanee and Alpharetta both from what we heard and what we saw.
Any suggestions on either would be great!
Thanks
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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For your price range I would suggest Suwanee, as well as an (relatively) easy commute down Peachtree Industural or Buford Hwy. to Norcross.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:55 PM
 
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I've also been investigating suburbs of Atlanta (as somebody who lived in the city core for several years), and for me what sets Suwanee above other suburbs is its miles of bike/walking trails and its new Town Center which has a nice center lawn where they have concerts and has nice new affordable homes in the development within walking distance and connected to the trails. They break the mold of the typical suburb by adding quality of life you don't find everywhere.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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You can pick up a nice townhouse (which I recommend) in Alpharetta. The subdivision I am in is extremely convenient along with the other townhouse communities.

If you're interested, contact me.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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Yeah we noticed alot of townhouses, but I think we are more interested in our own house. Not too sure yet until we see whats up there yet for sale.

Thats good to hear about Suwanee, we saw that new town center they were building, but that was about all we saw. Does Suwanee have much shopping or would you have to drive elsewhere?
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:10 AM
 
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Yeah we noticed alot of townhouses, but I think we are more interested in our own house. Not too sure yet until we see whats up there yet for sale.

Thats good to hear about Suwanee, we saw that new town center they were building, but that was about all we saw. Does Suwanee have much shopping or would you have to drive elsewhere?
From Morningview in Suwanee, I can be at the Mall of GA in 10 minutes if there is no traffic. On a Friday or Saturday night, it can take longer, although there is a back way to avoid much of the traffic that gets backed up on GA 20 (Woodward Mill to Plunketts to GA 20).
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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The Avenue Forsyth (outdoor lifestyle shopping mall) is about 15 miles away in Cumming, GA too.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:41 PM
 
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Thanks for all the great shopping tips!
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:50 PM
 
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Me and my husband are moving to the Atlanta area from Florida. My husband will be working in Norcross. We went to vistit, but were only there for two days, so we drove around the northeast side of Atlanta trying to check out the towns but didn't see too much.
We are in our late 20's and are looking for a good place to buy a house around $200k and to start a family. But we are still young and love to go out on the weekends, jsut to a movie or a nice bar. We narrowed it down to Suwanee and Alpharetta both from what we heard and what we saw.
Any suggestions on either would be great!
Thanks
Do you like traffic or something?
To be honest Sandy Springs, Duluth or Dunwoody would be better for you.
Suwanee is WAY out there.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Heidelberg, DE by way of Jonesboro, GA
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Sandy Springs? No way if her husband works in Norcross. The traffic at the top of 285 is crazy. Duluth seems better than Suwanee, but you will not get as much house in Dunwoody as you would in Suwanee and Duluth. I say check out to Duluth because it is closer to Norcross, but if your hell bent on Suwanee then go with that.
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