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Old 03-28-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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Hi,

I am moving to Atlanta for a couple of years and will be working with CDC. I will be working in Corporate Square ( around where Corporate Blvd NE meets NE Fwy NE 85 - I hope that makes sense to you!).

Please can you tell me the names of suburbs/areas that would enable me to walk to work or catch public transport. What are the nearest train stations to Corporate Square?

Thanks heaps.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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You will be working 'at Clairmont and I85'.

Chamblee and Brookhaven are the closest MARTA stations. You actually catch a bus from the train station to Clairmont.


Who knows what will be going on here by the time you arrive but there are a few apartments within walking distance of your job--whether you would like them, could afford them --would be impossible to say. Looking into my crystal ball --you might like Chamblee--condo's/lofts have been built--buses run to Corporate Square--there is a huge WalMart--a store that sells food, clothing, personal items, etc nearby.

I wouldn't think of living here w/o a car. jmo.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:49 AM
 
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Thank you TakeAhike!
Much appreciated.
Nilva
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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Thank you TakeAhike!
Much appreciated.
Nilva
If/when you come--you will be living within 'The Emory Corridor'--Clairmont/Briarcliff/N. Druid Hills Rds--5 miles from the main CDC/Emory location. This is one of the better areas of Atlanta--centrally located with the infamous I85/interstate nearby.
ETA: The traffic is bad--5,000,000 people in the metro area--a number of them commute over 2hrs each way daily to the city. I85 is a main route. It would not be an issue for you in getting to work if you lived close to work.

Buford Hwy/Chamblee is diverse--possibly the most diverse area of Atlanta--mainly Hispanic and Asian.

North of the interstate are single family subdivisions that have existed for over 50 years--stable and productive.

It would be a good place to begin a new career.

Best of Luck to you. LOL--I am particularly fond of Aussies. Fascinating people. LOL--you might miss the ocean/water--nearest beach is 5 hours away--the Atlantic Ocean--but we have lakes and rivers. FWIW. Beautiful mountains in North GA--about an hour away.

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Old 03-31-2009, 07:26 AM
 
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If/when you come--you will be living within 'The Emory Corridor'--Clairmont/Briarcliff/N. Druid Hills Rds--5 miles from the main CDC/Emory location. This is one of the better areas of Atlanta--centrally located with the infamous I85/interstate nearby.
ETA: The traffic is bad--5,000,000 people in the metro area--a number of them commute over 2hrs each way daily to the city. I85 is a main route. It would not be an issue for you in getting to work if you lived close to work.

Buford Hwy/Chamblee is diverse--possibly the most diverse area of Atlanta--mainly Hispanic and Asian.

North of the interstate are single family subdivisions that have existed for over 50 years--stable and productive.

It would be a good place to begin a new career.

Best of Luck to you. LOL--I am particularly fond of Aussies. Fascinating people. LOL--you might miss the ocean/water--nearest beach is 5 hours away--the Atlantic Ocean--but we have lakes and rivers. FWIW. Beautiful mountains in North GA--about an hour away.


Nearest beach is 3 hours away Savannah Tybee Island
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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Nearest beach is 3 hours away Savannah Tybee Island
Not that it matters--but there is a new law --speeding--I drive defensively and it takes 5 hrs.
/gavel down
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Not that it matters--but there is a new law --speeding--I drive defensively and it takes 5 hrs.
/gavel down

I do the speed Limit and it takes me 3 hours and 5 hours to get to jacksonville Fl
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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What kind of car?

The point being--Atlanta is hundreds of miles from the coast of GA.

Who knows if that matters to this individual or not. Those who have lived near water sometimes want to know. Assuming that this poster probably won't care greatly.

I gave an opinion and am prepared to 'defend' it as ridiculous and time consuming as that becomes.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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What kind of car?

The point being--Atlanta is hundreds of miles from the coast of GA.

Who knows if that matters to this individual or not. Those who have lived near water sometimes want to know. Assuming that this poster probably won't care greatly.

I gave an opinion and am prepared to 'defend' it as ridiculous and time consuming as that becomes.
I drive a G 35 and my grandparents live in Brunswick and i go there all the time and it always takes 3 hours to get there I take 75 too 10 to get to jacksonville and it always takes 5 hours. Im not trying to argue you just want the guy to have a real estimate time it will take him to get to a beach

Driving directions to Savannah, GA
249 mi – about 3 hours 50 mins

Atlanta, GA



1.Head east on Edgewood Ave SE toward Park Pl NE0.6 mi
2.Turn right to merge onto GA-401 S/GA-403 S/I-75 S/I-85 S Continue to follow GA-401 S/I-75 S
82.3 mi
3.Slight right at I-16 E (signs for Jim L Gillis Hwy/Savannah/I-16)165 mi
4.Exit onto Montgomery St0.6 mi
5.Turn left at W Oglethorpe Ave335 ft
6.Turn right at W Broad St/Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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Fine.

My trips to Savannah took approximately 5 hours. Or maybe it was 4--certain it took longer than 3.
If anyone wants to visit Savannah--I'd say they need more than a weekend.

LOL--How 'long' does it take to get to Chattanooga? The last time I went about 1 1/2 hours. No rush hour traffic, no accidents--I think its less than 100 miles from Atlanta.

The State Patrol can pull you over for going even 1 mile over the speed limit.

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