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Old 09-29-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Hi,

I am in the process of buying a home in johns creek (300097) which is a 14 yrs old single family home.

Is it wise to buy in Johns creek or should I look in alpharetta ?

Is 14 yrs old considered to be too old for johns creek (zip 30097) area ?

Please suggest.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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Why would 14 years be old. For a house its generally young. I know many people in Atlanta like brand new but if its a great area then it sounds good.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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Are you commuting anywhere? The traffic at rush hour trying to return to John's Creek is crazy. It's not that much better going into Alpharetta, but at least Alpharetta is closer to the city.

Homes and schools are pretty comparable.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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Thanks!.

I don't have to commute much as I work from home.

I thought 14 yrs old because as many people say most of the people in atlanta go for new.
The another reason being Cumming is so close and there people find much newer homes (may be 5 yr old) and hence was interested in knowing whether a 15 yrd old home in alpharetta/Johns creek is considered good/bad?

How about the future of johns creek (especially 30097) which I guess is a really good family oriented area with really good schools and in my knowledge the most of the houses are in that 10-15 yr range (please correct me if I am wrong).

Thanks!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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Johns Creek and Alpharetta are basically the same. Parts of Johns Creek used to be Alpharetta. Some Johns Creek homes with 30022 and 30005 used to be Alpharetta. Find a home that you like and that is convenient for you.

Also I wouldn't be so concerned with the age of the home. Anybody looking in Alpharetta or Johns Creek is probably going to settle for a resale that is in the range of 10-20 yrs. There are newer developments though. If you want this area, that is what there is.

Not everybody wants new. There are lots of other factors that contribute to purchasing a home. Where the job is located. Schools. Convenience for that particular persons lifestyle.

As for Cumming, its newer because people are moving further out and a little less expensive. So if you want Cumming, your home will most likely be a little newer. Just depends on what you want.

We wanted Alpharetta/Johns Creek because of the schools so it was a resale. The home we purchased last year was built in 1996. For us, Cumming wasn't an option because we liked the schools better in Johns Creek and Alpharetta and it was closer to the city. Yes, we could have had a newer house or brand new for what we paid. Getting more for our money wasn't important to us.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:41 AM
 
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Johns Creek and Alpharetta are basically the same. Parts of Johns Creek used to be Alpharetta. Some Johns Creek homes with 30022 and 30005 used to be Alpharetta.


I don't believe Alpharetta actually gave up any land when Johns Creek incorporated. More accurately, homes in 30022 and 30005 used ot be unincorporated with an Alpharetta (or Duluth) mailing address before becoming part of Johns Creek.
Johns Creek and Alpharetta (at least the southern and western parts of Alpharetta) are basically the same. Same area, same access to food and entertainment, same traffic, similar schools. Alpharetta homes are closer to a freeway, but since that freeway is GA 400 that isn't really much of a benefit during rush hour (GA 400 is usually slower than Hwy 141 during rush hour).

The only real differences I can see are: Alpharetta taxes are higher and Alpharetta has more organized recreation for kids' sports, which residents have access to for much less.

We loved the area so much (not) that we moved to Woodstock.

Billl
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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We love 30097. If the home meets your needs, go for it.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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We love 30097. If the home meets your needs, go for it.
I agree
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