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Old 11-15-2009, 01:02 AM
 
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I just got relocated and I'm working right off of 400 on Old Milton. Can someone help with estimated commutes times, as I am house hunting this week in Alpharetta, Cumming and Suwanee (South Forysth). I can figure out parts of Alpharetta, but never did any commutes from Cumming/Suwanee. I commute during normal business hours/rush hours. How bad are the cummutes below?

We are looking in
Laurel Springs
Polo Fields
Windermere
Olde Atlanta
White Columns
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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Your shortest commute time by far is White Columns. At the height of rush hour traffic, I'd say 15-20 minutes max.

The others you've mentioned, at the height of rush hour traffic, it could be anywhere from 45 minutes plus.

400 is a nightmare. Even if you go the backroads for Polo Fields let's say, you are still going to be at 45 minutes.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:19 PM
 
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ditto on 400 being a nightmare. i'm sorry i cannot offer any more help than that...i don't know the area very well, just 400
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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While 400 and other roads in the area you're asking about can be bad at times, they are not as bad as they used to be. New roads have been added and others have been widened, including 400. Old Milton is only at exit 10, so it really isn't that bad. Luckily you don't need to drive all the way into Atlanta. If I were you, I would buy a home on the same side of 400 that you'll be working on. That way you have more surface street alternative routes. To minimize your commute, another nice development you may want to consider is Windward. Welcome soon to the area!
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the help...What about Crooked Creek in Milton - seems like an OK commute??

I like Windward, but it seems the association fees are almost $2k for swim/tennis...does that sound right?

We are also looking in Park Brooke and GlenAbbey, but both are in Alpheratta, so the commute should be OK.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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Crooked Creek is very nice, and would be a good commute. From what I've experienced, hwy 9 can be worse than 400, so you may want to try some other alt surface street routes in that area.

I don't know about Park Brooke or GlenAbbey, so unable to help with those. Maybe other posters can help.

From what I've seen assoc fees for nice developments can range from $800 to over $2000, depending upon community amenities, gated, etc. So, yes, $2000 for Windward sounds right, especially if it is for the gated sections of that community.

One thing for you to consider if you haven't compared it yet is county property taxes. Forsyth is cheaper than North Fulton, for example. Just something else to help you know.
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