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Old 01-03-2010, 11:23 AM
Location: Furlong, PA
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Using the stickied topic above, i'm going to summarize what I'm looking for.

1. Budget : 300-400K
2. House/Condo/Townhome?
3. Employment Status(commute****/work from home)
4. Children (8 mo old) (public school (eventually) vs. private)
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not? Only for events.
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood. Professional.

**** The commute is to a hospital in downtown. I would be basically 9 to 5 but could have to return to work at any time in the middle of the night for emergencies and other events. For this reason, I need to be within 30 minutes of work. I realize that 30 minutes has varying meaning in the Atlanta area, but for the purposes of this discussion, lets say "30 minutes at 3 am" to simplify.

What has already been suggested to me is the Cumberland Mall area and the outskirts of Vinings. We have good friends in that area and this would probably work. I was wondering if anyone else had other suggestions.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:29 AM
Location: North Atlanta
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Smyrna/Vinings is not a bad idea at all...more of the Smyrna portion though especially around Smyrna Market Village. Which hospital?
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:30 PM
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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You don't say how large a place you're looking for, but I'll put in my 2 cents for Decatur. You could find a small house or townhome in your price range in the City of Decatur or a larger house in North Decatur (30033 unincorporated DeKalb). City of Decatur has better schools and is a wonderful small town where you have quick access to everything and a relatively quick commute downtown (about 15 minutes at 3a to anywhere from 30-45 minutes during rush hour unless you take the train which is located in the middle of the courthouse square). Check out the city web site at City of Decatur, GA . It provides a great mix of urban/suburban with lots of amenities (shops, restaurants, parks) in a very laid-back, friendly, residential area -- very much a small college town vibe because of the proximity to Emory University and Agnes Scott College.
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