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Old 05-24-2007, 04:11 PM
 
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Ok, we are visiting Atlanta next week and its surrounding areas to find a nice place to relocate to from Miami FL. I have narrowed it down to Gwinnett but I'm wonderng which area offers more. We're interested in a nice area that has shopping, dining, nice places to take a stroll and maybe people watch. I keep hearing about certain Mainstreet areas, can someone recommend a city or community they like. We're in our 30's and basiclly enjoy outdoor, dining and movies.

Thanks
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:25 PM
 
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Ok, we are visiting Atlanta next week and its surrounding areas to find a nice place to relocate to from Miami FL. I have narrowed it down to Gwinnett but I'm wonderng which area offers more. We're interested in a nice area that has shopping, dining, nice places to take a stroll and maybe people watch. I keep hearing about certain Mainstreet areas, can someone recommend a city or community they like. We're in our 30's and basiclly enjoy outdoor, dining and movies.

Thanks
I know they are revitalizing the town square in Lawrenceville, and if IIRC, someone said similar improvements have been made in Duluth--shops, restaurants and etc...

Places to shop--malls, strip malls and Walmart are plentiful in every part of Atlanta. Plenty of restaurants and a few places with outdoor dining but not many places to stroll about and people watch.

Way too much asphalt and too many cars.
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Lawrenceville>>>
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Duluth
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good luck

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Old 05-24-2007, 05:50 PM
 
Location: ga
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The best part of Gwinnett is Sugarloaf CC area. There is Discover mall on right side of I-85/Old Peachtree Road. There is Gwinnett arena and its wealthy neighborhood on the left.

There are a lot of nice neighborhoods on Peachtree industrial from Duluth all the way to Suwanee and then Sugar Hill.

There is neighborhood called Hamiliton Mill. That's Hamiliton Mill Road/I-85 on the right side. Mall of Georgia is very closeby.

West Norcross is Peachtree Parkway north of Holocomb Bridge.
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Grayson is the up and coming place. Still developing, lots of rural still around but it is close to everything. Mall of Georgia, Discover Mills, Gwinnett Place, and Stonecrest plus a lot of strip malls like The Avenue. Not far from Stone Mountain where you can enjoy the park and also catch MARTA for a downtown trip. Been here about one year and love it!
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Agreed, not too many places to stroll. But Suwanee has a town green/park with coffee shops and restaurants, and they sometimes have concerts out there. Plenty of shopping nearby, your choice of three malls, concert arena, IMAX theatre within 15 min drive. For outdoor activities, you can go to one of the numerous parks, or go to Lake Lanier.

Suwanee is a nice, safe area with a good mix of affordable housing and high-end housing. Good for families, good tax base to support the schools.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Buford, GA
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Suwanee, Buford, Dacula, etc. are all good for you guys. Depends on your price range, but I agree, Hamilton Mill is a great community.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:26 AM
 
Location: North Georgia
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Lots of areas.....

like everyone says, depends on what your price range is.

hamilton mill is upper $200's for a smaller home....well into the $700's+ for a large home. i-85 traffic in that area can be a nightmare at times (especially Friday afternoons)...again, depends on your job location and hours of commute.

Duluth is as far south in Gwinnett as I would feel safe (for the most part). Suwanee, Sugar Hill and Buford have alot of areas, and close to I-85 and peachtree industrial blvd.

Eastern Gwinnett, like grayson, l'ville, loganville, etc., have some major traffic issues b/c roads haven't expanded quick enough. Though some areas have great prices.

Lots of options for y'all.

I moved here from San Diego in 2002...moved into the hamilton mill area. As traffic got worse, we moved into the suwanee area.

good luck!
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