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Old 01-21-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC
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My family and would like to relocate in GA. We are coming from NY. I want to move somewhere in the suburbs. I been doing my research on Lawrenceville and Roswell. I have small kids and my daughter who is in E.S. so I consider moving into neighborhood where they have great schools. And also if there any activities for my kids. We are trying to rent for the moment and if we like it we going to buy a house.Please give me any type of information you have.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Atlanta Area - Just OTP NW
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I would look in Cobb County. It's a good communter county (right outside the I-285 perimeter highway and along I-75) and has the best schools in the state.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC
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I would look in Cobb County. It's a good communter county (right outside the I-285 perimeter highway and along I-75) and has the best schools in the state.
How far is Cobb County to Atlanta and what wrong with Roswell and the other one.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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How far is Cobb County to Atlanta and what wrong with Roswell and the other one.
The City of Atlanta is located (or is mostly located) in Fulton County. I don't know if there is any spillover into other counties.

Cobb County is right next to Fulton County on the western side and houses roughly 700,000 people. The county is almost all suburban, but like the rest of the Atlanta metro, most of it is not formally incorporated (it's organized into various regious and subdivisions). Unlike most states, the county level of government essentially acts like a "city" in parts of Georgia, especially in the Atlanta metro, and the county provides most of the community services for unincorporated areas including police and fire support, water/sewer services, etc.

Formally incorporated cities located in Cobb County include Marietta, Smyrna, Austell, Kennesaw, and Acworth.

A few of the more well-known unincorporated regions in Cobb County include East Cobb, Cumberland, Vinings, and Mableton.

You can learn about the above areas by searching for them here in City-Data. Vinings and East Cobb are generally considered to be very good areas for certain types of people (East Cobb for rich folks who "want the best schools", and Vinings for singles). I happen to think Smyrna and Mableton are very good places, but that's because my life in Atlanta centers around those areas.

Atlanta Metro County Map | Information by County
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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How far is Cobb County to Atlanta and what wrong with Roswell and the other one.
There is nothing wrong with Roswell (No. Fulton) or the area in general.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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There is nothing wrong with Roswell (No. Fulton) or the area in general.
As an Atlanta native and having lived in almost all the aforementioned areas at one time or another, I'd direct you toward either East Cobb (Try for Walton or Pope High School district) or John's Creek. Both are fantastic places to raise children. 99% of Walton High School graduates go on to college, with a not-insignificant percentage of those heading out to Ivy League and top tier schools.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC
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There is nothing wrong with Roswell (No. Fulton) or the area in general.
Do they have good schools. If my husband gets a job out there he will be working inthe Atlanta area. So I would like to knoe how far is Atlanta?
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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Do they have good schools. If my husband gets a job out there he will be working inthe Atlanta area. So I would like to knoe how far is Atlanta?
The route from Roswell (GA-400) to Atlanta is susceptible to traffic, but disregarding that, it's about a 20 minute drive to Midtown/Downtown. Roswell has a large latin and black population. Police presence is high and as a result, crime is kept relatively low. The schools are by no means bad, but are not in the same class as those in the areas I previously mentioned.

I highly recommend looking into the John's Creek area. Northview High School opened its doors in 2002 and is well on its way to becoming one of the more reputable public schools in the state. John's Creek itself just incorporated in 2006 and the area is growing rapidly. There are great housing bargains too. Up until last year, I was living in a 4-bedroom house that was built in the late '90s for $1200 a month. Commute from John's Creek to Atlanta is ~30-40 minutes, but well worth it.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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As an Atlanta native and having lived in almost all the aforementioned areas at one time or another, I'd direct you toward either East Cobb (Try for Walton or Pope High School district) or John's Creek. Both are fantastic places to raise children. 99% of Walton High School graduates go on to college, with a not-insignificant percentage of those heading out to Ivy League and top tier schools.
I would agree that East Cobb, Johns Creek, Alpharetta or Milton have great schools. There is nothing wrong with Roswell as Mattie stated. It is very nice. They have some good schools. I just think the others are a little better. I would stay to the East side of 400 in Roswell. There is also an area off 92 with a Roswell address that is nice but I think the commute from the other end would be much better. Also Sandy Springs is a good choice for commuting into Atl.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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I would agree that East Cobb, Johns Creek, Alpharetta or Milton have great schools. There is nothing wrong with Roswell as Mattie stated. It is very nice. They have some good schools. I just think the others are a little better. I would stay to the East side of 400 in Roswell. There is also an area off 92 with a Roswell address that is nice but I think the commute from the other end would be much better. Also Sandy Springs is a good choice for commuting into Atl.
Agreed. Although, with small children, Sandy Springs might not be the most ideal choice. You get a LOT more room and quality for your money heading north of Sandy Springs. Sandy Springs is an older part of town than the others, and you'll be paying a premium for the location. Take a visit to Johns Creek and you'll immediately understand why I am supportive of it. It is simply an impressive community. I simply can't think of a better places to raise children in the state of Georgia than East Cobb, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and Milton... They're all relatively quiet suburbs with highway access and gorgeous suburban neighborhoods that you don't have to think twice about letting your kids romp and roam around in.
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