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Old 11-08-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I'm not quite sure why but all of this creating new cities out of nothing just for the sake of saying "this is an affluent area" just seems totally backwards to me. This is the affluent sprawl which is soooo much better than the not so affluent sprawl.

When its easier to start a new city from scratch than it is to annex an existing city (provided the right political connections), its no wonder so many Georgia cities are stagnant or declining.
I haven't ever understood the point of trying to create a new governing area. That is most of Georgia and Metro Atlanta's problem right there. There are SO MANY governments that it makes it harder to come together regionally to solve the bigger problems. The poster I quoted made another good point.
Just because you have certain neighborhoods with different names doesn't mean you should just break away and incorporate. Granted, there ARE areas that this is justified, but there are so many towns throughout the metro that it is starting to become ridiculous.
Norcross or Duluth should have just annexed Peachtree Corners instead of creating a new town from scratch!
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Yea, its starting to become like Florida or New Jersey. Every couple miles, a new town.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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I doubt the residents of Peachtree Corners would have much interest in being part of Norcross or Duluth.

Why shouldn't they have their own city with its own identity?

I actually think having a bunch of little cities with their own features and cultures make the metro area more interesting.

Citizens of Norcross, Duluth, and Suwanee all rallied around their historic downtown areas and made neat enclaves that everybody can enjoy visiting. I'm looking forward to seeing what Peachtree Corners rallies around and what they have to contribute to cool things to do and see in Gwinnett.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:46 PM
 
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I doubt the residents of Peachtree Corners would have much interest in being part of Norcross or Duluth.

Why shouldn't they have their own city with its own identity?

I actually think having a bunch of little cities with their own features and cultures make the metro area more interesting.

Citizens of Norcross, Duluth, and Suwanee all rallied around their historic downtown areas and made neat enclaves that everybody can enjoy visiting. I'm looking forward to seeing what Peachtree Corners rallies around and what they have to contribute to cool things to do and see in Gwinnett.
You are correct. The residents of Peachtree Corners would never have agreed to be annexed into Norcross and Duluth. IMO, the "Peachtree Corners" brand is on the same level of Dunwoody and Johns Creek. Norcross has a terrible stigma associated with it, while Duluth is simply average.

The community will certainly rally around The Forum on Peachtree Parkway--look for that to emerge as the downtown and cultural center of the city.

In any case, I am proud to call myself a native and former resident of Peachtree Corners.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:03 AM
 
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IMO, the "Peachtree Corners" brand is on the same level of Dunwoody and Johns Creek. Norcross has a terrible stigma associated with it, while Duluth is simply average.
Hey now, elitism is no way to start your first day as an incorporated city.

Peachtree Corners has a ton of potential and I'm glad to see it getting off to a good start....but it's not a Dunwoody or Johns Creek yet!
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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I think Peachtree Corners's sisters are Vinings and Smoke Rise.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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Only in Atlanta have I heard a city's reputation referred to as a "brand"...

There's no hope for this place.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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No suburban city has a downtown and the city name sounds like a shopping center!
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Only in Atlanta have I heard a city's reputation referred to as a "brand"...

There's no hope for this place.
Having a brand is important for a city that bases much of its growth on in-migration from other parts of the country. Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Peachtree Corners, East Cobb, etc. are all competing against each other for the corporate execs who have been transferred to Atlanta and are looking for a nice suburb to raise their family in.
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