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Old 04-05-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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I am relocating to GA for work. My employment is in Alpharetta. I was wondering if this is a good place to live or where some other areas would be good. I would be renting to start. I make roughly $75K per year. I have no debt. I don't need a night life but like to be close enough to get to things quickly. Any help??
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Alpharetta is the burg that all the out of towners flock to because it's new(ish), pretty and clean. It's like everyone flies in, hops on one of the interstates and ends up getting lost in alpharetta so that's the place they end up.
It's centrally located and there's lots of apartments and offices (fast growing). I I'm going to go out on a limb and say most of the people that live there are not from there.

It's a nice place to live, very family oriented and a good first neighborhood to live in but if you're anything like me, you'll get tired of all the annoying stuff. Mainly pertaining to the drivers, all the new traffic lights, the removal of every last remaining wooded space for subdivisions and shopping centers and the millions and millions of little children.

Unless your idea of a nightlife is karaoke night at the local neighborhood sports bar, you'll have to drive a ways to get to that. Then again nightlife in general is not in great abundance in atlanta anymore.
It's like I tell everyone wanting to live close to the night life.... You can always show up 20 minutes late to the party, but you can't get away with showing up 20 minutes late to work so it makes more sense to live closer to work. You have to do that drive most days.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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Alpharetta was my first choice since my work is in Alpharetta. I literally have been there one time. I know there are other areas like Roswell, Duluth, Woodstock, Sandy Springs, etc but I want a nice neighborhood. I plan on renting first until I get a feel of the trhe area and become a Georgian. The nitelife isn't a priority. I rather have a nice place and area to come home to without having to drive miles to just get groceries.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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You won't have to drive miles and miles for groceries. There are Stores on all the main roads in alpharetta. When you get up into the boonies (way north of alpharetta) you might have to go a bit, but no where in the Alpharetta area are you more then 5-10 min drive to a store.

I would stay on the GA400 area. Going east/west into alpharetta can be a problem. Roswell, Sandy Springs are easly do able.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Thank you for all the feedback this has greatly helped! Making a move blindly 1200 miles from home is quite a feat. I will check out the areas of Roswell and Sandy Springs next time I am in Alpharetta.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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I would choose a place near where you work, Alpharetta itself is a good place to start. With the money you make, you will do fine. All towns around Alpharetta are great choices as well. Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I am relocating to GA for work. My employment is in Alpharetta. I was wondering if this is a good place to live or where some other areas would be good. I would be renting to start. I make roughly $75K per year. I have no debt. I don't need a night life but like to be close enough to get to things quickly. Any help??
Sounds like folks already have you well covered. Welcome to Atlanta. I think you'll enjoy the moderate winters down here, tho I guess this past year has been mild up there as well?
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