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Old 11-07-2006, 05:22 PM
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I am looking for some input about the Dunwoody area I have a job offer. I am married with 2 young boys 8 & 10, I need to know about Schools Crime and Housing Prefer single family home in the price range of 250,000.00 to 325,00.00

Thanks for the input
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:09 PM
Location: Avondale Estates
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Decent single family homes in the Dunwoody areas start at $300,000. And these are usually older homes which need renovations The Dunwoody area has two high schools: North Springs in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody proper. Dunwoody is one of Atlanta's most affluent communities and new single family homes in the area usually start on the low end of the market in the 500s range. I would suggest a move to East Cobb. While the majority of East Cobb is highly affluent, homes in the low 300s are usually bigger and in better conditions than the homes in Dunwoody. Also, the property taxes in Cobb County are much lower than those in Fulton and DeKalb Counties. If you move to the Wheeler or Lassiter districts you can be in some of the best school disticts of Cobb County while being within a twenty minute commute of work. Most new homes that begin with prices in the $250-325,000 range are no where near Dunwoody so if being close to work and close to great public schools is a major factor in buying a house, you will have to forego that luxury.

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Old 11-08-2006, 01:36 PM
Location: 30328
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It is hard to find even townhomes in that price range unless they are adjacent to I-285 or Doraville/Norcross. If the budget can be stretched, Dunwoody is no doubt a great area. As the previous poster has stated, most new developments are well above 500k range, with several 800k to 900k range developments sprinkled in.
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:28 AM
Location: Morrisville, North Carolina
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Dunwoody, Dunwoody. Well, Dunwoody is a very affluent area for the most part, and has one of the nicest shopping/mall areas in Atlanta. $300,000 however, will not get you a lot. You would be looking at a single family home, that needs a lot of TLC, so plan to tack on an extra $75-$100k into your home loan for renovations; even if the home doesn't look like much, in Dunwoody, it's all about paying for the area. On the other hand, you could buy a nice 1, MAYBE 2 bedroom condo for that price, although a 2 bdrm is really pushing it.

As for home ownership in Dunwoody, you need to be prepared to spend. I don't know what quality you're looking for, but $500k (and not necessarily new, at this price) should have you set fairly nicely for your first Atlanta home. I've previously worked as a real estast assistant, and know Atlanta real estate pretty well. As for homeowners, Dunwoody is mostly white, with a fair Asian mix and a few blacks here or there. Be sure to stay on the east side of Georgia 400. There's a part of Dunwoody that borders Sandy Springs on the west side, up Roswell Rd. that's o.k., I guess, but stay to the east.

Atlanta can be a great place to live, good luck!
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:31 PM
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I am a Dunwoody resident. I love our area although I do agree, you will probably not find anything new in your price range. A great area that is convenient to Dunwoody would be Roswell or Alpharetta. Personally I think that East Cobb might be too far to drive with traffic. If you would like to find out more info. just email me at coloradoswan@yahoo.com. Thanks and good luck with your new job!
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