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Old 12-01-2008, 09:13 AM
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Hello everyone,

I know you guys get a lot of questions about the "area" and I am afraid I am just another one of those! Your time is very much appreciated though.

My husband is going to be transferring with his company to Norcross just after the first of the year. I have been doing some reading on these posts and trying to determine where an acceptable place to live would be. I have to admit I am turned around now. I had read so many wonderful things about the whole Norcross area and was very excited about the upcoming move. Although today I read some postings about Norcross and the crime rate and the difficulty getting my kids in school?

My husband's office as we understand it will be in Norcross. However, he doe's not mind a small commute like say 30 minutes or less. I will be a stay at home mom with my 4 year old, but tend to be pretty busy with errands and such, so being close to grocery shopping and decent home shopping like a Walmart or target is a must. (close being about 15 minutes)

I have two school age children, 8 and 6 or second and first grade. So, I need a decent school and private school is probably not an option. The key and absolute most important thing to us, is a good safe area to live in. We will be renting for the first year until we get a feel for things.
We left the bay area in California because of rising crime and moved to a small area out side of Reno, until my husbands company decided to move us again. So, we are used to "small town feel" and the "suburban feel". However, we live in a quiet, family oriented subdivision and are hoping to find something similar. We need a four bedroom and an apartment will not work for our family.

I have read that Norcross was a nice area, although I am not sure now. I have also heard Deluth is acceptable as well as lawrenceville?

Any information that could get me pointed in the right direction would so greatly be appreciated. We won't know a soul in the area when we move and will have to rent "sight unseen" as we won't be making a trip out first that we know of.

Thank you so very much for your time!

Last edited by new2u; 12-01-2008 at 09:20 AM.. Reason: Did not specify an area.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:39 AM
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The west side of Norcross is more stable and includes Peachtree Corners and some very upscale neighborhoods such as John's Creek and Alpharetta.

If you have read reports on crime in Norcross that probably includes the area east of Buford Highway, the international corridor which extends northward toward Duluth. The area around Pleasant Hill Rd is very diverse and is in transition at present. There are many Hispanic and Asian businesses in the area.

So there are parts of this entire area from Norcross to Lawrenceville and beyond that are better than others. There is plenty of shopping.

Posters might be able to offer more specific recommendations if you provided a price range for housing.

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Old 12-03-2008, 03:19 PM
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For public school in the Peachtree corners area, you want a house in the Simpson school district (elementary) - one of the (if not the) top rated elementary in terms of test scores in Gwinnett County. I have no idea if finding a rental house in that district would be tough or not, but the district is pretty much completely single family houses as opposed to apartments. People's opinions seem to differ on the middle school and high school that Simpson feeds into - I don't know enough about them to comment.

Duluth (in some areas) might possibly suit you. Other options would be Johns Creek (look at elementary schools that feed into Northview HS) - I think that's primarly zip 30097. I think any of these areas would suit you in terms of shopping/grocery access.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:56 PM
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Default peachtree corners

Yes peachtree corners has great schools and is very safe
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