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Old 04-30-2007, 12:05 AM
 
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We are relocating from S FL and we're looking for a nice area with low crime. which of these two are better?
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:49 AM
 
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We are relocating from S FL and we're looking for a nice area with low crime. which of these two are better?
They are located in the same area--bound to have some crime...

Here is Carrollton--
http://www.carrollton-ga.gov/

Douglasville>>>
http://www.ci.douglasville.ga.us/



You can search city-data for stats on both.

West Georgia is evolving --as is the entire state--once 'agrarian'/farms---stable communities. The University of Western Georgia is located in Carrollton. And Douglasville is ?? 20-30 miles away.

Truthfully, from living in state and reading the posts in this forum for a while --I do not know of any --'Terrible' crime ridden areas. Once--Chamblee/Doraville/Norcross/Lilburn got pretty bad--but all of those areas are stabilizing--that's in metro Atlanta.

Just come and take a look.

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Old 04-30-2007, 09:16 AM
 
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Thanks for your reply. My husband works for Fed Ex and would probably be stationed in Lithia Springs. Could you tell me how bad traffic gets from Carrollton to Lithia Springs?
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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Greetings,
I went through the same thing recently. I am working in Carrollton, starting this Summer, and am living in Villa Rica, just west of Douglasville. Carrollton is "smaller" than Douglasville and likely will have less crime, but there is certainly less to do. Last I was there, they were thrilled with the opening of their 3rd chain restaurant. I think it's a Ruby Tuesday's. Douglasville is far more cosmopolitan and is closer to the city. It's about 25 miles to downtown from Douglasville and 35 - 40 miles from Carrollton, if that makes a difference to you.

I settled for a nice community in between the two, Villa Rica. Small, but ready access to I-20 and downtown (25-30 miles) for weekends. The community in which I'm building, Mirror Lake, seems a good compromise of amenities, price, and location.

Good luck!

PMMD
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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Greetings,
I went through the same thing recently. I am working in Carrollton, starting this Summer, and am living in Villa Rica, just west of Douglasville. Carrollton is "smaller" than Douglasville and likely will have less crime, but there is certainly less to do. Last I was there, they were thrilled with the opening of their 3rd chain restaurant. I think it's a Ruby Tuesday's. Douglasville is far more cosmopolitan and is closer to the city. It's about 25 miles to downtown from Douglasville and 35 - 40 miles from Carrollton, if that makes a difference to you.

I settled for a nice community in between the two, Villa Rica. Small, but ready access to I-20 and downtown (25-30 miles) for weekends. The community in which I'm building, Mirror Lake, seems a good compromise of amenities, price, and location.

Good luck!

PMMD
So Carrollton is still moving at a 'slower pace'? Back in the 70's they closed the streets at noon--guess chain restaurants are a big innovation.

I cannot believe that the suburbs around Carrollton--ie 'Metro Carrollton' aren't more progressive. They have to be...

I need to visit the area again. I drove 'west' a couple of years ago to get a dog from Alabama--and Columbus/related areas seemed to be much more developed.

To the original poster--when you choose your location --one thing you must do is visit Callaway Gardens --butterly gardens, lake, bicycling-Warm Springs/FDR--Blue Willow Inn...great food.

sls
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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Isn't Carrollton a bit far if he'll be in Lithia Springs? We just moved to Villa Rica also. We used to live in Miramar, FL. Douglasville if much more "city-like" (mall, lots of restaurants). Carrollton is much more laid back. Villa Rica is kind of in-between as it is up and coming. This is where a lot of the new communities are being built so you will have more new housing options here I think. We decided to purchase a new home in an established community (Fairfield Plantation).

You'll find crime anywhere you go but I'm sure not as much as Miami/Ft Laud.

Good Luck!!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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We are flying in the first week of June to drive around and get an idea of what we like. Reason we are looking into Carrollton is because we fell in love with a house there. I'm also going to drive to Buford, Kennessaw and Lawrenceville. Not sure what we will perfer but we are very confused. We don't have kids yet but would like a nice area to start a family. As long as we have some restaurants and a movie theater we are fine. We also love the outdoors.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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We are flying in the first week of June to drive around and get an idea of what we like. Reason we are looking into Carrollton is because we fell in love with a house there. I'm also going to drive to Buford, Kennessaw and Lawrenceville. Not sure what we will perfer but we are very confused. We don't have kids yet but would like a nice area to start a family. As long as we have some restaurants and a movie theater we are fine. We also love the outdoors.
Kennesaw--is NW

Buford/Lawrenceville--NE

That is a big area to cover --especially if you don't know where you are.

Towns that you should put on the list--Lawrenceville--(Hamilton Mills is a favorite community with many young families)--Oakwood, Gainesville, Flowery Branch, Buford and Cumming--Gwinnett, Hall, Forsyth and Barrow Counties.

This is a good time to visit--bring light weight clothing--almost hit 90 today. It was much cooler last week--nobody knows why the weather changes so frequently. It just does.

sls
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:25 AM
 
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Thanks for the help. We are trying to organize this trip well so that we do not miss any nice areas but it is alot. We did consider Gainesville or the towns around it because there is a Fedex station there that seems to be big. What about Dacula is that nice?
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:35 AM
 
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Thanks for the help. We are trying to organize this trip well so that we do not miss any nice areas but it is alot. We did consider Gainesville or the towns around it because there is a Fedex station there that seems to be big. What about Dacula is that nice?
I just drove out of Tucker on the Lawrenceville Hwy--about 10-15 miles--that probably means nothing to you--but Tucker is a town closer in--around Stone Mt.

Then I came to 316/Winder Hwy--people going to Athens and Winder.

After that--I came to little towns like Auburn, Carl and Dacula --all close to Lawrenceville--center of Gwinnett county government. There is space--'Out in the Country'---but plenty of shopping centers and nice homes--good schools--some better than others, I assume.

Dacula
http://www.daculaga.gov/

This whole area---Lawrenceville, Duluth, Suwanee, Dacula, Oakwood, Flowery Branch and east to Winder/Athens is really nice and I would look there. If the DH can apply to the Gainesville Fedex--don't know how that works.

Here's a Google page on Hamilton Mill, Ga--Dacula area--posters say this is really nice and affordable.

Go>>>
http://tinyurl.com/2828x8 (broken link)

sls
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