U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-20-2010, 09:12 AM
 
8,862 posts, read 15,307,857 times
Reputation: 2280

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by blondie2009 View Post
Thank you all for your responses. What about the Sandy Springs area? What is the comparison to Marietta? Better, the same? Is there any particular apartment complexes to look at or into? Thanks again for ALL your input!! Greatly appreciated!
Sandy Springs is an affluent suburb north of Atlanta. Homes are very expensive in this area and I'm not certain about the availability of rental properties.

I think Marietta would have more options.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-21-2010, 09:52 AM
 
100 posts, read 341,761 times
Reputation: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zimbochick View Post
I would say you should not look further out than Marietta both from a commute perspective, and from an acceptance perspective. We are a biracial family living in Marietta, and it's okay. We have lived in River Ridge, and I would say it's very similar. Roswell would be close too. Look very carefully at schools, that's key around here, they differ dramatically. The closer to downtown, the more cosmopolitan and accepting, but schools in Marietta are probably a bit better. When google maps or mapquest says 30-40 mins, add 20-30 mins. The commute into downtown from anywhere here sucks. I'll say it again, traffic sucks. You don't want to live in Cartersville, way too far out, and not the acceptance you are looking for.
LOL! They is a very large number of mixed kids and couples in Cartersville. Where do yall get yall information from? lmbo
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
12,977 posts, read 12,737,737 times
Reputation: 14837
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yeahitsme View Post
LOL! They is a very large number of mixed kids and couples in Cartersville. Where do yall get yall information from? lmbo
You are a biracial family living in Cartersville are you?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 04:32 PM
 
947 posts, read 2,862,569 times
Reputation: 686
I know several mixed families in Cartersville, they seemed happy living there.

Cartersville has became more suburban than it was about 20 years ago. It is not your typical hick town like Calhoun and Cedartown.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2010, 04:16 PM
 
100 posts, read 341,761 times
Reputation: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yeahitsme View Post
LOL! They is a very large number of mixed kids and couples in Cartersville. Where do yall get yall information from? lmbo
No but I'm a young black male with several friends who are biracial with their parents being married, I also have several friends with biracial children. Going to the local stores you see plenty of them out shopping.

I actually live in Cartersville!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
10 posts, read 15,830 times
Reputation: 10
Okay, so need more advise. We are being told that Smyrna is closer. Does anyone have any information or input on Smyrna? Schools, diversity, communities??? Thanks so much!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
10 posts, read 15,830 times
Reputation: 10
Thanks guys! But how for is Cartersville from Atlanta? My husband works in the "Beverly Hills" area of Atlanta.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:28 PM
 
8,862 posts, read 15,307,857 times
Reputation: 2280
Quote:
Originally Posted by blondie2009 View Post
Okay, so need more advise. We are being told that Smyrna is closer. Does anyone have any information or input on Smyrna? Schools, diversity, communities??? Thanks so much!
Cartersville is about 20 miles from Atlanta. If you say your DH is working in the 'Beverly Hills' of Atlanta that must be Buckhead?

Smyrna is closer to Buckhead than Marietta via most routes.

Smyrna>>>
//www.city-data.com/forum/atlan...2-30080-a.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
10 posts, read 15,830 times
Reputation: 10
Yes. I was unsure of the name, but now that I see it that is the area he works. So do you know much about Smryna?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2010, 06:05 PM
 
8,862 posts, read 15,307,857 times
Reputation: 2280
Quote:
Originally Posted by blondie2009 View Post
Yes. I was unsure of the name, but now that I see it that is the area he works. So do you know much about Smryna?
I live in NE Atlanta so I don't have a great deal of first hand FYI about Smyrna. I am a native and have some secondary knowledge of different parts of town. I lived near Cumberland Mall at one point in time and know how to navigate around Smyrna and Marietta. I've read a number of posts --such as those in the link I found for you.

The responses provided gave some excellent FYI for anyone contemplating a move to this part of Atlanta. There are numerous threads such as this in the CD archives.

Go to the top of the page--click 'Search' ---and then 'Advanced Search'---enter keywords such as 'Smyrna' and click 'Atlanta' forum. The system will retrieve threads with the keyword(s).

I know that Cartersville is quite a drive even if you are not coping with rush hour traffic. Several posters explained that this commute is brutal and advised you to explore other options.

I've actually forgotten what you originally hoped to find. A more rural area, IIRC--good schools, safe and convenient shopping???

//www.city-data.com/forum/atlan...questions.html

Post #10 has good information.

//www.city-data.com/forum/atlan...-dunwoody.html

Last edited by TakeAhike; 04-29-2010 at 06:13 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:57 AM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top