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Old 04-13-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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My husband and I will be moving to the Georgia due to job opportunity. We are an interracial couple with an 8 year old daughter. We are moving from Metairie, LA, which we really had no issues living there. What would be the best area to live? He will be working in Atlanta but would commute to work each day to be in a very good area, with great schools. Please give me your opinions. Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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My husband and I will be moving to the Georgia due to job opportunity. We are an interracial couple with an 8 year old daughter. We are moving from Metairie, LA, which we really had no issues living there. What would be the best area to live? He will be working in Atlanta but would commute to work each day to be in a very good area, with great schools. Please give me your opinions. Thanks.

How long of a commute are you willing to consider?

Cartersville might be as far north as you can realistically go and commute.

Woodstock, Holly Springs, Canton, Kennesaw and Marietta are a bit closer.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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Well probably like 30 to 40 miles. We were looking into Marietta, if you dont mind me asking what do you like about Cartersville? Thanks for the reply.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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Well probably like 30 to 40 miles. We were looking into Marietta, if you dont mind me asking what do you like about Cartersville? Thanks for the reply.

I don't know much about Cartersville except that it is north of Marietta.

Hopefully someone who lives in the area will respond. '30-40 miles' could develop into a 1-2 hr commute each way. To each his/her own but I would concentrate on Marietta and Smyrna--closer to Atlanta.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: NW GA
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I live about 10 miles from Cartersville. Up until recently I always worked off shift and didn't have too much of a problem with the commute. It ran 1-1 1/2 hours one way. I was moved to an 8-5 shift last summer and it still wasn't too bad until the last couple of months. Traffic on 75 has exploded and it now takes 2-3 hours to get home. It takes 1 1/2 hours to get as far as Acworth. I do work from home2 days a week most of the time which is the only way I can tolerate it. I don't know if this volume is going to be permanent or not but unless you have a reason for wanting to live that far from Atlanta or can telecommute I would look into a closer location such as Marietta.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Thanks for your input! Sounds like Marietta would be a better choice.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:12 AM
 
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I don't know much about Cartersville except that it is north of Marietta.

Hopefully someone who lives in the area will respond. '30-40 miles' could develop into a 1-2 hr commute each way. To each his/her own but I would concentrate on Marietta and Smyrna--closer to Atlanta.
Yeah! I've worked several places inside the perimeter from Buckhead to Candler Road in Decatur. It would take me around an hour one way from Cartersville to every palce I've worked. Candler Road was the longest being an hour and a half one way with moderate traffic.
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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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.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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I wouldn't move north of Marietta if you want a commute under an hour. I live in Canton and it's a very long drive to Atlanta during rush hour. Although the schools are awesome in Woodstock and Holly Springs!
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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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!
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