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Old 05-25-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody, Georgia
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I want to move to the Orlando area from Dunwoody, GA. I have no kids, and my wife and I are young, and enjoy being around people and restaurants and bars. We want to live in a good area of town, as well as very close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. We plan on renting a very nice 2 or 3 bedroom apartment in an upscale area of town. Can anyone help with advise in areas to look in. The area we currently live in have over 50 restaurants, a 5 star mall, and shopping all over the place, all within 3 blocks of our apartment. Your help is really appreciated.

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Old 05-25-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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Before I help what sorta radius are you talking about? Walking or driving? 50 restaurants in Walking distance doesn't seem possible in Georgia so are you talking about a 5 mile radius? a 15 mile radius? What?

Also you say a 5 star mall? I'm not familiar with any mall ratings so where does this 5 star come from?
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody, Georgia
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Good question. All of the resturants, malls, shops, bars, etc. are within 3 blocks....literally!!! We dont even have to drive to Wal-Mart or Target, both are within a few blocks of eachother. The mall thing is amazing, dont know about star rated, but it has a lot of hi-end stores in it. And valet parking outside. BUT this isn't downtown Atlanta, we are about 12-15 minutes from downtown. We absolutely love this area, and if we can find a simalr place in the Orlando-area we are all about it. Thanks again.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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Look in Thornton Park or Winter Park around Rollins.

Before you do that, figure out where you'll be working, because it could end up like living in Marietta and working in Peachtree otherwise.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Before I help what sorta radius are you talking about? Walking or driving? 50 restaurants in Walking distance doesn't seem possible in Georgia so are you talking about a 5 mile radius? a 15 mile radius? What?

Also you say a 5 star mall? I'm not familiar with any mall ratings so where does this 5 star come from?
They live in the area around Perimeter Mall, and yes - all of this is walkable and quite nice. Add in the convenience of a direct rail link into the City, and it's a great area.

annerk, as usual, made some great suggestions.

If it were me personally, I would most definately target Thornton Park, Winter Park and College Park. College Park would remind you a little of Virginia Highland, only more affordable.

Good luck!
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody, Georgia
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Anne, you are correct. I'm sitting in my home-office right now and Perimeter mall is only 50 yards away. I own an interior design firm here in Atlanta, so I work all over the city, so driving is no big deal to me, i can schedule my clients when traffic is not that bad. thanks so much for your help.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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Try Dr. Phillips- it has the famous "restaurant row", close to entertainment at Disney, Universal, and I-Drive and is close to two large malls, the Mall at Millenia and the Florida Mall. Millenia is beautiful and is mostly upscale designer stores.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody, Georgia
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Thanks, Ill look into that.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^While very nice, Dr. Phillips would be like living in Alpharetta. Very suburban, and you have to drive to absolutely everything.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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I'd suggest Maitland.

Maitland will centralize you between Winter Park and Altamonte and is also where a lot of the designer and architects are located in this area.

Dr. Phillips is also good.

I don't really consider College Park to be very upscale. Though that is where a lot of bars and independent galleries are at.

No matter where you live you're going to have to drive in Orlando, its just life.
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