For nature lovers its also terrible due to a distinct lack of parks, totaly reliance on cars OTP and some of the worse polution in the US.
As for architecture and design Atlanta is also a total bust. Case in point is the Centex homes in this thread which are bland and very poorly designed and look the same as every tract home OTP. Thats why they are cheap for the area and sq ft. Although these homes have a great location it is a shame a decent builder didn't build a more quality product with better design.
If you want to spend a little more drive up the street into Sexton Woods, there are some tear down/new builds up for sale in the 6's and 7's, much larger lots and higher quality.
You cannot beat the area/school/shopping etc. Definitely a gem that is quickly being discovered.
Sexton woods behind the development is smaller older homes with better yards that go for about $275 plus and at that price you will be having to fix a lot of things. Having said that if you do remodel you will end up with a very nice house.
This area is uncorporated Dekalb so lower taxes.
Also make sure you buy in Montgomery elementary school district and people will pay a premium for that school, I am not sure if all the Centex development and Sexton woods fall into the area.
If you comute to downtown you should just walk or drive across PT Industrial and get on the Marta train. Having said that I often drive to Buckhead at 6am and it takes about 12 minutes. Downtown should be easy if you take Druid Hills to i85. You don't need to anywhere near the i285 thats in the wrong direction!
I have lived in the area 6 years and not seen any crime. I walk home sometimes from the local resturants at 11 or 12 no problem.
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Buyers should also have representation and that is achieved through BUYER AGENCEY. You can have a Buyer agent represent you and your Best Interests in the real estate transaction. Call me for details.
Entering a real estate transaction with a builder or lender without a Buyer Agent is asking for trouble in this market.
I am guessing its equally crazy in the AM commute beause of the school's on Ashford dunwoody.
The ashford dunwoody rd is backed up from the 285 exit all the way up to blakburn park. I would consider this while weighing by high' and low's for this area.
Does anyone who live around this area have any alternatives for this route ?
Convenient to anything you may need, great schools (public and private), parks, shopping, restaurants,... can't go wrong.
I'm familiar with Danbury Parc development.
I'm not big on self-promotion, but,... may I offer a more settled neighborhood alternative that is in this same area? A great house in a settled, quiet but active family-friendly neighborhood?
Good Luck in your decision making process wherever you decide!
Make certain that you know what you're doing, for this is a neighborhood full of "beware" signs! I'm definitely not advising away from this place; anywhere has it's unique risks. The bottom line is that you will, without question, want representation these days and triply so in your case. Let me know if I can be of assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Me and my wife are both working proffesionals planning to buy a home by the end of this year.
I came to know about Danbury parc while we were driving around that area and loved the location and the surroundings (parks, schools ,shopping etc) , so did my research around it.
The SF Homes are priced in the high 300's to low 400's, with the lowest floor plan starting at 388k . I feel like this a lot of $'s for the size of the lot and considering how cramped the entire community will be after these homes and the other TH's are completed .
Can the original poster let us know what kind of a negotiation you had wtih Centex ( if any) or what the progress has been if you are still planning to by the Danbury parc home. I will be calling Centex in a couple of months regading this home but wanted to see if you had any tips for that might help !!
Thanks in Advance and good luck !!!
If you can outlast the builder, then you'll likely do fine.
I agree with the others, it costs you NOTHING to have a buyer's agent, so why not hire one (me).
Have you made an offer on the home, or are you working with an agent? It is important for you to have representation, especially in new construction these days. A buyer's agent that is used to working with builders, as I am, knows how to negotiate the best price, upgrades and builder contributions on your behalf. If you are not represented by an agent, give me a call and I will be happy to meet with you.