Also, if I was going to pic a realtor for that area, I would easily choose Lee Taylor w/Keller Williams. He KNOWS InTown Atlanta!
I can certainly understand your dilemma. They both have their benefits. I might have a solution for you. It will enable to you have a short commute plus be in an intown community without the Virginia Highlands price tag. The area around Lakeside High School is wonderful. This area has lots of CDC, Emory and Tech employees living here. We have a small shopping area with neighborhood restaurants. There are pools with swim teams close by and they are very affordable. This area has a very strong sense of community and kids move back to raise their own kids. If you are interested in this type of area, give me a call.
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