Just remember that Marta trains are NOT fast. If you moved to Brookhaven you could take Marta from the Brookhaven / Chamblee station which could get you DT a little quicker. Also from Brookhaven you could hop on I85 and get DT in about 20 minutes....but you are going to pay quite a bit more for a home in Brookhaven than you will in Dunwoody (depending on the neighborhood)....
There are three different ways to get on Marta if you are living in Dunwoody. I actually took the Medical Center train to Five Points a week ago and once on the train, it's about a 20 minute ride. You can get on the train near Perimeter Mall and the North Springs station also. Brookhaven has a station on Peachtree/Peachtree Industrial and at Lenox. Travel times in Atlanta definitely depends on the day, the weather, etc. Both Brookhaven and Dunwoody are excellent choices. I've lived in Dunwoody for almost 10 years now and find it very easy to get around due to the easy access to 285 and 400.
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Terri Gouldman, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Dunwoody office)
I am a realtor and resident in Dunwoody for over 20 yrs. The answer to your question is that it is only about 5 min. to the MARTA train from Dunwoody central and it takes about 20 to 30 min. to get to downtown by car during rush hour. Ga. 400 is easily accessible as the main artery to downtown.
This is a terrific close in community to raise a family or to be close to the entertainment life.
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