I was born and raised in Georgia. I went to elementary, high school and college in Decatur. I have a sister that lives in Lithonia and she loves it. Needless to say, I have nothing but positive information to offer.
For your teenage daughters, Martin Luther King, Jr High School is one of the better high schools Lithonia has to offer. Panola Rd is one of the main streets in Lithonia that connects you to mall shopping, restaurants, grocery & department stores, gas stations, church's, schools, etc. Lithonia is about 20-30 minutes east of Downtown Atlanta. FYI, most of the suburb living is a 30-45 minute commute. Some a lot longer.
In short, Lithonia is just like any other city. It has it's positive and it's negative.
If you require any assistance or need more information pertaining to your question and needs, please don't hesitate to contact me .
Good luck with finding your safety net for your family,
Cynthia Shackleton, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Grand South
I am a little bit prejudiced because I grew up there and my parent still live there, as do my in-laws, and grandparents!
I guess what I would do next is sit down with a lender and find out what type and amount of loan you qualify for, with that information we will review your " dream home list" then together we will search homes that best match you "dream home list" and see what we can find.
We are selling a home in Lithia Springs GA. Its a subdivision of about 65 homes with many wooded areas. The home is less than 3 years old, 5 BD/3BA. It is 2709 sq ft for $194,900 (less than $72 a sq ft.) The high school here is Lithia Springs High school. The bus picks up in the nieghborhood. My daughter has gone to school there for two years. Look around the Lithia Springs area. You get a lot of house for the money. It is 17 miles from downtown west of the city so traffic is rarely backed up.
You will be over joyed with the home prices in Georgia vs. New York. I would suggest the Smyrna and Cobb County. Schools are great and property taxes are afordable. You would be 20 to 30 minutes to Downtown Atlanta and the airport. Great neighborhoods from the low $100's up to the Millions+.
Let me know if I can help.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Have to tell you too that my husband opened an Italian market in Dunwoody Ga so you will be able to find lots of things that you are used to in NY.
From New York to Georgia.....that's quite a move!! I did that same move many years ago but I was a child at the time. You will love the Atlanta weather!
There are so many areas close to the city that have a suburb feel. Too many to count. If you can give me an idea of what other things are important to you and what kind of things your daughters like to be involved in I could make some suggestions. Where will you be working/going?
Lithonia, like most cities around Atlanta, has all of the typical things......restaurants, shopping, convenient access to the highway system so that you can get about town fairly easily.
A good source of information is http://www.knowatlanta.com.
Let me know if you need further information or any help. I would love to help you. Judy
I would also consider the smyrna vinings area. Much of your decision will be based on your budget and type home you would like to purchase.
With two teenagers I would assume you are looking for a single family home with a minimum of 3 bedrooms. Many suburb areas close to the city can be expensive. I would love to help you find the right home for you. Feel free to contact me and I would be happy to assist you with your search once I find out exactly what your requirements are.
ERA Sunrise Realty