So much great information from those who have already answered. It is illegal for a Realtor to steer a buyer into one neighborhood versus another. You should consider your lifestyle and preferred proximity to work and balance that with your price range. This is why our motto is "finding a house to suit your heart and a neighborhood to suit your budget". With your input, we can certainly pinpoint the area you will be most happy in.
Now don't give me a bunch of "thumbs down" because I'm sharing my PERSONAL opinion. I know it's not for everyone. Good Luck in finding your 30-something dream neighborhood!
Buckhead is always an option, like Mack suggested. High-rises and condo conversions surround Peachtree Road. If you like high-end shopping, dining, and living Buckhead is your area.
Castleburry Hill is a perfect place for big eye-catching lofts right by downtown Atlanta. If you like going out in flip-flops and a polo in the summer time, then the preppy scene in VA Highlands is exactly where you'd fit in. Little 5 Points (Inman Park , Reynoldstown, Edgewood, & Candler Park) & East Atlanta offer more of an alternative hip scene. Grant Park also has a lot of 20/30-somethings, single, couples, and families with a great park and zoo smack in the middle. Midtown has one of the most vibrant gay/lesbian communities in the world, and is always a safe, fun, beautiful place to live no matter your sexual preference. There are about another dozen of other neighborhoods/areas that I could suggest... but I'd be typing all day.
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I guess you need to clarify your question. If you want to be close to the night life, Buckhead or Sandy Springs may be your best choice. If you are looking for a family setting with good schools perhaps Gwinnett, Forsyth or North Fulton County. In any event you will probably want to consider your commute to work unless you will be working from a home office. Sorry to be so vague in the response but with a bit more information would help in answering your question.
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I don't care what age you are, be what you want, buy what you want, live where you want, do what you want to do as long as you aren't harming others.
How much can you afford?
If I could move anywhere, and price were not an issue, and I were Rich from Knoxville and 30 something (which means you must be single, or else you 'might' have been more specific) then I would do one of the following, I would do it before June and I would buy a well built, low maintenance, contemporary design house on a nice land plot at:
1. Ansley Park, on one of the parks
2. Inman Park, on Elizabeth or Hurt
3. On the duck pond in Garden Hills
4. buy Henry Jova's Midtown residence at 861 Mentelle three blocks from Piedmont Park
5. buy the penthouse at Trump Tower (ready by 2009 or 2010, I think)
Get your real estate on, Rich
Are you looking for a single family home, townhouse, or condo?
How much time are you willing to spend commuting each way daily?
Would the best place be near sporting events or cultural venues?
Do you want to be near green space?
What price range are you shopping in?
Best of luck in your home search and know you will find what you want!
Red Hot Atlanta Homes - Kathy Kirby Seger
This question is very subjective since the other things that surround your life style will more often than not make the decision where you live. Make sure you have a Real Estate professional who understands the differences as they exist.
I have lived and survived two of those two of those thirty somethings and hind sight is priceless as they say in the MasterCard commerical.
If you don't have such a person on your team, think twice, maybe three times before you move forward.
Call me if you need the professional assistance.
Malcolm Boartfield, ABR
Prudential Georgia Realty