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Cindy Marie, Other/Just Looking in 92025

good places to live in georgia? beauty/trees/affordable houses/

Asked by Cindy Marie, 92025 Sat Sep 8, 2007

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if you need to be close to Atlanta then West GA Douglas(Google & Red Cross just moved hgere) & Carroll county offer the best commute into the airport and down town, they also have some of the best prices and value for Homes. You can use our web site to see these including new construction.
I am English and have lived here for 10 years with a short spell in Gwinett which I loved, I had the choice to move back to the UK last year but no way.
I know Josh and Ted personally if the North and East work for you then you will be hard pressed to find better Realtors, If the West is Best for you we would love to help you.
feel free to use the web site to search the metro area.
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 9, 2007
I would suggest Suwanee...

Ranked #10 in Money Magazine’s 2007 Best Places to Live rankings, more than 16,000 Suwanee residents contribute to Gwinnett County’s dramatic year over year growth. Just 30 miles north of Atlanta via I-85, Lawrenceville Highway, or Buford Highway, Suwanee’s growth, like many of Atlanta’s communities, has surged in the last decade.

Residents rave about the strong sense of community they feel in Suwanee and take pride in their city and its natural landscapes. Suwanee boasts numerous parks and green spaces, with ongoing plans and development for more through its award-winning open space program. A diverse variety of arts and entertainment are held in the parks each year, drawing residents together frequently. Covering more than 10-acres, family-friendly Town Center Park is known as Suwanee’s front yard. It is the city’s most popular park and anchors Suwanee’s thriving town center. Suwanee Creek Park, George Pierce Park, Main Street Park, and the Suwanee Greenway encompass more than 400 beautiful acres.

But even with the accolades and the growth, Suwanee is still a small town at heart. Last century, Old Town was the nucleus of the city. The train from Atlanta stopped in Old Town, so many businesses and homes were built there. Today, Suwanee is revitalizing and preserving Old Town while creating a new modern downtown. The city’s comprehensive 2020 plans calls for managed growth while preserving its small-town feel, giving Suwanee a real “our town” appeal.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 11, 2007
It really depends on the type of area you are looking for. Georgia Metro areas have seen a significant growth over the past decade. The Atlanta Metropolitian Area, commonly refferred to as Metro Atlanta is the largest metro area in the United States. Its consist of 28 counties. Some of these areas still remain somewhat rural but are consistent in growth. The lovely thing about the Georgia Housing Market is that there are a variety of homes and home prices in most all of these metro county markets. The most trees and nature usually can be found in the North Georgia Mountains. Covering a few of the metro counties such as Dawson Forsyth and Hall. But some other areas of interest if looking for rural with convience to the city of Atlanta would be Lumpkin also known as Dahlonega (famous for the 1800's gold rush).This town sits at the top of Ga 40/ US 19 approx 30 miles north of Atlanta. I cover Forsyth, Dawson, Hall and Lumpkin counties on a daily bases. Please feel free to check out my personal website at I hope this information helps you in your plans to relocate. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2007
Thank you all for the quick response...i wasn't expecting it! I will look into the areas you mentioned and keep your names on file....I am just beginninf the process of looking. Cindy
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2007
I agree with Kimberly. Why are so many "meaningful and well intentioned" comments being given the "thumbs down?" In the event the poster wants "SPECIFIC" information on a community, I suggest the question be re-posted so a specific question could be answered. Personally, I don't think responding to an open-ended question deserves a thumbs down, but appreciation for attempting to help the poster. All who responded are just trying to do what was asked, and answer according to their personal knowledge of a particular community. Sorry the answers posted were not more helpful. - Steve
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2007
Without knowing your price range, it is hard to say. But Mableton,GA in Cobb county is an up and coming area. Tons of new construction, lots of businesses are coming, they just opened a new Charter school and has an incredible location. 12 minutes from the airport and 15 from downtown(that's with no traffic of course!) Roswell is also another area with great school and the re-sale homes are affordable. Again, just depends on your price range and where you will be working.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2007
That is really odd that someone would go by and 'thumbs down' an opinion based on where someone lives and loves the area. Very odd. Anyway, I would suggest just searching on any local MLS search engine and checking out the types of homes to find out what the $$ will buy. You can check all of the suggestions here and see what fits your style most.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2007
Wow! The thumbs down bandit has seriously struck on this question!

Hi Cindy:
I don't think I have seen a bad view in Georgia since I moved here. Even in the drought the trees have a splendor not seen in any state of our union.

Affordable housing is a concept only you can answer. What is your budget? What is your priority? You will not find a county in Georgia where there is a shortage of beautiful, affordable property - whatever the budget.

Can you narrow your desired locale to North/South/East/West - City/County?

As most on this panel will tell you - I am partial to Forsyth County. Why? Because I have the beauty of country, with the city in my backyard... in fact this is my whole marketing schpiel..

Our schools are top notch (more so than my research indicated), the traffic is manueverable - and getting better daily with roads being widened and the completion of the Ronald Reagan Pkwy...

I could go on and on - but I really want to answer your question. Help us do that with a few extra parameters!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2007
I live in Coweta County and have found the best mix of land and house for the $$. The growth is amazing but they do not build a house every 5 feet like in many other areas. The average lot size is 1.6 acres and it is possible to easily find 3-5 acre lots. You might want to do a quick property search for this county and if you search by city search Newnan, Sharpsburg, Senoia. You can use my site w/ no registration too
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 9, 2007
Hi Cindy,

I work, live & play in the Northeast Atlanta metro area. Gwinnett County and a number of the cities within may be very accomodating for what you are looking for. Hall & Forsyth counties may also be worth considering. FYI, Suwanee, GA was recently named #10 of Money magazines Top 100 places to live.

Please let me know how we can be of service to your real estate needs in the Atlanta metro area.

Warm regards,

Ted Shoop
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Vicki Masell…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
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we are relocating to GA we need an Apartment but want to know what are the good ares to rent for now and what are the bas areas anybody can help me?
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Athens, Georgia is continually rated in the Top 10 Cities to Live by major publications from Consumer Reports to Rolling Stone. With the University of Georgia anchoring the city, a wide variety of entertainment, dining, recreation facilities coupled with highly rated schools, restraunts, medical facities and national champion sports activities, there are things to do and place to enjoy throughout all the seasons of the year. We are minutes from lakes, the mountains, the arts & sciences and a dominate economic center for northeast Georgian. Our quality of life is second to none. Our neighbors, our industries, our city is internationally and nationally acclaimed. The affordability and diversity of real estate opportunities are there for part time residents, temporary residents or never want to move again residents. P.S. We also are the home of the Tree That Owns Itself, unique in America and many other wonders. Go Dawgs!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 29, 2009
Living in West Ga makes me a little bias but with good schools easy access to the airport and downtown, there is good reason. Also the western Metro Counties offer the most house for the money. If you have any specific questions I would love to answer them or you can see home on our web site at
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 13, 2008
I tend to agree with Carl - Suwanee is an excellent choice as would many other cities in the the Northeast Atlanta metro area. On the N.E. side, you will find: the Mall of Georgia, Discover Mills Outlet Mall, Lake Lanier, numerous great restaurants, easy access to major interstates and highways, and only a short drive to North Georgia Mountains. And, we still have a fair amount of rural acreage and undeveloped land with many trees. Let us know more about your wants and needs in your next home and we'll be delighted to go to work find the perfect home for you. Sincerely - Ted
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 9, 2007
Vicki Masell…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Good afternoon Alexis,
Too answer your question: Atlanta, Georgia is one of the top five cities where homes have actually appreciated, home prices are very resonable.there are jobs being created and the weather is fantastic.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 6, 2007
why is goergia a good place to live
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 6, 2007
I just wanted to add that the southside of Atlanta is a growing area. We have areas that are close to shopping and major roadways as well as secluded country setting (not to mention the lake home) I would be happy to help you if you decided to look at some homes south of Atlanta. (Henry, Butts, and Spalding Counties)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2007
There are great places to live in Georgia. Of course I've lived here all my life and don't intend on moving. I've always said if I ever moved anywhere out of Georgia it would probably be North Carolina. NC is just as beautiful, but has bigger mountains.

No fear! I'm not going anywhere! If you need any assistance looking for homes in North Atlanta look me up. I'm an experienced agent and my wife is a Real Estate Attorney. I'll make sure you are taken care of all the way to closing.

Thanks and good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2007

I also live in Gwinnett County. Gwinnett has some of the best schools in Georgia (just like Cobb and other areas it has bad schools too). In addition, Gwinnett has a ton of parks and things to do, no matter which city you select in Gwinnett, there is always a great park nearby. Parks have walking trails, playgrounds, in some cases water parks. Older established areas will have more mature trees while new homes will offer the floor plans people are wanting but less trees.

Right now resales and new construction are very affordable.

Assuming you need to be near Atlanta there are some other areas of interest. If affordability and beauty are your only criteria, you might look at Villa Rica, Dallas or Douglasville on the West Side. Covington on the east side is also EXTREMELY affordable. Lot's of choices.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 9, 2007
Joshua Jarvis, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Check out our wonderful Rome community in Northwest GA. Lot's of meaningful growth with the small town feel. Voted #1 Small city in the US. Go to for more detailed information, and if you decide to take a look, let me know, I'd be happy to show you around or send you a newcomers package. - Steve
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