White Colomns is a great neighborhood as well as Enniskerry, I've got a client who lives there with 2 young boys and absolutely loves it! I guess it really comes down to criteria as well. What style of home are you looking for, and what price range? I live in Roswell and have helped several families find great neighborhoods in the Milton area!
Jolie Abreu, RealtorÂ®
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I saw a bumper sticker recently that read something like this:
"Decisions are made by those who show up".
Having once lived in a condo community and worked on a condo board as well as having been board president for many years, I can tell you that it is a thankless time consuming job that very few people appreciate. Yet I did it for 13 years and found it to be a great learning experience.
That being said, your community has to come together in order to protect it's investment.
I would recommend getting together with the remaining board members and anyone else who is interested in joining and meeting informally (over coffee at your house for example) to develop a strategy. You need to communicate what is happening to the rest of the community - door to door if you must - to drum up interest.
You might even want to gather people together at fun informal events to build community spirit which sounds like yours is lacking of late. Folks are more likely to show up at a block party on the weekend vs. a meeting late at night after work when most are too tired or need to get the kids down to sleep on a school night. Once people can put a face to the name and get to know each other, most will now interact more comfortably and be able to discuss issues without yelling. Building trust is key.
Based on the first part of the question, I'd recommend Alpharetta. It's much more upscale than Acworth. Acworth is a younger city, but in terms of demographics of age of people I think you will find it to be older. I find that checking the local schools is a good way to determine the demographics of race in an area. As a Realtor I am not supposed to offer up that information.
The best way to find out is go and visit the area. I think if you visit the local shopping centers of an area you'll get a good sampling. Then go see some homes.
If I had to guess, you'll love Alpharetta and want to live there, but the home prices will drive you to look at Acworth which is going to be about 50% cheaper.
If you need a good Realtor to help you out with this, I'd be happy to help. Give me a call at 770-374-4667.... more