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Quality of Life in Atlanta : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 5, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will need to do your own research. Realtors are prohibited from giving opinions on areas to live, quality of local schools, demographics, etc. because it violates Fair Housing laws. There are several websites that residents can post their opinions about what it's like to live there and don't forget the Census Bureau's website. ... more
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Tue May 24, 2016
Shalonda Ming answered:
I have a home for sale at 7955 Stillmist Dr. Fairburn GA. 30213. Directly between Atlanta and Peachtree City. GA
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Sun Apr 10, 2016
John asked:
I am 22 and will be a recent graduate. Tucker seems a bit boring so I am looking at options close by. I am looking to spend 800-900 for a single bedroom apartment.
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Shell answered:
I used to live at the apartments at the apartments off Seaboard next to the Reynoldstown train station. You get used to the noise honestly, really didn't bother me at all. I was right next to the train. Hipster parties at the apartments were way nosier. Love Reynoldstown, great neighborhood. Sad they tore down all the homes at the corner of Seaboard and Moreland though ... more
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Sun Aug 10, 2014
Ubsmine answered:
Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody GA is an asian filled campus but you may also like the Clarkston Campus.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
ez.notary answered:
I would say one of the safest places to live in Atlanta would be Buford ,Flowery branch, Duluth And Powder Springs, these are some great family places.
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
"That's why the call it work. Sometimes you must do and endure things you don't like."

When pressed with the question , "Why don't you get another job?" the response would be, "It won't be any different."

Every day he arrived home, war weary and exhausted.

For me, time did not run out. I DID ask the probing questions. I DID NOT accept the token responses. Because of the position of honor in which I placed my parents, it was important for me to understand not only the why but the how of their enduring relationship and the unity with which they raised a family.

Two things stand out with exceptional clarity.
Regarding work: it is always our choice how we react.
Regarding family: When you choose to procreate, it is a 20 year commitment. Nothing else matters.

As a result of wanting to know, three pages of 'What I Have Learned' are shared one morsel at a time. By sharing these priceless principles of living my parents shared with me, they achieve immortality. They continue to live in the words 'You choose how you react," and 'Nothing else matters."

As time sharpened my insight, I came to understand, happiness was not their destination, but was a byproduct of the clarity of their greater purpose.

Don't let time run out. Turn towards with sentences beginning with, "What was it like for you........"
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Tanya Demjanec answered:
Why thank you, Intown Insider. I just wanted to make it easy for folks to find it!

- Tanya
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Christine De Melo answered:
Thanks for the answers. We're really disappointed that the public transportation isn't good in Atlanta. Have a great day. We will continue our search and ask NON realtors for honest feedback since it's not illegal for them to be straightforward about neighborhood noise and such. Thank you! ... more
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
LaTonya Butler answered:
Jmorgan , I accidentally ran across your post this am.I too am a single mom relocating to Ga God willing in June 2013..Funny as your request for info is not much different for mine.Ive visited ATL a couple times and have some family estranged. But from what im told Gwenitte County is one of the better diverse areas .Alphretta Ga has been recommended, ,Lawrencvill Ga..Ect...It be great to meet someone else such as yourself or others for support ..please feel free to email ..Bahiyah1@gmail.com. ..God Bless ... more
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Betty D. Scyphers answered:
I will help you get settled and to have a happy home/community experience. I would recommend Cobb or Cherokee. Betty 770-928-7439..lots of opportunities and choices.
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Jordon Wheeler answered:
Hi Alex,

I would like to suggest the Castleberry Hills area. You would be driving south to Fairburn to get to work for about 20 minutes. Castleberry Hills has a very artsy atmosphere. I live in the Fairburn area, so please feel free to give me a call at 404-246-3210 to talk further. ... more
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Jeri Hall answered:
I'm not an agent or even in RE but I do own a home here in Midtown/VA HI and can tell you that it is UBER family friendly! We have tons of kids on our block and have had a better experience here than other neighborhoods. In fact, my taxes are outrageous and we stay because of the community and bonds we have with the neighbors. That said, I think the prices are lower because it's not Morningside, which commands a certain aire about it. I think the fact that Midtown sprawls into a very commercial, new condo type area makes it seem less neighborhood friendly but that's far from the case.
Good luck and hope you decide to move this way or did. It's a great place to live and work.
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Thu Sep 27, 2012
Gamalier Sturgis answered:
Hello Koffee

Feel free to visit our website and take a look at the different tennis communities available in Atlanta. We work with many folks who are relocating from the north. We look forward to meet you. ... more
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Michellervt answered:
I live nearby in Audubon Forest and I love it! Very safe, quiet and peaceful area. Tons of home/land for your money and still within the city limits. We just bought a house here in Nov 2011 and cannot imagine living anywhere else. ... more
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
David Herren answered:
Embry Hills remains a desirable area with easy access to I-85 and I-285, and close proximity to Mercer University, Emory University, and the CDC. All your neighborhood conveniences are nearby, and you can find a wide variety of housing options including condominiums.

Check out School Digger for comparative information about the schools and Dekalb County's crimetrac below.

http://www.schooldigger.com/

http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ga/dekalbcounty

Ask your Realtor to help you determine the quality and financial health of your HOA.
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Tue Sep 27, 2011
Lee Taylor answered:
The best "family" neighborhoods east and SE of Atlanta - hmmm...I agree with Hank's answer to some extent, and I see that some of the agents here have you all over the map...

I won't do that to you. I'll answer your question with a list of neighborhoods.

And to your comment about driving 35 minutes a day to the Druid Hills office park area - that's just too long to even consider, if your criteria is "family neighborhoods East or SE of Atlanta"...how about 25 minutes maximum, on a rough day?

Knowing that, here's my opinionated top ten, in no certain order, because what family means to you and what family means to someone else could be two entirely different, subjective ideas:

1. Winnona Park
2. Oakhurst
3. downtown Decatur (on everyone's "best of list" in many categories)
4. Druid Hills
5. Candler Park and Lake Claire
6. Sutherland Place in Lake Claire
7. Hawthorn Park in Kirkwood
8. Lenox Place
9. Oak Grove
10. Sagamore Hills

Most of what Hank sees in the FNMA foreclosure appraisal arena, in Eastern ATL and greater Decatur, are properties that are not in any of the neighborhoods that I listed.

Please call me if I can help your further - I specialize in the eastern neighborhoods of Intown Atlanta, Since 1998, I have lived in Inman Park, Kirkwood and now downtown Decatur, and my brokerage is the #1 selling brokerage office in all of FMLS area 52, which includes the Intown submarkets that are east and southeast of the city of Atlanta limits.
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Wed Jul 13, 2011
Leah Layman answered:
I work in the Augusta, Georgia area - home of the famous Master Golf Tournie. Our market includes a portion of South Carolina and I believe this area is truly made for a senior citizen.

You dont' have weather issues or winter to worry about and the housing market is for buyers right now.

There is a pleasure mix of new construction and resale homes that are perfect for any age group.
We have lots of medical facilities in Augusta and plenty to do socially.

Sincerely
Leah Layman
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