I think that's a lifestyle choice that would depend on you and your family's needs. East of 400 tends to have smaller lots and more of a neighborhood feel. West is getting more into horse country with larger equestrian style estates in many of the subdivisions. You can probably find any type of neighborhood on either side of 400 but your husband's commute to Norcross could be considereably longer if you decide to live on the west side of Alpharetta. By the way, if you are looking on the west side you should definitely consider the new city of Milton in your search. The schools are very popular in that area as well. Milton is a new high school and sought after by many Buyers. I'm not sure of your price range but you will find housing on the west side is a little higher up in average price than the east. We helped a family find a home in Sable Point last year in Milton. They have a young girl and boy and seem to like it over there. Sable Point is about 7 miles from the intersection of Windward Pkwy and Hwy 9. Here is a link to listings in that neighborhood.
Some others you might consider are The Manor Golf and Country Club, Litchfield Hundred, White Columns, The Overlook at Litchfield, Canterbury on The Lake, Harrington Falls, Triple Crown, Six Hills, Crooked Creek, Brierfield, Valmont, Bethany Commons, Crabapple Crossroads, Belleterre, Sunvalley and Edenwilde to name a few. Again this all depends on your personal tastes and choice of lifestyle. We would be happy to sit down with you for a needs analysis consultation and help narrow these choices down to the neighborhoods that are the best fit for you and your family. Just drop us an email or give us a call.
The Key Locations Team
Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta