Cumming is a great area and booming, with the newly built/under construction Avenues (upper end shopping and restaurants like the Forum in Norcross) off Exit 13(off 400) and 141 which are due to open soon, you won't really need to go anywhere else! Award winning schools are awesome, lower taxes, there's new John's Creek Emory Hospital on the south end, there's Northside Forsyth a little further up off exit 14 (off 400) and there are some really great neighborhoods. Yes, there is traffic, but where in the greater Atlanta area isn't there traffic? I have lived in the southern part of Cumming for 12 years and even with the traffic feel this is a great area, with award winning schools and a 45 minute drive to downtown/airport without traffic, we wouldn't live anywhere else. Traffic near St. Marlo is hard during rush hour with Mc Ginness Ferry Rd being one lane in each direction and 141 at MGF Rd until it they are widened. A few years back South Forsyth was called "the new Buckhead" in the AJC. If you ave any more questions, please don't hesitate to give me a call, I am a professional realtor (404) 429-7354. Good luck!