Where to live for a young professional working in Fairburn?

Asked by Alex Byers, Edmond, OK Tue Dec 4, 2012

I'm relocating to GA around the beginning of the year for work. I'm in my late 20's, single, no kids, 2 dogs. I currently rent, but I plan on being in the area for several years and am considering buying. I prefer single family houses / duplexes / townhouses to apartments. I don't want a huge commute, but I'd like to be near fun things. I like quirky/arty atmospheres and really good coffee.
Any suggestions on places to look?

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David Herren, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Tue Dec 4, 2012
Hi Alex,

Everything you said up to the last sentence can be found in and around Fairburn. For the last part, you might find a one-off, but nothing approaching critical mass. The city of Atlanta is a patchwork of neighborhoods some quite quirky and arty, that suit most every taste. The same can be found in varying degrees in Smyrna, Newnan, Senoia, Fayetteville and more.

I and others on this forum can make suggestions, but we would really need to know your budget to begin making helpful suggestions. Better still, you should interview a few Realtors by phone and meet with one or more of them. You want to find someone who understands what you want, and can give sound advise about where to find it.


Dave Herrren
Best Atlanta Properties
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Elizabeth Wa…, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Tue Dec 4, 2012
Hello Alex, thank you for your inquiry about our area and welcome to Atlanta! Any idea of a
floor plan and/or price range? I've shown several homes in that general area recently.

What a great time to buy! Interest rates remain quite low and you have lots of choices tho'
the plentiful inventory from earlier this year continues to be absorbed.

I would welcome the opportunity to help you in your search for a new home if you are not
already under contract with another agent? With just a few questions, we can get you
headed in the right direction. I look forward to your reply and to assisting you.

My contact information is below. Please feel free to email/text or phone me.

Again, Thank You!


Elizabeth 'Beppy' Walton, Realtor
Keller Williams Buckhead
Cell-Text/404 234 9418; eFax/404 604 3965
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Jordon Wheel…, Agent, ATLANTA, GA
Thu Dec 27, 2012
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.
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Gwen Harvey, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Sun Dec 9, 2012
Hi Alex,
Welcome to Atlanta....Your location options are unlimited. Of course it would depend on what your criterias are and what price range. Alot of areas are growing and being redeveloped and would have that atmosphere you are seeking. If you are interested in hiring a realtor who will work for you and assist in a smooth transition to Atlanta give me a call and we can discuss your options.

Gwen Harvey
Solid Source Realty GA
770 475-1130 ext 6104
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Sherry Bailey, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Tue Dec 4, 2012
There are plenty of options that will fit your needs. The Camp Creek area has a lot of wonderful homes at reasonable prices and would be convenient to Fairburn. I also live in the vicinity and specialize in SW Fulton County. There are lots of other places that would be convenient and provide you with the kind of atmosphere you seek as well. I am an Atlanta native so I know the area well and I would love to help you in your home search. I also have a dear friend who lives in Edmond, OK. Small world :-) Please give me a call and I will be happy to help you find the perfect home.
Sherry Bailey
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta
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Jeff Jackson, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Tue Dec 4, 2012
The Smryna area would be a great place to start. The area is full of new construction, developments, restaurants and recreation that would make it an ideal place for any young professional. The commute to your office would not be a bad one at all and you would be relatively close to the downtown atlanta area. If you would like more information or have any questions about properties in the area, please do not hesitate to email or call.

Jeff Jackson
Prudential Georgia Realty Buckhead
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Giovanni Rus…, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Tue Dec 4, 2012
You can definitely live in the best parts of Atlanta that fit your desires and enjoy your commute. You'd be going against traffic each way which totally makes it bearable!!!

Good luck!

Giovanni M. Russo
Real Estate Consultant |

mobile 404.310.9661 | direct 404.604.3936 | fax 404.604.3937
Keller Williams Realty of Buckhead, 2345 Peachtree RD NE, STE A, Atlanta, GA 30305
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Michael Hamm…, Agent, Suwanee, GA
Tue Dec 4, 2012
Consider looking in Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Tyrone or Newnan if you want to stay on the SouthSide, Alex, or if you need to be closer to the action without actually living in Buckhead or Midtown, look in my home town and home of the Chik-Fil-A, Hapeville. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond





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