Re: Looking at relocating to the South East, but where?
If you will be working in the Technology corridor of Peachtree Corners and Norcross and you want to limit your commute time and aggravation, I would stick to Peachtree Corners, Norcross, Dunwoody, East Roswell, Duluth, John's Creek and Alpharetta.
Eastern-most Cobb County is also a choice but you could potentially be dealing with awful traffic on Holcomb Bridge and then again crossing 400.
Keep in mind that the Chattahoochee River cuts through most of the northern suburbs and there are only a few roads that cross the river so these roads will be packed at rush hour. So keeping on the same side of the river as where you work will dramatically influence your commute time. Holcomb Bridge Road is one of these very busy corridors that crosses the river and if you work in Norcross and live in East Roswell, you will have to deal with traffic in the morning and in the evening. I live off of Holcomb Bridge and I have to schedule around traffic which is a bummer.
So, my suggestion to live (if you are working in Peachtree Corners/Norcross): North of I-285, East of 400, West of I-85 and then secondarily try to avoid a river crossing. Top of my list would be Dunwoody, Peachtree Corners and perhaps Norcross downtown. Then East Roswell, Duluth, John's Creek and Alpharetta. Lastly, East Cobb.
As an example, if you live in Dunwoody and work in Norcross your commute should be no more than 1/2 hour depending on which roads you take. East Cobb to Norcross could be an hour or more depending on backups on 400 and other issues (ice, snow, rain, etc.).
I am not a real estate agent but have lived most of my life in the Atlanta area.
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