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Old Jul 31st 2007, 12:42 pm
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Hi All,

I am due to be moving to my company's Atlanta office in September. Just wondered if any of you lot live in Georgia, or indeed Atlanta.

Company's office is in Norcross and I have been looking at Roswell and Alpharetta as possible places to live as its close to the office and has MARTA connections - but I have no idea what they are like.

If anyone can recommend these places, or any other places - or can suggest places that I should avoid, I would be greatfull for your thoughts...
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Before Bob jumps on here and accuses me of living in Atlanta, I'm 2 hours east in Augusta.

There are a number of members in the Atlanta area that will be able to help.

As for Georgia as a State, it's okay. But the further South you go, the further back in time you go too
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Before Bob jumps on here and accuses me of living in Atlanta, I'm 2 hours east in Augusta.

There are a number of members in the Atlanta area that will be able to help.

As for Georgia as a State, it's okay. But the further South you go, the further back in time you go too
Well yeah, since "Slowvannah" was the first English settlement.
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Before Bob jumps on here and accuses me of living in Atlanta, I'm 2 hours east in Augusta.

There are a number of members in the Atlanta area that will be able to help.

As for Georgia as a State, it's okay. But the further South you go, the further back in time you go too
True ....back to a more gracious time sigh........
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I lived in Atlanta (Marietta) for 5 years, and really enjoyed it. Roswell and Alpharetta are both nice. Roswell has a little more character, with some older housing. Alpharetta is a little more of a new area, but still nice. If you travel on hwy 400, don't get too far away from it, because the am/pm traffic will be a snarl. A hint for ATL - live as close to work as you can, while living in a nice area. Alpharetta is probably a bit more kid friendly than Roswell. I personally like Roswell though.
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Alpharetta and Roswell are both nice. I lived in Roswell before moving to where I am now and always liked it.

Will you be buying or renting?
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True ....back to a more gracious time sigh........
Mint Juleps on the rocking chair porch!
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Before Bob jumps on here and accuses me of living in Atlanta, I'm 2 hours east in Augusta.
Hey, it's got an A in it
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Hey, it's got an A in it
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Hi All,

I am due to be moving to my company's Atlanta office in September. Just wondered if any of you lot live in Georgia, or indeed Atlanta.

Company's office is in Norcross and I have been looking at Roswell and Alpharetta as possible places to live as its close to the office and has MARTA connections - but I have no idea what they are like.

If anyone can recommend these places, or any other places - or can suggest places that I should avoid, I would be greatfull for your thoughts...
Norcross has a British store called Taste of Britain.
I like Roswell, there is some nice subdivisions near Harrys Market (which also sells British Food) and is near Wills Park which is a nice place to visit.
There is also a great British meet up group who could help you at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/expatbritsinatlanta/
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Mint Juleps on the rocking chair porch!
and not a FFS mentioned
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Well yeah, since "Slowvannah" was the first English settlement.
And a lovely place it is too,and the 'people' aren't bad either !!
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Before Bob jumps on here and accuses me of living in Atlanta, I'm 2 hours east in Augusta.

There are a number of members in the Atlanta area that will be able to help.

As for Georgia as a State, it's okay. But the further South you go, the further back in time you go too
Go as far south as you can in Georgia and find the rarified air of "The Cloister" Sea Island http://www.seaisland.com/ Now thats really going backwards if you can afford it
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Go as far south as you can in Georgia and find the rarified air of "The Cloister" Sea Island http://www.seaisland.com/ Now thats really going backwards if you can afford it
Funny, I thought Stokesville was as far south as you could go in Georgia.
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Funny, I thought Stokesville was as far south as you could go in Georgia.
depends if its coastal south
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