Greater Atlanta

The city of Alpharetta is located roughly twenty-five miles north of Atlanta and has long been considered an integral part of the Metro Atlanta area. Alpharetta is a vibrant city and was recently voted by Atlanta Magazine as one of the top 10 places to live in the Atlanta area and for this it is no wonder that more people are choosing Alpharetta to raise their children. The city was incorporated as Alpharetta in 1858 and has held onto that name ever since. Alpharetta is a very pro-business and pro service-oriented community. The city has long played a pivotal role in the growth and development of Fulton as well as Milton Counties and is recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the entire Metropolitan Atlanta area. Today, Alpharetta is one of the fastest growing communities in the South. Its family oriented lifestyle tends to be free from the problems found in so many similar sized cities.

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Chamblee is a 100 plus year old thriving community located in DeKalb County just inside the perimeter of 285 towards the north eastern side of Atlanta. At the turn of the twentieth century the area of Chamblee was solely occupied by local dairy farms spread amongst the rolling hills of DeKalb. During Chamblee’s dairy days the railroad industry made this city a stopping point between Atlanta and Charlotte. It wasn’t long before the dairy farms and railroads gave way to larger industry in the manufacturing, textile and military sectors. Chamblee is located west of Brookhaven and south of Huntley Hills and Doraville.Today Chamblee continues to grow and is considered one of the fasting growing suburbs north east of Atlanta. The population of Chamblee is roughly fifteen thousand and growing. Some of the more popular neighborhood districts in Chamblee are Sexton Woods, Keswick Village, Huntley Hills, and the Mid-City District.  Chamblee has become a true international city in Georgia, with one of the most ethnically diverse populations of any municipality in the Southeast. Home to the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Chamblee has anything and everything to offer for those looking for a home or place for business.

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Dunwoody is a younger, upscale, and fast growing community slightly northwest of Atlanta in DeKalb County. At midnight on December 1 of 2008, Dunwoody officially became an incorporated city of its own after a nearly three-year movement. Dunwoody is located minutes from the heart of Atlanta and is truly a picturesque community that features many of the top dining, shopping, schools and recreation venues that Atlanta has to offer. While a youngster among cities in the state of Georgia, Dunwoody as a community retains a long and rich history dating back hundreds of years.

Today Dunwoody has a population of roughly 20,000 people and is considered by many to be one of the nicest suburbs in all of Atlanta. Dunwoody is home to Perimeter Mall which is one of the top rated shopping districts in Atlanta second only to the Lenox Square shopping area. Furthermore, Dunwoody is home to Georgia Perimeter College which is a public university that boasts a student population of nearly 23,000 students as of the year 2010. The citizens and businesses of Dunwoody are a very vibrant and culturally rich asset to the city and the Metro Atlanta area. Dunwoody has consistently been a top choice for many families relocating to Atlanta. Offering some of the area’s most sought after public schools; Dunwoody should not be overlooked when searching for real estate in Atlanta.

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Marietta is located roughly twenty miles northwest of Atlanta and just south of the Appalachian Foothills of North Georgia. Established in 1834, Marietta serves as the county seat and is situated in the center of Cobb County. The city itself is beautiful and offers world-class amenities while retaining its appreciation of the past. Some have referred to the area as “a unique blend of small-town values with big-city opportunities.” Situated just north of Atlanta and just south of the north Georgia mountains, Marietta offers visitors the charm of a small city as well as a lively and fast paced urban environment. The city has a beautiful and vibrant downtown square filled with restaurants, antique shops and the beautiful Glover Park. The community offers phenomenal shopping and progressive businesses are found here as well. Furthermore, a new lifestyle is emerging throughout the city of Marietta due to new developments and redevelopments that are quickly booming. A wide variety of new homes, town homes, flats and condominiums are springing up and most of this is happening within easy walking distance of the lively downtown square.

These days Marietta offers residents and visitors beautiful parks, quaint streets, Victorian homes and historic sites. Marietta is another one of those neighborhood communities located just far enough away to be in its own little world but close enough to be in the big city world of downtown Atlanta. Offering some of the area’s most sought after public schools; Marietta should not be overlooked when searching for real estate in Atlanta.

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Roswell, like many of Atlanta’s finest neighborhoods and communities, is very rich in history and culture. The city itself was established by Charter through Cobb County on February 16, 1854. Roswell is located in northern Fulton County and is considered to be one of the more affluent communities of northern Atlanta. As of 2008 the estimated population of people residing in Roswell was nearly 90,000 people. In regard to population, Roswell is the seventh-largest city in Georgia and has some of the most sought after public schools in all of Fulton county and the metro Atlanta area alike.

Today, Roswell stands out as one of the most pleasant and peaceful communities in all of Atlanta. Roswell is commonly known for having many famous residents ranging from professional athletes to A list musicians, actors and comedians. The area offers commercial shopping and dining districts as well as a beautiful downtown scene with tasteful shops and boutiques. Throughout the past couple of decades and in recent economic woes Roswell has consistently retained property values at a rate much more appreciable than that of other Atlanta communities. Roswell truly has anything and everything to offer for those looking for a home or place to open business.

Interesting Fact: Recently Frommer’s named Roswell as the third best place in the nation to raise a family.

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Sandy Springs is fairly new compared to many of Atlanta’s other commonly known neighborhoods. The city of Sandy Springs was incorporated as its own city in December of 2005.  It is an affluent suburb just north of Atlanta and is the eighth-largest city in the state and the third-largest city in the Atlanta metropolitan area. According to the US Census Bureau, the 2008 estimated population was 82,674. Comprising a large section of north Fulton County, Sandy Springs is located just south of Roswell, north of Buckhead, and west of Dunwoody. The name of the city comes from the freshwater sandy bottomed springs that still exist and are protected within the city as a national historic site.

These days Sandy Springs is a vibrant community that has multiple sub-neighborhoods and commercial districts. Interstate 285 intersects the city making access to the interstate extremely easy. The majority of Sandy Springs is outside the perimeter and boasts some of the most elegant southern homes in all of Atlanta. Sandy Springs is located just out of the hustle and bustle, Buckhead or downtown Atlanta in just minutes.

Interesting Fact: The Sandy Springs/ Buckhead zip code of 30327 represents the wealthiest zip code in the state and is among the top ten richest zip codes in the nation.

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The city of Smyrna is located roughly ten miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia and has long been considered an integral part of the Metro Atlanta area. The city was incorporated as Smyrna in 1872 and has held onto that name ever since. Smyrna is a very pro-business and pro service-oriented community. Smyrna has long played a pivotal role in the growth and development of Cobb County and is recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the entire Metropolitan Atlanta area. The City is strategically located near three interstate and intrastate highway systems: I-75, I-20, and I-285. Downtown Atlanta is a fifteen minute drive on the interstate and Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport is only a twenty-five minute ride south.

Today 48,000 residents call Smyrna home, and this area of Cobb County continues to be attractive for both residential commercial development. Smyrna is a vibrant city and was recently voted by Atlanta Magazine as one of the top 10 places to live in the Atlanta area and for this it is no wonder that more people are choosing Smyrna to raise their children. The small town atmosphere offered in Smyrna is the type of lifestyle many seek when deciding where to raise their families.

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