Post # 1
So my fiance has a job interview tomorrow morning for a job in Peachtree City, GA. If he gets this job we will be moving there shortly after our wedding next month! Neither of us has even been there. Can anyone tell me anything about Peachtree City and/or the surrounding areas? I’m from Charleston, SC and have lived here for 20 years so I’m a little nervous…but it’s kinda exciting to start our married lives in a fresh new place! Any info would be very appreciated!
Post # 3
First of all… good luck to your fiance!
Honestly, Peachtree City is a little far from Atlanta. I have really only driven through it but it completely lacks the “charm” of Charleston. I think that moving there would be a big change for you. It’s surrounded by rural areas as well. We live on the north side of Atlanta which is highly deveioped.
I would definitely recommend checking it out before making any decisions!
Again… Good luck!
Post # 4
PTC (The local abbreviation) can be pretty nice if you like the posh “I drive my golfcart everywhere because I freaking can” lifestyle. Lots of airline pilots live in this area, and it tends to be pretty affluent. It’s roughly 45 minutes from ATL and probably the “nicest” community south of the city until you start getting into the more rural areas.
Post # 5
Wow…it always amazes me what people think and what the misconceptions are of Peachtree City!
I actually live here now — moved away for college and a few jobs so I’ve been away for 8 years but when I got transferred to Atlanta there is no where else I’d rather be! The schools are some of the top in the state and the uniqueness of the city is one of fun and recreation and I can’t raise my future family here!
Peachtree City is exactly 25 minutes from downtown Atlanta (all 4 lane and interstate) so you’re close enough to the city to enjoy it’s activities but far enough away to enjoy a slower way of life.
PTC was a completely planned community and has a population “cap” so that the city can’t grow on every piece of grass that is available but gives the continual flow of greenspace.
Yes, we do have golf carts and golf cart paths to get around and not because we “freaking can” but it was created to decrease pollution in this area and once you have the experience of it, you’ll won’t want to go to the grocery store any other way!
It’s a very unique town within the metropolitan area! I wish your finance luck in his interview and hope you’ll come and see PTC for yourself — I think you’ll be amazed how this exists within the metro area of Atlanta!
Post # 6
I also live in south metro ATL. I wish we had moved to PTC! I live in an unincorporated part of the county and shop here often. If you are looking for a very safe, family- oriented community, this is a great choice. There is housing in every budget within a 20 mile radius. If you are more of a city/clubber type this isn’t the place for you. However, you could “reverse-commute” from the city with little difficulty.
I agree that the golf cart thing isn’t posh or snobby, just a unique feature of this community. Yes, there are very strict zoning laws but that isn’t all bad since my neighbors seem to be having a contest to see who can collect the most inoperable cars in their driveway:)
Employment is very limited on this side of town, so keep that in mind for your own career. I’ve lived in a zillion places so I would always recommend renting for awhile until you are sure where you want to settle–lots of options here.
Post # 7
@haleightibbs: I guess the families I knew in PTC were on the snobbish side. I gotta admit though…drunken midnight golf carting was fuuuuuunn
ETA: We were coming from the northern neighborhoods of the city, usually, so my 45 minute guesstimate for travel time could be off. I was also thinking of ATL traffic. Never failed that one or more lanes on 75/85 was blocked somewhere, for some reason.
Post # 8
I lived in Fayetteville for a while and I know PTC is nice and has been nice for a long time, but in all honesty, it’s just too close to Clayton County and the airport for me to even think about moving there at this point in my life.
Post # 9
My step-dad works in PTC and has for almost 20 years – we lived there for a few years after my mom married him, but she worked about an hour and a half away from there (and loved HER job also) so they moved halfway. Anyways…
Peachtree City is definitely a nice place, very clean, great schools and shopping. The bubble pool is fun in the winter! They played movies on the side of it when I was growing up. The golf cart thing is fun too! If it’s a long-term thing, I’d consider buying one!
Post # 10
I live close to PTC. I’m getting married in Fayetteville which is really close and my guests are staying in PTC. It seems really nice, clean and quiet. I hear the schools are good also. No, it isn’t in the city but if you don’t mind driving, you will be okay. My job has a van that drives from Fayetteville/PTC area so the commute to work isn’t bad for me because I ride the van so I don’t have to worry about driving. It takes about 45 minutes for me to get to work, but I take that time to read or sleep.