Post # 1
Hey Bees my Husband just found yesterday that the company he works for wants to give him a raise and move him to Alpharetta, GA where the companies headquarters are located. They have also offered me a job in a different department, so finally after a year of looking I would get to have a full time job! I was just wondering if any of you ladies had any expierece living or visiting alpharetta and the area and what your thoughs were on it.
Post # 3
Nope, but I just wanted to say congrats on his promotion, and double congrats on getting a job there as well!! I have never been to GA, but hear its beautiful 🙂
Post # 4
I went to college in Atlanta and know a ton of people who grew up in Alpharetta. It is a really nice area with fantastic schools. I don’t know if you have little ones (or plan to in the future), but it is definitely a goodplace to raise a family.
It is also really close to Atlanta (its one of the closer suburbs) so you’d have really easy access to downtown and all of the ammenities of the big city.
Post # 5
I don’t but am wondering where you live now? My In-Laws moved down south to be near the grandkids and it’s a big lifestyle change from the North.
At least you will only be 30mins from Atlanta. They are about 2 hours SE of ATL and it is middle Georgia. It’s different…..they are moving back north in a year or two now.
Congrats on the promotion for your husband and new job for you!
I have heard that housing in the suburbs of ATL are REALLY expensive. So much so that in their area 2 hours outside of ATL many people make the 2 hour commute.
Post # 6
Congrats! My brother and his wife and kids live in Alpharetta. They LOVE it there 🙂 When I visited, it seemed like a very nice quiet place to live. Also as PP said, close to Atlanta!
Post # 7
Thanks for all the replies. We are coming from a small college town in IL called Carbondale so it will be a change but we are excited.
Post # 8
congrats!! I moved from the North (MI) to the South (LA) close to two years ago and I couldn’t be happier!!
My uncle lived in a suburb of Atlanta and he too liked it very much. He always said how great it was to raise a family there but still be close to the city (like other posters have said)
I hope it all works out for you!
Post # 9
I’ve always lived within 30 miles of Atlanta, and I used to work up in Alpharetta. It is a great family area, and I think it would be a really nice place to live, especially if you work near by. I would say most people in Alpharetta do commute to Atlanta, so the housing prices are a bit higher. This sounds like such a great opportunity though! Congratulations to both you and your hubby.
Post # 10
Woo hoo!! Congrats! Housing prices are higher and taxes are higher because it’s mostly in Fulton County. Check out some places in Cobb (great schools, but I’m partial ) for more affordable housing and taxes.
Some family just moved here and they thought they wanted to live in Alpharetta, but ended up going to a different county for better home prices.
Post # 11
Aw yay! My husband grew up in Alpharetta! He lived there from age 7 til he went to college. He loved living there and from what I know it is a great place to raise a family. Good schools, affordable houses, large housing communities. Congrats to you and your husband!