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Is is a good or bad idea to stay in Norcross of our...

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Is is a good or bad idea to stay in Norcross of our...

We are a young family of 4 from NYC. The hotels in the downtown area are a little expensive for us, so I found one in Norcross that is affordable and offers the amenities we want. From reading the board I see that dtwn is deserted at night anyway, so it does not seem necessary to stay in the dtwn area. We want to relax as well as take in some of the sights. We will be driving so I will be able to get to the different locations. Is Peachtree Industry blvd too far out in the middle of nowhere?

We are also planning to relocate to Atlanta. We were planning on renting in Cobb county. We have a 7 year old son and a 3 month old daughter. Any advice on our move would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Is is a good or bad idea to stay in Norcross of our...

NYC,

No, the Norcross area is not too far away from the downtown area to enjoy yourselves. This is a quiet area about 20-25 minutes northeast of Atlanta, with its own historic downtown area including lots of restaurants, open-air mall, and parks within 5 minutes. As a native Atlantan, I wouldn't say that the downtown area is "dead" at night...it just depends on where you are downtown. You might just visit the middle of downtown on Peachtree St...you can't go wrong with the hustle and bustle there. You might try staying at the Residence Inn-Peachtree Corners in Norcross. They are an beautiful, warm-hearted all suite extended stay. They offer complimentary breakfast every morning ( and I mean a full, hot breakfast, not just bagels and juice) and are less than 1/2 a mile from shopping. The staff is great, some of the friendliest folks I've met in a while.

You can't go wrong!! Take a look. I think the website is www.residenceinnpeachtree.com.

Hope this helps,

native girl

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2. Re: Is is a good or bad idea to stay in Norcross of our...

Norcross is not the place to stay, if you are looking to do things in ATL. Norcross is mostly residential homes and business'. If you are looking for houses then maybe so. Check into the Embassy Suites in Buckhead. I think it would be listed under Atlanta, GA. If you are relocating to Atlanta you need to look at the schools and see how they are ranked. Cobb Co. is a good family area some of the schools are not good however so you need to make sure you are in a good district with a 7 yr old.

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3. Re: Is is a good or bad idea to stay in Norcross of our...

I think it depends on what you want to do and how much you're willing to drive. If everything you want to do is downtown in Atlanta, then you'll be driving some, but that's the way life is in the Atlanta metro area anyway. I've lived all over the US, but mostly in much smaller cities.

Norcross does have it's own stuff, and much of it, though not all, tends towards a lower income crowd.

You're in between the relatively low income and internationally diverse area of Doraville, which has lots of car dealerships, car factories, fast food, etc., and Duluth and Berkeley Lake, which is more high income.

The "downtown" of Norcross is quaint and tiny. It doesn't look anything like the zooming skyscrapers and lofts of downtown Atlanta, but you certainly wont' be in the middle of nowhere either. Even further north of you in Berkeley Lake and Duluth, are Atlanta Country Club, St. Ives, Country Club of the South (the latter two of which house many of the Braves and Falcons millionaires and their families) St. Johns Technology Park. It will take much more driving to be in the middle of nowhere.

And Lake Lanier, which has all sorts of activities, is even further out.

Like most cities, you'll be surrounded by shopping centers, restaurants, fast food, cinemas, coffee houses, and so on. Each town has it's own entertainment in the form of parks, bars, movies, festivals, music, etc. I'm sure the hotel and newspapers for the area can help you with that.

You don't have to go into At. for anything unless there's something specific, like a Braves game, or the World of Coca-Cola, that you just have to see.

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