Thank you! It is so much fun to read your stories about the area!
We are driving towards Alpharetta today! Today we drove over 700 miles! We made it to Van Buren, Ar. We hope hope to get up early to drive the rest of the way. Our son is flying in tomorrow so we are going to have a great time. One granddaughter couldn't make it, she is in college in Fayetteville.
Thank you again for all your help!
Sent from my iPhone
As far as I know (which isnât much) most homes are rented unfurnished, but
there are quite a few furniture rental places in the area. In any case, youâve
now got the names of several golf communities so perhaps you can narrow down
your rental hunt some. Thereâs an outfit thatâs been advertising pretty heavily
recently. Itâs called Renterâs Warehouse and they specialize in finding and
vetting tenants for homeowners who want to rent out their homes. It might be
worth giving them a call. (404)
662-2322 I donât know anything about them, though. One of my friends at
church had her house burn down a couple of years ago. I will ask her who found
them their rental.
There are also some golf communities in Roswell, which is just south of
Alpharetta. Brookfield is one such, an older community, relatively flat yards,
many with trees. One advantage to living in Roswell or parts of Alpharetta
is that thereâs easy transportation to the airport by shuttle bus. Thereâs one
that stops at the Holiday Inn on Holcomb Bridge Road â or did â thatâs
relatively inexpensive. I know that several companies now offer residential
pickup in Alpharetta and Roswell, but theyâre about 130 round trip. Driving to
the airport every week can be a real bear. Been there, done that. Weâre out of
the service area where we are.
Roswell is a historic community. It was founded in the early 1800âs.
Sherman messed it up quite a bit, but it rebounded well. The Presbyterian church
in town still bears the scars of his men who, while they didnât burn down the
church (used it for a hospital), removed a cupboard door and painted a
checkerboard on it!
My parents lived in Roswell from 1975 until Dad moved to be nearer my
sister in 2011. Itâs a nice town and the older sections are generally quiet.
Alpharetta also has some older, quieter sections but much of it is raw and new.
When we moved here in 1981, the main exit off of GA 400 here had just been paved
the year before. The worst traffic jam was one of Andersonâs steers getting out
of its pasture. Now the road is 4 and 6 laned and traffic noise is constant.
They are even 4 laning the quiet road a block away from us. Itâs sick-making.
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2015 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] moving again questions
Thank you for such great information! I am not sure we will buy a
house right now. Don's job is a new position and lots of traveling. We
both think we need to live temporarily until we know more about his job.
He is wishing he could retire and he wanted to move to Colorado, our son wants
to be transferred back to Colorado, I just wasn't excited about being in a new
area, city, and state so far from my kids and him traveling all over the
country. I have been looking at VRBO's or furnished homes that we can live
in and decide where we want to stay. When we moved to Rockport 2+ yrs
ago, I sold or gave away most of our furniture. I thought it would
be great to travel lighter. I bought a few things and when we left Houston
I gave away all but my sewing machine/cabinet, cedar chest and our bed. It
still took the biggest pull type U haul to move our 'stuff' to our barn in
Oklahoma. We have been living out of hotels since August 15th and for the
year before that an apartment (my first apartment ever) in Houston. It
would be wonderful to find a place with at least a patio, grill and room to grow
a few things. We thought when we let go of all of our furniture we could
go 'full time RV' if we decided to do that.
I think my 60th birthday has been more tumultuous than any other birthday!
I grew up in a small town and miss being in a smaller community. I want to hear
birds and nature not cars, horns and traffic. I have never lived near my
grandchildren and one is already in college, one a senior and the last one a
Thank you again!!!!
Sent from my iPad
Eeeks! I just read this and apologize for the bad grammar and
misstatements. Trying to type and deal with automatic spell check and cats
jumping up on the keyboard and in my lap while keeping an eye on the
weather does not work. And to think I used to pride myself in multi-tasking.
Not anymore. <wlEmoticon-sadsmile.png>
and also to tell you that I know a couple of golf nuts at church who can
give you better advice. I can put you in touch if youâd like. I
think one of them lives here - http://www.alpharettaac.com/
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2015 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] moving again questions
Do you have a price range in mind?
Our email address is Alpharetta even though we live in Forsyth County,
the next county to the north. Taxes are lower here than they are in Fulton
County and home prices can be, too, though theyâre building so many McMansions
thatâs no longer always the case.
I know of one house that isnât far over the county line that was home to
a small nursery and while the greenhouses are gone, the owner has quite a few
nice raised beds if youâd like to do some vegetable gardening and they also
gardened some near the house. No garden or lake, though thereâs a creek in the
There are lots of golf course communities. The Polo Fields is one of them
and is a little older than some neighborhoods so many of the owners have
already done soil prep and there are mature trees. Last time I gave a talk
their, the Polo Fields had a very friendly neighborhood newcomers group as
does Olde Atlanta, which also has/had a garden club.
Windermere is nice, but also not on the lake.
Hampton is farther out and has some nice homes on the golf course and a
private lake. Itâs also very near Lake Lanier. So is Cannongate at Lanier â
another older subdivision.
Let me know what youâre looking for and Iâll see if I can find someone
who knows the right place for you.
Would your husband settle for a river view with a nice golf course? I
think I know of one and itâs pretty close to Alpharetta. Actually, all of
these are close to Alpharetta in distance though not in time if itâs a rush
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2015 9:58 AM
Subject: [CHAT] moving again questions
One more question for the group. We are in the process of making
another move to the Atlanta area. We have been in Texas, Missouri,
Oklahoma and New Mexico but never Georgia.
Does anyone have any recommendations for that area? Our
daughter lives in Alpharetta and we would like to be close enough to be able
to watch our granddaughters choir and sports events. My husband wants to
live near a golf course and a lake but I will be there alone while he flies
away every week. I want good soil and a place to grow something
Thank you again for all of your advice. You all
have helped me so many times!