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Scott Pope
Nautical Properties - Panama City Beach, FL
You Can't Live Without Water™

I am from the Metro-Atlanta area. First, it is a wide area geographically. Most folks who live within 30 to 45 miles of Atlanta, when asked where they live, respond: Atlanta. Even if you are reffering to Atlanta proper, there are many neighborhoods. Outside of Atlanta there are hundreds of choices. 

Second, what kind of property are you looking for? Personal residence, multi-family, etc.

What is the budget?

Randall, your question, like Atlanta itself, is too broad to answer as is.

There will be many good choices matching your criteria once you formulate it. As suggested by others, contact an agent who can help you determine what you are trying to accomplish, then they can help you narrow down the list of potential areas.

Good luck on your search! 

Dec 16, 2016 04:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I think you need to do some in-depth research and speak with some top Atlanta agents.

Dec 16, 2016 03:49 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

In Georgia...

Dec 15, 2016 11:25 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Randall Coleman      Scott Pope    Michael Jacobs  Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland    Lyn Sims 
You, as an investor, have the advantage of being close to Atlanta in Dallas, Paulding County, GA.

Some folks call from Asia or California or Australia ...  

I wrote a post to begin to explain what is known as "ATLANTA" now. Atlanta Buyer Orientation: Greater Atlanta Metro Area.

Perhaps that will explain about the distances involved to people from other areas. Help them to understand why you would ask that question when already inside "Atlanta"  well, the Greater Metro Area anyway!

All the best - Lynn




Dec 16, 2016 01:25 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Like Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland -- Lynn B. Friedman came to mind for me too.   

Dec 16, 2016 03:36 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Check with Lynn B. Friedman 

Dec 16, 2016 03:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Check with the list of agents in Atlanta on Active Rain.  They would be able to advise you.  Try Anthony Acosta A

Dec 15, 2016 10:19 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It looks like Scott has the answer for you. Good luck. 

Dec 16, 2016 06:03 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Lynn B. Friedman can help you or give suggestions.

Dec 16, 2016 05:07 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Buckhead! Everyone knows that!

Dec 17, 2016 07:34 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a pretty general question and it will depend on your needs, budget and other fctors. I would talk with some Atlanta agents - Lynn B. Friedman comes to mind, as does Jim Crawford . There are others here, too

Dec 16, 2016 07:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

follow Nina Hollander 's advice.... with the emphasis on your own in depth research on the strongest markets....

Dec 16, 2016 07:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You should seek the advice of a successful local agent and network with local real estate investors.

Dec 16, 2016 04:56 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Dec 16, 2016 04:40 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Dec 16, 2016 03:59 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A tough question, and it looks like you have some good answers too.


Dec 18, 2016 08:32 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Where you are most comfortable.

Dec 18, 2016 11:44 AM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

I am a resident of the Atlanta area since 1992 and have sold homes here since that time. Atlanta Metro area is vast and it all depends on what you are looking for, however with that said... I still feel the North Metro Atlanta area offers the best value for property in the region.  That is based upon years of observations, closed business, buyer requests and listening to their needs and views.  Over the years in Atlanta real estate we've seen consistant appreciation of property values and quality of life correllated with proximity to the best schools, shopping, dining, fine arts and access to mass transit and roads.  Based upon that criteria, the areas to live and own homes in Atlanta...areas such as Alpharetta, Windward, Cumming GA, Johns Creek, Milton GA are highly sought after by buyers every day! That is where most of our calls, requests and Internet hits confirm. Buyers are the ones that determine the best choices for living in my opinion. For more information about buying or selling real estate in the Atlanta area feel free to contact me!

Dec 18, 2016 07:18 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Atlanta is huge.   Talk with Lynn B. Friedman and try to narrow it down.

Dec 17, 2016 07:40 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There are many excellent places.

Dec 16, 2016 07:49 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great answers Scott Pope & Lynn B. Friedman!

Dec 16, 2016 07:35 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

You need to ask this question of a good buyer broker in Atlanta!

Dec 16, 2016 07:01 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on your needs.

Dec 16, 2016 03:18 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Randall Coleman, You got the answer from a local agent - Scott Pope

Dec 16, 2016 02:58 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Define "best" ... do research and you will make an informed decision. 

Dec 16, 2016 10:43 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

At the corner of that one street and that other one... can't remember the names but you know the ones. 

Seriously though, that requires research based upon what you are trying to accomplish.

Dec 16, 2016 10:41 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Obviously I can't speak for Atlanta, but I take people to about 10 different areas or if they prefer, I give them a map and explain what the pros and cons are. But what I found most is the way they feel in the area.  Some areas a customer feels more comfortable.  I decide!

Dec 16, 2016 10:38 AM
Toronto, ON

It depends on your price range and the type of building you want.

Dec 16, 2016 10:17 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Where a successful and qualified REALTOR® recommends you to.

Dec 16, 2016 07:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do some research on the concentration of rentals of single family and condos!

Dec 16, 2016 05:02 AM