Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Business Week Magazine calls Dunwoody an Expensive Suburb, I think it's a bargain.
Business Week Magazine has an article identifying the most expensive suburbs in each state and Dunwoody, GA was named Georgia's most expensive in which to live.
How could that be? Dunwoody has it all, great schools, low crime, a wooded suburban setting with large lots, and close proximity to all the City of Atlanta has to offer. The top end perimeter of I-285 has also become the cornerstone of Atlanta's high tech job market as well as being at the cross roads of the major interstates & public transportation.
We typically have quarter acre lots with 30 year old homes which have 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with an average selling price of $350,000. Compared to any other suburb in America, I believe that Dunwoody is a great economic value. Ask anyone who originally came from New York, Washington, Chicago, LA, Denver or San Fran. Dunwoody is actually quite inexpensive in comparison and we have outstanding schools and relatively low taxes.
Besides the modest housing prices, Dunwoody's close in location near the economic engine of the Southeast assures us of very low average transportation costs. Unlike Marietta, Peachtree City and other Atlanta suburbs, Dunwoody has mass transit options that the other suburbs can't match.
As much as I appreciate the recognition for our small town, I believe the article is way off base.