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Today I’m going to tell you about Peachtree Corners, a popular North Metro Atlanta Suburb. If you want to have a fairly easy commute to downtown Atlanta or elsewhere inside the perimeter but want to enjoy outside the perimeter suburban living, then you may want to consider calling Peachtree Corners home.

I’m Tim Trevathan of Tim Trevathan Homes and Virtual Properties Realty. I live and work in the North Metro Atlanta area and have helped families relocate here from all over the country and helped other families move just down the road to a home that better fits their current stage of life. My contact information is on the screen and I’d love to hear from you. So please, give me a call or send an email and let’s find a great home for your family.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss a new video, and take a look at my previous videos before you go. I’ve done a lot of these pros and cons videos for various Metro Atlanta cities, and I hope you’ll find them to be a helpful resource.

Peachtree Corners is tucked into the southwestern corner of Gwinnett County just over the line from DeKalb and Fulton Counties, and a few miles from I-285, the interstate encircling the city of Atlanta and separating the inside the perimeter urban areas from the outside the perimeter suburban areas.

Peachtree Corners is unique in that it is bordered on its west side by 7 miles of the Chattahoochee River, which provides a natural barrier between Peachtree Corners and its across the river neighbor Johns Creek and northern Fulton County.

This natural barrier means there aren’t a whole lot of ways into or out of Peachtree Corners, which leads to both our first pro and our first con.

Pro: Small town feel. People who live in Peachtree Corners love Peachtree Corners and thanks to active PTAs in the public schools and very active homeowners’ associations in most neighborhoods, there is a bit of an “everyone knows everyone” feel within most neighborhoods with is increasingly rare in our day and age.

Because of the Chattahoochee River providing a physical boundary and separation between Peachtree Corners and Johns Creek on the other side of the river, Peachtree Corners is a bit more self-contained than most of its neighbors, which contributes to the community feel.  Much of the primary residential area of Peachtree Corners is very quiet because you can’t pass through it on your way from one shopping or dining area to another, thanks to the river and lack of bridges in that area.

Con: Traffic. As you can see on this map, there is one primary north-south road from I-285 through Peachtree Corners up into Johns Creek and Suwanee, Peachtree Corner’s northern neighbors. Highway 141 is the primary road that people in Peachtree Corners take to get to downtown Atlanta, but it is also the primary road that people from Johns Creek and Suwanee take to get to downtown Atlanta. That means that people from those suburbs who commute into downtown Atlanta have to pass through Peachtree Corners on Highway 141 to get to and from work.

That makes for some heavy traffic during rush hour.  The best way to deal with it is to just plan your errands and trips around town accordingly when possible so you aren’t on the road during peak traffic times. Here’s a quick example: during the middle of the day, a trip from the Forum shopping center to the Target just up the road in Johns Creek takes less than 10 minutes. During rush hour, that normally quick errand can easily turn into a 20–30-minute drive.

Pro: Amazing HOA Neighborhoods. If you are looking for a well-maintained neighborhood with an active homeowner’s association and active swim and tennis, Peachtree Corners will not disappoint. Almost all of the neighborhoods here have HOAs, and the area is filled with large, primarily 3- or 4-sided brick traditional two-story homes. Many homes are on basements.

Most of the homes here are older, dating to the 1980’s and 1990’s when Peachtree Corners first took off as a popular place to live, but many of them have been very nicely updated over the years and don’t feel old.

Con: Price. There’s not really a way around it, Peachtree Corners is an expensive place to live when it comes to the cost of housing. In September of this year, 2022, the median sold price of homes here was $505,000.  I took a quick look at what is currently on the market at the least expensive single-family home was listed for $420,000 but maximize your options, you’ll want to be able to spend at least $500,000 for a townhome and $600,000 for a single-family home. There is a lot of things to love about Peachtree Corners but unfortunately cost is a major con for the area.

Pro: Shopping and Dining.  Head to the Peachtree Corners Town Center or to The Forum across the street and you’ll find a variety of shopping and dining options. The town center also has a wonderful green space and splash pad and is where Peachtree Corners hosts a variety of community events throughout the year.

Two of the most popular shopping options are the Trader Joe’s located at the Forum and Sprouts Farmer’s Market across the street at the town center, and the Ingles just across the street from both of those is very popular with Peachtree Corner’s residents as well.

Dining options in The Forum and at the town center range from counter service to sit-down, and there are a handful of fast-food restaurants, including Chick-fil-a, heading down Highway 141 towards Doraville.

Con: Few Local Businesses. While The Forum and Town Center offer a lot of shopping and dining options, there are almost no small, locally owned one-of-a-kind businesses or restaurants. Most have multiple locations in the Atlanta area. That’s not a bad thing, but for those of you who love unique, one-of-a-kind restaurants or boutiques, you won’t really find those in Peachtree Corners.

Pro and Con: Schools. Schools are both a pro and con of living in Peachtree Corners. Let me explain. Peachtree Corners is in Gwinnett County, which is a pro as Gwinnett has a well-respected public school system.

Families in the Peachtree Corners city limits rave about Simpson Elementary School, which serves residents within the city limits. US News and World Report ranked it as the best elementary school in Gwinnett County and the 15th best elementary school out of more than 1,400 in the state. That is impressive!

On the flip side, Peachtree Elementary School serves many of the families with a Peachtree Corners address but who live outside the city limits and ranked 53rd among 84 elementary schools in the county.

The middle schools that serve Peachtree Corners addresses are varied in their rankings as well.

So, if you have children are planning to utilize the public school system, as always be sure to check out the school your potential home is districted for and make sure it is a good fit for your family.

Another pro for schools is Wesleyan School and Cornerstone Christian Academy. Both private schools are very popular with Peachtree Corners families and one of the biggest perks is they are only minutes away no matter where in Peachtree Corners you live.

So, there you have it. Pros and cons for Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

It is a great city with a lot to offer its residents, but the downside is the expense of purchasing a home within the city limits and the school rankings outside the city limits.

If you love a swim and tennis neighborhood with an active HOA, or a new townhome with dining and shopping only steps away, want to be decently close to I-285 for your commute to downtown Atlanta, or are simply looking for a city with a great sense of community and city pride, Peachtree Corners may be the perfect place to call home.

If you are ready to check out the homes available right now in Peachtree Corners, I’d love to hear from you! Give me a call or send me an email and let’s find a wonderful home for you and your family.

Peachtree Corners is a large city in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  Peachtree Corners is a 17 square mile city along the western border of Gwinnett County.  It’s the county’s newest and largest city.  There is a population of 34,364.  Peachtree City is noted for its extensive use of golf carts.

Don’t forget to check out  Peachtree Corners Town Center.  There is everything here from shopping, dining, and everyday conveniences to special events and celebrations. Explore more than two dozen restaurants and shops and the Peachtree Corners Town Green.  The Town Green at Peachtree Corners Town Center is a 2+ acre event lawn home to concerts, movies, and other community events as well as children’s play areas.



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