Located in the northeast portion of the state and situated some 20 minutes outside of Atlanta, the growing town of Tucker is home to more than 26,000 residents. Surrounded by similar suburb towns such as Clarkston, Decatur, Chamblee, Lilburn and Stone Mountain, Tucker and its quiet neighborhood streets in combination with a lively downtown district makes for a great place to live, work and play. Tucker has four large parks and over 110-acres of lakes, grassland and hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Additionally, a strong local artistic influence has served the area well, translating into an array of arts and science theatres and museums for people of all ages to experience. Popular tourist attractions include the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Carlos Museum on the famed Emory University campus, Fernbank Science Center, Spruill Center of the Arts, Dunwoody Nature Center and most notably, Stone Mountain Park. Affordable housing dominates the area in attractive neighborhoods filled with quiet streets, towering trees and clean common areas. Downtown, retail stores, restaurants, specialty shops and boutiques abound as do antique malls and village centers. The local transportation network is highly sophisticated and links Tucker residents to the surrounding area. A ride on the metro link will have residents in Atlanta within 30 minutes, making commuting to this city pleasant for those able to take advantage of the rail system. Employment opportunities are prevalent as are entertainment options in this continually expanding metropolitan area. Education is provided by Tucker Elementary, Middle and High School, Parkview High School, Trickum Middle School and Arcado Elementary.
Contemporary homes, modern townhouses and newly designed residential neighborhoods can be found in this beautiful area. Newer townhouses and condominiums are typically located in densely populated sections of town and range in price from $180,000 to $250,000 and more depending on size and location. These communities include Bellewood by Centex Homes and Thorncrest. Three and four bedroom homes in subdivisions such as Brownings Trace, Idlewood Parc, Wynsley Park, Indian Trail, Winding Woods, Henderson Chase, Carrington Pointe, Sutton Place, Brockett Commons, Ramsgate, Braxton Square, Villa Chase, Parkview Commons, Big Popular Acres and Arbor Springs range in price from $200,000 to $500,000 and up. Larger homes with city and views range in price from $600,000 to $1 million and higher in subdivisions such as Emilian Hills, Summerwood, Brookes Walk and the Cottages at Lakeview. A select few historic properties are available as is plots of land for custom building and development.
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