A predominantly residential area, 30345 experienced a pair of booms over the decades. The first was in the 1960s, when this area was first established. The second, in the early 2000s. The first coincided with the push of suburbanization that swept the country; the second, with the influx back toward the city center.
The North Lake area, as a result, is young. A location just far enough away from the city (while still being totally accessible via Briarcliff Road or I-85, depending on where you’re headed) gives families enough room to spread out, while getting the maximum bang for the buck as far as home prices are concerned. It’s quiet up here. With the exception of Buford Highway, to the northwest of the ZIP, retail and shopping opportunities are reserved for other parts of town.
In the end, this area is a tight-knit one. The folks who live here want the best of both worlds: proximity to the city (the commute is much easier than with a street address that lies OTP), but with the allure of suburban privacy.
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