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Old 06-10-2010, 11:13 AM
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I bought my house back in 2008 ( I live on Powder Spgs Rd between Windy Hill Rd and Milford Church). I had no idea I would be surronded by Sec. 8 housing and HUD homes. I bought it thinking that it's still "Marietta" so it should be ok. I was wrong. I did not research the school district Osbourne HS , Milford Elem and Smitha are terrible schools (CRCT test scores are very low). I don't have kids yet but if I did I would not send them to any of these schools. I guess I'm writing this just to blow off some steam or maybe someone will see this post and tell me that this area might turn around in a few years (I highly doubt it).

Old 06-10-2010, 12:41 PM
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have you been a victim of any crime up there?
Old 06-10-2010, 12:54 PM
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have you been a victim of any crime up there?

Luckily no but there is a look of crime in that area. Here's a link:

Cobb Police Precinct 2 PENS Program

go to "[SIZE=4] Crime Stats for Precinct 2"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Look at the "211" zone[/SIZE]
Old 06-10-2010, 12:56 PM
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I think the Milford area could turn around.

Many don't realize this, but there is a semi-significant network of middle-class/upper-middle neighborhoods/subdivisions in that area (various neighborhoods with "Milford" in the name...Milford Chase, etc.). These neighborhoods could (should!) make a good "foundation/base" point for bringing the area back.

Beautiful homes and neighborhoods. Many (if not most) also have strong community/homeowner associations and swim+tennis.
Old 06-10-2010, 01:34 PM
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I'm in the same boat, different neighborhood. Good times.
Old 06-10-2010, 03:49 PM
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Yeah, the schools got lousy (although, OHS has been improving on it for a few years now... used to be fights all the time and no one cared about education, but they had a protest because teachers were getting fired the other day showing thing are improving and a care for education is there. Plus very little fighting now.) It isn't so bad, though. I live in the area and feel very safe. Some of the neighborhoods, though, look a little "used" because they are older.
Old 06-11-2010, 01:29 AM
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I first saw this area 10 years ago. I last saw it last week.

No change.
Old 06-11-2010, 06:57 PM
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Sorry you got stuck in 30008. That used to be a nice area. I'd say it was generally nicer than Smyrna until the mid 90s.

I was thinking that the redevelopment of Smyrna was going to spread out that way, but obviously everything has stopped. I don't see much potential out there for a while.
Old 06-11-2010, 10:08 PM
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Well, for what it's worth...

This beautiful, dynamic, well-kept, strong community-oriented upper-middle class neighborhood is right smack in the middle of 30008:

Milford Chase Subdivision - Marietta, Georgia 30008
Old 06-23-2010, 07:17 PM
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I live in Milford Chase. Sometimes i regret this. The subdivision itself is lovely. Quiet, friendly neighbors, lots of nice families. I wish the surrounding neighborhood was better. Its a little bit of an eyesore along Austell Rd. The area around Cobb Hospital seems to be slowly deteriorating. Just wanted to say that I understand your frustration. I was also a newcomer when I moved here and the Marietta address in a Austell/Powder Springs neighborhood was a bit misleading initially.
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