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Old 05-12-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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I can't say I'm surprised by some of the responses in this thread, it is what it is. Has anyone noticed that older generations who have legacies in the South particularly want it to be segregated, its the way they were raised.. for the most part (both black and white). If people feel that Fayetteville is getting "ghetto" then they have never seen an actual slum or ghetto and have a narrow perception on life in general. Welcome to America...
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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^^^ HOODSOFATL ... I couldn't have said it better myself, and my (white) family has been in Fayette County for 180 years.

Fayetteville "ghetto" = complete and utter nonsense
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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Default Oh, Lawdy...

I can tell I'm in for some eye-opening. I'm just looking for a safe area to bring my kids, but it's a little nerve-racking reading all this gloom and doom. Maybe it's the Yankee in me, but it's so hard to believe racism is still so alive in the south. And unfortunately, from what I see and hear, there is a lot of self-fulfilling prophecy going on as well. Boo, hiss.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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FYI I am looking into moving into that area and have found looking up crime rate and demographics on bestplaces has been extremely helpful because the crime rate is the most important factor for me. Demographics obviously play a role, but not because I am a racist. Honestly, what white person wants to be the only white person in the neighborhood and what black person wants to be the only black person??? Not too many. Having lived in Memphis half of my life, the crime rate in the city and many of the surrounding areas are very comparable to Atlanta (twice the national average) and the truth of the matter is the higher the percentage of "minorities" in an area, the higher the crime rate. Also when there more black people than white people you run into reverse discrimination and prejudice just like areas that are mostly white are prejudice against the black people.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Default Sorry to burst your bubble

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I can tell I'm in for some eye-opening. I'm just looking for a safe area to bring my kids, but it's a little nerve-racking reading all this gloom and doom. Maybe it's the Yankee in me, but it's so hard to believe racism is still so alive in the south. And unfortunately, from what I see and hear, there is a lot of self-fulfilling prophecy going on as well. Boo, hiss.
As much as I hate to say it, I think racism will be alive and well in certain areas as long as black people are still blaming white people for unfortunate actions of white people years ago before most of us were born. I'm southern and it was never an issue on the Mississippi Gulf Coast until we had an influx of people moving in for the casinos. The bitterness felt by black people showed in their attitude toward the white people and when black people assume we are racist because we have a southern accent and are from a southern state and treat us as such, it puts a bitter taste in the mouths of people who never had an issue with someones race before.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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Default Love Fayetteville

[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I am dismayed at the comments related to Fayetteville. I have been a resident for the last 4 years (2007-2012) and I love and appreciate my town. I am educated and travelled and I know ghetto when I see it and I don't see it in Fayetteville. Fayetteville is a bedroom community, small and quiet. My husband and I have a 10 year old and we love our school. I am sure Fayetteville has changed however, to lump it in with Riverdale is not accurate. Riverdale south? Not accurate at all that is the fear of those who can't cope with reality. If you find a home for $100,000 in Fayetteville take it. I purchased my home for $350,000 down from $629,000. My neighborhood is wonderful, our elementary school is fantastic, and the principle and teachers are excellent. My daughter was in private schools before and we love the public school here. Also, I may be living in a vacuum but what crime? That is the funniest statement I have read on this forum. We have the most responsive police and fire I have ever seen, we are only 15,000 people. I don't know of any urban blight or decay in our neighborhoods, of any high rate of crime in the area. People have respect for one another. There are no gangs, no kids hanging around after dark. The town shuts down before nightfall and we only have one bar. What would be the criminal draw? What mischief or mayhem are you referring to at the Pavilion? No kids out there either, no hang out spots. Itís a clean, pleasant community full of middle to upper middle income families who go about their business daily like everyone else. I have lived in many major cities and this small town and I have never been the victim of a crime in either. I live here because it is safe. The relative low amounts of crimes that do occur are heavily punished. I have never seen criminal penalties as harsh as here. The criminal justice system here is no joke; you get 20 years for simple robbery. Say what you will, Fayetteville is an excellent place to raise a family. As an aside, I do not like Peachtree City at all. They have their own issues down there! To each thy own. [/FONT][/SIZE]
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:50 AM
 
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Are you in Clayton or Fayette county? I've heard Clayton is really bad.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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One of the things that I wonder about with regard to Fayetteville is whether there is any real chance that the whole city could be taken into Clayton County (right now, part of the place is in Fayette County and that appears to be the area that is considered to be safer/nicer).
What do you guys think? Lots of people are buying homes in the Fayette County part to get the Fayette County schools but just wondering if those areas could become Clayton County someday (and thus, all school advantage might be somewhat lost).

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Todd has said my sentiments exactly.
I strongly recommend that you look at communities south of the Ga Hwy 85 / Hwy 54 interchange.The areas of Fayetteville that are towards the Peachtree City area are pretty safe. The areas above the court house in Fayetteville - not so much . There really has been an influx of crime coming down from the Riverdale area.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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I live and work in Fayetteville near the Pavillion. I see that Fayette County is changing but aren't all areas. PTC is over ran with golf carts, Newnan traffic is a killer, and crime statistics are low everywhere in the area. I love living and working here.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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I think racism will be alive and well in certain areas as long as black people are still blaming white people for unfortunate actions of white people years ago before most of us were born.
It's much worse than that. Black people often blame white people for the unfortunate actions of BLACK people.
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