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Old 12-01-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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I'm looking at a few houses in a subdivision off Pat Mell Rd & Sandtown Rd, and was just wondering what the surrounding area is like. The subdivision is Summer Lake and in the 30060 area code. I couldn't find any info on here but if I overlooked a thread please post the link.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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Not a good area. Almost all of the shopping by Pat Mell & South Cobb is run down. Lots of people just roaming around and panhandlers too. My credit union's ATM is over there, and that is what I observe. Very creepy area. I think that's the Osborne High district too, which is the worst in Cobb.

Don't get me wrong, some houses are nice and well maintained. I know some people who live out there. But the area in general is not good. It has upside potential if north Smyrna starts gentrifying, but that's a long way out with the economy.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. Do you know if there are random people roaming in residential neighborhoods as well? I'm single and currently dont have kids, so schools arent an issue. I agree with you on there being nice and maintained houses but if the area is unsafe than it makes no since to live there.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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It's the ghetto. Just a suburban one...
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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I'm looking at a few houses in a subdivision off Pat Mell Rd & Sandtown Rd, and was just wondering what the surrounding area is like. The subdivision is Summer Lake and in the 30060 area code. I couldn't find any info on here but if I overlooked a thread please post the link.
One word GHETTO. It is filled with hispanic immigrants and there are LOTS of low end apartments in that area as well. Crime is bad and the immigrants use many of the homes as flop houses. Simply put you could GIVE me a house there and I wouldnt take it.
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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I'm not far from there. Powder springs road and bellmeade road. There is like 12 Panhandlers at the chevron everyday. .wtf...marietta police could fix this in a day. Open containers,, sure they got dope on them..high crime area don't have to look far too find the criminals. ..dang.
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I'm not far from there. Powder springs road and bellmeade road. There is like 12 Panhandlers at the chevron everyday. .wtf...marietta police could fix this in a day. Open containers,, sure they got dope on them..high crime area don't have to look far too find the criminals. ..dang.
If they're panhandling they very well may be doing it to get a fix. But the chances of them actually having dope of them would be slim to none. J's (crackheads) hustle up a few bucks and when they get enough money to get a blast they're gone like a rocket ship first to the trap and then to where ever they are going to get high at. From growing up in the hood, you could always tell if the Js had dope on them from how they walked down the street. If they're walking super fast,, damn near running down the block then yeah. It's a 99% chance they got a rock and a str8 shooter in their pocket and they're about to go hit the closet cut to blast off. If they were walking all slow, head down or standing outside the store then chances are they were all out and just looking for a come up to get the next fix. And from my experience J's usually don't stand outside of stores with open containers. That's a wino move. Perhaps the people you see might just be some oil heads getting drunk.
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:18 AM
 
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Not a good area at all especially around Pat Mell Rd. Mostly a pawnshop and laundromats types of area.
You don't have kids but you should look at the school score (on say Zillow.com) for a better idea of
what the area is like. Look at free lunch percentages and overall school rating.
You will not gain any appreciation on a home you purchase and the area is not safe.
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