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Old 12-29-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Default looking for house intown Atlanta

I have looked in EAV mostly, but now have an interest in Edgewood, I found a house in the neighborhood that has almost everything on my wish list and it is only a few blocks from the MARTA. my problem is that everything around the house has been torn down. I understand that a year ago Edgewood was Crime riddled. what is going on with it now? I can't get intouch with anyone on the neighborhood association. I would to be a part of an intown neighborhood, but I have two Pitbulls and I don't want them at risk. Can anyone tell me all about edgewood and what ya'll think is going to happen with it?

1. Budget = 260,000 tops
2. House/Condo/Townhome? = House
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home)= Husband works in Midtown, I work with at risk youth, Detention
4. Children(public school vs. private)= Grown, may transfer to GA TECH
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two = Urban or a mix
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not? Would like access to public transportation
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood. Diverse and educated
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Edgewood vs Kirkwood
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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It's actually a good thing that everything around you has been torn down. The main obstacle Edgewood faces is the sketchy apartments that litter the neighborhood and when/if they are razed. (from what I hear, the worst one is Edgewood Court Apartments). Abandoned lots are going to be prime real estate once the recession ends, especially if those apartments are cleaned up or torn down before the next boomtime.

The Edgewood Shopping Center was a major shot in the arm for gentrification in that area. All in all though, Edgewood has a bright future, solely due to its location. The whole East Side of town is going to be gentrified by 2020, from Virginia-Highland south to Grant Park and East Atlanta, and from Midtown/Downtown west to Decatur. It's just a question of which neighborhoods will get there soonest.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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It's actually a good thing that everything around you has been torn down. The main obstacle Edgewood faces is the sketchy apartments that litter the neighborhood and when/if they are razed. (from what I hear, the worst one is Edgewood Court Apartments). Abandoned lots are going to be prime real estate once the recession ends, especially if those apartments are cleaned up or torn down before the next boomtime.

The Edgewood Shopping Center was a major shot in the arm for gentrification in that area. All in all though, Edgewood has a bright future, solely due to its location. The whole East Side of town is going to be gentrified by 2020, from Virginia-Highland south to Grant Park and East Atlanta, and from Midtown/Downtown west to Decatur. It's just a question of which neighborhoods will get there soonest.
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I really want to take a closer look at the area. I have a feeling that it could be a great area. I just don't want my dogs to get shot but it is not like I have really cool expensive stuff anyway.
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