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Old 07-22-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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If you are interested at looking at a study of a breakdown of schools across the nation check out this listing from Newsweek. It is mostly based on high schools but it will at least give you something to work from. The 1,200 Top U.S. Schools - Newsweek America's Best High Schools - MSNBC.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12532678/site/newsweek/ - broken link)

As someone who lives in the Lithonia/St. Mtn area, its pretty nice. Both areas have there ups and downs. It's not a cultural and racial haven but what area in GA is. It would be nice if there was more of a mix but I think that will come in time.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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If you are interested at looking at a study of a breakdown of schools across the nation check out this listing from Newsweek. It is mostly based on high schools but it will at least give you something to work from. The 1,200 Top U.S. Schools - Newsweek America's Best High Schools - MSNBC.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12532678/site/newsweek/ - broken link)

As someone who lives in the Lithonia/St. Mtn area, its pretty nice. Both areas have there ups and downs. It's not a cultural and racial haven but what area in GA is. It would be nice if there was more of a mix but I think that will come in time.
Nice to see my alma mater Santa Monice High School in Santa Monica, CA checking in at #203!
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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Hello everyone,
I am currently residing in New York and am considering moving to Stonemountain or Decatur.The reason why I chose these two places is because I have familiy that lives in both and want me to be near them.I was considering moving to The Park at Hairston complex in Stonemountain and as for Decatur not sure yet?I have 3 children ages 10,8,and 6,and 2 of my kids needs extensive medical care.I also noticed that Stonemountain is near a good medical facility that can treat my kids.Does anyone have any advice or suggestions.I don't want to move anywhere two expensive but I do want a neighborhood that is nice,with good schools and a good hospital for my children.Any information is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/Miami
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Visit this link to view Dekalb school information... http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ReportingFW.aspx?PageReq=111&PID=62&PTID=213&CountyId=644


I'd take some of the opinions about Dekalb with a grain of salt. Based on some of the descriptions of Stone Mountain/Decatur/Lithonia you would think there were gang shootouts and prostitution on every corner... nothing could be further from the truth. There is plenty of affordable housing and safe areas in Stone Mountain. Some of the opinions about this area are just flat out wrong.

If you need more info, just let me know.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:33 AM
 
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If it were me, and I don't know specifics about the area, I would try and look in the Tucker area -- specifically the Smoke Rise, Brockett, and Midvale areas, if the apartments are nice enough. It isn't far to Decatur or St. Mountain or Egleston's children hospital.

These are stronger schools, in many ways, than many of the schools further south. To start with, they are smaller, which is great for elementary schools.

May I ask how your children's health care needs are covered? Georgia has become a very difficult state for families that need assistance with health care.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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The reason being is not that I don't want to be around just all Black people, I am BLACK myself! But I'm from California where I'm used to more diversity in all walks of life. I went to Santa Monica High School and the racial breakdown when I graduated in 1998 was; 40% White, 20% Hispanic, 15% Black, 15% Asian, 5% Pacific Islander/Native American, 5% Arabic. I like to live in communities that mirror that or close to It & most communities in Atlanta just don't do it for me.
Don't feel bad because I know where you are coming from. I have so much respect for the wealthy blacks in lithonia/stonemountain and what they have accomplished but I could not live around blacks only. I prefer diversity which is what I grew up. I had white, asian, mexican, and black neighbors and that is how I would prefer it for life.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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The reason being is not that I don't want to be around just all Black people, I am BLACK myself! But I'm from California where I'm used to more diversity in all walks of life. I went to Santa Monica High School and the racial breakdown when I graduated in 1998 was; 40% White, 20% Hispanic, 15% Black, 15% Asian, 5% Pacific Islander/Native American, 5% Arabic. I like to live in communities that mirror that or close to It & most communities in Atlanta just don't do it for me.
Umm, you do realize you are in Atlanta? While I understand and admire your preference, your odds of finding an area like that are as good as finding me at Bulldogs.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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Thanks JAYROCKTEAM for that,I was actually starting to have second doubts about moving at all.I have 3 kids and I just want a better life for them and myself.Like stated I chose those two place because of family.I actually have someone who lives in The Park at Hairston and she loves it,that's why I wanted to hear another opinion on it.The complex is a affordable housing complex that was named Lake Pointe.when i read about Lake Pointe I heard terrible things about it but I can't seem to find anything on it now with its new name.I will definetly check out the other areas.what about Snellville or Lawrenceville?
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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After family issues are out of the way, the next thing to consider is the commute to work and location of your place of worship - because shopping centers are about every 5 miles or so. Grayson/Loganville/Walton county area has a lot to offer as far as space, value and diversity. Lots of growth. Good mix of people and they are embracing diversity - unlike many of the surrounding areas how are just reacting...... (my 2 cents) It's quiet and family oriented. Appox. 45 min commute to downtown Atlanta. A good indication of the make up and temperment of the community for diversity is to check out their Chamber of Commerce and types of community activities.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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If you are looking the for the "black thing" then you will find it out there. I dont know another area that is so far from the city, has as much wealth and yet the schools are horrible. I mean horrible. Please go to schooldigger.com and check them out for yourself. This school ranks in the bottom 10th percent in a state that ranks second to last in the nation. I mean I have alway been told that supidity had nothing to do with race, it was all about money and "inter-city" life. But I still dont get why with the money and "education" these people cant get it right. Come on, what else do you need?? Please stay in your area and good luck
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