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Old 06-18-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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I think its a little excessive. The one by me, Byrnwick puts all of the high schools. There are about 10 or so and listed underneath is the High School. I think all but two kids went to the same school. All but one went to private school. Pretty sad. Remember when everyone in the hood went to the same school, neighborhood kids were lifelong friends. Now everyone is split up. Kids can't go outside to play without adult supervision 24/7. Different time.
 
Old 06-18-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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These BRTs are getting out of control. Time to mandate a "no banner" policy in the state of Georgia.
 
Old 06-18-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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...The one by me, Byrnwick puts all of the high schools. There are about 10 or so and listed underneath is the High School. I think all but two kids went to the same school. All but one went to private school. Pretty sad. Remember when everyone in the hood went to the same school, neighborhood kids were lifelong friends. Now everyone is split up. Kids can't go outside to play without adult supervision 24/7. Different time.

Totally agree with you. Very sad.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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I think its a little excessive. The one by me, Byrnwick puts all of the high schools. There are about 10 or so and listed underneath is the High School. I think all but two kids went to the same school. All but one went to private school. Pretty sad. Remember when everyone in the hood went to the same school, neighborhood kids were lifelong friends. Now everyone is split up. Kids can't go outside to play without adult supervision 24/7. Different time.
Actually, all of the kids in my neighborhood except for 1 family go to our neighborhood school, and there are tons of kids playing outside all the time, without adult supervision.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Actually, all of the kids in my neighborhood except for 1 family go to our neighborhood school, and there are tons of kids playing outside all the time, without adult supervision.
I think it just depends where the neighborhood is and where it is in it's life cycle.

The neighborhood I grew up in was full of kids when I was a really little (my sister was 12 years older than me.. she probably represented the peak age for kids in the neighborhood).

It appears the neighborhood was newly built in the 70s and many young couples moved in, had kids roughly within the same decade, and the neighborhood was full of activity. There were always some parents home from work keeping a peeking eye on the streets and many kids playing everywhere. I remember Halloween's in particular. We would walk block by block and there were always kids everywhere. It was also a large neighborhood and people would drive their kids to it from smaller ones for trick-or-treating.

By the time I graduated high school there were far fewer kids on the streets, more parents were both working, parents weren't watching their children from the windows anymore, and most all of the trick-or-treaters disappeared. We were able to easily count the number that came to our door.

Many of the homes are currently filled by retirees w/o kids that never moved back out. A few homes did in fact re-sell to newer younger couples, but at a much smaller rate. I can see how these parents would want to keep a greater eye on their children in that neighborhood now. You don't see as many kids, as many parents walking around or poking their heads out the door from time to time, and it feels more like a ghost town during the day. Don't get me wrong it really isn't dangerous at all... its just really quiet with not many people out and about.

I suspect with the great housing sell off from the baby boomer generation dying off or choosing to move to senior housing will cause the youth of the neighborhood to rebound, but probably never to the initial levels when it was mostly full of young baby boomer families.

When I look at the ARC demographic mapping data... that section of Gwinnett Co. the neighborhood is in indeed is getting older. However, when I look at the newer neighborhoods closer to Collins Hill, Suwannee, etc... you see a much younger demographic and I suspect many of those neighborhoods function more like the neighborhood I grew up in did throughout the 1980s.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Actually, all of the kids in my neighborhood except for 1 family go to our neighborhood school, and there are tons of kids playing outside all the time, without adult supervision.
What's sad is, this is almost seen as the exception now, rather than the norm.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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What's sad is, this is almost seen as the exception now, rather than the norm.
Yes, you are correct. In our old (totally safe) neighborhood (not in ATL) I was chastised for letting my 6-yr. old and a friend play in the front yard while I was in the house. Ridiculous IMO. I am very thankful for our current location!
 
Old 06-20-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Yes, you are correct. In our old (totally safe) neighborhood (not in ATL) I was chastised for letting my 6-yr. old and a friend play in the front yard while I was in the house. Ridiculous IMO. I am very thankful for our current location!
Which is just stupid on their part. I remember playing with my brother in my mostly-unfenced backyard with very little supervision. Absolutely nothing bad came as a result except the occasional fight.
 
Old 06-22-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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I never saw them until moving here as well...

They do not bother me though.

To let a "sign" bother you is just a "sign" that you are a jerk!
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