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Old 07-02-2012, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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How many threads are you going to pollute with this same line of questioning?
Thank You!

I like how they ignore any suggestions anybody gives them!
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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Yeah, we know the hipsters like the area, but is it also attracting Paul who is a project manager at Home Depot and his wife Sarah, who works in accounts receivable at Price Waterhouse?
I've got a couple handfuls of friends and family that live in the area. None of them have ironic beards, hats, or skinny jeans. Most are white-collar types, with the remainder being made up of a couple teachers and small business owners.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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None were given that meet the criteria.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Check "Hard to Please 1st Time Buyers" then "Suburb or City for Atlanta Duo"

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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I'm not so sure if all of this is yet appealing to normal everyday young families.

I mean, it might, but the article did pick to feature a man with an ironic beard wearing an ironic hat who works at an ironic brewing company.

Yeah, we know the hipsters like the area, but is it also attracting Paul who is a project manager at Home Depot and his wife Sarah, who works in accounts receivable at Price Waterhouse?
This year's Kirkwood Home Tour featured the home of an accountant for Coca-Cola (among other professionals)...
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I live in Kirkwood and I'm a white-collar professional, as is DH. He has a beard, but it's not ironic.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:28 AM
 
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Major changes afoot in intown schools.

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Over the past few years, demographic shifts have also begun to show up in the Atlanta Public Schools, which are starting to look more like the city as a whole.

Historically, whites in the city of Atlanta have been underrepresented in the school system. In the year 2000, non-hispanic whites represented 31% of the city’s population. However, only 7% of students were white.

Recently, that has started to change. Over the past 10 years, growth in white student share outpaced growth in white population share by 4 to 1, with white student share growing 71% from 2000 to 2010. This appears to be the result of 3 concurrent trends.

North and East Atlanta neighborhoods, which are majority white, have experienced a baby boom with kindergarten enrollment in elementary schools increasing significantly.

Parents are choosing to stay in the public school system for middle school. APS middle schools Inman and Sutton have seen steady increases in the number of white students attending the schools.

In southeast Atlanta, and west Midtown/Buckhead, white parents are choosing to enroll their children in local elementary schools.

Three elementary schools have undergone particularly large demographic changes in the past few years. They are: Toomer Elementary, Bolton Academy, and Parkside Elementary.

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Grading Atlanta • Three Atlanta Schools to Watch
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Toomer covers the entire 30317 zip code area, that ranked 7th in the nation as the fastest growing white zip code. Changing races should not mean anything, but when it comes to schools, some parents see color and think a majority black school is bad. These changes to Toomer will carry over to Coan and then Jackson as parents in 30317 have shown and pledged backing the local public schools. I think this corner of Atlanta is showing the changes that mirrored Mary-Lin and Inman in the 1990's.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Toomer covers the entire 30317 zip code area, that ranked 7th in the nation as the fastest growing white zip code. Changing races should not mean anything, but when it comes to schools, some parents see color and think a majority black school is bad. These changes to Toomer will carry over to Coan and then Jackson as parents in 30317 have shown and pledged backing the local public schools. I think this corner of Atlanta is showing the changes that mirrored Mary-Lin and Inman in the 1990's.
But cqholt, whilst I admire your optimism, 30317 has Drew Charter serving the neighborhoodm which is an issue that those 90's Inman parents never had. Drew has topped the charts for performance and is now fighting for the right to become a K-12 school. Considering it almost exclusively serves Kirkwood and East Lake, don't you think you will have a hard time getting involved Kirkwood parents to choose any other public school option, particularly when it comes to middle school? It seems to be the elephant in the room no one wants to discuss..
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Toomer covers the entire 30317 zip code area, that ranked 7th in the nation as the fastest growing white zip code. Changing races should not mean anything, but when it comes to schools, some parents see color and think a majority black school is bad. These changes to Toomer will carry over to Coan and then Jackson as parents in 30317 have shown and pledged backing the local public schools. I think this corner of Atlanta is showing the changes that mirrored Mary-Lin and Inman in the 1990's.

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