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Old 10-14-2012, 11:43 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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You think that Midtown and Virginia Highland were the hood in 2002?

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no— but west midtown and east lake sure were.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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I think if all those obnoxious hipsters that have ruined Atlanta
Which part did they ruin? The section-8 housing part or the redneck part? There is almost nothing hip about Atlanta, it seems like they couldn't have done too much damage.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:56 PM
 
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Virginia-Highland.....ghetto.....in 2002?

Wow. You've lost any and all credibility.

That's even dumber than saying in 2002 Vine City was nicer than Buckhead.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:59 AM
 
Location: ATL
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I don't hate on the Beltline, I just think it is silly to compare it to the Perimeter. Maybe if and when the transportation component becomes reality it will have a major transformative impact on how people get from Point A to Point B in the city, but right now it is just a handful of community parks and broken recreation trails. Not exactly a game-changer ... yet.
You were the type I was talking about in my initial post. People giving opinions without visiting the project
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Yes, and most people, especially the ones that do not hang out here, would agree with me.
As a native of adjacent Druid Hills, I can tell you that Virginia-Highland was never 'the hood'. What it was prior to 1975 was a neighborhood with an aging population, a tired retail district and the threat of bisection by an expressway. It's circumstances changed quickly for the better after that year.
Like Midtown, Virginia-Highland's fortunes initially began to rise once they were embraced by the gay community.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Do anybody have any pictures of the old Midtown on street level?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I agree, no telling what Atlanta looks like in just 8-10 years. I think the huge rock quarry park on the Westside has big implications for the city as well if hey build it to Piedmont standards. Barring another housing disaster, there may be a land rush on that side of town.
The Westside Park is the focus for ABI for the next 5 years. It will be bigger than Piedmont Park and encourage development in the area.
Looking Back, Looking Ahead // Atlanta BeltLine
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:05 AM
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No, they were ghetto to the vast majority of the people in the Atlanta area. Sorry bud, you're wrong.
I 100% on your side with regard to the Beltline, but you're dead wrong about VA Highland being ghetto ten years ago. Neither was Midtown. That is simply not a true statement.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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As a native of adjacent Druid Hills, I can tell you that Virginia-Highland was never 'the hood'. What it was prior to 1975 was a neighborhood with an aging population, a tired retail district and the threat of bisection by an expressway. It's circumstances changed quickly for the better after that year.
Like Midtown, Virginia-Highland's fortunes initially began to rise once they were embraced by the gay community.
Absolutely correct.

And the rest of the yuppies weren't far behind.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Which part did they ruin? The section-8 housing part or the redneck part? There is almost nothing hip about Atlanta, it seems like they couldn't have done too much damage.
Exactly, that's what them and their pretentious attitudes so intolerable.
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