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Old 10-18-2012, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Buckhead
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I would kill to live in Poncey Highland but I don't have a kid. There are alot of familes there.
Will you need an alarm : Yes. Its in Atlanta and Atlanta has alot of crime. I would say yes this is an area where I would have young children the move for better schools later, but would I find a woman that wanted to live there? I am not sure. I agree some of these places are not really Poncey Highland but they are not really that far.

East/Lake Kirkwood : No I would not live there with a kid but I have friends that would disagree.

I also think Poncey Highland would be a pretty good investment. Once you are ready to move for better schools you could sell at a profit i would think if you are getting a good deal.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:07 AM
 
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I also think Poncey Highland would be a pretty good investment. Once you are ready to move for better schools you could sell at a profit i would think if you are getting a good deal.
I dunno, it's already a pretty pricey area. I've scanned some recent listings and you are talking $400-500k for a move-in ready home. Maybe in the high 200's or low 300's for something needing a lot of rehab.

Also . . . Isn't Poncey Highland zoned mostly to Springdale elementary, Inman middlen and Grady High? Those are all near the top of the list for APS options. Not that Atlanta Public Schools is some gold standard, but still, it's tough to do much better and easy to do a lot worse without moving to John's Creek or PTC.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Also . . . Isn't Poncey Highland zoned mostly to Springdale elementary, Inman middlen and Grady High?
yes, the best cluster in APS.
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East/Lake Kirkwood : No I would not live there with a kid but I have friends that would disagree.
There are a lot of families with young kids in both. Toomer E.S. is rapidly improving with a strong PTA and is zoned for both neighborhoods. I would like to hear your concerns why?
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Grady is a pretty good school.

What constitutes a pleasant walk?
For me, it's pretty tree-lined streets with sidewalks that are in good condition. Lack of muggers is a bonus.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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sidewalks that are in good condition
Not many of those in the city. Those hexagon pavers are the worst idea.
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Lack of muggers is a bonus
That's what makes it fun, like being in a haunted house!

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