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Old 01-29-2013, 10:35 AM
Location: City of Atlanta
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Originally Posted by jeoff View Post
While I would like for it to be true, what recent changes does Summerhill have going for it? Of the once up-and-coming neighborhoods, it is now foreclosure central. I am not trying to be snarky, I really want to know why you are upbeat about Summerhill.
Honestly, I threw it out there without knowing a ton about recent foreclosure activity, etc. Mainly, I put it there because if the proposals for the developments in the Turner Field parking lots ever come to fruition, I think it will become a desirable, lively neighborhood. Especially if the streetcar is built connecting the neighborhood more seamlessly to downtown. I also think it is in a generally prime area for development - it is very close to downtown (bikeable), close to large parks (Grant Park, and the other scattered parks around the neighborhood), close to restaurants (again, Grant Park), and there are old storefronts that could be redeveloped there already. The existing homes are also very nice, and the grid patterns lends itself well to urban development. I bike through there often, and on the outside at least, it seems like a very nice neighborhood. I also don't think safety there is as much a concern as some people think, as compared to say, Peoplestown to its south.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:43 AM
Location: Kirkwood
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The empty parking lots and fans disregard for resident's properties are holding Summerhill back. People would rather have a empty lot except 80 days of the year than build homes on it. Then most of the fans just leave their trash and use residents properties are toilets. Total disrespect for the people that call the area home. The Turner Field development will help turn the area around by making it a destination and livable area year-round.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:11 PM
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My father once owned homes/apartments around Capital Ave. (Summerhill) before the original stadium was built. A bunch of crooked things were going on at the time (urban renewal, the stadium being built etc) and eventually he felt compelled to sell or bulldoze everything. Anyway, I remember going to a Braves game (early 80s I think) and having him trying to park on the one lot that he kept, a guy insited that he had to pay to park on his own lot. The guy told my father that he didn't care who owned the lot, he had to pay. He paid... and sold the lot not too long after that. Looks like the folks who bought in Summerhil in the last 10 years aren't doing any better than my father did.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:46 PM
Location: atlanta
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I've always thought of summerhill being more of an extension of grant park. Most of the original neighbourhood is gone, having been replaced by the stadium and its parking lots. It can't be more than about 5 blocks from grant park (the actual park) to the stadium. It's prime for redevelopment and crime isn't too bad, but I don't know if I'd call what's left a neighbourhood in its own right.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Location: Atlanta
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"The hottest neighborhoods were judged on shrinking inventory and rising prices and sales compared to the rest of the market, and the study also looked at 2012 data to see how those areas have changed."

If you read the article, these were the criteria they used in selecting the 3 areas. I am thrilled to see shrinking inventory.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:41 PM
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Originally Posted by Ant131531 View Post
You obviously didn't understand what I said. I was saying it's pathetic for Atlanta that people making this decided to name suburban cities instead of neighborhoods in the city limits like Virginia Highlands, O4W, Grant Park, etc.
Apparently I didn't. OK.
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