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Old 04-26-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Intown is too expensive to live anywhere that is safe with good schools. This is good for young people or " DINKS" but not people who have school aged kids.
Well, what about all the families with kids who are living in those neighborhoods now? A lot of people move into the city specifically for the high quality schools.

 
Old 04-26-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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No one is interested in putting their kids in a social experiment.
It's not a "social experiment" to put your kid in an up and coming school. Schools are as good as the families who participate in them and it's really that simple.

If you stay involved and make sure your child is getting what he or she needs and is doing the work, being part of a rising institution can be an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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Intown is too expensive to live anywhere that is safe with good schools. This is good for young people or " DINKS" but not people who have school aged kids.
If it's too expensive for you, that's fine...but don't project that onto everyone else. Many, many people prefer to pay more for living in the city and if they had children will seek out the best school district that they can afford.

"Too expensive" depends on the person.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 03:04 PM
 
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Well, what about all the families with kids who are living in those neighborhoods now? A lot of people move into the city specifically for the high quality schools.
They can afford it obviously. Not everyone can afford a half-million + home.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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It's not a "social experiment" to put your kid in an up and coming school. Schools are as good as the families who participate in them and it's really that simple.

If you stay involved and make sure your child is getting what he or she needs and is doing the work, being part of a rising institution can be an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience.
It is a social experiment because there is not proof the schools will improve quick enough to benefit these pioneers. It is a risk.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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If it's too expensive for you, that's fine...but don't project that onto everyone else. Many, many people prefer to pay more for living in the city and if they had children will seek out the best school district that they can afford.

"Too expensive" depends on the person.
The average income of Atlanta ( much less the country) doesn't warrant the ability to pay for a $400,000 - $1,000,000+ home. So no, most people can't afford to live intown in safe areas with good schools.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Surprised to see Midtown rents are the highest in the whole metro area. Atlanta is seriously following the path of NYC to where Midtown will almost or become more important than Downtown itself. Downtown hasn't had a big development that has changed it's overall skyline in nearly 20 years. Midtown skyline has change dramatically in the last 10 years. More companies and developments are eyeing Midtown....almost none in downtown... Sad to see.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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Surprised to see Midtown rents are the highest in the whole metro area. Atlanta is seriously following the path of NYC to where Midtown will almost or become more important than Downtown itself. Downtown hasn't had a big development that has changed it's overall skyline in nearly 20 years. Midtown skyline has change dramatically in the last 10 years. More companies and developments are eyeing Midtown....almost none in downtown... Sad to see.
Allen Plaza changed the skyline a good bit, especially coming into the city from the north side.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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The average income of Atlanta ( much less the country) doesn't warrant the ability to pay for a $400,000 - $1,000,000+ home. So no, most people can't afford to live intown in safe areas with good schools.
What are you talking about? I'm not sure why the average salary in Atlanta is even part of this discussion. Your statements have nothing to do with this thread topic.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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What are you talking about? I'm not sure why the average salary in Atlanta is even part of this discussion. Your statements have nothing to do with this thread topic.
Why the hell did you respond to me in the first place then? Move along.
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