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Old 11-27-2007, 04:51 PM
 
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I lined up a house that is near the federal prison system in ATL. The landlord told me its a pretty run down area so I'm a little concerned. However I'm single 27 years old so I don't need to live in a burb thats real family oriented either. Any thoughts on that part of town would be appreciated.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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There ARE some rundown areas near the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. SOME of the areas are revitalizing (mostly the ones near Grant Park), but other areas not so much. Obviously, I don't know where your specific apartment is, but it would give me pause if the landlord is telling you it is a "pretty rundown area." As a young single guy, I agree you don't need a total family-friendly area to live in. But even then, there is run down and there is RUN DOWN. If you haven't had a chance to scope out the apartment in advance, I would make sure you have a month-to-month lease so you can find new digs if this apartment doesn't suit you.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I would not live over there but it is not as bad as some other parts of town. And they got a decent BBQ joint over there.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Orange, California
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I would not live over there but it is not as bad as some other parts of town. And they got a decent BBQ joint over there.
True. I think it's called Harold's. Cheap and good.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:30 AM
 
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If the landlord says it's rundown, run! Most landlords will tell you that a rentla in the worst slum in town is a "luxury unit", so this one's being extremely honest. Unless you're in truly dire straits, I'd look elsewhere.

And yes, Harold's has some good BBQ- that's the only reason to head to that part of town....
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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We've had a lot of burglaries in Grant Park recently, particularly south of the railroad tracks - which includes this area near the Fed Pen. Most of the burglaries are the "smash and grab" type. Windows and/or doors kicked in and whatever they see they can pick-up fast and dash. Still, I would invest in a good security system. Dogs used to be a deterrent, but a friend of mine's dog was shot just the other day during a botched robbery attempt.

Last edited by nu2u; 11-29-2007 at 08:28 AM.. Reason: typo
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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get a machine gun. I drove over there to look at a home for sale and didn't even pull in the drive way. It was pretty scary.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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Yummmm, Harold's. Best barbeque in the city. Always a parking lot full of Lexus, Mercedes, BMWs from all the lawyers stopping in for lunch.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the comments, I found a place in Decatur instead.
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