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Old 03-10-2014, 01:16 AM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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I would be okay with Druid Hills joining the city of Atlanta if that's what Druid Hills wants.

However, it's hard to see how that would help them. The COA is not exactly known for efficient operations or responsiveness to its taxpayers. Wouldn't they just be jumping from the frying pan into the fire?
I would like to see Druid Hills choose annexation also. It is a wonderful area filled with prized homes and wealthy residents that would contribute to the tax base. As for Atlanta, I think it's vastly improved from days of yore when it was regarded as "Detroit of the South" and Bill Campbell was "Atlanta's Marion Barry."
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:59 AM
 
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I would be okay with Druid Hills joining the city of Atlanta if that's what Druid Hills wants.

However, it's hard to see how that would help them. The COA is not exactly known for efficient operations or responsiveness to its taxpayers. Wouldn't they just be jumping from the frying pan into the fire?
Many believe that Atlanta does Historical Preservation better than DeKalb. The DH Civic Association is in year something of a legal battle over a development.

Atlanta schools appear to be on an upward trend vs DeKalb. In general, Atlanta seems to be in better shape than DeKalb.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:22 AM
 
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It seems very hot right now in East Cobb. Houses under contract for >asking price in 1 day. Anyone looking needs to be ready to move quickly!
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:44 AM
 
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Buckhead is hot also. I am personally aware of at least one condo foreclosure that got more than 20 viewings and went under contract in about 4 days. The Buckhead Atlanta development seems to have given all of the properties in the Garden Hills and surrounding areas of Buckhead a boost already. Prices seem to be up at least 25K on condos.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:22 AM
 
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I would like to see Druid Hills choose annexation also. It is a wonderful area filled with prized homes and wealthy residents that would contribute to the tax base. As for Atlanta, I think it's vastly improved from days of yore when it was regarded as "Detroit of the South" and Bill Campbell was "Atlanta's Marion Barry."
We're doing better but we still don't have any funding for our major parks, sidewalks, playgrounds or pothole repairs. Our water bills are sky high, although Watershed management somehow manages to scrounge up many tens of millions for things like the streetcar and the Old fourth ward park.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:30 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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We're doing better but we still don't have any funding for our major parks, sidewalks, playgrounds or pothole repairs. Our water bills are sky high, although Watershed management somehow manages to scrounge up many tens of millions for things like the streetcar and the Old fourth ward park.
Not sure how Watershed was involved in the streetcar but construction of that park helped to stop the rampant flooding in that area with the park's storm-water detention pond. Great investment IMO.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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The money was going to be spent either way and it was a very clever idea save the city $15 mil versus a traditional storm drain tunnel and we have an awesome park to boot.

I agree the water bills are sky high + 1% of the sales tax also goes towards fixing sewer but lets face it we couldn't continue to absorb federal fines and spew raw sewage all over.


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Our water bills are sky high, although Watershed management somehow manages to scrounge up many tens of millions for things like the streetcar and the Old fourth ward park.
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