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Old 09-07-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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I may have a job offer in the Atlanta area and I'm considering the city of a Decatur as a possible location to live. Are there any affordable apartments in safe areas? What is the commute like from Decatur to College Park? Is Decatur considered very urban and how does it compare with some other areas near Atlanta. I've been to the Atlanta area several times but never to Decatur. Any information at all would be helpful. Also, what areas of Decatur should be avoided completely?
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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It depends North Decatur is a great area IMO around hwy 285 once you start getting towards I-20 I believe Decatur becomes not as nice as far as Newly updated places to live, homeless people walking around and etc. As far as affordable only you know whats affordable to you
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:03 PM
 
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Why don't you look in the College Park area? I just moved from the "coveted" City of Decatur to a lovely 1930s home in East Point and couldn't be happier. There are lovely vintage homes in East Point, College Park and Hapeville. The people are friendly and open, homes are much less expensive, and my taxes are about 80-90% lower than you'll pay if you live in the Decatur city limits.

If you're wanting to live in Decatur city so your kids can go to the COD schools (paid for by those exorbitant taxes) that's one thing. We don't have kids and finally realized it was stupid for us to pay ~$7,000 a year property tax (3/2 home of 1,800 sq. Ft., some on my street with big new houses were paying $12-14,000 more to live there.)
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