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Old 12-19-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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Hey Guys,

I'm looking to move over from NYC, could someone tell me if there is something wrong with this neighborhood? I see this listing and the price seems way too low, but I can't really tell anything about this neighborhood:
6820 Gallant Cir SE # 2, Mableton, GA 30126 is For Sale - Zillow

We also like this home, but can't tell if this is a safe neighborhood as well:
3862 Felton Hill Road Southwest #5, Smyrna GA For Sale | Trulia.com

Please provide any tips regarding the safe areas of Smyrna. I read that the general Smyrna is safe, but are there any parts I would want to avoid?
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Old 12-20-2014, 06:58 AM
 
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Others will chime in but they look totally different in terms of finishes, materials, space, number of bedrooms. Which do you prefer? Is the first a foreclosed property now being resold or just more of a starter home than the second? These considerations can affect price. There are two bedroom townhomes under 100k all over the city so I'm not particularly shocked at the price.
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Old 12-20-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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Others will chime in but they look totally different in terms of finishes, materials, space, number of bedrooms. Which do you prefer? Is the first a foreclosed property now being resold or just more of a starter home than the second? These considerations can affect price. There are two bedroom townhomes under 100k all over the city so I'm not particularly shocked at the price.

We're looking for a 2-3 bedroom townhome, around 1200 sq foot or a little more/less. We do not need a 2000+ sq foot home. We prefer something a little newer (2000+ construction) and that is probably the only requirement we have.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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Could anybody else please comment about Parkview Commons?

I'm looking at the crime history on Trulia, and it looks like a terrible neighborhood:
11/18/2014
Burglary
BURGLARY - FORCED ENTRY-RESIDENCE
11/14/2014
Theft
ENTERING AUTO
11/09/2014
Theft
THEFT OF VEHICLE/AUTOMOBILE
11/02/2014
Burglary
BURGLARY ATTEMPT -ATTEMPTED FORCIBLE ENTRY
10/26/2014
Robbery
ROBBERY-STREET-GUN
10/26/2014
Robbery
ROBBERY-STREET-GUN
10/21/2014
Theft
ENTERING AUTO
10/17/2014
Theft
THEFT OF VEHICLE/AUTOMOBILE
10/16/2014
Theft
ENTERING AUTO
10/16/2014
Theft
ENTERING AUTO
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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Could anybody else please comment about Parkview Commons?

I'm looking at the crime history on Trulia, and it looks like a terrible neighborhood:
11/18/2014
Burglary
BURGLARY - FORCED ENTRY-RESIDENCE
11/14/2014
Theft
ENTERING AUTO
11/09/2014
Theft
THEFT OF VEHICLE/AUTOMOBILE
11/02/2014
Burglary
BURGLARY ATTEMPT -ATTEMPTED FORCIBLE ENTRY
10/26/2014
Robbery
ROBBERY-STREET-GUN
10/26/2014
Robbery
ROBBERY-STREET-GUN
10/21/2014
Theft
ENTERING AUTO
10/17/2014
Theft
THEFT OF VEHICLE/AUTOMOBILE
10/16/2014
Theft
ENTERING AUTO
10/16/2014
Theft
ENTERING AUTO
The rule of thumb in Mableton is to stay north of Veterans Memorial Highway. There are a few decent communities nearby along Queens Mill just north of Mableton Pkwy. But Parkview Commons is south of Mableton Pkwy. Anything that far south is the ghetto of Cobb County. If you don't mind the high crime, the bad schools, and the culture you would find in that sort of neighborhood then go for it. It seems like you're finding out for yourself that you get what you pay for and things are usually cheap for multiple reasons. I can not stress enough though that this part of Mableton and further south to Six Flags Dr. and Factory Shoals is the very worst, most high crime, most apathetic part of Cobb County. I would actually say that townhouse is overpriced a bit.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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Alright, Warmlikeyy, here's my 2 cents: I am not familiar with that townhouse development, but I grew up in Mableton, and as a general rule I would not live on that side of Veterans Memorial (or "Bankhead" as it was known then.) I feel a little defensive when people (in real life or on the forums) bash Mableton--it does have some nice areas, and, of course, it's my 'hometown'--but truthfully, that part of Mableton, south of Veterans Memorial was really sad and depressing 15-20 years ago. And I can understand why other people have such a negative opinion of it. I would not live there as an adult, with a family. Even as a single investor, I can't imagine those townhomes are going to show any appreciation. I believe you would have a very hard time selling it.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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Yah, that is not a good area of Mableton. If you go 3 miles up Queen Mill it's a lot nicer. There are some nice townhomes; however they are probably starting in the low 200's. The price you see is accurate. The main reason is there is a mobile home park about 1/8 mile north; just go to Google maps and you will see it.
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