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Old 03-02-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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South of Memorial Drive has moved up to south of the Stone Mountain Freeway. Jolly Elementary, Hambrick, Idelwood, Stone Mill--say what you want about school ratings--all score a 1 or a 2 on Great Schools--sort of hard to say that's good (or even average).
Pretty much. The only good parts of Dekalb these days are those near the Druid Hills and Tucker maybe.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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Dekalb is essentially the next Clayton.
That's an exaggeration. DeKalb still has Dunwoody, Decatur proper, Druid Hills, Emory, MARTA rail, etc.--major advantages over Clayton, even a resurgent Clayton.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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That's an exaggeration. DeKalb still has Dunwoody, Decatur proper, Druid Hills, Emory, MARTA rail, etc.--major advantages over Clayton, even a resurgent Clayton.
I agree. DeKalb has many strong areas. All that area around North DeKalb mall is very up and coming.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:06 PM
 
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I have friends who live off of 2nd Avenue east of Atlanta. It doesn't feel that far off from East Atlanta.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Impressive use of figures of speech to fill in the gaps between your ramblings.

Like that....shame it's so true, huh?
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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I wonder what the * stand for, but I have a hunch...

And your prejudicial leanings would be wrong.......rhymes with core but, starts with a "w".....see? Even you can get it wrong too....
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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Impressive use of figures of speech to fill in the gaps between your ramblings.

You know though, when I look at it from 10,000 feet, what probably upsets you is how true it is....did, or did not, CEO Burris Ellis get convicted? Was he a crook or, is it just the other side dumping on him??.....Was Beverly whats-her-name guilty, or not, of the cheating scandal in Atlanta??? Was, the Sherriff elect gunned down by the incumbent Sherriff and posse? Right or wrong on that one???

And that my friend is why people like me call it out. You can't sweep it under the rug and it has become a tradition in Clayton County, the City of Atlanta, and now DeKalb County...the truth is simply the truth....
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
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Dekalb is essentially the next Clayton. Clayton is slowly getting it's act together. Dekalb has seen little to no advancement in over a decade. This is economically and academically. Essentially most of the county is a ghetto with some wealthy enclaves here and there scattered. Lithonia and Stone Mountain used to be middle class and very nice. I remember when people told me when my parents first moved here that "Water's Edge" was an extremely nice subdivision in Stone Mountain/Lithonia. Stone crest Mall was once a nice mall, but now, it hardly has any stores worth note, has no Apple Store(which IMO is how you judge how great a mall is), and the stores are of the typical variety. They even had to put a ban on teenager after a certain time because the crime was high.

Even the Black Middle class is slowly packing their bags and leaving the county.
Sad, but true for most of DeKalb, south of Stone Mountain Freeway!!! Outside of Water's Edge, Southland, Sandstone Estates, maybe a couple other subdivisions, much of that area of DeKalb has gone to the dogs. Those areas I've mentioned are basically like the oasis in a huge desert. Granted, I really don't consider Water's Edge to be South DeKalb geographically, culturally, or economically. It's more economically tied to the US 78 Corridor on the Gwinnett side of Stone Mountain.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:22 PM
 
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South of Memorial Drive has moved up to south of the Stone Mountain Freeway. Jolly Elementary, Hambrick, Idelwood, Stone Mill--say what you want about school ratings--all score a 1 or a 2 on Great Schools--sort of hard to say that's good (or even average).




Also sad, but true. Even the three or four remaining decent subdivisions south of US 78 that I have previously mentioned still suffer from subpar, if not downright bad schools. These bad schools, plus the surrounding neighborhoods really devalue the homes in those few good areas.[
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