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Old 03-03-2015, 10:51 AM
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It is your complete assumption not grouned in anything factual that the BelltLine is not what it was designed to be.
Which is according to The BeltLine website is:





Now what about that is NOT something going on is not clear?Hardly a 'zero" sum game.
If you've got a poor crime ridden run down drug infested neighborhood, the Beltline trail and parks will merely be poor crime ridden run down sections of trail and park that most people will avoid.

If you've got an area that's already showing signs of rejuvenation, it will accelerate those positive changes.

Merely putting a trail and parks (or even a light rail) does nothing by itself. There are some pretty run down areas with MARTA stops that haven't improved in 40 years and may have gone down.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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If you've got a poor crime ridden run down drug infested neighborhood, the Beltline trail and parks will merely be poor crime ridden run down sections of trail and park that most people will avoid.

If you've got an area that's already showing signs of rejuvenation, it will accelerate those positive changes.

Merely putting a trail and parks (or even a light rail) does nothing by itself. There are some pretty run down areas with MARTA stops that haven't improved in 40 years and may have gone down.

Like where?
The city of Atlanta has improved in almost every are there is a MARTA stop.The only exception I can think of is HE Holmes and Bankhead.Even those areas have not gotten worse
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:37 AM
 
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Are Vine City,English Ave, and Castleberry Hill considered Beltline neighborhoods?
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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Sky rocket even more than now. thats just the way it is i doubt west end will be called that in the next 15 yrs
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:29 PM
 
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I am now under contract for a home in historic West End on Peeples Street. I currently live in Peoplestown. Though it seems like Peoplestown is A LITTLE further along (maybe due to its proximity to Grant Park), I'm excited about the potential move to West End. There are some fantastic looking homes and the area has "better bones" than Peoplestown IMO with the Marta Station, Beltline, and commercial district.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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I am now under contract for a home in historic West End on Peeples Street. I currently live in Peoplestown. Though it seems like Peoplestown is A LITTLE further along (maybe due to its proximity to Grant Park), I'm excited about the potential move to West End. There are some fantastic looking homes and the area has "better bones" than Peoplestown IMO with the Marta Station, Beltline, and commercial district.

Welcome to the neighborhood. I hope to meet you at our monthly neighborhood meetings at the library. Peeples is filled with some of the most beautiful historic homes in Atlanta. I just wish we can get some more retail in the area.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:53 PM
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Like where?
The city of Atlanta has improved in almost every are there is a MARTA stop.The only exception I can think of is HE Holmes and Bankhead.Even those areas have not gotten worse
The southern stops to East Point, the western stops. Several stops on the eastern line has declined since the 80s-see Avondale/Indian Creek. In other words, about 50% of the path of MARTA.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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The southern stops to East Point, the western stops. Several stops on the eastern line has declined since the 80s-see Avondale/Indian Creek. In other words, about 50% of the path of MARTA.
You don't seem to go to these places often because that is so no true that it is embarrassing. I have friends in these areas, so frequent all of those areas on a regular basis. Just as Afonega1 said, HH Holmes and Bankhead are the only truly sketch stops along MARTA these days. Your perspective is so myopic and prejudiced about these areas because of their obviously black demographics that you are telling on yourself. Please just stick to the white sides of town if you don't know much about these majority black areas because this is getting downright ridiculous. Channel 2, FOX5 only want you to think these areas are worse than they actually are because they have an agenda.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:32 PM
 
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My wife and I use HE Homes pretty often, we drive their from the Cascade area and park, theirs always a Marta police in the parking lot and in the station, even though its not the best looking station we feel safe, never had any issues their.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:43 PM
 
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The southern stops to East Point, the western stops. Several stops on the eastern line has declined since the 80s-see Avondale/Indian Creek. In other words, about 50% of the path of MARTA.
I wasn't around during the 80s so I can't say whether the other areas have declined, but the Avondale Station area (which is actually in the city of Decatur) is about to be a hotbed of development. Tons of apartments, apparently a grocery store, lots of retail. Did you mean the Kensington stop?
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