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Old 03-08-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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Hi everyone!

I just got picked up for an airline job in Atlanta. I am looking to move in on the 19th or 20th. I am wondering what areas or complexes the community suggests.
1. Budget 500 to 510
2. House/Condo/Townhome? Don't care.
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home) I will be commuting to Hartsfield daily.
4. Children None
5. Suburban or Urban. Either or. Just looking for clean, safe, maintained, and safe. Commute is not a problem. I drive trucks now...a 30 to 45min commute is nothing!
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not? If I have quickish access to the rail line, I will use it occasionally. Not a deal breaker if I don't.
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood. Is safe a demographic?
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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3. Just so you know I think the City (Atlanta) just passed a law requiring everyone to Call it:

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Not just Hartsfield....
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:10 PM
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Hopefully, your budget is with a roommate.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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Is that 500/month to rent or 500k to purchase?
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:33 PM
 
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You can find an apartment for that amount but it's not going to be in the safest area
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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East Point, College park or Hapeville are your best bet. East Point and College park are on the rail line, Hapeville isn't, but the airport is pretty much within walking distance. The kicker though is your monthly rent budget. There is not much in SAFE housing in that price range. The neighborhood might be safe if it is a rental house, but definitely not if it is a townhome or apartment complex.

Actually I do know of one house that is in a safe neighborhood that typically rents at that level. It's not the best house at all, and there has been difficulty with the owner keeping good tenants in there, but that is based on her renter choices and her pricepoint. She is currently fixing it up though, so it might be a possibility. Message me if you want to give it a shot, and I will see if I can contact her.

If you are a flight attendant or pilot, there are "crashpads" sprinkled through those cities, which basically consist of a room and bathroom access - but folks who open their home to crashpads, typically won't accept other types of airport employees.

What I would suggest is asking your company if they have any kind of employee networking site or group. That's the best for finding residential in your pricerange or a roommate situation that has a similar lifestyle.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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I was starting to notice the 500 a month wasn't going to put me in the safest areas. I think I can do up to 600 a month.

I'm not a pilot or FA so crashpads are out and I have been considering a room mate or sublease, but after factoring in storage for my collective crap, I end up spending more than just an apartment.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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FYI - found this webpage today. Some of the listings are more flexible:

https://www.mycrewguide.com/commuters.php?disp=10
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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3. Just so you know I think the City (Atlanta) just passed a law requiring everyone to Call it:

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Not just Hartsfield....
He's in the industry. It's ATL. And no, IATA doesn't allow "The" prefixes.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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I suggest the Forest Park area for a rental home (not apartment!) There are many cute cozy little mid-century ranches available for reasonable prices. The community is diverse with a large Hispanic component, and the neighborhoods are safe and quiet, especially away from the apartment complexes along Jonesboro road and Old Dixie. If you do not have a car, there is bus service to the East Point MARTA station two stops north of the airport. To be close to the bus line, I would recommend somewhere off the northern ends of Ash Street or Phillips Drive right before they cross Forest Parkway into downtown Forest Park, or on one of the cozy streets off of North Avenue just north of Forest Park's downtown area.
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