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Old 04-09-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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Hey everyone,

For those of you who are currently or have recently been residents of Riverside, Whittier Mill and/or Bolton area, how does this area feel on a daily basis, especially with regards to running errands, etc? Let me explain what I mean:

In my current neighborhood of East Lake, I can walk my dogs and look at gorgeous houses and streets throughout East Lake, Kirkwood, Oakhurst and Midway Woods. I enjoy having a pretty large area I can roam about in while feeling safe/comfortable. (I don't really walk at night though.) Is this possible in that area?

The Kroger is very close by, but I do most of my shopping at Dekalb Farmers Market. I know it's a pretty unique place, but are there any close by places to get better produce and ethnic options than a Kroger/Publix etc?

When you leave the neighborhood, more often than not do you have to drive down sketchy/industrial/ugly streets? Or are surrounding main streets fairly well kept?

Please chime in with anything else you think I might need to know. I know a lot of statistics and numbers about the area, and I've driven through, but I'm most interested in what it FEELS like to live there. Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:52 PM
 
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It is a very fragmented area due to railroads, river, and industrial buildings. As a result, the feel is going to change depending on which part you live. I would say that the distinct neighborhoods are generally walkable and safe. There are always people walking around our neighborhood. Now, as far as being walkable to anything interesting (e.g. shopping, dining, bars), it is definitely not. In fact, those types of amenities are sorely lacking over here. There is no farmers market. There are very few dining/drinking spots in these neighborhoods. If you want that, you have to go over to West Midtown or Smyrna. There are many plans to build these things, which never seem to come to fruition. One benefit of the underdevelopment is that is very quiet over here. I like it because it is quiet, yet close to many things in the city. You have the proximity of the city, without the city headaches.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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Thanks space cadet for your thoughts.

Anyone else?
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