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Old 04-13-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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Being transfer points makes it easier for criminals to blend in as a lot of people are waiting. But, of course, 5 Points is a pretty sketchy area.

Note that #2 is Kensington. There was a lot of nonsense about how wonderful that area is on another thread. It had more crimes than Oakland City or West End.

The 3 apartment complexes within walking distance form Kensington, have rent that start around $500 a month, so you already know the type of crowd that will be walking around that area. I visited someone at the 2 of those complexes there is no way ever I would live either of those ever. Also the apartments by kensginton and redan rd will end up taking a bus to kensington or indian creek and many of the apartments on Memorial drive, Mountain Industrial Blvd and Central Drive end up at Kensington as well.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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Yet it is a busy station.
You know what....I don't think it is (sure I read it before but this is the only list I can find from way back in 2011) Be interested to see more recent numbers....I'd guess that Midtown in particular gets much higher entries now.

Name of MARTA station - average weekday entries (2011)
  • Five Points- 23,528
  • Airport - 11,365
  • College Park - 9,507
  • Lindbergh Center - 9,037
  • Peachtree Center - 7,979
  • H. E. Holmes - 7,717
  • Kensington - 7,005
  • West End - 6,946
  • Arts Center - 6,866
  • North Springs - 6,203
  • North Avenue - 6,179
  • Indian Creek - 5,840
  • Midtown - 5,585
  • Avondale - 5,506
  • Doraville - 5,424
  • East Point - 5,388
  • Oakland City - 5,229
  • Georgia State - 4,883
  • Decatur - 4,489
  • Chamblee - 3,956
  • Lenox - 3,714
  • Dunwoody - 3,454
  • Inman Park/Reynoldstown - 3,098
  • Civic Center - 2,829
  • Brookhaven/ Oglethorpe U. - 2,820
  • Sandy Springs - 2,662
  • West Lake - 2,524
  • Buckhead - 2,515
  • Dome/GWCC/Philips/CNN - 2,379
  • Ashby - 2,233
  • Lakewood/Ft. McPherson - 2,056
  • Bankhead - 2,037
  • King Memorial - 2,001
  • Garnett - 1,812
  • Medical Center - 1,764
  • Vine City - 1,691
  • Edgewood/ Candler Park - 1,376
  • East Lake - 1,150
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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You know what....I don't think it is (sure I read it before but this is the only list I can find from way back in 2011) Be interested to see more recent numbers....I'd guess that Midtown in particular gets much higher entries now.

Name of MARTA station - average weekday entries (2011)
  • Five Points- 23,528
  • Airport - 11,365
  • College Park - 9,507
  • Lindbergh Center - 9,037
  • Peachtree Center - 7,979
  • H. E. Holmes - 7,717
  • Kensington - 7,005
  • West End - 6,946
  • Arts Center - 6,866
  • North Springs - 6,203
  • North Avenue - 6,179
  • Indian Creek - 5,840
  • Midtown - 5,585
  • Avondale - 5,506
  • Doraville - 5,424
  • East Point - 5,388
  • Oakland City - 5,229
  • Georgia State - 4,883
  • Decatur - 4,489
  • Chamblee - 3,956
  • Lenox - 3,714
  • Dunwoody - 3,454
  • Inman Park/Reynoldstown - 3,098
  • Civic Center - 2,829
  • Brookhaven/ Oglethorpe U. - 2,820
  • Sandy Springs - 2,662
  • West Lake - 2,524
  • Buckhead - 2,515
  • Dome/GWCC/Philips/CNN - 2,379
  • Ashby - 2,233
  • Lakewood/Ft. McPherson - 2,056
  • Bankhead - 2,037
  • King Memorial - 2,001
  • Garnett - 1,812
  • Medical Center - 1,764
  • Vine City - 1,691
  • Edgewood/ Candler Park - 1,376
  • East Lake - 1,150
As of 2011 you're right. I was basing my opinion on the number of riders I witnessed use the station on my 4 year commute.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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As of 2011 you're right. I was basing my opinion on the number of riders I witnessed use the station on my 4 year commute.
Interesting how perception differs with actual's eh?

I use Inman Park and Brookhaven stations regularly and would have thought they would be much further up the (admittedly outdated) table.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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This is good info...thanks for posting cq. Hopefully the demolition of those apartments on Morosgo will help cut down on the crime around the Lindbergh station.
Like one's behind Home Depot? While they are ugly and jam packed with extremely low income residents/immigrants, I haven't perceived that complex adding to the crime in that area. Panhandlers seem to the worst that neighborhood has to offer, and they don't live in those apartments.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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Note that #2 is Kensington. There was a lot of nonsense about how wonderful that area is on another thread. It had more crimes than Oakland City or West End.

I think the highest praise heaped upon Kensington in that thread was that it was "not scary." That was in response to a poster who indicated that both Kensington and Avondale (one of the "safest in the system," according to the article) station areas were "pretty scary."
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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I'm surprised at the relative safety of the bankhead station.

Seems like there's a formula in here somewhere that probably includes: daily ridership, security presence, surroundings (ie lower/higher income area), appearance of the facilities. I'm sure there are other variables too.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I'm surprised at the relative safety of the bankhead station.

Seems like there's a formula in here somewhere that probably includes: daily ridership, security presence, surroundings (ie lower/higher income area), appearance of the facilities. I'm sure there are other variables too.
Have you ever been to Bankhead? There is nothing around there but open fields.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:00 PM
 
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I'm surprised no one has noticed that the "most dangerous" station in the entire system, Five Points, the one that is supposedly "sketchy" and "scary," had 41 reported crimes in 2014—fewer than one per week.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Like one's behind Home Depot? While they are ugly and jam packed with extremely low income residents/immigrants, I haven't perceived that complex adding to the crime in that area. Panhandlers seem to the worst that neighborhood has to offer, and they don't live in those apartments.
Exactly. The residents there hardly contribute to local crime at all. I've been very familiar with this neighborhood for many years.

These are mostly long-term, Latino immigrants that are being displaced to places much less transit accessible. That doesn't help anyone, but the neighborhood does need a major grocery store. It's a very mixed outcome, in my opinion. And I despise Fuqua's entire approach to development, in every part of town.
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