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Old 08-18-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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I have read numerous news articles and seen several news stories about millennials not being able to afford to buy their first home. (The latest in today's AJC: Millennials stuck renting for years). Well, there is a place 12 miles from downtown Atlanta where you can- Morrow. I urge you to check it out. A nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home can be bought for less than $100,000. There are also subdivisions of new, more expensive homes.

GOOD THINGS ABOUT CLAYTON COUNTY, GA.
Easy (and short) commute to downtown/midtown Atlanta
MARTA bus service (with rail on the way)
Clayton State University
Spivey Hall (world recognized music venue)
Beautiful neighborhoods of mid-century homes with character and affordable prices
A wonderful public library system
Southern Regional Medical Center (an Emory affiliate) and access to top physicians and medical care
State Farmers Market (largest in US)
Museum of Aviation
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Clayton County Library System
Clayton County Water Authority
National Archives
Georgia Archives
An ACCREDITED school system (with charter schools, schools of excellence, and an Arts-magnet middle and high school)
Easy access to Atlanta’s cultural and sport venues
Arts Clayton
Historic Jonesboro
Quaint Rex Mill Village
Clayton County International Park and Atlanta Beach
Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center and Lake Shamrock
Reynolds Nature Preserve
Morrow's PATH System
Southlake Mall and other convenient shopping areas
Great dining options, from national chains to locally owned
Lake Spivey
Safe neighborhoods of affordable housing (really great homes at great prices- best deals in Atlanta. Home prices from below $50,000 to over a million)
Numerous churches of all faiths
Gay-friendly residents and businesses
Numerous parks
Wonderful recreation, leisure department
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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Dont forget Olde Town Morrow.

Exploring the OTP Mess that is Olde Towne Morrow - Epic Fails - Curbed Atlanta
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Old 08-19-2015, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Uh, no.
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:00 AM
 
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Morrow's got a lot going for it.
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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You forgot the Shane Co. Your friend in the diamond business.
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Understand that Morrow does not have the 'buzz', level of activity, or prestige of living intown. Also, it does not have the level of amenities or quality of schools that can be found on northside suburban cities.
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:02 AM
 
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You forgot the Shane Co. Your friend in the diamond business.
And Truett's Grill.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You forgot the Shane Co. Your friend in the diamond business.
O REALLY. It would be nice to have a friend that is also in the diamond business so close by.

I think Morrow is a pretty decent option for a lot of people, but I don't think the Millennial crowd would enjoy it. It's more for young families. Millennials, and just about anyone who could afford a car by any means, aren't going to utilize a bus journey that would probably take well over an hour to get in the city compared to a 20 minute drive. Nobody, outside of people who can't afford a car, has time for that.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:10 AM
 
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And where's my Whole Foods or Trader Joe's? And crime is generally more prevalent south of the city... hate to say it.
I'll pass on ClayCo.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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And where's my Whole Foods or Trader Joe's? And crime is generally more prevalent south of the city... hate to say it.
I'll pass on ClayCo.
Crime more prevalent on the south side? You must be kidding, better check your facts.
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