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Old 08-01-2017, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Clayton white guy View Post
I lived in Morrow my entire life until about five years ago and loved it. Of course you can ask, "If you loved Morrow so much, why did you move?" The answer to that is simple: Five years ago, in the worst housing market in seventy years, we found a MUCH larger home for our family of five in the Lake Spivey area in a neighborhood that we could previously not have placed our big toe in, much less have afforded real estate, but, I digress.

The Real Deal on Morrow:
1. Live INSIDE the City Limits
A. VERY responsive public safety/ police and fire (not so much in unincorporated Clayton County)
B. Nicer kept mid-century neighborhoods thanks to a hands-on city code enforcement board.
C. Morrow PATH system: pedestrian/ bike/ golfcarts.
D. Enviable systems of parks
E. Friendly people.
F. Strong diverse churches
G. Morrow shopping district/ Southlake Mall (no, not everything you want, but probably all that you need.)
H. Reynolds Nature Preserve

I really enjoyed Morrow. As far as crime goes, I honestly NEVER had a problem in over thirty years. When our children were babies/ toddlers, my wife had an annoying habit of getting distracted strapping the kids into the car and leaving the carport door WIDE open all day long; no one ever disturbed ANYTHING in our home. Once a bat flew down our chimney and the Morrow police department actually came and "saved" my wife from the bat. Having a three minute response time from Morrow EMS actually saved my parents' lives more than once.

Morrow Elementary has actually always been fairly high performing. B.C. Haynie Elementary is a Title One School of Excellence many years running. No small feat when you consider its ESOL population (mostly Hispanic and Asian) is over 60%. Clayton State University is also located in Morrow.

Morrow is relatively close-in to the City of Atlanta compared to many other locals.

The glass is more than half full in regards to the City of Morrow. It is clean, quiet, and convenient. Many days I miss the lifestyle there. Feel free to private message with any questions.
One of the best posts that I have seen in a long time on this forum.
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