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Old 03-09-2018, 09:06 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Your search says that last year it was bought for 30 million, and the new owners plan on putting another 25 million into the place. So, expect for the place to improve...and for none of the current residents to be there for the enjoyment of those improvements.
That is good news, indeed; however, I hope in future that it will continue to serve as a housing option fr people of limited means. This part of town is in sore need of that. They just need to be a bit more discerning in their approval process is all.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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It seems some people think DeKalb County has a bad reputation, and that Lithonia and Stone Mountain aren't good areas. But just driving around in those areas they seem decent. Lots of well educated people, nice houses that are well kept. There's the occasional foreclosure that's run down, but they aren't as common as in South Futlon and Clayton county. Overall this county as a whole seems like a nice place to live.
Honestly, some people will assume an area is bad based on the demographics without actually having any familiarity with it. DeKalb has plenty of nice areas, and not so nice areas just like any other county.

Despite what you may have heard, Stone Mountain and Lithonia aren't bad areas. It has well educated people, who care about their properties and communities. With that said, there are good and bad people everywhere no matter the city.

DeKalb's biggest downfall is its educational system, but I seem to have made it out okay.


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I have always thought that were are beautiful areas and neighborhoods all over DeKalb County. And they continue to be beautiful.
Exactly.
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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That is good news, indeed; however, I hope in future that it will continue to serve as a housing option fr people of limited means. This part of town is in sore need of that. They just need to be a bit more discerning in their approval process is all.
You spend 30 million to buy a place, and spend another 25 million to fix it up, only to keep rents anything close to the relatively cheap place they are now?—the math doesn’t really work for that.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:02 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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You spend 30 million to buy a place, and spend another 25 million to fix it up, only to keep rents anything close to the relatively cheap place they are now?—the math doesn’t really work for that.
True, and I wouldn't expect rents to remain static. I would like to see them avoid the whole 'luxury' trend and provide an affordable option for lower and middle income workers, however.
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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True, and I wouldn't expect rents to remain static. I would like to see them avoid the whole 'luxury' trend and provide an affordable option for lower and middle income workers, however.
In addition, I'd like to see developers focus on creating QUALITY affordable housing that will stand the test of time.

The last thing this city needs is a slew of apartments that go to pot in 25-30 years. We don't have to look far to see the effect of that.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:02 PM
 
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Honestly, some people will assume an area is bad based on the demographics without actually having any familiarity with it. DeKalb has plenty of nice areas, and not so nice areas just like any other county.

Despite what you may have heard, Stone Mountain and Lithonia aren't bad areas. It has well educated people, who care about their properties and communities. With that said, there are good and bad people everywhere no matter the city.

DeKalb's biggest downfall is its educational system, but I seem to have made it out okay.




Exactly.
I will agree with this, living there for 30 yrs now,but I wouldnt describe them as that good anymore either. Too much sketchy foot traffic in those areas now.

Would you walk a mile in either direction at night on Redan Rd, Covington Hwy, N or S Hairston, Panola Rd, or Memorial Drive form any of the major intersections. If you live in these area and have a car and can drive to where you needs, typically you are fine.

Too much section 8 was allowed into SE DeKalb and like that youtube video "South Dekalb then and now" pointed out as well, it has changed the area big time with so many renters there now.

Unless Dekalb PD gets really strict and lock up and keep in jail these juveniles committing alot of these crimes and the adults too, nothing will change. But they are short a few hundred officers, so the problems we hear on the news will continue to go on.

Dekalb County dealt with white flight in the 90's which allowed alot of black wealth for a while, but after the recession and the flood of renters, if all the crime is not addressed, DeKalb will have to deal with Black flight, which is probably already going on , as the decent folks left are thinking of or already have upped and moved, but Conyers has its issues too now as well.
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:02 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Dekalb County dealt with white flight in the 90's
DeKalb was dealing with white flight well before then. The initial surge came on the heels of passage of Section 235 of the 1968 Federal Housing Act.
Section 235 was implemented to address housing inequities between whites and non-whites; it shifted the burden from federal subsidies of local housing authorities to providing direct, "supply-side" subsidies to stimulate non-white home ownership. It had, needless to say, many unexpected and far-reaching consequences in southern DeKalb County:

http://www2.tulane.edu/liberal-arts/...te-Unequal.pdf
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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I will agree with this, living there for 30 yrs now,but I wouldnt describe them as that good anymore either. Too much sketchy foot traffic in those areas now.

Would you walk a mile in either direction at night on Redan Rd, Covington Hwy, N or S Hairston, Panola Rd, or Memorial Drive form any of the major intersections. If you live in these area and have a car and can drive to where you needs, typically you are fine.

Too much section 8 was allowed into SE DeKalb and like that youtube video "South Dekalb then and now" pointed out as well, it has changed the area big time with so many renters there now.

Unless Dekalb PD gets really strict and lock up and keep in jail these juveniles committing alot of these crimes and the adults too, nothing will change. But they are short a few hundred officers, so the problems we hear on the news will continue to go on.

Dekalb County dealt with white flight in the 90's which allowed alot of black wealth for a while, but after the recession and the flood of renters, if all the crime is not addressed, DeKalb will have to deal with Black flight, which is probably already going on , as the decent folks left are thinking of or already have upped and moved, but Conyers has its issues too now as well.
Yeah they aren't bad areas, but they also aren't what they use to be, and could be better. I have an aunt who owns a place in Stone Mountain, but she moved to Norcross once the area started to decline. Now she's close to down Norcross which is a nice, quaint place. I like it a lot there.

DeKalb definitely needs more officers. Atlanta needs more officers in general.. some people were upset with Mayor Lance-Bottoms when she said the same thing, but I dunno why because it's true.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I will agree with this, living there for 30 yrs now,but I wouldnt describe them as that good anymore either. Too much sketchy foot traffic in those areas now.

Would you walk a mile in either direction at night on Redan Rd, Covington Hwy, N or S Hairston, Panola Rd, or Memorial Drive form any of the major intersections. If you live in these area and have a car and can drive to where you needs, typically you are fine.

Too much section 8 was allowed into SE DeKalb and like that youtube video "South Dekalb then and now" pointed out as well, it has changed the area big time with so many renters there now.

Unless Dekalb PD gets really strict and lock up and keep in jail these juveniles committing alot of these crimes and the adults too, nothing will change. But they are short a few hundred officers, so the problems we hear on the news will continue to go on.

Dekalb County dealt with white flight in the 90's which allowed alot of black wealth for a while, but after the recession and the flood of renters, if all the crime is not addressed, DeKalb will have to deal with Black flight, which is probably already going on , as the decent folks left are thinking of or already have upped and moved, but Conyers has its issues too now as well.
I agree with you about Dekalb. The lack of sidewalks, the trash and the amount of loitering helps lead to the areas looking sketch as well.

Conyers has the same spillover from S. Dekalb as well. Same issue in Southern Gwinnett as well. Major white flight of the old properties and cheap rents.
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:46 PM
 
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DeKalb County is mostly ghetto and not taken care of by the people in most communities. There aren't many nice areas left at all. Besides some of the ones brought up in this thread. Mine as well not waste your time with DeKalb. I'm black and I wouldn't stay in DeKalb. Most people who lived in Georgia for years said DeKalb was fine until the 80s came. America in general shifted in the 80s. DeKalb use to be nice, clean and peaceful. Not anymore. It's done.
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