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Old 01-01-2019, 05:02 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.
North DeKalb (North Decatur, Tucker, Dunwoody, etc.) seems to be a nice area.

But I tend to agree as far as South DeKalb.
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:16 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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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.
That is nothing but unsubstantiated rubbish.
Here's assuming you'll be a One-Post Wonder.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:10 AM
 
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North DeKalb (North Decatur, Tucker, Dunwoody, etc.) seems to be a nice area.

But I tend to agree as far as South DeKalb.

I agree. If I were helping someone to find a house in a safe area, good schools, etc, Lithonia and Stone Mountain would be last on my mind...well maybe not last but who knows...maybe I lived around a bad part of Stone Mountain and that's heavily affected my judgement.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:50 AM
 
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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.
Yep, Brookhaven, Decatur, Candler Park, Lake Claire, Dunwoody, and Druid Hills = mostly ghetto.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:18 AM
 
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Bad government at the city and especially school board levels plagues Dekalb.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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Yep, Brookhaven, Decatur, Candler Park, Lake Claire, Dunwoody, and Druid Hills = mostly ghetto.
Not to mention the Briarcliff/Lavista/Oak Grove/Embry Hills corridor (and environs). There's a lot of tall cotton out there.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:53 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Not to mention the Briarcliff/Lavista/Oak Grove/Embry Hills corridor (and environs). There's a lot of tall cotton out there.
The Troll has not returned since the single inflammatory post, and very likely won't...unless they create yet another account for the same purpose.
You know the drill.
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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The biggest problem in S DeKalb is the insane amount of renters and section 8. IF you dont care about something that is not your because you will be gone in 6 months to a year, it shows how you treat the property and area in general and that behavior carries over to the schools and retail areas.


I truly cant see what will make S DeKalb nice again, as even if DeKalb PD hired more cops, they dont pay as well as other counties, so they pretty much serve as a training ground for cops to move on to other Counties police force.


Maybe when the HOT Lanes they plan to build on 285 starting at I20 around to the perimeter over the next decade and hopefully rail line out to Stonecrest and new developments on that line, can make the area desirable again. But the schools will still be a big problem.
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:29 AM
 
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The biggest problem in S DeKalb is the insane amount of renters and section 8. IF you dont care about something that is not your because you will be gone in 6 months to a year, it shows how you treat the property and area in general and that behavior carries over to the schools and retail areas.


I truly cant see what will make S DeKalb nice again, as even if DeKalb PD hired more cops, they dont pay as well as other counties, so they pretty much serve as a training ground for cops to move on to other Counties police force.


Maybe when the HOT Lanes they plan to build on 285 starting at I20 around to the perimeter over the next decade and hopefully rail line out to Stonecrest and new developments on that line, can make the area desirable again. But the schools will still be a big problem.
A major corporate relocation, or bringing a ton of high-paying jobs to that area, could do it.

Yes, what I just described seems unlikely to happen today, but you never know what the future will bring. People in Seattle never thought South Lake Union would be what it is today before Amazon came.
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:45 AM
 
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The biggest problem in S DeKalb is the insane amount of renters and section 8. IF you dont care about something that is not your because you will be gone in 6 months to a year, it shows how you treat the property and area in general and that behavior carries over to the schools and retail areas.

I truly cant see what will make S DeKalb nice again, as even if DeKalb PD hired more cops, they dont pay as well as other counties, so they pretty much serve as a training ground for cops to move on to other Counties police force.

Maybe when the HOT Lanes they plan to build on 285 starting at I20 around to the perimeter over the next decade and hopefully rail line out to Stonecrest and new developments on that line, can make the area desirable again. But the schools will still be a big problem.
Good post, SAAN. Wonder if becoming a city will help South DeKalb?
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