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Old 04-06-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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I'm considering a move back to my hometown of Marietta. I'm looking at a job near the Bentley Road/Delk Rd area. This area was a little rough back in the late 90's when I left Georgia; a lot of crime vand drugs. I was close friends with a few Marietta cops and some of them even lived in the Concepts 21 Apartments to help with security, back then.

How is the area now, as far as crime, traffic, livability? I'm not bringing kids, so that's not a concern.

Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:30 PM
 
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I know that area and to the west is pretty much all low-income housing, but as soon as you cross Powers Ferry it starts getting much better.

If you want more answers you should probably have posted this in the Atlanta forum.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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Terrell Mill RD apartments/condos are really nice, I try to stay off Bentley RD
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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I'm considering a move back to my hometown of Marietta. I'm looking at a job near the Bentley Road/Delk Rd area. This area was a little rough back in the late 90's when I left Georgia; a lot of crime vand drugs. I was close friends with a few Marietta cops and some of them even lived in the Concepts 21 Apartments to help with security, back then.

How is the area now, as far as crime, traffic, livability? I'm not bringing kids, so that's not a concern.

Thanks.
The Bentley Road/Delk Road area still has some challenges with crime from time-to-time.

There also is noticeably more traffic in the area than it was 2 decades ago.

Though, it should be noted that the nearby Franklin Road corridor (on the west side of I-75) is in the middle of a major revitalization at the hands of the City of Marietta.

The City of Marietta is demolishing aging apartment complexes and replacing them with high-profile new developments like an IKEA store, the headquarters of the Atlanta United Major League Soccer team, new recreational developments, etc, along a Franklin Road corridor that has officially been renamed "Franklin Gateway."

I do not know if that revitalization that is underway along the west side of I-75 will make it over to the east side of I-75 to affect areas like Delk Road and Bentley Road anytime soon, if ever. But I do find the stunning revitalization of the nearby historically-challenged Franklin Road corridor to be worth noting.

Like the other posters have recommended, you should request that this thread be moved over to the Atlanta Forum where it is likely to receive many more replies because the Marietta area is a close-in part of the Atlanta metro area that many Atlanta area posters are very familiar with.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:25 PM
 
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So, I posted this in the wrong section to begin with. Now that it's in the right spot, does anyone have any insight they can offer? Thanks so much.
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