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Old 05-28-2018, 01:33 PM
 
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Hi all!

So I moved to Stockbridge several months ago for a new job. Iím currently renting, but have an aim to buy in the next year or so. I work in Forest Park. I would like to be closer to the city, but it seems like I canít get any closer and still be in a relatively save neighborhood until Iím in the city, which isnít ideal (mostly because of price). Iíd love to get recommendations for good neighborhoods to look in. Iím a single female in her late 20s with a large dog. So Iím not really concerned about schools other than it being an indication of a good place to live. More important is safety, price, and the ability to easily access the city while not having a terrible commute to forest park. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Iím generally thinking Iíd like a 3 bedroom house under $250k.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Hi all!

So I moved to Stockbridge several months ago for a new job. Iím currently renting, but have an aim to buy in the next year or so. I work in Forest Park. I would like to be closer to the city, but it seems like I canít get any closer and still be in a relatively save neighborhood until Iím in the city, which isnít ideal (mostly because of price). Iíd love to get recommendations for good neighborhoods to look in. Iím a single female in her late 20s with a large dog. So Iím not really concerned about schools other than it being an indication of a good place to live. More important is safety, price, and the ability to easily access the city while not having a terrible commute to forest park. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Iím generally thinking Iíd like a 3 bedroom house under $250k.
Perhaps historic Hapeville, College Park or East Point.

https://www.redfin.com/city/6614/GA/...max-price=250k

https://www.redfin.com/city/30767/GA...max-price=250k

https://www.redfin.com/city/9280/GA/...max-price=250k
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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Good recommendation. I actually know a lot of single females, old and young, that have moved to these areas in recent years.
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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I wanna say move to Forest Park since I grew up there, but Hapeville is right up the street and much nicer right now. Go for College Park if you want subway access.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:02 AM
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I moved to East Point six months ago and would recommend it. Good subway access (best of the three, in that regard) if you look in the Frog Hollow and Conley Hills neighborhoods. Inexpensive homes. Good access to shopping, dining, highways, etc.

I like Hapeville a lot, but there tends not to be many houses available over there.

I like College Park, too, but most of the homes there are too far to walk to MARTA. That was a deal breaker for us.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Forest Park DOES have many tree lined, quiet residential streets with cute well built little "Sargent" brick ranches available for VERY reasonable prices. I would look at some of the streets off of North Avenue or Catherine Street just north of Downtown Forest Park or off of Ash Street or Phillips Drive coming south out of Downtown Forest Park. The adjacent cities of Lake City and Morrow also have slightly larger and similarly nice mid century housing stock. These tend to be ranches and split levels. Hapeville and College Park also have some really nice vintage neighborhoods, but they tend to be more expensive; this is especially true of the College Park downtown historic district near Woodward Academy ( a well regarded private prep school).
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:00 PM
 
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College Park in particular is a place that's poised to change significantly (for the better) over the next few years/decade.

The city is currently working with a developer that will soon break ground on a 320-acre project called "Airport City College Park." Ultimately, the master plan is for it to become a town center/edge city just like Cumberland and Perimeter Center north of Atlanta.

If you're looking for a location that's near the city but still on the Southside and where you will get a good return for your investment, this will be the place.



https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...ect-moves.html

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Old 05-30-2018, 07:02 AM
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College Park would explode if they would develop the area right behind their Downtown strip. It's currently an empty wasteland. I guess they don't develop it because of airplane noise. But having lived next to CSX, the noise was worse than anyting I've heard from the airport and it didn't prevent shotgun shacks from selling for half a million and rising.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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There used to homes "behind College Park's downtown strip" very similar to other houses in the College Park Historic District, and, yes, they were cleared many years ago for "noise abatement". It does seem to be "undeveloped prime land". I guess they could build something there again, as long as it had a great deal of noise insulation. ;0)
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:20 PM
 
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You could also try Fayetteville, Tyrone, Sharpsburg or maybe Newnan. These are nice quiet areas within 30-45 minutes of Forest Park. Fayetteville would probably be closest to Forest Park.

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...6-52264#photo0

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https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...7_M51585-53657
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