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Old 05-13-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: new york
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I am interested in Decatur (based on it's proximity to the city)...
Here is my question: Is Decatur diverse? North Decatur (apparently, the good schools are there). I am a black woman...therefore, I'd like to live in a mixed neighborhood (with a little bit of everything). Price range 200-300k I love craftsman homes. Please give me a zip code...
I love east village park and grant park ( I saw there homes on-line) are they in diverse areas?

Thanks guys
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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IMO, most homes in the city will be diverse in its make up of residents.

I guess you are thinking about the City of Decatur. If so, the zip code would be 30030. Check out the City of Decatur's website at City of Decatur, GA. It is not the same as the "other" Decatur which is also in DeKalb County. The City of Decatur has it's own school system, fire department, police department etc...

Grant Park's website is Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) - News and Events. The main zip code there is 30312.

If you have school aged children - I would think that the better school system is Decatur.

Good luck!
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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Decatur is great and the schools are fabulous, but Grant Park has a really top notch charter school also called the Neighborhood Charter School. They also have a charter middle school called Atlanta Middle.

Either place would serve you well. Both are diverse.
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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If you have your heart set on a Craftsman style house, your price range is going to be tough to find in the city of Decatur and most parts of Grant Park. As an alternative, you might look at:
Kirkwood
East Atlanta
Edgewood
East Lake
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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The schools in Lovin's areas are not as good as Decatur and Grant Park. If your child is very young - Toomer might be an option because there is a lot of parent activity there now and it should be very good in a couple of years. I do know that there is a charter school now serving East Atlanta, but I don't know the name of it or any specific details. East Lake Elementary is probably in the same position as Toomer - coming along nicely but not quite there yet.

Lovin' - what about Ormewood Park? I know that the Neighborhood Charter school also serves that area and it's a bit less than Grant Park.

Re Decatur, you can find a smaller home (probably not craftsman) in the College Heights area that is in your range. It is served by Winnona Park Elementary.
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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The schools in Lovin's areas are not as good as Decatur and Grant Park.

Lovin' - what about Ormewood Park? I know that the Neighborhood Charter school also serves that area and it's a bit less than Grant Park.
??? The schools in my area are Clairemont, Renfroe and Decatur High...I live in the city.

Ormewood Park was not a conscious omission...I would absolutely suggest that.
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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Oops, sorry, I meant the ones you listed.. not where you live! Sorry!
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