U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-28-2007, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Queens, NY
5 posts, read 54,281 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

What about areas where I see houses for less than 200k? Are these in areas of disrepute, or are the areas as just as nice but the houses are less fabulously built or less sq. footage? For example, I saw a house in the 30096 (Duluth) for $139,000 on real Estate Web site. It had severall pics of the house (interior and exterior) which impressed me greatly. Where is the catch here? I would love to get some varied responses on this. I am in NYC, but considering strongly to re-locate to the Atlanta area (Job permitting, of course). As I read these posts, i am wondering, if I can get away with a nice house, having all the expected amenities, for less than $150k, in the credible areas (Snellville, Duluth, Peachtree City, Fayatteville) , why hunt for a house for $250,000+?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-28-2007, 08:13 AM
 
Location: ga
985 posts, read 5,217,959 times
Reputation: 492
First advice always is rent for a while and buy later so that you can understand the neighborhood.

After getting that out of way, I will add something to Duluth part of neighborhoods.

Due to US post code, a lot of places called Duluth are not actually in city of Duluth. Those places are belongs to Gwinnett unincorporated part of Duluth. I am assuming that most houses around 150,000 you see are in south of Pleasant Hill Road. Due to lack of gwinnett code enforcement and sometimes understaff, a lot of those houses have fall to maintain the standard.

The nice part of Duluth is in the city of Duluth although we do have extra tax.

The house market along peachtree industrial pass pleasant hill are one such nice neighborhood. Another is sugarload CC country area. Unfortunately, you won't able to find 150,000 for anything

Hope this helpful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-28-2007, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
5 posts, read 54,281 times
Reputation: 13
Default thanks

Most helpful indeed. I will definitely take you up on that tip to rent for the first six months before choosing an area or house for that matter. Thanks also for effort to educate on geographical boundaries.
D
PS: What zip code(s) cover the City of Duluth?

Last edited by dforce59; 01-28-2007 at 09:13 PM.. Reason: needed more info
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2007, 05:21 AM
 
Location: ga
985 posts, read 5,217,959 times
Reputation: 492
Here is city of Duluth map.

http://www.duluthga.net/dt/planning/pdf/Duluth_street_map.pdf (broken link)

Just add something. Snellville is probably cheaper option than Duluth. Brookwood schools are probably best in Gwinnett, although it is a little crowded. Not sure why, in general, Snellville is more affordable than nice part of Duluth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-04-2007, 11:29 PM
 
91 posts, read 437,807 times
Reputation: 57
Default Duluth is nice

It's pretty crazy down here Like JX stated. The towns seem to have town envy. Duluth is not always Duluth. Alpharetta and Johns Creek. It takes a little while to really know what town you are really in. The highways have one number say eg.Highway 20, but the name changes as you drive through the towns. Drove us crazy for a few weeks. Ppl will tell one or the other when giving directions. Take highway 20 west is easy. or Take Loganville hwy West-->(they forget to tell us it turns into Grayson Hwy-->Buford Hwy is not easy when your new. It's all Highway 20.
Anyways
I like Duluth. Johns Creek area. Prices were a little bit out of range for us.
We ended up In Lawrenceville. Areas by here are Grayson, Snellville, Loganville. (all have homes in 150's-250's) West of us is Suwanee. North is Dacula.Both seem to be a hot spot
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2007, 12:11 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
2,909 posts, read 12,791,759 times
Reputation: 991
Georgia's prices are more reasonable than some states. I do want to let you know Atlanta has super high crime. If I decide to live in Georgia, it will be at least 50 miles away from Atlanta in a safe suburb. Houses will cost between $100k and $300k. The catch is you get alot more house if you go to $200k or over. The cost per square foot drops.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2007, 12:12 AM
 
Location: PA
669 posts, read 2,903,879 times
Reputation: 278
Atlanta's crime isn't "super high" if you factor the population. There's a LOT of people to spread that ~800 index of crime over. Just remember to divide the crime rate by the population. It's likely confined to ghetto areas. Don't write off an entire city like that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2007, 01:29 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
2,909 posts, read 12,791,759 times
Reputation: 991
The crime index is over 1000 and I wont feel safe anywhere in Atlanta. I live with parents in a gated neighboor and we still get break ins. No area is safe enough for me if the city has a high crime index, the criminals burglarize everywhere in the whole city
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2007, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
699 posts, read 2,302,348 times
Reputation: 288
Some people are so paranoid...I would hate to think I'm so afraid that I can't live where I choose...You can get a small to medium sized house that has been refurbished for that price in East Point. A couple of neighborhoods to look for are Conley Hills and Jefferson Park, both historic districts with bungalows built around 1900 to 1940 and on. Both areas are very Morningside-ish. You can spend more than your price, but a nice house is very doable.
I feel like a broken record about the crime in a big city...some areas of E.P. are high in crime. My area isn't at all. Quiet streets, nice middle income families and a lots of gay men (isn't that the major sign of rising property values?). Both neighborhoods are racially mixed also, which is a rarity in Atlanta in seems. Let me know if you're interested in knowing more. I've lived here for 13 years so I can share a lot.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: PA
669 posts, read 2,903,879 times
Reputation: 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Need_affordable_home View Post
The crime index is over 1000 and I wont feel safe anywhere in Atlanta. I live with parents in a gated neighboor and we still get break ins. No area is safe enough for me if the city has a high crime index, the criminals burglarize everywhere in the whole city
What is a neighboor? I still think you mean neighborhood. Yeah, pet peeve, but oh well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top