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Old 02-05-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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Me husband and I are thinking of moving to Ellenwood, GA (the Dekalb County side). We live in Decatur right now, but I'm not too familiar with the area because I grew up in South Fulton. What are the pros and cons of the area?
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Fairburn, GA. (South Fulton County)
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If I were going to move to Ellenwood, I'd move to the Henry County part. DeKalb County is just messy right now and the schools are no better. At least the schools are a little better in Henry and that part of Ellenwood is nice.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Ellenwood, GA
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Ellenwood today is packed with bank-owned, abandoned, and foreclosed homes, many of which are in fantastic shape. This city spreads over 3 counties (Clayton, Henry, and DeKalb) with the bulk of it in Clayton County. Ellenwood has a ton of potential for future growth. It also borders Forest Park and below are 2 major projects in work between the two areas:
* Ellenwood - Along I-675 and Anvil Block Rd., a major mall project is still in work. A new technology Wal-Mart is the pride of this mall and opened in November 2007.
* Forest Park - Ft. Gilliem is breaking down and giving way to new economic development. Please visit website Forest Park Georgia and learn more about the transition of this historic army base.

A note on education: Many might be aware that Clayton County Public Schools lost its accreditation in September 2008. Through much hard work and a change-out in leadership on the County's Education Board, accreditation has been restored to this school system and it's now pending to swear in a new school superintendent.

Last edited by Mr.SouthMetroAtl; 06-25-2009 at 08:59 AM.. Reason: To insert another note that is critical to the posting.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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As someone else stated, I would stick with the Henry side if I had to do Ellenwood. The major con in my opinion is that it is a rough commute to most jobs unless you work nearby. Ellenwood is not bad, but in today's market there is too much out there to settle.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Ellenwood, GA
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Tell me about it Big L. Ellenwood has a lot of redeveloping to do which means eliminating more blight. Some of the natives could use some "redeveloping" also - but even with all this, Ellenwood is on the move for the positive.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Marietta, Georgia
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Oh cool. I remember Ellenwood! It was home to me up until I was bout 9. I experienced a lot there! Our car got broken into and cell phone was stolen, break-ins in my neighborhood, car almost hit my sister on her bike, witnessed my first hold-up at the Ingles grand opening, and saw a nice neighborhood be turned to trash. Sweet home Ellenwood.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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Well we ended up buying a house in Ellenwood. I'm very pleased so far. My commute to work downtown is less than 30 minutes by train. Jimmeh, you can't judge a city from that long ago, I assume you are an adult now. I used to stay summers with my grandmother in Marietta in an area that was the HOOD, complete with Low Income Projects and drug dealers on ever corner. Today that area looks totally different, thanks to regentrification. Every house over there I'm sure is $300k plus, the projects are gone obviously, noone can tell what it used to look like 10+ years ago.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Marietta, Georgia
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I'm not judging the whole area. Just judging the neighborhood "Belmont Farms" (where I used to live). Actually it was roughly a little more then ten years since I've lived there.. I'm only 20 now. The area in Ellenwood I lived in wasn't hood. Some new neighbors that moved in just started letting their yards go and then people started moving out and the same happened. I've been by there are a few homes that kept up, but besides that. I just recently moved to Marietta to be closer to my job. I'm on the side south of smyrna. I'm not too crazy about this area. It's hard finding people who speak english, but the rent where I'm staying is cheap. I like Smyrna and I'd love to move to Vinings.

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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How are all those areas compared to Miami FL ? Which is where I want to move away from...up to GA.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Marietta, Georgia
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How are all those areas compared to Miami FL ? Which is where I want to move away from...up to GA.
Haven't lived there so I couldn't tell you, but I'm sure you could find some answers in a Miami topic.
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