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Old 04-15-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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I'm trying to make a final decision b/w two apartments - Highland Walk and Post biltmore. I think what I would like to ask advice about is the locations of these too - Highland Walk is in Inman Park and Post Biltmore is in midtown.

I am a single professional female in her late twenties who is looking for a liberal, safe, and fun/social place to live. I would like to live among other young professionals. Like I said before, I want to be somewhere fun, but i like my quiet as well.

Rent at both is pretty much =, and work will be easily accessible from both. I was wondering if anyone has firsthand experience or if not, any insight, at the differences between living in the two areas. I have visited both for a short time (inman park seemed a little quieter but more walkable), and i can't make a decision - they both look like great places to live!
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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I think all of your wants are provided in both locations, however Midtown will provide you with more of it and it's a better location for exploring the rest of the city. It all depends on scale, if you want all the things you requested on a big scale go midtown, if you would like it on a smaller scale go Inman Park.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Both are excellent choices. I lived in Midtown when I was in college and in my late 20's. I have been living in Inman Park ever since. I have to disclose, that I am very partial as I currently live in Inman Park.

I think the tie breaker for me would be where you will be working. Access to 85/75 south and I-20, Inman Park wins. If you will be working north of the city, then you have a leg up by living in Midtown.

Do you have time to make another visit before you make you final decision? It's a tough one - but even if you make the "wrong" choice, you won't go wrong!
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Midtown is the way to go
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Hey I'm also looking at Highland Walk. Haven't seen it personally yet, but will next week. Just wanted your thoughts about it. I'm looking for safe, walking area, clean, new. Have you decided yet? Kris
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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If you live at the Post Biltmore you're in a building connected to Halo, a terrific dance club, and Cypress St. Grill, which has food, drink and a 20's/30's crowd every night of the week. You'd also be a few blocks south of Cresent Ave, which is probablly the best hangout for young people on the weekends with the possible exception of the Highlands or Castleberry Hill (depending on what you're looking for). The bars on Cresent Ave. are diverse, and more are being built as I type this.

I was in that part of Post-Biltmore Midtown recently at night at the Cypress Grill, and people were jogging, walking their dogs, etc.

Being walking distance to Piedmont Park is an added bonus.

(I like Inman Park, but I love Midtown... as my monicker suggests)
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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If you live at the Post Biltmore you're in a building connected to Halo, a terrific dance club, and Cypress St. Grill, which has food, drink and a 20's/30's crowd every night of the week. You'd also be a few blocks south of Cresent Ave, which is probablly the best hangout for young people on the weekends with the possible exception of the Highlands or Castleberry Hill (depending on what you're looking for). The bars on Cresent Ave. are diverse, and more are being built as I type this.

I was in that part of Post-Biltmore Midtown recently at night at the Cypress Grill, and people were jogging, walking their dogs, etc.

Being walking distance to Piedmont Park is an added bonus.

(I like Inman Park, but I love Midtown... as my monicker suggests)
I wouldn't say that Post Biltmore is in walking distance to Piedmont Park, but then I'm a lazy guy so maybe I just don't have the energy to make that walk easily.

Otherwise I'm in agreement with this assessment. Post Biltmore is situated in a great central spot in the city with access to the main road arteries and also MARTA trains as well as restaurants and hangouts. The area Highland Walk is in is great too, no doubt, so neither choice is a loser -- and young professionals are easily found in both spots.

You may be likely to be around more singles in the Post Biltmore area, but that's just a hunch.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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hey guys,

thanks so much for the replies! I actually decided to go with Inman Park, but more because of the apartment complex versus the location. While I think the midtown area can't be beat, it was actually the noise factor that was the deciding factor (apparently, some people complain about the thinness of the walls there and that the noise from halo something bothers them). I really wanted to live in midtown, but i think i like my sleep just slightly more.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Welcome to the neighborhood!!!
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:24 PM
 
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I lived in Inman Park when I first moved to Atlanta and would totally live there now if I could afford to buy a home there. There's a ton of fun, walkable stuff around there - more now than there was when I lived there. I think you made a good decision!
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