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Old 11-28-2009, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska is my home
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Hello, I will be moving to Atlanta in April or May 2010 from Alaska and would like to have a place to go when I get there. I have family to stay with temp but would prefer my own home when I get there. I am a nurse and looking to rent in the 30030 or 30033 area. I need a 4 bedroom with a rent of about 1100 give or take. I have been looking online to get an idea of what is out there but I haven't had a whole lot of luck for my price range and those areas. Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to go about finding a place since I am not there and unable to drive around the neighborhoods and look for rental signs? Thanks for your time. Meg
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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I think for that area your price is way too low for a 4 bedroom SFH, even in this rental market.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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3BR/2 BA SFHs in my area of 30030 are running about 1500-1600 mo. Your best bet is to focus on 30033 (overall a less expensive area than 30030)...I would especially recommend concentrating on the neighborhoods of University Park, Medlock Park and Pine Glen.
Hopefully, IntownHomes247 will chime in soon. She is a realtor that specializes in this area, as well as a longtime resident.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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I just ran a search on FMLS for rentals in 30030 and 30033. There are currently only 2 properties total (one in each zip) listed on the MLS. Both are 3 bedroom condos. The one in 30033 is a 3/2 at Tuxworth Springs renting for $1,050. The other is a 3/3.5 at Candler Grove renting for $2,500/mo.

Your best bet will probably be to search CraigsList for rentals but I doubt you'll be able to find a 4 bedroom in your price range in either zip code (certainly not in 30030). You might want to look in 30345 or 30084 (Northlake and Tucker) -- although there are currently no rentals on FMLS there either but most people don't put their rental listings on the multiple listing service.

FYI, I ran a search for any 4 bedroom homes with a rent of up to $1,100 and only found 4 total on FMLS and they were in Gwinnett, Clayton and Henry counties. You might want to make a 3 bedroom work -- if you have kids, could they manage bunk beds?
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I just ran a search on FMLS for rentals in 30030 and 30033. There are currently only 2 properties total (one in each zip) listed on the MLS. Both are 3 bedroom condos. The one in 30033 is a 3/2 at Tuxworth Springs renting for $1,050. The other is a 3/3.5 at Candler Grove renting for $2,500/mo.

Your best bet will probably be to search CraigsList for rentals but I doubt you'll be able to find a 4 bedroom in your price range in either zip code (certainly not in 30030). You might want to look in 30345 or 30084 (Northlake and Tucker) -- although there are currently no rentals on FMLS there either but most people don't put their rental listings on the multiple listing service.

FYI, I ran a search for any 4 bedroom homes with a rent of up to $1,100 and only found 4 total on FMLS and they were in Gwinnett, Clayton and Henry counties. You might want to make a 3 bedroom work -- if you have kids, could they manage bunk beds?
Just saw a 30030 SFH 4BR rental near my house on Clairmont Rd...for $2500.00 mo. Just sayin'.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska is my home
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Thank you for your replies. In my many hours of research I have come to the same conclusion... It's not going to happen with a 4 bdr in these areas. If I wanted to live in 30034 or 30032 it would be easy to find one, however i am a white woman with biracial children and coming from Alaska where we have not experienced prejudice of any form really. I am trying to stay in the most diverse areas of Decatur. I recently discovered area code 30002 and found this to be the most divers area code of all and not to far from downtown Decatur. I don't want to go much further than that as I am a nurse and want to be close to the hospitals and they all seem to be south or south/west of the areas in discussion. My daughter does gymnastics and the gym I want her to go to is in 30030 and I really don't want to spend all of my days driving as she will have practice 3-4 days a week. Any opinions on 30002 or opinions on my paranoia of seeking a safe area for my family and am I on the right track for safe zip codes? My in-laws live in what I would consider a safe neighborhood off Columbia drive in 30034, but it seems like if you go a mile or two in any direction you can find yourself in an area that does not feel so safe. What are the most diverse schools and should I find a home in the area with the best school where my children will feel accepted. This is a huge move for us and I fell so lost. Any thoughts are appreciated!
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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I cannot speak to how your children will be accepted, but most of the schools in DeKalb County in the area you are speaking about are overwhelmingly African American. 30002 is fairly diverse but almost no non-minorities use the public schools. Avondale Elementary is about 90 percent African American as is Midway Elementary.

Diversity becomes relative in that area...

Two great sites that you should become familiar with...

Bus and School Locator DeKalb County Schools

Which will let you check which school a certain address is assigned to

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement

Find the school and click on demographics.
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