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Old 12-18-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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I'm considering buying at Kensington Trace townhomes in Avondale Estates, GA - any idea whether the area nearby at Covington Rd. and Kensington Rd. is safe? Our other option is the Kensington Parc subdivision off of Rockbridge in unincorporated Dekalb with an Avondale Estates zip code. Just concerned about crime (if there is much in either area) and would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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I've been in that area before. . .and, personally, I think that the area around Rockbridge is better than the Covington/Kensington Road.

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CrimeMapping.com - National Map
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Yikes... the apartments on Kensington near the MARTA station are legendary for crime. The owners of the complexes do not appear to give a rip either. I don't think I'd live anywhere near there.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Thanks for your replies. I spent a lot of time driving around both areas again this weekend and have to agree. My gut feeling was that the area near the Kensington MARTA station was not as safe as Rockbridge. The crimemapping web site confirmed that in a big way. Decision made! Thanks again!
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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i used to live in Kensington Parc & there was a scattering of crime here & there as in any metro neighborhood. but, overall it's a great neighborhood. i miss the neighbors there. only moved b/c we wanted to be in walking distance of some restaurants, bars, etc. i'd recommend kensington parc to anyone anyday. good luck!
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply. I live in Midtown now so I'm used to crime its just so hard to separate the good from the bad in metro Atlanta without asking around. I don't want to make a mistake and buy in the wrong neighborhood - done that before. The Kensington Parc neighborhood has a good feeling to it and its nice to get some confirmation from those who know the area better than I do. I appreciate it!
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