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Old 05-24-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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Hi I currently live and work in Newnan, but being young am looking for somwhere closer to the city. Most of my friends live in Buckhead, but I think the 40 min drive each way would be a little much. Anyone have any recommendations for places to live somewhere in between? Price is not an issue, looking for apartments or possibly condo/townhouse at this point. Places that are safe, aka my gf could walk the dog at night without having to worry.

Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Hi I currently live and work in Newnan, but being young am looking for somwhere closer to the city. Most of my friends live in Buckhead, but I think the 40 min drive each way would be a little much. Anyone have any recommendations for places to live somewhere in between? Price is not an issue, looking for apartments or possibly condo/townhouse at this point. Places that are safe, aka my gf could walk the dog at night without having to worry.

Thanks!

I recommend Historic Downtown College Park and/or Historic Downtown East Point.


Both areas are close to the city, are great for young singles, offer an excellent commute to Newnan, and offer historic main street districts that have many entertainment options for young-ish people like yourself. They are both fairly safe as well.

(They have "nice, in-town, Southern-urban vibes." Close to Newnan without sacrificing the lifestyle you desire.)




*Note: I said "Historic Downtown" College Park and "Historic Downtown" East Point for a reason. Though other parts of both cities are very nice, many areas are still hit and miss. It's important for you to know this. If someone will be assisting you, don't just say interested in "College Park" or "East Point"...you have to be specific to which parts--(historic downtown!).





I hope this helps. Good Luck!


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Old 05-24-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: The South of Dekalb
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Northern Fayette (Fayetteville) is pretty nice and is an ok mix between the two. I would reinforce the abovementioned CP and East Point. But like was said, make sure you are specific because (from experience) East Point and College park can be VERY dangerous and spotty. I have noticed that South Atlanta is NOTHING like North Atlanta.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:19 AM
 
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Northern Fayette (Fayetteville) is pretty nice and is an ok mix between the two. I would reinforce the abovementioned CP and East Point. But like was said, make sure you are specific because (from experience) East Point and College park can be VERY dangerous and spotty. I have noticed that South Atlanta is NOTHING like North Atlanta.
Kinda agree--I wouldn't say, however, "VERY dangerous and spotty" for some other parts of College Park and East Point. Just hit or miss--with some areas more unsafe than others (and some areas extremely nice!).

And to reiterate--Historic Downtown College Park and Historic Downtown East Point are not dangerous. They are both safe--and beautiful, and nice, and vibrant.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buckhead
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^^^^^^Notice that none of the above mentioned places are in Atl proper....lol

But yeah I would most def recommend historic East Point, or even Hapeville. Nice locales. Anywhere else on the Southside of the Metro, and Id just stay OTP, like in Peachtree City or Fairburn.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buckhead
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Kinda agree--I wouldn't say, however, "VERY dangerous and spotty" for some other parts of College Park and East Point. Just hit or miss--with some areas more unsafe than others (and some areas extremely nice!).

And to reiterate--Historic Downtown College Park and Historic Downtown East Point are not dangerous. They are both safe--and beautiful, and nice, and vibrant.
Yeah historic EP, College Park, Hapeville, and other parts of the Tri Cities are quite nice, and Tri Cities High School is a great magnet school with an outstanding music program.

But anywhere else, like Washington Rd, Godby Rd, Riverdale, and North Clayton are just plain warzones.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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^^^^^^Notice that none of the above mentioned places are in Atl proper....lol

But yeah I would most def recommend historic East Point, or even Hapeville. Nice locales. Anywhere else on the Southside of the Metro, and Id just stay OTP, like in Peachtree City or Fairburn.

Yes--

In addition to Historic Downtown College Park and Historic Downtown East Point, also look into the City of Hapeville (the whole town should suffice).
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:36 AM
 
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Yeah historic EP, College Park, Hapeville, and other parts of the Tri Cities are quite nice, and Tri Cities High School is a great magnet school with an outstanding music program.

But anywhere else, like Washington Rd, Godby Rd, Riverdale, and North Clayton are just plain warzones.
There are very nice sections of Riverdale and North Clayton County. I hate to see people categorize that area as a "war zone" when it just IS NOT true. Some areas are, but most aren't.

Clayton will never be like it used to be, and if this myth of a "war zone" is perpetuated it will continue to have the same false reputation.

There are lots of beautiful areas ITP on the southside of Atlanta. Grant Park for one...they definitely aren't all bad.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Peachtree city
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What's wrong with Peachtree City, I don't know what OTP means in this context.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What's wrong with Peachtree City, I don't know what OTP means in this context.
Peachtree City is a very nice place, but it's also a very long distance from the various resources to be found along the northern arc of the metro area so there's a tradeoff.

OTP means outside of the I-285 loop ... it's a local Atlanta way of talking about the boundary between the City of Atlanta and the suburbs.
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