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Old 08-09-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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I have got a job in Tucker and I found a bus which leaves from lindbergh center to my job location.
The question is where can I find a safe apt which is walkable to lindbergh center train station. If lindbergh center station area is not safe then which train station is better.

My budget is 800- 1000 $ per month for 1 bedroom apt. I need a place which is safe and very close to marta station so that I can take the train and then bus from lindbergh station. I didn't like the area where my job is in Tucker and hence I don't want to live there.

Which one is best in terms of safety -- Lindbergh station area apt, buckhead station apts, medical center apt, or dunwoody station apts. Which is the safest area when talking in terms of walkable to station.

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Old 08-09-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Which one is best in terms of safety -- Lindbergh station area apt, buckhead station apts, medical center apt, or dunwoody station apts. Which is the safest area when talking in terms of walkable to station.

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When you say buckhead station apts. and medical center apts. are you referring to a specific apartment complex? Or apartments around those two marta station stops. The reason I ask is that there is in fact an apartment complex called "dunwoody station apartments" and in fact a marta stop called the "dunwoody" stop right at perimeter mall, but despite not knowing exactly what you meant here's my two cents.


I would say try to find something in the Lindbergh station area. If you're going to exclusively walk to a marta station I would stick with Lindbergh. Lindbergh Center seems safe to me, lots of eateries and people walking around during the day.

Places to check out

Uptown Square:within lindbergh center and literally steps from marta
Post Lindbergh: adjacent to Lindbergh center, 5 min walk from door to marta station
Lindbergh Vista: across the street (piedmont rd.) from Lindbergh Center

from doing a quick search the avg. one bedroom price for these three places range from the high 700's to high 1200's. These are just the quoted prices, sometimes if you contact them directly they may have specials and other promotions etc.


Another area to consider as an alternative would be the apartments on either side of the north springs station stop. Dunwoody Station apts. and Dunwoody Place apts.

Dunwoody Station Apartments (formerly post dunwoody) mid 800's on up
Dunwoody Place Apartments mid 600's on up
(again, quoted prices, may be different if contacted directly)

The area around both apts. is safe but I can't speak for either apartment complex (same goes for the three in the lindbergh area). Not saying that any or all five apts. complexes are unsafe, just that I have no experience with any of these five.

contact promove.com and equityapartments.com these apts. finders may be able to find some other places that I or others aren't aware of with your desired criteria and near a marta station.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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Thanks for your quick response. What I meant by medical center apts, buckhead apts, lindbergh apts, is that the apartments near these marta train station. I don't have any idea about specific apts. At first my need is to find a nice walkable area nearby these stations so that I can walk back and forth from my apt to the marta station. Once I get to know about which station area being the most safe, then find the safe apt nearby that station at a walking distance. Experts of these areas.... Please help!
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:27 AM
 
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There are some nice spots near Decatur...old school type buildings but the area is kinda like East Atlanta very close to Decatur station. I say on an off day get an 8 bux pass and check random stations...you may find a gem
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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Would highly recommend looking at the Lindbergh area. It's safe, the aforementioned apartments are directly by the MARTA Station, and it's a fairly walkable area. Add another apartment complex to your list - the Eon Apartments (eon Lindbergh Atlanta Apartments | Apartments in Atlanta GA | Downtown Atlanta Apartments).

As you get further from the train station, auto-oriented design takes over (still with sidewalks, etc, but not as nice), but the area right around the station has been redone and has a number of restaurants and a great coffee shop. There's also a MARTA police precinct at the station, so there's police presence nearby at the Uptown Square and EON apartments. Also within walking distance of any of these apartments are a ton more restaurants and shops, including a Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, Bank of America, Office Depot, etc...

There's also good bus service from the MARTA station, if you don't want to drive everywhere; using the routes, you can get to Buckhead, Emory, Toco Hills, the Northlake Mall Area, Buford Highway, and a bunch of other places not on the rail lines.

I live in Midtown right now, but I used to live at Lindbergh, and I've worked in the area for the past 5 years. I'd vouch for it - safe, nice, etc - if you're looking to live a little more "in the city" but aren't interested in Downtown or Midtown. Not my first choice - I like older buildings and city centers - but my wife and I have considered moving back.
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