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Old 06-25-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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My husband and I are relocating to Atlanta. We want to find an apartment in a SAFE and nice neighborhood but our budget is pretty tight right now, which makes the search a lot more complicated. I found affordable apartments in Smyrna (on and near Windy Hill Road, close to 75), and near Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in North Atlanta, Chamblee and Doraville. Are those safe neighborhoods? I would really appreciate any comments and suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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It's hit in miss in all of those places. Some parts of Smyrna are glorious while others are depressing. Windy Hill near I-75 is probably Post Village? It's relatively safe where as the apartments less than one mile away are not. Generally speaking, Smyrna can be a nice place to live, depending on your goals.

To get an accurate response, narrow it down to the apartment level. Good luck!
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Some areas of Peachtree Industrial are horrid, others are not so bad --generally speaking avoid anything on Peachtree Industrial outside of I 285 and you need to go pretty south, south of Chamblee-Dunwoody to find the nicer areas.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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My Boyfriend and I are considering on moving to Georgia to be closer to his family.
We found some affordable apartments in Norcross, Sandy Springs, and Doraville. A few of them were by I-285, how is that area?
I was just wondering How safe are these areas to live in and rent an apartment in? Are there any safe areas for children to be in? we don't have any kids yet but, we would be entertaining some when his sister brings her kids over to stay with us.
All honest comments and suggestions helpful.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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My Boyfriend and I are considering on moving to Georgia to be closer to his family.
We found some affordable apartments in Norcross, Sandy Springs, and Doraville. A few of them were by I-285, how is that area?
I was just wondering How safe are these areas to live in and rent an apartment in? Are there any safe areas for children to be in? we don't have any kids yet but, we would be entertaining some when his sister brings her kids over to stay with us.
All honest comments and suggestions helpful.
I would continue to look. If you found affordable housing in 'Sandy Springs'--I read a post that indicated this is a transitional part of Roswell Rd--not safe.

Norcross--the historic center of town and west --Peachtree Corners--yes, very nice. I suspect 'Norcross' attached to an ad was deceptive--probably the Jimmy Carter/Beaver Ruin area--significant problems here and the same for Doraville a few miles south on Buford Highway.

If you have any idea on where employment might be located that would be helpful to those who could give suggestions. What is your price range?
Do you need want a 2 BDR apt--would you consider renting a condo, townhome --small house?
It is really is time consuming and a bit frustrating to respond w/o more specific FYI.

In NE ATL--safer areas are found closer intown--one zip code is 30329--my mind is going--there are others--somebody else should know.
These apartments are reasonably priced for ATL/safe area--30329/off Briarcliff Rd/North Druid Hills>>>
http://www.briarhillapts.com/

I would suggest Tucker/30084--and then Duluth--have no idea of a good zip code.

You can contact ProMove Apt locator service.
http://atlanta.promove.com/
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Why not try expanding your search beyond apartments to condos and/or houses for rent. I bet there are so sweet deals out there, and would likely be in a better neighborhood/building than those apartments.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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my daughter going to school in dunwoody ga. i wanna move to ga with her i found a apt in dunwoody/doraville called lacota apt in dunwoody/dorville very nice on the internet..is that a nice area
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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Looking for a 1 BR or studio apt. for 4 months while doing contract work. Any suggestions for a safe apt. for less than $1000 per month that would be within a 30 min. drive to Doraville? Nearby cities?
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Doraville is awful.

Either go north on Peachtree Industrial to Peachtree Corners/Duluth/Suwanee, west to Dunwoody, or south to Brookhaven.

I drive through Doraville from time to time. Every time I do, this plays in my head:



At least, this is for the part of Doraville near 285. I think there are some places along 85 that I consider Chamblee, but may technically be Doraville. Some of them may be ok.
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