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Old 10-30-2010, 12:56 AM
 
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I am relocating within a few weeks down to the area and just wanted to know which one is better. I will be working in Decatur off Clairmont Dr which I know is a commute of about 20-30 mins. These are my only two options at this point on where I can rent from being that I will have to transfer my apartment. So I would like to hear which is better Norcross or Duluth. Please help?
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:00 AM
 
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I am relocating within a few weeks down to the area and just wanted to know which one is better. I will be working in Decatur off Clairmont Dr which I know is a commute of about 20-30 mins. These are my only two options at this point on where I can rent from being that I will have to transfer my apartment. So I would like to hear which is better Norcross or Duluth. Please help?
Norcross is about 10 miles from Decatur/Clairmont Rd. I wonder where you will be working in this area. Clairmont Rd runs from the Chamblee area into the city limits of Decatur. The VA hospital is perhaps midway.

The Norcross area includes some sketchy parts. Apartments that are located near Jimmy Carter Blvd/Buford Hwy and Beaver Ruin Rd, which extends into the Lilburn area would more than likely not be very safe.
The property in Duluth then might be a better choice but there are parts of Duluth that also have significant crime stats.

I suggest you provide the name of the complexes you are considering. Posters might have specific knowledge that would assist you. If neither of the two options are suitable I would then address this issue with the property owner. It would be better to lose $ upfront than face loss of property or personal safety. jmo.

There are a number of apartments which would be safer in the North Decatur area. ProMove apartment locator service has helped many others find appropriate housing.
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:38 AM
 
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Thanks TakeAhike,

Actually the name of the properties are the Berkshires of Medlock Bridge or Berkshires of Howell Station. Coming from Baltimore, so the crime rate compared to that of here would be nothing....lol. Crime is everywhere!
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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Thanks TakeAhike,

Actually the name of the properties are the Berkshires of Medlock Bridge or Berkshires of Howell Station. Coming from Baltimore, so the crime rate compared to that of here would be nothing....lol. Crime is everywhere!
Crime may be 'everywhere' but why place yourself in its way if you don't have to?
The area around Buford Highway/Jimmy Carter Blvd is transitional and receives exceptionally high ratings for many types of crime. Those of us who live here and know this wouldn't willingly sign a lease in that sort of environment.

I consulted Google--and neither property received great scores according to the apartment rating sites I clicked--1 for each. This isn't too unusual as many who post reviews seem to be the disgruntled tenants.

Medlock Bridge Rd is a generally safe area. I'm not certain where the apartments would be located on Medlock Bridge. The Howell Station complex's address was Peachtree Industrial --which should only be a few miles from Medlock Bridge Rd. Norcross/Duluth postal designations might not make that much difference. You would travel about 6 miles south on Peachtree Industrial to intersect with Clairmont Rd and then another 5/10 miles to reach your place of employment--contingent on how close it is to the city limits of Decatur. There should be steady traffic AM/PM but it seemingly wouldn't be a bad commute from either property.

Howell Station
http://www.berkshireapartments.com/realpage/realpage.aspx?prpURL=howellstationHowell (broken link) Station

Medlock Bridge
http://www.berkshireapartments.com/realpage/realpage.aspx?prpURL=medlockbridge (broken link)

Google Map which you should be able to adjust to determine the distance between the two properties--they can't be too far apart>>>
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rl...-8&sa=N&tab=wl

Last edited by TakeAhike; 10-30-2010 at 06:14 AM..
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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Actually, I noticed that the company also has an apartment community in the Lenox Park area of Buckhead...much closer to Clairmont Road and a great location within the city IMO.

Berkshire (http://www.berkshireapartments.com/realpage/realpage.aspx?prpURL=theberkshiresatlenoxpark - broken link)
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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Actually, I noticed that the company also has an apartment community in the Lenox Park area of Buckhead...much closer to Clairmont Road and a great location within the city IMO.

Berkshire (http://www.berkshireapartments.com/realpage/realpage.aspx?prpURL=theberkshiresatlenoxpark - broken link)

Yes I saw that, I called them today, I don't think I can afford that at this time. But that would be so much better for me.
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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Crime may be 'everywhere' but why place yourself in its way if you don't have to?
The area around Buford Highway/Jimmy Carter Blvd is transitional and receives exceptionally high ratings for many types of crime. Those of us who live here and know this wouldn't willingly sign a lease in that sort of environment.

I consulted Google--and neither property received great scores according to the apartment rating sites I clicked--1 for each. This isn't too unusual as many who post reviews seem to be the disgruntled tenants.

Medlock Bridge Rd is a generally safe area. I'm not certain where the apartments would be located on Medlock Bridge. The Howell Station complex's address was Peachtree Industrial --which should only be a few miles from Medlock Bridge Rd. Norcross/Duluth postal designations might not make that much difference. You would travel about 6 miles south on Peachtree Industrial to intersect with Clairmont Rd and then another 5/10 miles to reach your place of employment--contingent on how close it is to the city limits of Decatur. There should be steady traffic AM/PM but it seemingly wouldn't be a bad commute from either property.

Howell Station
Berkshire (http://www.berkshireapartments.com/realpage/realpage.aspx?prpURL=howellstationHowell - broken link) Station

Medlock Bridge
Berkshire (http://www.berkshireapartments.com/realpage/realpage.aspx?prpURL=medlockbridge - broken link)

Google Map which you should be able to adjust to determine the distance between the two properties--they can't be too far apart>>>
berkshires on medlock bridge - Google Maps

Thank you so much TakeAhike! You are right and after researching both properties it doesn't seem to bad. Thank you for your research and input in helping me out! I can't wait to get back to the south!
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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Norcross is MUCH better than Duluth. Not even close.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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The Berkshire at Lenox Park has a huge black mold problem. Always has, always will.

But everywhere else in Lenox Park is great, just expensive.

No way I would agree that Norcross is much better than Duluth...they are considerably different, and depend heavily on what you are looking for and value. You can't make a blanket statement like that. It's not like saying Buckhead is MUCH better than Jonesboro, which would be true in every measurable way. Norcross is better than Duluth in some measurable ways, Duluth better in others....just depends what you are looking for.

They're both decently far away from Clairmont in Decatur. I'd look at some communties off Briarcliff and North Druid Hills if I were you. Then I'd expand my search to Chamblee before coming out to Norcross OR Duluth.

But that's irrelevant, because I'm sure the OP has already moved somewhere and probably moved twice since then!
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