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Old 04-03-2008, 11:41 PM
 
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I recently graduated from graduate school. I grew up in atlanta but havent driven around the east side for 7 years. From what I hear the east side of atlanta is changing rapidly. Is that true? I am interested in buying a house when I get back, but I dont know my price range yet. I am just trying to get a feel on east side neighborhoods and how they could be described, mostly in terms of crime and "ghettoness", basically how much they have "gentrified". I know when I lived in atlanta these areas were still pretty rough, but that was before they started tearing down the public housing. In particular:
kirkwood, edgewood, old fourth ward, reynoldstown, cabbagetown, east atlanta, east lake, grant park, ormewood park....

Also, how is the area immediately surrounding the new edgewood retail district?
thanks
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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IMO, in order of degree of gentrification.....most gentrified to least...

Grant Park
Kirkwood
Eastlake
Ormewood Park
Cabbagetown
East Atlanta
Old Fourth Ward
Edgewood
Reynoldstown

Others may reasonably differ - but that's how I see it at this point.

The area immediately surrounding the Edgewood retail district is sketchy. There are some really scary apartments and "duplexes" in that area, and a lot of crime comes from these areas. I have heard somewhere that the "duplex" development is being bulldozed - but I don't know for sure.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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I recently graduated from graduate school. I grew up in atlanta but havent driven around the east side for 7 years. From what I hear the east side of atlanta is changing rapidly. Is that true? I am interested in buying a house when I get back, but I dont know my price range yet. I am just trying to get a feel on east side neighborhoods and how they could be described, mostly in terms of crime and "ghettoness", basically how much they have "gentrified". I know when I lived in atlanta these areas were still pretty rough, but that was before they started tearing down the public housing. In particular:
kirkwood, edgewood, old fourth ward, reynoldstown, cabbagetown, east atlanta, east lake, grant park, ormewood park....

Also, how is the area immediately surrounding the new edgewood retail district?
thanks
Atlanta is cleaning up--more like a metropolitan area should be. It definitely isn't at 100%, but moving in that direction. Edgewood Market is nice and the surrounding areas are improving. I have sons living in those areas and they love it. I also periodically do reports for my real estate business as I have property there, too.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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I live around the corner from the new Edgewood Retail District (in a gated condo community) and yes, it is still a little sketchy...I wouldn't walk around by myself at night but a lot of places are like that around the city. There are new developments going up all around, new townhomes behind the Lowes for $399k with skyline views, new townhomes to the south on Hardee Street in the mid to low $300's. Grant Park is definately further along than the other places mentioned. Oakhurst is also a great area to look.
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