U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:10 PM
 
2 posts, read 3,599 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I just moved here from Houston, and we just moved into a house in Inman Park. I have the little retail strip shops around here, but I am looking for chain stores, specifically target. The day after I moved in I asked my next door neighbor to tell me about the closest chain retail options. She responded that there werent any. She said I could go to the new Edgewood Retail Center or Moreland Street, but she said there is a lot of crime and shootings in that shopping center because the area around it is bad. I then suggested Atlantic Station, which I had heard about before moving, and she said there was also shootings and crimes happening in that shopping center as well. She told me it was the equivalent of going to Underground Atlanta. She said my only option is Midtown. Is all this true? I have only been here 4 days and have been so busy I have not been able to see for myself, but I need to locate a target. I thought it would be easier to ask anyone on here if they have been to those places. I do not want to get shot, so please be honest!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:15 PM
 
401 posts, read 1,593,172 times
Reputation: 129
Bull..... the Edgewood Target is fine.. so is Atlantic Station - Would I wander around there alone at midnight?... no.. but I go to both places all the time (mom with kids) and have never had a problem. The Kroger over at Edgewood is actually pretty good too (for a Kroger) Your next door neighbor must be paranoid or must just not like you and want to scare you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
21,871 posts, read 13,414,632 times
Reputation: 14252
I don't know who you neighbor is, but she must be very paranoid!

Go to the Target that is on Moreland. It is maybe 5 minutes from the house in the Edgewood Shopping District. I have parked in one section of the retail area and walked all over and I have never been accosted, shot at or had panhandlers come up to me. There is also a Best Buy, Kroger, Office Depot and Lowe's in the shopping center. I have been in Kroger late at night and never felt that my life was in danger.

I have not been to the Target at Atlantic Station but it looks huge! My sister has a floral shop around the corner and she has never been broken into, shot at or stabbed.

Get ready for the Inman Park Festival which is always held the last weekend in April. Did she tell you that there would be random gun fire and looting then too (I am just kidding). Check out the neighborhood website at Inman Park and the Yahoo Group at inmanparkga : Inman Park Neighbors.

Welcome to the neighborhood! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
21,871 posts, read 13,414,632 times
Reputation: 14252
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmtiger View Post
Bull..... the Edgewood Target is fine.. so is Atlantic Station - Would I wander around there alone at midnight?... no.. but I go to both places all the time (mom with kids) and have never had a problem. The Kroger over at Edgewood is actually pretty good too (for a Kroger) Your next door neighbor must be paranoid or must just not like you and want to scare you.
He-he, we were thinking the same thing - she has a paranoid neighbor - now lock and load!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 06:30 PM
 
2,701 posts, read 5,021,219 times
Reputation: 3543
Quote:
Originally Posted by InmanParker View Post
She said my only option is Midtown. Is all this true? I have only been here 4 days and have been so busy I have not been able to see for myself, but I need to locate a target. I thought it would be easier to ask anyone on here if they have been to those places.
Try the one on N. Druid Hills Rd.

Target
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 06:37 PM
 
114 posts, read 440,366 times
Reputation: 30
So NOT true! I'm a young female, and I feel perfectly safe in the Edgewood retail shops -- Target, Kroger, PETCO, Staples, Barnes and Noble, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Ross on one side; Best Buy, Lowe's, Caribou's Coffee, and a bunch of restaurants (Ru San's Sushi and Figo -- both good) on the other side. I shop in that area a lot and have never had any problems.

I've also shopped at the Target on N. Druid Hills/Briarcliff (it's a Target Greatland), the one in Midtown, and the one near Lenox. They're all all safe, and they all have basically the same items.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 06:42 PM
 
66 posts, read 401,815 times
Reputation: 30
Your neighbor is crazy. My wife shops at the Edgewood Target and the Atlantic Station Target by herself all the time. As a previous poster mentioned, it might be a bad idea to go there alone at night, but don't be nervous to go there during the day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
9,188 posts, read 30,747,323 times
Reputation: 5171
Quote:
Originally Posted by George Chong View Post
I have not been to the Target at Atlantic Station but it looks huge!

Get ready for the Inman Park Festival which is always held the last weekend in April. Did she tell you that there would be random gun fire and looting then too (I am just kidding). Check out the neighborhood website at Inman Park and the Yahoo Group at inmanparkga : Inman Park Neighbors.

That Target is actually pretty nice for a Target. While Atlantic station has had a couple of crime happenings make it to the news, it's at least so far no worse than any other intown area in Midtown. Going during the day should pose no problems at all - plus it's near IKEA if that's your thing, too.

And I ditto the Inman Park festival - it's probably one of the best arts festivals in the whole metro area. If you live in the area I'm sure it's somewhat hell for a couple of days, though (traffic, etc). I've read where folks say in the past they just stock up on food and stay in for the weekend and walk around the thing and enjoy themselves. For those who don't live near it, MARTA is a good option as parking is spotty.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
21,871 posts, read 13,414,632 times
Reputation: 14252
Quote:
Originally Posted by atlantagreg30127 View Post
And I ditto the Inman Park festival - it's probably one of the best arts festivals in the whole metro area. If you live in the area I'm sure it's somewhat hell for a couple of days, though (traffic, etc). I've read where folks say in the past they just stock up on food and stay in for the weekend and walk around the thing and enjoy themselves. For those who don't live near it, MARTA is a good option as parking is spotty.
Luckily I live less than 2 blocks from all the festivities and have a garage so I don't have to fight for parking. You would be amazed how folks with a SUV think that they can fit on the street and not block my driveway.

There is a very simple rule to follow during the festival hours - I just don't plan to drive.

YES - please take MARTA!!! The Inman Park station is literally steps to the festivities. Please also leave your dogs at home. I love dogs, but they have no place in a crowded festival. The festival is also very kid friendly - but not stroller friendly based on the sheer number of attendees.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2008, 04:23 AM
 
514 posts, read 1,456,217 times
Reputation: 209
Your neighbor's comments left me with a scrunchy face. Weird. We also have no problems shopping at the Target near your home. We hit the one near Northlake since it's closer to our house. I always find it interesting being in different Targets and seeing how different the shoppers are. Definitely notice a bit funkier crowd at the Target off Moreland.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top