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Old 05-13-2006, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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My wife and I will be moving to DeKalb County, Stone Mountain Area in the next couple of months. What are the best areas, lowest crime rates and appreciating property values in the area? Looking on the realtor pages, lots of homes for sale in Waters Edge subdivision. Would like info on this area.
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Any info on Stone Mountain will be appreciated....
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:06 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Any info on Stone Mountain will be appreciated....
Stone Mountain PARK is a very nice recreational area, and one of the most visited parks in the U.S. I hate to tell you though, but overall, crime in the Stone Mountain area has gone up pretty significantly over the last 4-5 years.

In another post I had mentioned to someone from California about how literally all of my friends have left the Atlanta area, but one of those friends had lived in the Stone Mountain area. She moved there a good while back (15 years) and at that time her neighborhood was very nice. Over the years she told me it was going downhill a good bit. It reached the point where homes in her area were being broken into pretty frequently, but more importantly, people were actually getting mugged in front of their homes (such as when pulling into their garages at night, etc). I can't say I remember which subdivision it was, but it was close to the actual park and "village" area. I went out there one evening a few months ago right before she moved, and I did see several larger groups of rough looking teens just walking around after dark in several areas as I drove through several neighborhoods to get to her place.

Past Stone Mountain, towards Athens, GA., are supposedly some nice and much safer housing areas, which are still reasonably close to Atlanta and the mountain.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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Stay away from Stone Mountain,I agree crime has really gone up in that area.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:12 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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Stone Mountain PARK is a very nice recreational area, and one of the most visited parks in the U.S. I hate to tell you though, but overall, crime in the Stone Mountain area has gone up pretty significantly over the last 4-5 years.

In another post I had mentioned to someone from California about how literally all of my friends have left the Atlanta area, but one of those friends had lived in the Stone Mountain area. She moved there a good while back (15 years) and at that time her neighborhood was very nice. Over the years she told me it was going downhill a good bit. It reached the point where homes in her area were being broken into pretty frequently, but more importantly, people were actually getting mugged in front of their homes (such as when pulling into their garages at night, etc). I can't say I remember which subdivision it was, but it was close to the actual park and "village" area. I went out there one evening a few months ago right before she moved, and I did see several larger groups of rough looking teens just walking around after dark in several areas as I drove through several neighborhoods to get to her place.

Past Stone Mountain, towards Athens, GA., are supposedly some nice and much safer housing areas, which are still reasonably close to Atlanta and the mountain.
Oh yeah, I forgot when I lived in St. Mt. (right before the park), the police helicopter was always present shining a big bright spotlight looking for suspects. I don't know how I forgot about that. It was like something out of a movie.

Best bet is to look at Stone Mountain on the Gwinnette, County side.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:42 AM
 
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I was a police officer in Dekalb for 5 years and have good first hand knowledge of the area. If you are looking at the Stone Mountain area, I would have to agree that things along Rockbridge Road (Waters Edge in particular) are some of the best areas to look at. Places in the city are also okay. If you look to be away from crime, stay away from Redan, Hairston, and places near those. YOu may want to look at the Stephenson Road area, as Stephenson High school is one of the better Dekalb schools from my understanding. I would also agree that the best bet would be the Gwinnett SIde.
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:57 PM
 
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Median Income $65,669
Median Income Ranking (State) 90th Percentile
Median Income Ranking (National) 87th Percentile
Average Income Households w/ Children $86,782
Average Ranking Income Households w/ Children (State) 89th Percentile
Average Ranking Income Households w/ Children (National) 85th Percentile


Age
Average Age 33 years
Age 0-9 Years 18.8%
Age 10-17 Years 15.45%
Age18-29 Years 10.44%
Age 30-39 Years 24.23%
Age 40-49 Years 18.6%
Age 50-64 Years 9.86%
Age 65+ Years 2.62%


Employment
Average Travel Time To Work 43 minutes
Employment: Farming/Fishing/Forestry (%) <.01%
Employment: Administrative Support (%) 18.7%
Employment: Sales (%) 9.09%
Employment: Managerial (%) 21.43%
Employment: Professional (%) 26.2%
Employment: Service (%) 16.57%
Employment: Laborer/Operator (%) 8%
Employment: Technician/Precision Craft (%) <.01%


Household
Married 59.95%
Single 40.05%
Married w/ Children 40.84%
Married w/ No Children 19.11%
Single w/ Children 11.52%
Single w/ No Children 28.53%


Housing
7 years
Single Family Attached .57%
Single Family Detached 99.43%
Mobile Home/Other <.01%
Owner Ocupied: Median Housing Value $140,400
Owner Ocupied: Media Number of Bedrooms 4
Renter Occupied: Median Housing Value $1,057
Renter Occupied: Median Number of Bedrooms 3

School District Name DEKALB COUNTY
Address 3770 NORTH DECATUR ROAD
DECATUR, GA 30032
Phone (404)297-2300
Type Independent Local District
Number of Schools 139
Number of Students 97,967
Number of Teachers 6,559
Student/Teacher Ratio 14.9 to 1


Enrollment
Total Enrollment 97,967
Ungraded Enrollment 0
Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment 2,533
Kindergarten Enrollment 7,155
First Grade Enrollment 7,209
Second Grade Enrollment 7,482
Third Grade Enrollment 7,676
Fourth Grade Enrollment 7,767
Fifth Grade Enrollment 7,877
Sixth Grade Enrollment 8,088
Seventh Grade Enrollment 7,852
Eight Grade Enrollment 7,704
Ninth Grade Enrollment 8,892
Tenth Grade Enrollment 6,650
Eleventh Grade Enrollment 6,120
Twelfth Grade Enrollment 4,962


SAT / ACT / College Placement %
Average SAT Scores 916 (Math 460 Verbal 456)
% of Students Who Took SAT 79%
Average ACT Scores 18.2000
% of Students Who Took ACT 25%
National Merit Finalist 41.0000
% Students to 4-year College 57%
% Students to 2-year College 12%
% High School Dropouts 7.18%


Expenditures and Funding
Expenditures per Student $8,737
% of Expenditures on Instruction 53.3%
National Spending Ranking 66th Percentile
State Spending Ranking N/A
% Local Funding 53.4%
% State Funding 41.5%
% Federal Funding 5.1%

this is for the area for Waters Edge. I agree there are a lot of areas in Stn. Mtn that i would not recommend. I have shown a lot of property there and it's not always pleasent
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Default Stone Mt Area

TO MOVING 123:
so have you now moved to Stone Mt and how is it??
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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MZL3--We ended up locating in Grayson about 12 miles from Stone Mountain. I sent you a PM with some other info...
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: 33415
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Who lives in these "rough" areas, what makes them "rough"? Is there no police presence? Why don't the residents speak up and demand the city or county do something? Is there a particular demographic that is present, if so who are they and why are they tolerated?
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