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Old 06-25-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Soooo I've read the many many threads on Candler Park, Grant Park, Midtown, Atlantic Station, etc. and I'm still a bit confused/concerned.

Here’s my info:
*Young single professional (25y/o).
*No children, but do have a 10lb full grown dog.
*Work less than a mile from Roswell Road exit off of 285.
*Was once looking in areas like Smyrna, Austell, etc. per recommendations, but it feels to “rural” for me.
*I’m currently renting near Cobb Galleria/Cumberland Mall which I love (and LOVE the Vinings area), but figured houses in this area are out of price range.
*No multi-level condos..townhouses and single family homes only b/c I MUST have a backyard (doesn’t have to be huge, but need my own personal green space). If it’s not fenced already I have to be able to fence it.

I have been doing some research on my own and I plan to “tour” Candler Park, Grant Park, Piedmont Park, Chastain Park, and Midtown this weekend. Not actually viewing houses, just looking at the areas.

I am very concerned about crime. Yes, I lived in NYC – but I lived in a great part of Queens and crime wasn’t really a concern. I am still open to suburban places if they aren’t rural suburban places. But would love to know if the “Park” areas are safe and affordable too. And by affordable I mean up to $180k for at least 2 bedrooms.. (preferably 3 ). Would I be better off just looking in Vinings? Isn’t Vinings less crime, great place for young profs, but is it more or less expensive than the “Park” areas and Midtown?

Ughh so many areas!! lol

Plz help! It would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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You'll have an easier time finding something in Vinings in your price range than in any of the intown neighborhoods.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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I have heard good things about Candler Park!
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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You'll have an easier time finding something in Vinings in your price range than in any of the intown neighborhoods.
I agree with ITH on this one...180K will be tough to find in the neighborhoods you like, even if you settle for a townhouse. A garden-flat condo might be a different story.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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The Vinings area is great in my opinion. That's where I live. It's nice, reasonably priced, has less crime and has a lot of young single professionals. Also, you can't beat the location it's about 30 minutes max to anything you want to do in the city. Good luck.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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There are some houses in you price range in the intown areas, but the majority that are up for sale are condos. Vinings is a nice area as well, though you will be much farther from the park.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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I personally like the Summerhill community. It's right next to Grant Park and you can find a 2-3 year old home with a decent lot for $110K. I personally own two homes there and have not had any issues in the two years since I purchased them. If you are looking for a realtor, I would love to send you some listings. No pressure. If you see something that interests you, you just shoot me an email or give me a call.
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