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Old 08-21-2007, 09:39 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I currently reside in Los Angeles by the beach. I am 60, white, female, alone and I am thinking about purchasing a home on Mountain Ct in Covington. Can you tell me about this area?

Thanks, Sterlingseas
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:59 PM
 
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Default Mountain Court Area

I assume you are moving to Mountainview Estates (MVE) off Highway 162 in Covington? I work at the Elementary School that is assigned to that subdivision and I live just 4 miles from that subdivision in a similar styled area. My late husband, a landscaper, did a lot of jobs in that area also, so I spent a good amount of time there while he was alive and I did not have to work (except with him, of course). My late husband was from Twenty-nine Palms and longed to return to CA. I suppose that is not really a good thing to hear...

There are a lot of repossessed homes in the subdivision. Many homes are for sale and hard to sell. Many homes have been on the market there for over two years- even real estate agents have homes there they cannot sell. That being said, there are some terrific deals in MVE. Because of the demographic of the area, there are more young kids there than other areas, and the homes are either single story three bedrooms or split levels in the 80-100K range. The lots there are not very well tended and the soil quality makes growing grass without appending quite hard. The homes are 10-15 years old and are hardy plank or vinyl siding with some occasional brick or stucco accents in the fronts. All have garages, and to my knowledge there are no covenants. If there are any covenants, there is not a homeowners' association, so they won't be enforced anyhow.

Good news- crime is really low once you get down the road a bit. Near Porterdale, about 3-4 miles away, the shop owner at the Pure Gas Station was shot in the head in a random act last month. The store across the street was robbed also and the owner there pistol whipped. Porterdale is not as safe as other areas, but MVE seems very safe. I would have no problem living there, but I would keep my doors locked when I leave at night. Luckily the subdivision I am in up the street is not like that YET but we are getting there. Soon, I may have to install locks and take my keys out of the car at night!

Covington has a lot to do, but Conyers has a whole lot more. It took me about 2 years to get used to being here- I was from Florida and left my family there. Now, it is hard to imagine leaving, but anything is possible. This area out 162 is growing sooo fast ! There are four or five subdivisions going in up and down 162 from MVE up to where 162 meets 36 South. The school I work at, opened just two years ago, is up to capacity and we are putting in trailers- in fact, just five miles from MVE there is another new elementary school coming in August 2008 and it will be TWO STORIES!

I think it all depends on preference, but give Covington a good try. If you have questions, let me know!
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

I currently reside in Los Angeles by the beach. I am 60, white, female, alone and I am thinking about purchasing a home on Mountain Ct in Covington. Can you tell me about this area?
I have nothing bad to say about Covington, but it wouldn't be my first choice, by any means.
What is it you're looking for?
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:03 AM
 
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Covington is my first choice, it is Mountainview Estates I don't think I would care to live in. I have wonderful single female friends who live in other subdivisions (and some in 55+ subdivisions) and love the home, the activities, and the city.
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:24 AM
 
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I lived there, my old home is on the market actually.

I love the community, but reselling has not been easy ( house has been on the market for over a year). A lot of people who are on Section 8 ( reduced housing) live in this community. They do not care for their homes. In turn if you ever decide to sell, you will have a hard time. These people leave trash in their front yard for weeks, we also had a guy that dug every bit of his grass in his front yard up and placed tarp down, I assume to kill the grass, he had it there for over a year! If I had it to do all over again, I would have not purchased in this subdivision. There is actually a subdivision right before Mountain View that was nice, and not over run by people who didnt care for their homes.

BUT if you never plan to resell, then that wouldn't be a concern for you. This subdivison is secluded in a way , but is 10 minutes from downtown Covington. You will be 45 minutes from Atlanta, 1 hour from Athens. I can tell you I never dealt with crime living there, and my husband went away a lot. I never had any problems with my neighbors either.

Best of luck to you, I hope I have helped!
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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It was the worst experience in my life!! I moved to Covington from Florida and also lived off of junction 162 and hwy 212. But being that you are older maybe you wouldn't mind the country life. My mom loved it and felt relaxed out there. Needless to say she is no longer there either. As for me, there were no jobs out there. We stayed maybe 6 months and after we learned more about GA, I made the move to another city. I still get flashbacks of driving from home to get the nearest highway (hwy 20) and it taking 40-45 mins just to get to the highway!! Horrible!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:25 AM
 
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im still a teenager but im from covington georgia and i love it here yes there may be a few problems in our town but what town doesnt have problems its beautiful, and peaceful most ppl our full of our southern hospitality so any one who doesnt like it honestly doesnt desereve to say that there from here
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:43 PM
 
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Post House 4 sale very cheap

If you are still interested please let me know.

Thanks

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Hello everyone,

I currently reside in Los Angeles by the beach. I am 60, white, female, alone and I am thinking about purchasing a home on Mountain Ct in Covington. Can you tell me about this area?

Thanks, Sterlingseas
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Covington GA
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Default New to Covington

I live near the intersection of Hwy 81 and 162, Covington. I have been here for a year. I'm from Santa Cruz, CA. 63, white, female, single, still working. I am interested in meeting other newcomers in my age group.
My name is Karen.
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:55 PM
 
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I just visited this area not to long ago, you will have a good time moving there
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