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Old 04-26-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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I'm trying to get a feel for a couple of neighborhoods on the westside of Athens, specifically Kingswood (off Timothy) and Woodhaven (off Mitchell Bridge). I lived in Athens several years ago, but on the eastside. The westside will be more convenient for DH's job, plus I like the fact that it seems to have fewer students and low-rent apartments mixed in. We have young kids; schools are not a big issue because they will likely attend private school. Anyone have experience with either of these subdivisions? I like that Woodhaven has a pool, but Kingswood seems to have a great community feel. Is this accurate? Any other neighborhoods we should consider? Maybe Beechwood? Thanks in advance for any tips!
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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bumping this post in the hopes that someone has some info!
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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Hope your search goes well. I used to live in Athens, but on the eastside as well. Liked the compactness of the eastside. Dont know about the westside neighborhoods you are asking about.

Just did not want you to think we were ignoring you! There are a couple of Athens posters on this forum, hopefully you will get a response.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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I lived on the west side of Athens for several years. I've always preferred the west side. To me, it just feels less closed off from the rest of town. That stretch of Timothy/Mitchell Bridge stretch is probably where I'd move to if I were ever in Clarke County again. It's close to the shopping both on Atlanta Hwy and the Oconee County shopping off of Epps Bridge Pkwy, it's relatively close to downtown and campus, and traffic isn't terrible.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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Thanks, FromGA!

And thanks for the info, hal2814. Is it preferable to live north of Atlanta Hwy (i.e. Mitchell Bridge) or south (i.e. Kingswood), or are they about the same? Any specific neighborhoods to avoid or highly recommend?
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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It doesn't really matter in that area if you're north or south of Atlanta Highway. That Timothy/Mitchell Bridge and Atlanta Hwy intersection is somewhat congested. Mitchell Bridge gives you easier access to the north end of the loop, downtown, Normaltown, Bishop Park, and north campus. Timothy gives you easier access to the south end of the loop, 5 points, Watkinsville, the Oconee shopping at 316, and south campus. But we're not talking a huge difference. The entire Timothy/Mitchell Bridge stretch is only about 6 miles long. When you're looking at that narrow an area, the house itself is more important than location.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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I think the 3 neighborhoods you mentioned will be fine. You can go to the ACC police department website and scope out the crime data for the area. I live on eastside but sometime wish I had gone to the west side for more convenient access to various amenities.

Cheers.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:02 AM
 
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Thanks, everyone!
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