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cwhitmore33, Home Buyer in Austell, GA

Am I safe to move there?

Asked by cwhitmore33, Austell, GA Mon May 14, 2012

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Yes it is safe. Crime is not really a problem in the area above Factory Shoals. Crime is much more of a problem in the area below Factory Shoals on or around Six Flags Drive.
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The crime rate in Austell GA is somewhat above both the state and national averages, and has possibly been aggrevated over the last few years due to the recession and a relatively high unemployment rate. Compared to other parts of Metro Atlanta however, Austell fares better than many other more depressed areas.

With the economy now beginning to improve, and the unemployment rate on the decline, now may be a good time to secure a bargain. Over the last few months we have seen a steady decline in distressed and foreclosed inventory, with multiple offers being tendered on many of these properties. This is beginning to have an upward influences on prices, but there are still plenty of properties available at excellent prices.

If you are looking for a lower crime rate area, you should consider Kennesaw, Acworth, Woodstock and Dallas GA. All these areas are relatively close to Austell but enjoy significantly lower levels of crime, better schools, etc. Of course there is a direct correlation between price and crime levels, and you should expect to pay quite a bit more for a similar home in these lower crime rate areas.
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