Get a crime report for the neighborhood where you live today. You know, from living there, if you feel safe. Once you get a crime report for your current neighborhood, you'll have a 'base-line'. Now, feel free to get crime reports of various areas within Atlanta (or any where for that matter), and compare.
Unfortunately, crime exists all around us...oftentimes we are unaware of the level of crime that surrounds us.
Atlanta has been my family's home for over 100 years. I feel safe here. My office is in the intown area known as Morningside, which is adjacent to Virginia Highland, which 'connects' to Midtown. These areas have become very popular for young professionals and families. But petty crime exists. Wish I could tell you there was an area where crime does not exist; but I cannot.
Again, if you obtain a crime report for the neighborhood where you live today and compare to crime reports in other areas, you will be best served....and you might learn that where you live today might have a reported crime rate higher than expected.
Many of us would appreciate the opportunity to assist you.
Take care, and welcome to Atlanta!
Congratulations on your decision to move to Ga!
Midtown and buckhead are popular areas in the city for young professionals.
I have moved from Nj to Ga myself and would like to assist you with your move to Ga as well!
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metrobrokers
Welcome to Atlanta!
I do a lot of work with leases in the Midtown community. Depending on your budget, there are some great condo options, in very walkable area. Check out buildings like Viewpoint, Spire, Metropolis, and 1010 Midtown. If those are out of you budget, buildings like Park Central, Windsor Over, and Mayfair Tower may offer more affordable options.
If you'd like me to send you a few listings, let me know.
Michael J Fischer
Fourteen West, Realtors
I am sending you a link that breaks down the crime statistics for a given area as well as other demographics that you may find important to know. http://www.onboardnavigator.com/1.5/webcontent/obwc_search.a
Also, go to my website and look under the "local community" tab for additional information as well. Below are tips on how to find the perfect neighborhood. I would love the opportunity to show you around Atlanta. I am sure together, we can find you the perfect place to call home.
Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood
Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home.
â– Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities â€” movies, health club, church, etc. â€” you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would have to travel from each neighborhood youâ€™re considering to engage in your most common activities.
â– Check out the school district. This is especially important if you have children, but it also can affect resale value. The Department of Education in your town can probably provide information on test scores, class size, percentage of students who attend college, and special enrichment programs. If you have school-age children, visit schools in the neighborhoods youâ€™re considering. Also, check out http://www.schoolmatters.com.
â– Find out if the neighborhood is safe. Ask the police department for neighborhood crime statistics. Consider not only the number of crimes but also the type â€” such as burglaries or armed robberies â€” and the trend of increasing or decreasing crime. Also, is crime centered in only one part of the neighborhood, such as near a retail area?
â– Determine if the neighborhood is economically stable. Check with your local city economic development office to see if income and property values in the neighborhood are stable or rising. What is the percentage of homes to apartments? Apartments donâ€™t necessarily diminish value, but do mean a more transient population. Do you see vacant businesses or homes that have been for sale for months?
â– See if youâ€™ll make money. Ask a local real estate agent to get information about price appreciation in the neighborhood. Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, this information may give you a sense of how good of an investment your home will be. A government planning agency also may be able to tell you about planned developments or other changes in the neighborhood â€” like a new school or highway â€” that might affect value.
â– Make personal observations. Once youâ€™ve narrowed your focus to two or three neighborhoods, go there and walk around. Are homes tidy and well maintained? Are streets quiet? How does it feel? Pick a warm day if you can and chat with people working or playing outside.
Congratulations on your decision to relocate to Atlanta! There are so many amazing areas to chose from that are safe and close to shopping, restaurants and nightlife. I would love the opportunity to assist you in finding the perfect home to fit your needs. Give me a call so that we can further discuss your options. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Have a wonderful evening.
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Keller Williams Atlanta Perimeter
115 Perimeter Center Place
Atlanta, GA 30346