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letmebe1124, Renter in Augusta, GA

Is anyone familiar with the area 3663 Madrid Drive N Augusta GA 30906. Is it a good neighborhood?

Asked by letmebe1124, Augusta, GA Sun Jun 23, 2013

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I lived near Madrid drive in Barton village as a teen in the 80's back then it was an ok place to live however; through out the years with the properties becoming rentals and less home owners the neighborhood has become one of Augusta's less desirable areas. I can't speak for other cities but usually(not always) if the homes are priced very low, especially for the size of the home it can be because homes are very difficult to sell or rent in that area....

also with Augusta, being a military town, a good guide is to check out the area to see if there are military families living in the area, the military has A list of areas , and establishments which are listed as "OFF LIMITS" for military personnel ...this could be businesses, apartments or housing areas this is done to protect the troops from danger, i.e. bad or illegals businesses, or high crime areas. with this being said, as always there can be a home or street in any neighborhood which can be quiet and safe...if possible get out and visit the area during different times of the day and night, especially on weekends to see what the area is really like
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 7, 2013
Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent. Visiting the area and making your own determinations about what is best for you is the way to go.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
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Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:

http://www.trulia.com/crime/

http://www.crimereports.com

http://www.familywatchdog.us/

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com

http://www.greatschools.org/

http://www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&…
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate…

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 23, 2013
Thank you Mr. Mason, your response makes all the sense, I am relocating from SC to GA, I will check out the websites, appreciate ya!!! Love all the info!!
Best,
Darlene Washington
Flag Sun Jun 23, 2013
I actually lived on the other end of Madrid Dr which is closer to the Gordon Hwy side and it was quiet. Yes the neigborhood is predominantly black with a lot of young people out there, but I lived in the area for 10 years with 3 sons and 1 daughter. The schools were great and all of my children are successful young men with very promising futures. I was not robbed beat threatened or anything like that. 30906 is great if you are on a budget. Dig a little deeper like in Pepperidge or off tobacco rd for some more leads in the same price range.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 16, 2013
No, it's considered Barton village. Google it
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 4, 2013
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