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Jason, Home Buyer in Decatur, GA

best intown neighborhoods

Asked by Jason, Decatur, GA Sun Dec 11, 2011

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Hey Jason. I got this one! Atlanta is truly abundant with great Intown neighborhoods, which is why Gordon Street Realty focuses on them. There's really not enough room here to describe each of their varying flavors, communities, attitudes, etc. Being from Decatur, you already have a good sense of things I'm sure. However, if you want to explore more and urban bliss becomes you, check out Midtown. http://gordonstreetrealty.com/midtown/ Also, take a look at Virginia Highlands and its surrounding neighborhoods. http://gordonstreetrealty.com/virginia-highlands/ There's also Buckhead, the Beverly Hills of the ATL http://gordonstreetrealty.com/buckhead and Brookhaven, http://gordonstreetrealty.com/brookhaven Buckhead's easygoing brother -- a hidden treasure tucked away like a secret garden literally in the midst of everything. Hope the links below give you some additional insight into Atlanta's Intown Neighborhoods. Good luck and let me know if you'd like more specific info. Happy to help whether you're looking to buy or rent or sell. Thanks, Keith http://www.twitter.com/atlantaintowner

Keith Gordon Broker/Owner; REALTOR; A.S.R; A.B.R.
2011 V.P. of Finance DeKalb Association of Realtors; Board Member
Gordon Street Realty
1384 Windsor Pkwy, Atl GA 30319
O# 404.254.4502 | C# 404.518.1580 | F# 1.800.620.7301
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Hi Jason,

I personally love Grant Park. If you are a family man or not its a great area. The zoo and the park is there. For the most part it is a historical area and that has tax benefits. Its close to shopping, restaurants and 10 to 15 minutes from downtown. I-20 and 75 and 85 are close by.
I also like Ormewood and Kirkwood as well as East Atlanta Village. There is always something to do there.
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Hi Jason -

Being a Morningside resident, I, like many others am very partial to the city's Intown neighborhoods! Each neighborhood is very different and has an identity that's uniquely theirs. I would agree with Lynn regarding participating in some of the neighborhood association events. For your convenience, visit my website http://www.LaDonnaSuggs.HarryNorman.com, I have links to the association pages of many of Atlanta's Best Intown Neighborhoods. That will provide you with a good starting reference and give you a flavor of what each neighborhood has to offer its residents.

My office is in the midst of two of Atlanta's finest Intown neighborhoods, Morningside and Ansley Park. I'd be more than happy to talk through the details of your needs and wants from an Intown neighborhood and provide you with additional information.

Feel free to call or email me if I can be of any further assistance.

Happy Holidays,
LaDonna B. Suggs - Harry Norman Realtors | Intown Office
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Dear Jason -
I have lived intown Atlanta since 1968 - LOVE THE CITY ESSENCE! Of course, as the others have said, your budget and personal taste will guide your search. For example, both wonderful but there are big differences between Oakhurst and Peachtree Hills. And, Grant Park which Dave Herren loves!

If you want to stay in Decatur - call Lee Taylor - (404) 991-2083 - Decatur is his specialty and he is great to work with on housing. Although I lived in Midtown for over 20 years, try Thom Abbott - (404) 247-6696 - who is very conversant with the Midtown area.

Let me offer you a suggestion - the perfect season for it - check out the communities via their Neighborhood Association events. ALSO - Drive around each area and see what feels like home. Park the car and walk around.

Here's a little gift for you - a complimentary home search engine called LISTINGBOOK. Just reviewing the homes offered will help you focus on the attributes of each neighborhood. Click ---> http://www.odatrealty.com and sign on to find data that is updated every 30 minutes from FMLS. When you find a home that seems interesting, put the address into Google maps and you can "walk" up and down the street on your computer monitor!

Let me know if I may help in any way as you get started narrowing down your choices.
Have a happy day -
Lynn
Web Reference: http://odatrealty.com
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All great responses below. However, I am biased toward Grant Park, having lived here 19 years. Grant Park homes offer outstanding value compared to their neighbors north of I-20. Schools here have steadily improved over the years. In fact, the Grant Park Charter school compares favorably with the best in the city. The selection of restaurants and shops has steadily improved, and continues to do so. GP also offers unparalleled interstate access north/south and east/west.

At the end of the day it all depends on what is right for you. I am happy to talk with you further about your needs and finding the right neighborhood and home for you.

BTW, Decatur has so much to offer, why do you want to leave?
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Depends on you, your desires and your price range. Morningside, Virginia Highland, Oakhurst, Lake Claire, Inman Park, Candler Park, Ansley, Druid Hills, Garden Hills, Brookhaven, the list can go on and on.

You need to focus on your wants, needs, and pocketbook. Once you have some clarity with those three points, we can better guide you.

Our office is in Morningside. If we can assist you, it would be our pleasure.
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My fav would likely be the City of Decatur. It's on Marta(rail), yet has easy access to most expressways, much of Atlanta.
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Dear Jason, Are you interested in a house in a neighborhood or acond/townhome? Also your price range would be an important factor. As far as homes, the Virgina Highlands and Morningside areas are a great favorite for many buyers. There are several up and coming areas further in too. A bit north of downtown is Buckhead,which is also a very desirable area with good schools. Living in town is usually somewhat more expensive, and one gets square footage fr the same money as living for example outside of the perimeter. The good news is, if one buys smart, the property will appreciate much more than those properties further out. As far as condo/townhomes, there are so many to chose from in town, so I would need to know again the price range, bedrooms etc. I have sold Real Estate for 20 years in Atlanta and would like t help you in finding yur perfect home. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Sincerely, Louise Golden


Louise Golden
Chapman Hall Realtors
Cell 404-357-5551
louisegolden@bellsouth.net
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There are many great properties in midtown and the virginia highlands. Of course, what's
Web Reference: http://www.atlhomes.net
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