Listen to Pamela's advice - I was just on a Crime Report database the other day, and College Park and surrounding cites were listed as #1 in Metro Atlanta for the highest crime - all types of crime.... more
The KIPP schools are chartered, and available through an annual lottery to West End area residents. The web reference has more details. The other public schools in the area, in some cases, are either on their way up in scores and metrics, or else they are in survival mode.
Dave Howland, the Principal at KIPP Collegiate, will likely meet with you. Cool guy.
The good news is kind of two fold:
1. the West End neighbors passed historic regs over a decades ago, and as things progress, I predict that the retail and commercial borders of the historic residential neighborhood, will be updated and become a destination neighborhood.
2. depending on larger retail development nearby, particularly as the Beltline and the proposed Murphy Crossing development become more real, there is lots of upside in the 30310 neighborhoods.
Safety is up to you - visit the Zone 4 office at 1125 Cascade Circle. Ask for the beat book data that covers the street where you intend to live. Go have coffee one of the 3-4 officers who work that beat. Meet the West End neighborhood association President for coffee.
Good answer, Tyler.
Tone deaf answer, Ansar.
April, I am not your broker. However, if Tom or Kevin read your answer, then I expect that they would tell you that you need to take your answer down.
Please never ever, "steer"
Somebody's loved ones live in "...portions east of Langston Avenue and north of Ralph D. Abernathy and West Joseph Lowery Blvd..."... more
I would not, as a single woman, consider either neighborhood/city. I recently became a renter when a thug kicked down my door in East Point. Both neighborhoods were up and coming, but didn't make it. I suggest you look elsewhere.... more
This is an age-old problem. I have not been able to get any banks or mortgage brokers to return calls reliably for 20 years. There is a general lack of professionalism in most of the profession, though by no means all. I would sincerely say 90% of the people in the business are sloppy workers who don't follow through. I know this sounds harsh, but we've been dealing with them for two decades, are always polite, patient, and professional, and my business has a spotless record, an A rating from Dun and Bradstreet, an my personal credit score is 805. Whenever I list a job in the company, we are always deluged by people who have been in this industry. I have an investment firm, and I would say 40% of the resumes we get are from people in this field, and, sadly, they never have sufficient qualifications for our work. Every single person I have spoken to on this subject has said the same. I hate to think this, but I believe it has to do with the fact that there is no international competition ... yet.... more