Have you thought about taking your search about 20 mins outside the airport to get into a safer area with a bigger house? You might search Fayette County (it is known for one of the top school systems in GA so resale is great)
The location is great - downtown and airport in less than 10 minutes and Perkerson Park within walking distance. Major interstate in 5minutes. I like Capitol View Manor (just across Metropolitan Pkwy)better as it seems to be a little further along than Capitol View. Most transitional areas are going to be "edgy" you just have to find the one that fits your comfort level. I think an investment in this area will definitely pay off in the next 3-5 years. Note.....I'm biased as I have just rehabbed a home in Capitol View Manor. Good luck,Greg
There is Capitol View and Capitol View Manor. Metropolitan Ave is the street that separates the two neighbors, Capitol View Manor is to the east between Metropolitan and I75/85 and Capitol View is to the west bordered by the railroad tracks along Murphy Ave. and Dill Ave to the south.Capitol View Manor has many brick Tudor styled homes which were built mostly in the 1930's. Capitol View, on the other hand, has more wood frame houses from the 1920's, the Bungalow style.The area has undergone a lot of change. I think you will be happy there. Here is a link to the District 6 site for Fulton County. If we can help you obtain a mortgage let us know. http://www.emortgageco.com
Good advice on the police station Kimberly.
You could also hang around on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon when people are walking their dogs or outside working on their yards. You will be able to see who lives in the neighborhood and maybe strike up a conversation about the neighborhood.
Hope this helps.