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Marthe, Home Buyer in New York, NY

Aidar Park

Asked by Marthe, New York, NY Sat Dec 13, 2008

We are considering a home in Aidar Park. We would like to know if it is a safe and convenient area for a young family with children. If not what are the alternatives in the nearby neighborhoods?

Thanks, Marthe.

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I have to disagree with the "real estate pros" below. I am a young professional, have lived in Adair Park for close to 10 years, and love it. Never once had a problem with crime, personally or on my property. 4 families within 2 blocks recently welcomed newborns in the last 2 months alone and have chosen to stay put, for good reasons. The neighborhood group is strong and vocal. The values are good. There is a neighborhood-wide security watch and blog. And finally, the 2 parks are great -- one was just renovated with a $500,000 grant from the Home Depot foundation.

I never try to convince folks to move to my neighborhood - it has to feel right to you. I would just encourage you to come to a neighborhood meeting and meet some of the wonderful people who live here, and walk around on the weekends when all the kids are in the park. Best of luck in your search.
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I have a few stories to tell about Adair Park, including "hey Lee, when were you the most scared, ever, when carrying out your duties as a Realtor?"

OK - full disclosure, I was actually cutting through Mechanicsville to get to an Adair Park - Catherine Street property and Rockwell Street was rocked, quite well, that sunny Sunday morning last October.

When I say ROCKed well, lets just say that about 20 people in the street at 9am, all ROCKed well was a little hard to drive through.

If you don't know, then you don't know.

Lucky for me, I'm always housin' so I passed through with a gentle parting of the multitide.

The neighborhoods that became a hit in the late 1990's for many, many cool people - Adair Park, Perkerson Park, Sylvan Hills, and Capitol View are all suffering from "disinvestment." The scourge of amateur real estate investors really hurt these neighborhoods in the past 3 years. 30310 is Georgia's highest foreclosure zip code.

Regardless, for affordability, and sometimes remarkable architecture, I love some of the houses in these neighborhoods.

It's a street by street, neighbor by neighbor choice to make a primary residence investment here, but I highly recommend it to value-minded first time buyers.

I would not recommend paying more than $150,000 for any property in Adair Park at this time.

I would look for a $100-125 diamond in the rough, all brick on at least 1/3 acre with private parking options and as much distinct security and exclusivity features as possible.

Call me if you want to talk to me about the next steps.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 15, 2008
I need more info - decribe the ideal house, size, price, what's important to you as far as an area, and any other "must haves". If you post it here you'll get all kinds of responses and opinions!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 15, 2008
Thanks Hank. Can you name a few interesting neighborhood close to a Marta station?
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There are mainy better Atlanta areas near Marta stops.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 14, 2008
As a mother, there is NO WAY that I would buy in Adair Park. There are some nice areas in downtown less than 10 minutes from the airport. Adair Park is NOT one of them. Contact me and I would love to send you some listings in better areas. Unless you want to have to teach your kids to carry a pistol with them before going outside to catch the bus, stay away from Adair Park. I am a fulltime realtor and investor. Adair Park should be avoided even if you can get a cheap house there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 14, 2008
Dear Marthe,
As Russ said, Adair Park is improving every day and there are lots of excellent values there. It is very convenient to MARTA and downtown Atlanta.
Karen and I have a beautiful listing on Shelton Ave in Adair Park. This home is totoally NEW from the foundation up and is priced under $200,000. Call us or send us an email and we will email you the complete listing with lots of pictures.
Karen and Warren Owen
RE/MAX Communities
1-800-717-OWEN (6936) Nationwide Toll Free
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 14, 2008
Sorry for the mispelling i was actually talking about Adair Park in Atlanta. Thanks for your advices. We are looking for a family home in south Atlanta as my husband needs to be close to the airport but at the same time we do not want to be far from the city to avoid a long commute. Ideally a neighborhood with a walking distance Marta train station. Does such a place exist?

Thanks, Marthe
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 14, 2008
As the earlier post indictated a City of Cumming location, there is also a City of Atlanta location, if that is the area Adair Park in Atlanta it would not be my choice, it has improved over the years but still needs to change more before I would be comfortable there.
Reply back to the County or City location.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 14, 2008
I assume you are talking about Adair Park in Cumming? If so, This is a very nice neighborhood just northwest of the downtown area. I personally have a friend who lives there now and loves it. There are several neighborhoods right around this one that would interest you as well. I would be happy to send you more information. Let me know if I can help.
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