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Crime & Safety in Atlanta : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 17, 2017
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Imani Clements answered:
i'm a single mom with 2 babies looking to rent a house directly from the owner. Please contact me asap at four 0 4 seven 19 052 zero
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Thu Mar 3, 2016
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I think most people breaking into a house are going to be more interested in being undetected. Generally they will try to find an unlocked/open window or door, or they'll try to pick a lock if they know how to. I've never heard of anyone just busting down a door, as this would likely get the cops called a lot more quickly. If you're worried about this though, you might want to look into adding some extra security measures. I would definitely suggest having a basic alarm system, and a camera if you're concerned about home invasion. You might want to get even more than that though. Talk to the company you buy from to see what they offer.
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Tue Jan 27, 2015
Lorin answered:

I would just like to provide a recent update on this area for any future home buyers/renters. I recently moved into this area (within the past 6 months) and have found it to be an excellent area to live in! The major con is the noise from the trains going by, but if you can find a good unit that is not close to the tracks (i.e. across from 16th St/17th St) you will be very happy!

The are has a very mixed community, between students and professionals. I have found my neighbors to be respect, and have never felt unsafe running/walking in the area. Being close to Atlantic Station is a huge plus! You can walk to get groceries and shop at Target, or any of the other stores in the area. Overall, I have been an extremely satisfied renter in the Atlantic Station area and am strongly considering buying a condo in this area!

Happy house hunting!
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Natalie Grant answered:
This is in the Westlake School Area
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
Bev West answered:
As mentioned, contact your local police department. They can give you all the stats for particular areas. You can ask neighbors, but keep in mind everyone has a different view on what they consider safe. Good luck. ... more
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
Trulia now has a crime map here: that can be accessed by zooming in on your area. Hope this helps, good luck !
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Sun Aug 3, 2014
Will Mcgibony asked:
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Mon Apr 7, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
You can visit or for in-depth stats.

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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Simone answered:
Couldn't find 169 Pennwood on the map. Are you talking about Atlanta, GA near the Edgewood Retail Shops or off of Edgewood ave? Near Edgewood Avenue is relatively safe. Lots of shops and restaurants. Near Edgewood Retail is questionable, there have been a few shootings int eh past few months but the neighbors have really banned together to make the neighborhood safer. ... more
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Tue Jan 21, 2014
Marc D'Angelo - Lender answered:
I think with two small children you should look in the East Cobb, Roswell areas. Both have excellent schools and if you venture in to Roswell it has one of the Best Parks and Recreaction Departments in the Country. If you need a referral to a local agent familiar with your areas or help with mortgage financing give me a call on my cell phone I am available 7 days a week and after hours.

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Mon Jan 13, 2014
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Chasell,

Try It gives you a good picture of crime activity by address and you can choose a radius and time frame to see nearby and historical crime information. ... more
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Tanya Demjanec answered:
Dear Carol,

One of the best places to get a lot of detail are the neighborhood organization websites. If you're not already a member, become one and then post a question on their public safety forum. You are likely to get much more information about the details of any incidents than you would get from public records.

However, there is a website which lists incidents by address based on police reports. Check out: You type in the address in question and it lists incidents at and very near that address.


- Tanya
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Sun Nov 3, 2013
Lee Taylor answered:
First, define the borders of "Atlanta."

Secondly, define the types of crimes you are measuring - property crimes and violent crimes are different, beat for beat, and quite often retail centers and bar/restaurant districts can skew the numbers of the quiet, tree lined street neighborhoods nearby.

Third - What exactly are you attempting to gauge with your question? Is this about real estate value, or some other matter?

Fourth - check the web reference for Trulia's excellent Crime beta site.

Fifth - when you really break it down, the facts are zone by zone, and the most telling data is in the beat books at each zone office. APD manages 6 zones and a Major commands each zone. Connecting with the zone for facts and information is as easy as walking in and asking questions or as easy as attending events like neighborhood association meetings where officers discuss crime with neighbors on a regular basis.
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Sun Sep 29, 2013
Cindy M Young answered:
What is your question and I can see if I can help you!
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
Lee Taylor answered:


I sold a $4500.00 short sale in November in Venetian Hills.


Again. New? really?

What exactly are you buying that is new and what are your long term intentions?

Check my answer to this other Q&A in the web reference.
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Katya Cooper answered:
You don't have to worry about that. Great area!

Katya Cooper
Realtor ®

Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Perimeter
115 Perimeter Center Pl, suite 100, Atlanta, GA, 30346

Cell: 256-565-6082
Fax: 678-298-1616
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