In response to Hank, I agree with Clincher. Hank, if you haven't read the statistics, then I recommend you do. More and more people are moving to the cities. Young, urban professionals are giving up their suburbian homes in exchange for something with less of a commute. Atlanta has not seen the price in homes drop nearly as much as other cities around the Country. In fact, Glenwood Park and Ormewood Park have been some of the least affected, and home values have remained relatively stable. Sure there have been foreclosures, but that is happening everywhere. I don't know any appraiser that gauges an area block by block. I'm surprised you are saying that you would, when no one else is doing that. Another thing to keep in mind is that your post is over 6 months old and the data that is available now shows that your assumptions haven't been accurate. We are not talking about a housing boom like the one before the bubble, but if you are looking for a nice home in a nice neighborhood with fairly stable value in the city, then you can't go wrong with this area.