Hello. Are there any quiet neighborhoods in Midtown near the MARTA?

Asked by Christine De Melo, Atlanta, GA Mon Jul 22, 2013

My husband and I will be moving to Atlanta from the EU and would like to keep our active, walkable lifestyle. We don't want a car or deal with traffic. We need a place that is quiet at night because I'm a light sleeper. I have been researching Midtown (near MARTA, art center, shops, less crime, etc) but I recently read on YELP that it's noisy. Apartments (even the pricey ones) have loud tenants, pregame parties, etc. Any suggestions of walkable neighborhoods near MARTA that are QUIET??? Thanks so much!!! xoxo

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Christine De…, Renter, Atlanta, GA
Mon Jul 29, 2013
Thanks for the answers. We're really disappointed that the public transportation isn't good in Atlanta. Have a great day. We will continue our search and ask NON realtors for honest feedback since it's not illegal for them to be straightforward about neighborhood noise and such. Thank you!
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Ashley Young, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Mon Jul 22, 2013
Hi Christine,
As Rodney mentioned, Atlanta is not as walkable as one may think for a large city. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up your walkable lifestyle or sacrifice your peace and quiet. There are a lot of great neighborhoods in Atlanta that have restaurants, shops, and parks with MARTA access. If you would like to learn more about the different neighborhoods, I would be happy to speak with you and help narrow down what may be a great area for you and your husband. Price points and and lifestyle all make a difference in what area would work best for you both. I look forward to hearing from you!
Best,
Ashley Young,
Prudential Georgia
ashley.young@prudentialgeorgia.com
404.432.9159
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Rodney Mason, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Atlanta, GA
Mon Jul 22, 2013
Hi Christine,
If you are going to live in Atlanta, then a car is almost a requirement. Unless you take the bus, the MARTA rail line has a very limited service area. Like the main area of any major city, there is a lot of activity in the area due to the concentration of people living, working, playing, and going to school there.

Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent. Visiting the area and making your own determinations about what is best for you is the way to go.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)

Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:

http://www.trulia.com/crime/

http://www.crimereports.com

http://www.familywatchdog.us/

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com

http://www.greatschools.org/

http://www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&…
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate…

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
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