Relocating to Altanta and need help narrowing down areas to live in and finding a realtor willing to assist with a rental.

Asked by alicem, Long Beach, CA Sun Oct 27, 2013

My boyfriend and I will be relocating, and we've love to narrow down some areas. Mid 30s, no children and looking for a rental. Ideal budget for 2-3 bed and 2 baths would be $1500-$1900. Work is in Hapeville and College Park, but happy for the commute time to be 30-40 minutes. We're open to a condo, townhouse or house, as long as there is some outdoor space. We've been told to look into Decatur or Buckhead, Buckhead seems to be mostly condos that we can find, and Decatur seems to have some more and less desirable areas, so just looking for any advice/help. Thanks in advance!

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Carlos Ather…, Both Buyer And Seller, Bristol, CT
Thu Oct 31, 2013
Hi Alicem, I have been looking at moving to Atlanta next summer and found that many areas around College Park have high crime. I use to search for good areas, as well as there are many sex offenders in Atlanta. So if you plan to live there, do not live in College Park. Realtors by respa laws can't tell you about good or bad areas or they will lose their license. Marietta, Vining, Sandy Springs, Kennesaw, Buckhead, or if you want to be a little south of the area, look at Peachtree City, and surrounding areas. Rents can vary from $900 to $3,500, but shop around.
I am an investor, so my first thing to look at when I buy a condo is rentals in the area, and crime.
Everything else can be adjusted. Good luck.
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Thanks Carlos! We weren't planning in living in College Park and thanks for the useful information!
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Aaron Mtuanwi, Agent, Conyers, GA
Tue Oct 29, 2013
It will be a pleasure to help.
There are some useful tools on my website that you can use freely...
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Katya Cooper, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Mon Oct 28, 2013
Hi Alice,

Ill be happy to help you!

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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Marlene Godw…, Agent,
Mon Oct 28, 2013
Consider the Northlake-Tucker area.
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Monique Cunn…, , 30088
Mon Oct 28, 2013

Congratulations on re-locations to the Georgia. Could you tell me more about your most desirable location. Do you enjoy cutting the grass and planting your own flowers with lots of trees. or do you like it being maintained by someone else. 1500-1900 you have a lot of options.
Before recommending and area. I would like to know more about you. Please give me a call at

Access Community Realty
Monique Cunningham
678-691-4344 office
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Lee Taylor, Agent, Decatur, GA
Mon Oct 28, 2013
I live and work in downtown Decatur, and know the commutes around town. There is a distinct value difference in every submarket and neighborhood of metro Atlanta.

Also, lease fees will seem high (even if you are coming from Long Beach) when compared with the relatively lower month to month costs of ownership vs. leasing.

If you would like a tour of the Intown neighborhoods, please contact me and we can set aside some time for a meet up.
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Hi Lee, thank you. We really prefer to rent, especially for the first year. Can you provide me with your ctc details please?
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Jeff Jackson, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Mon Oct 28, 2013
I would be happy to discuss this with you!

Jeff Jackson
Prudential Georgia Realty
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Michael Hamm…, Agent, Suwanee, GA
Mon Oct 28, 2013
Having grown up in the Tri-Cities area, alicem, I can appreciate your plan. The commute in metro ATL, however, is key; a thirty minute commute can easily become sixty if there is a snafu in route. Consider traveling here for a dry run first to decide. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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Sonya Edwards, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Sun Oct 27, 2013
I personally think Decatur and Buckhead are too far from where you will both be working. There are some wonderful areas closer in. The Cascade area or Camp Creek area in SW ATL would be a great area to consider. There are also some nice lofts in historic East Point and Midtown as well. Also a very popular area to live is in Atlantic Station. I think you would be able to find something there in your price point. Feel free to give me a call, Sonya Edwards, Solid Source Realty 404-274-5810.
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Mari Wall, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Sun Oct 27, 2013
As long as you are inside the city limits of Decatur you will be okay. Search by Decatur high school.. Everyone outside of the city limits will have a different high school even though the address is Decatur. Decatur is a great area with a mix of your professional and young families. You should have a mix of condos, townhomes and single family homes. Midtown might be another great area. it is close to the downtown business area and Piedmont Park. You will find condos or townhouses in midtown but I house will be limited. It will be a quick commute to the airport area.

Mari Wall
Solid Source Realty
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Robert Taylor, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Sun Oct 27, 2013
Give me a call tomorrow at my office and we can discuss some options.

Robert Taylor
Morris and Raper
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