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Crime & Safety in Smyrna : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
Newbie,

A single break-in does not denote a "crime wave" in the neighborhood but is should get your attention. We agree that a security system would be a good idea. Fencing, having a dog, outdoor lighting, and surveilance cameras can also be useful deterrents.

Good luck,

Bill
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Netdragon answered:
There's a lot of children near there and I don't hear of any problems.
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Netdragon answered:
It's a safe area. This is a very densely populated area, so things happen. However, it's just about as safe as Lenox or any other high-end retail/office area throughout the metro. Most crime is domestic/car-related. Violent crime is very rare and usually not from locals but just due to the accessibility of the area to everyone, even undesirables. That's no different from any place along the interstates. ... more
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Netdragon answered:
I live pretty close to there, in a neighborhood right across Highlands Parkway, closer to West Village. Most "crimes" are domestic disturbances or moving violations. It's unlikely anything will happen to you, especially if you take precautions like having an alarm system. Out of 180 homes in my subdivision there have been a few in the last couple years that had things taken from their UNLOCKED cars overnight and no other crimes that I'm aware of in my subdivision. People have seen transients driving through in these cases and they usually get caught eventually.

There are million dollar homes on Buckner Rd and plenty of half-million dollar homes in Vinings Estates and off Cooper Lake Rd nearby. That should pretty much tell you about the kind of area it is.

There was more to worry about when Bankhead Courts was there right across the border in Atlanta, but it has been torn-down. Things are a lot calmer there now and considering the fact that Bankhead Courts was torn down during the recession, you will probably be on the receiving end of the first appreciation as a result of the destruction of those projects since things are just starting to rebound in the Atlanta area.
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