I have lived in Smyrna for the last 15 years and most of my family lives in Marietta. There are pros and cons to both places and that really depends on what you are looking for in a community. Feel free to give me a call and let me know what is important to you. My # is 678-559-7826.
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I think the positive comments are from people trying to sell. I moved from Smyrna and it took us 5 yrs. we ended up selling for what we bought it for in 1999. Two little old ladies bought our house. No one w/ children want to move to Smyrna. You have to put your children in private school. You could move to a much nicer area in east Cobb for the same price and put your children in public school there.... more
Smyrna is being good about building two-lane bike path extensions that connect to the trail, and building more. For instance, for that property in question, Smyrna already has a bike path along Concord Rd that connects to the trail.... more
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.
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
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.... more
I have a family in the area Dawn speaks about and lived there since 2007 and I think Dawn either had a single bad experience or doesn't know what she is talking about.
Dawn, I imagine one of the apartments you are talking about is West Village, and the crime there is very temporary due to construction attracting copper thieves. I think your response would cause unnecessary alarm. The area Dawn is speaking of is one of the most high-end areas after Vinings, and in fact isn't even Smyrna but is called "West Vinings". There are a few Smyrna neighborhoods mixed in as well, mostly new developments. The area between S. Cobb Dr and Atlanta Rd has million dollar homes within walking distance and if it were so dangerous as you say, people wouldn't be living there. Right there is also Ivy Walk and my neighborhood, which is in Smyrna right across South Cobb Dr along the East West Connector. It is the BEST part of Smyrna in terms of crime.... more
there are currently 7 four bedroom rentals $1600 or less in 30082. As far as to purchase for less than $1,600/mo that would be determined by the loan amount for which you can qualify. Have you spoken to a lender? May I recommend one that you can speak with and see if you could obtain a loan? It is the absolute best time to buy if you can.
David Brower, Managing Broker
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I believe the only opinions that will be of value to you are those of the neighbors! Who better knows what the community is like than someone who lives it. I would try to find an old lady and ask her what she thinks...I promise you she will tell you EVERYTHING.
Hank is right regarding the price and what should be going on if you have an agent. You can research the propery values in the area yourself. Just logon to http://www.fultoncountyreo.com/hvalue.shtml and that should give you some insight regarding property values in the area.
"Seeming Quiet" in the middle of the day is easy. Be sure to take a look at the community Friday and Saturday Nights!
Good luck and if you need any assistance contact us at info@FultonCountyREO.com.... more