I just moved to Atlanta and took a cruise through "The Bluff" and WOW!

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KyakMan800

United States

#1 Jun 20, 2012
It's just how it was described to me - The narrow streets, dirt roads and all. It was like a whole different world... I saw a lot of people going in and out of boarded up homes but nothing 'shocking'.
So many of those houses sit on HUGE lots. It's really upsetting to me because being in real estate that area has a TON of potential.
I spoke with locals and met some very nice people who felt the same way. I stopped at one home that is for sale. I swear the lot was atleast an acre. The front was wooded and the house was farther back with a long driveway.
Amazing how this area ia so abandoned... Or seems to be. Seeing rows and rows of boarded up homes then one house on the block that is occupied.
I've never ever seen a neighborhood like that in my life. I'm going back this weekend to take pictures and see about that house for sale...
It didn't seem 'dangerous' at all. Maybe because I'm black but for the most part - people I spoke to really still care about the area and still have hope for it.
HGKMack

United States

#2 Jun 20, 2012
you are a brave man i wont go anywhere inside 285
LexIS350

United States

#3 Jun 20, 2012
I be on Anderson all the time!
StevenS

United States

#4 Jun 21, 2012
I just take others' word for it! There NO way in HELL you will catch me in that zoo! What the hell contracted you to visit that hell hole?

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Dallas, GA

#5 Jun 21, 2012
The Bluff is a district within the area that is infamous throughout metro Atlanta for the availability of drugs, heroin in particular.

The borders of The Bluff are defined differently by different sources. For example the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Creative Loafing both defined The Bluff as including all of English Avenue and Vine City. However, a more recent and in-depth December 2011 series of reports by 11 Alive TV news, referred to The Bluff as a "section of English Avenue". The English Avenue/Vine City area has some of the highest poverty and crime rates in the city, with the Carter St. area surrounding the Vine City MARTA station ranking in 2011 as the #1 most dangerous neighborhood in Atlanta and #5 in the United States.
Papoose

United States

#6 Jun 21, 2012
Welcome to the A! WTF @General? Like no one knows that... Idiot.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Dallas, GA

#7 Jun 21, 2012
Papoose wrote:
Welcome to the A! WTF @General? Like no one knows that... Idiot.
Your new friend didn't... Idiot.

“Reality”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#8 Jun 21, 2012
You obviously heeded my advice to stay in after dark...you're still here to post about it.
deangelatcurate

United States

#10 Jul 18, 2012
I live in Vinecity, literally off vine St. I believe that these rankings and statistics on this area of Atlanta are flawed. Vine City encompasses rich values passed on by elders of the community, also great pride in the community. What needs to happen is...we need help getting the abandoned homes renovated and used for something productive like housing homeless families.
Stunna

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Jan 8, 2013
Amen to that!! The bluff is still crazy they need to invest some money into that area I bet u the bluff will be called Big Bluff/

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#13 Jan 8, 2013
May I suggest you offer a free Glock 21 and an attack trained German Shepherd as an incentive to purchase to every customer when you start trying to selling homes you build in this area.
Question

Irving, TX

#15 Jan 8, 2013
Sofa King Cool wrote:
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Hi lighterednuts!
Ye up perty early!
What's your point?
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#16 Jan 9, 2013
deangelatcurate wrote:
I live in Vinecity, literally off vine St. I believe that these rankings and statistics on this area of Atlanta are flawed. Vine City encompasses rich values passed on by elders of the community, also great pride in the community. What needs to happen is...we need help getting the abandoned homes renovated and used for something productive like housing homeless families.
It would be a total waste of good money trying to put "homeless" people in a slum neighborhood. In a matter of days,the house would be trashed,and then before the month was up, the house would look as before. The Section 8 program is a failure trying to rehabilitate two and three generations of deadbeats. You can take people out of the ghetto,but you can't the ghetto out of the people.
Steph

Madison, TN

#17 Oct 23, 2013
I used to live there. I hope they bulldoze the whole area and burn it
Mark walberg

Knoxville, TN

#18 Dec 24, 2013
I went through there plenty of times a f250 full of white people and nothing happened to use other than a older homeless looking woman blowing kisses its a sight to see I'm planning on going back to check more stuff out

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