Relocating to Douglasville

Relocating to Douglasville

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Mandie

Ethel, MS

#1 May 18, 2012
We will be relocating to the Douglasville area in the next few months. We'd like to know areas to home search that are good, safe, friendly areas. We are interested in the Douglasville and surrounding areas. Anything you can tell me about the crime rate and growth of the area would be very helpful as well. Thanks so much!
Kari

Douglasville, GA

#2 May 18, 2012
Mandie

Ethel, MS

#3 May 18, 2012
Yes, I've looked at this data but would love to hear from someone who lives there. The crime rate seems unusually high for the size of the area. Any thoughts on this?

“Jesus loves me (and you)!”

Since: Jul 10

Douglasville, GA

#4 May 18, 2012
I would look in the Winston area for homes, rather than Douglasville. Or in the South Douglas area

“Jesus loves me (and you)!”

Since: Jul 10

Douglasville, GA

#5 May 18, 2012
Other advice would be don't buy or rent in 30134 and stay in the 30135 zip code.
mak

Douglasville, GA

#6 May 18, 2012
The crime rate is very high as is section 8 housing. As soon as the housing market improves, I will be leaving as quickly as possible.
Jean Claude Killy

Atlanta, GA

#7 May 18, 2012
As a former Douglasville resident and without going into detail I highly suggest going a little further west, maybe Villa Rica or even Temple. Or maybe north towards Hiram and Dallas.
dville man

Ellenwood, GA

#8 May 18, 2012
We are located near a major city so there is a higher rate of crime in most suburbs, some a little more than others but Douglasville is not as bad as say Clayton, Gwinnett or Stone Mountain but not as good as Alpharetta and East Cobb. Anywhere in Atlanta, look at the High School ratings and that is indicative of the area for the most part, save in town areas.
gettinbetter

Atlanta, GA

#9 May 18, 2012
dville man wrote:
We are located near a major city so there is a higher rate of crime in most suburbs, some a little more than others but Douglasville is not as bad as say Clayton, Gwinnett or Stone Mountain but not as good as Alpharetta and East Cobb. Anywhere in Atlanta, look at the High School ratings and that is indicative of the area for the most part, save in town areas.
100% agree.

FYI to the OP here is a site to visit

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-sch...
Mandie

Ethel, MS

#10 May 18, 2012
Thanks so much for the information. Can you tell me some subdivisions in Douglasville and Villa Rica or surrounding areas I should check out? Gated is nice but not preferred.
jss

United States

#11 May 18, 2012
Would not recommend raising my kids in Douglasville. I grew up there when it was just getting bad. I moved to South Ga and am raising my family here. Night and day difference.

Since: Jul 10

Villa Rica, GA

#12 May 18, 2012
I love living in the Villa Rica/Winston area. Still more land with the houses, less traffic, good access to Atlanta, Carrollton, and Douglasville. Schools are in the Douglas county school system but are on the west side where the best schools are located. Stay south of I-20 so your child will be districted to Alexander, not Douglas County HS.

Since: Sep 09

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#13 May 18, 2012
I relocated to the Chapel Hill section of D-Ville and even though been here less than a year, seems like a really nice area. I haven't seen any evidence of the crime that people are talking about, but they would of course know better than I would.

There are a lot of nice developments here, some have golf courses.
Mandie

Ethel, MS

#14 May 18, 2012
JSS, we don't have a choice. This is a job relocation. Also, we don't have kids nor do we plan to, but I would prefer a home in a district with good schools so that the resale value is better. Again, than you all so much for the information! I really appreciate it!

Since: Mar 12

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#15 May 18, 2012
I have lived in the area for over 7 years – I had a chance to get out 2 years ago but stayed. I would go further west (as in farmland or Carrollton) but my wife won’t, so here we stay. We bought a new, semi custom foreclosure from a bank a few years ago with more room than I will ever need (unless I have more kids …apparently not in the higher up plans for now) for low 300’s. It was being built in 2009 as someone’s dream home for a contract price of $525k before the builder ran out of money.

Both of my houses the $150k (current value..paid a lot more before the ‘crisis’) one and the 300k one were in the Fairplay area: the first one Post and 166, the second is close to highway 5 and 166.

The south of the county is great: 1 acre lots (septic tanks), good schools, good neighbors, stores about 15 minutes away for now, 30 minutes to the airport no matter what time of the day, 30 minutes to Alabama, 30-40 to downtown if you dare, plenty of room to ride my motorcycle, young families, retirees, new neighborhoods sprinkle amongst homes and homesteads and not shoved in everywhere like within the city limits, having no sewers out here really helped my last point.

I am 30135 zip but 1 mile from Fulton and Carroll County…Fulton County is not necessarily good, I am just giving you an example of how far I am outside of Douglasville. We need our own little zip out here. It’s a great area and now that I am settled in the new house I am not going anywhere unless I get the green light to go west.

Good luck on your search, I hope you find what you are looking for. Don’t let they naysayers scare you –sure some areas aren’t as nice as other but that is everywhere - it's pretty nice out here.

Since: Mar 12

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#16 May 18, 2012
...and we have an awesome topix...what more could you ask for!
dr zeus

Duluth, GA

#17 May 18, 2012
the falls and the trails are the place to find a bargan. the (few remaining trash) are on their way out with most of the problems gone. the down side, many vacant homes, the good side, they are nice homes that need work but can be bought for a great price and the established homeoweners are dedicated and have a good HOA. I think it will be one of the better communities in whithin 5 years. good location to ATL. just a few more trash to get rid of but the home owners and the sheriff's office are working on that on a complaint verified process. already better then two years ago.
jake

Douglasville, GA

#18 May 18, 2012
Mandie wrote:
Thanks so much for the information. Can you tell me some subdivisions in Douglasville and Villa Rica or surrounding areas I should check out? Gated is nice but not preferred.
We moved to the newer subdivision of chapel hills ( Stewart's creek) 4 years ago and we love it and its is in a good school district. Great neighbors and no crime. What is your price range?
Rose

Lithia Springs, GA

#19 May 19, 2012
Mandie wrote:
We will be relocating to the Douglasville area in the next few months. We'd like to know areas to home search that are good, safe, friendly areas. We are interested in the Douglasville and surrounding areas. Anything you can tell me about the crime rate and growth of the area would be very helpful as well. Thanks so much!
Don't come to Douglasville.
Mandie

Ethel, MS

#20 May 19, 2012
We are looking at homes up to $175k

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