Fairfield Plantation
Dan

Douglasville, GA

#1 Jun 9, 2013
Does anyone know if Fairfield Plantation is a good community in which to live? Just seeking input. I have heard different stories thats making me think twice.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#2 Jun 10, 2013
I would rather live elsewhere. For all the fees and so forth you have to pay you are not really getting much IMHO. Now if you want total seclusion and no visitors it will work for you since no visitor(s) are allowed in to see you unless you call and clear them first. There are some nice homes there and there is some run down places too. DO NOT think it is paradise inside those gates.
pez

United States

#3 Jun 10, 2013
That place is sooooo regulated,the security service is a joke,they sit on their fat asses and eat donuts,we used to live there,one night this a**hole security guard was stalking my wife and i had called his boss and his boss did`nt do s#*t about it,there are aggressive drivers in there who will pass you on the little two lane roads,you have to pay for your gate passes annualy,you can`t have yard sales in there,if you own a boat,you have to pay to leave it at the dock,also to use the lake,you can`t park in the street,if you have get togethers,you have to get permission from the p.o.a. You might as well live in prison cuz it`s just the same
Ten4GoodBuddy

Grayson, GA

#4 Jun 11, 2013
It's a good place for criminals to hide out. Oh and the golf....FOUR!!
leon

United States

#5 Jun 11, 2013
Yeah that place is lame and regulated.we lived there back in the 1990`s right after we bought our house,we played tennis and at the tennis court my chrysler leaked oil in the parking lot and i was fined 500.00 i had to pay it or get prosecuted for parking lot vandalism,fairfield is a money pit
david glanton

Carrollton, GA

#6 Jun 25, 2013
lots of drug dealers there.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#7 Jun 27, 2013
david glanton wrote:
lots of drug dealers there.
Guess it could be a good spot for them since they could call you in clearance through the gate when you come for your "package"!!!
david glanton

Carrollton, GA

#8 Jun 30, 2013
if you don't mind everyone in the entie place knowing your business and who comes to your house and sleeps over, or who your husband is screwing, its not a bad place.alot of nosy ass people there.
Karma

Atlanta, GA

#9 Jun 30, 2013
Lots of criminals of the thieving sort as well.
Anonymous

Peachtree City, GA

#10 Jul 3, 2013
It's as good as any. Drug dealers and criminals are everywhere, not just Fairfield. you would enjoy it there. Have friends there.
Charles Wright

Norcross, GA

#11 Jul 3, 2013
Im not the kind who enjoys being around drug dealers and/or thieves. Keep them in gated community, might help them get used to being behind prison bars...
Anonymous

Carrollton, GA

#12 Mar 3, 2014
Awesome place to live. Not right for everyone. Great sense of community for 90% of population Also a small amount of negatives folks. Great amenities, 3 lakes, golf course , play ground , 3tennis courts, 2swimming pools, walking trail, and marina. It's a steal at $1400.00 per year for all that. Some residents are unrealistic and want all that for free. We have Lived here 28 years. Lake levels don't fluctuate so boating and water skiing can be year round. The people are the best.
Diane

Columbus, GA

#13 Jul 30, 2014
Dan wrote:
Does anyone know if Fairfield Plantation is a good community in which to live? Just seeking input. I have heard different stories thats making me think twice.
Our family moved here in 1988 and we couldn't be happier! We live on Lake Tara (the large lake) and LOVE IT! There are always activities going on for the family. Movies, beach parties, tennis matches, bridge, golf etc. The fourth of July has one of the very best fireworks shows I've ever seen. We don't have to call the gate - we just enter info on computer. We can leave long term guests like relatives so that we don't have to call each time they come. Personally, I can't think of any place I'd rather live.
Flatpicker

Lithonia, GA

#14 Aug 3, 2014
If I hadn't decided I want more land to start the "live off the grid" thing I wouldnt leave. Fairfield is like any other community. Your experience depends on what part you live in and who your neighbors are. From what I understand some of the recent issues that have been happening there are due to the p.o.a. panicking and farming out all those houses they decided to build on a total brainfart moment a few years back right in the middle of the housing crash to HUD because no one was buying the houses. Sorry buy bringing in lowers income families usually brings in more crime too.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#15 Aug 9, 2014
Plus the man they hired a few years back to head the POA had the bright idea to stop arming the security officers which was made up of about 95% certified law enforcement officers. Yet he still expected them to answer domestic calls, burglar alarms, etc and not carry any firearms for protection of the residents of Fairfield and themselves. There was a mass exodus of officers at that time and from what I understand they went to the "Rent A Cop" program from a private company. So which would be the best employee for you and your family if you lived in Fairfield??
fairfield_P

Douglasville, GA

#16 Aug 16, 2015
John In North Carolina your a troll idiot who probably never lived in Fairfield Plantaton. I
t's a wonderful place to live. All this talk of drug dealers is complete bullshi_t.

If you enjoy living in a wonderful community with great amenities and wonderful neighbors, this is a great choice. If you'd rather live on a dirt patch in a un air-conditioned traiter with chickens and confederate flags ( like John here) then this isn't the place for you.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#17 Sep 11, 2015
fairfield_P wrote:
John In North Carolina your a troll idiot who probably never lived in Fairfield Plantaton. I
t's a wonderful place to live. All this talk of drug dealers is complete bullshi_t.
If you enjoy living in a wonderful community with great amenities and wonderful neighbors, this is a great choice. If you'd rather live on a dirt patch in a un air-conditioned traiter with chickens and confederate flags ( like John here) then this isn't the place for you.
You are right I have never lived at Fairfield. But I did work there at the Department of Public Safety when it was staffed by certified law enforcement offices and not "rent a cops". But prove my theory wrong. Can you just drive into Fairfield?? No you have to be allowed in either by having the homeowner clear you or you live there and enter with a code or scanner bar code or pass coded entry. So it would be a drug dealers haven if you wanted to get your clients in. Now would it raise red flags, yes maybe if your security was trained to observe that. Do I think that will happen?? Most likely no.

The amenities offered are not worth the cost set by the POA as far as I see. And as far as where I live it is much better than many of the homes inside the gates of Fairfield. Inside the gates of Fairfield is not a haven of spectacular homes with manicured lawns. And just because there are gates at the entrance does not stop crime beyond them. I responded to some mighty fine domestic calls, fights, burglaries, prowlers, at those homes just as I did outside those gates. All you get for living there is having to live under rules set by the POA in addition to the county ordinances etc. Plus you pay for having those extra rules. Last time I checked the property values for Fairfield they did not hold up better than those around them outside those golden gates during this financial down turn.

So if what Fairfield offers is what you want, then by all means go for it. But do not be fooled by their flashy brochures, videos etc. Life is no different there than any where else in the area, you just pay more.
Ahowlie

Atlanta, GA

#18 Jan 23, 2016
I've lived here on the lake for 3 years now and love it. I have not experienced any of the negative things that have been mentioned. I feel safer here with the guarded gates then anywhere else I've lived. Its paradise.
Dieck

Villa Rica, GA

#19 Feb 5, 2017
Are you allowed to have large dogs here?
Bella

Douglasville, GA

#20 Thursday Mar 9
Dan wrote:
Does anyone know if Fairfield Plantation is a good community in which to live? Just seeking input. I have heard different stories thats making me think twice.
We're new here almost a year. Love it and feel very safe..

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