Which is Atlanta’s safest neighborhood?
They’re all safe, and at the same time, none of them are.
Confused? You’re not the only one.
Think about it this way: the 35-year-old me probably wouldn’t live where the 25 me lived. Who knows what the 45 me will think about where I live now, and all bets are off when it comes to the uber-judgy 55 year-old me.
The reason why I even bring this question up is because as a Realtor, I’m often asked if a neighborhood is safe. Given the subjective nature of the question, it’s hard to answer with a simple yes or no answer: what one person thinks is safe, another might consider dangerous. Take the recent news of car break-ins in Buckhead and Inman Park, or the tragic shooting in Midtown. Does that make these neighborhoods unsafe? I think you get my point.
That said, it’s incumbant upon all of us to do our own due diligence when it comes to personal safety. There are tons of resources out there- from the AJC’s Crime Database to the GBI’s Sex Offender Registry, but there’s also a more practical approach: visit a neighborhood at various times of the day. See what it’s like in the middle of the day, take a drive through after dark. If you’re seriously considering buying or renting in a neighborhood, spending a few minutes there is a much investment in your future than relying on one guy’s opinion!