Jefferson Park Neighborhood
Sylvan / Cleveland / Harris / Oakleigh
East Point, GA 30344 USA
I live here. Seriously. I could afford to buy a home (ok, mortgage), and the neighborhood *ROCKS*. The neighborhood association (not to be confused with a "homeowner's association / indentured servitude") is populated by nifty folks. They hold regular mixers hosted by local businesses. My immediate neighbors are good people. There seem to be no more problems (and maybe fewer) than in other neighborhoods right now. And we're *notified* of any problems if we sign up for the email list. That's huge.
The greater East Point area seems to be pushing as hard as they can in the current economic environment. There are a few possible energy efficiency funding opportunities (lotteries), the downtown area publishes easily available lists of open storefronts, etc. There's a new summer movie series. And, of course, the East Point Possums.
Oh, and weather permitting I can walk to the MARTA easily. The Midtown station has the GT trolley right to my building. You couldn't ask for an easier commute. And when weather doesn't permit (yes, I've become a heat wuss), there's always parking at the East Point MARTA station. Co-workers in the Virginia Highlands are jealous; their commute often is *longer* from those "Highlands" to Georgia Tech. (I was living in the real Virginia highlands. I admit those are 5-6 hours away…)