Monday, May 25, 2009

Dunwoody named by Business Week, Georgia's most expensive suburb but I am really waiting for the 2010 Money Magazine, best places to live survey.


I don't give this specific ranking much value as it just repeats the stats from last year but as a member of the Dunwoody City Council I do strive to improve our ranking on Money Magazines best places to live survey. With now accurate crime statistics based only on the City of Dunwoody and not DeKalb County as a whole, I believe our ranking there will rise tremendously.

In case you are not aware, in 2006 Money Magazine stated that Dunwoody had a very high crime rate and with the proper information they changed the way they interpreted our data. The 2008 crime data was still from DeKalb County therefore I am not expecting an improved ranking from Money Magazine until the April 2010 survey is released.

Guiding a city takes patience and vision to plan for the long term but I am very happy to say that our Dunwoody Police Department is making great strides to get us to where we want to be.

2 comments:

John Heneghan said...

Money Magazine’s 2009 “Best Places to Live“ is out and Dunwoody isn't even listed as an "other" city. Surprisingly Decatur isn't listed either therefore this oversight needs to be addressed for the 2010 edition.

Ken Thompson said...

Regardin' that there crime rate...

So, when we need to justify over 40% of the budget for Police (or when I find a hypodermic at a local needle park) I'm told, by a councilman, that "we don't live in Mayberry". hmmm....

But when we don't make the national "Mayberry List" it's because the list makers didn't get the proper information-IE we don't live in DeKalb we really do live in Mayberry.

Which is it?

If we need a police state, with key stations at every cul de sac and patrols every 30 minutes to mitigate our crime rate, we still don't live in Mayberry and we shouldn't make anybody's list of best places to live.