ATLANTA (WXIA) -- When you ask about the city's West Midtown community, the responses sound a lot alike.
"Great restaurants, great bars, great coffee shops," said one visitor.
"Nice apartments -- I feel pretty safe here most the time," said another.
That wasn't the case a few years ago.
Kevin Mobley bought a house in the area in 1995 and never left.
"It's completely different. I'm talking 100 percent. This neighborhood, all around here was mostly depressed, pretty run down. Now it's just the hottest area in the city," he said.
But when blue lights responded to a double shooting in the heart of it all at Marietta St. and Howell Mill Road on Monday it brought back memories of crime.
"Back when I was here' 95 it was constant," Mobley said.