Atlanta's Buckhead community is known for neat homes, nice cars and friendly neighborhoods - not overgrown properties.
"I understand that there's an abandoned pool, swimming pool in back of one of these properties," resident Richard Sussmen said.
It's not something you would expect to see in this area, but residents living on Cardova Drive said a couple of homes in the neighborhood have become eyesores.
"These two properties have laid vacant here for about six or seven years. They were part of a larger development that was going to occur in the back called the Little Woods, which is a vacant 3-acre property and nothing ever happened there," Sussmen said.
Tax records show that 923 and 929 Cardova Dr. are both owned by Inland Empire Service Corporation.
"It would have had ivy up over the roof by now had I not been spraying Roundup," neighboring property owner Edwin May said.
May owns the property next door to one of the eyesores and said he's mowed the grass at these vacant properties just to keep property values from plummeting.
"There are no citations on the house. They should be written up and somebody should be held accountable for this," May said.
CBS Atlanta News notified code enforcement officials and now they plan to inspect the properties and take the appropriate action against the owner.
"I hope code enforcement has the necessary tools to affect some sort of change here, but bottom line is who ever owns this property should really do something about it too," Sussmen said.
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