There has been a major shift in desirable Atlanta neighborhoods over the past year. In 2013, outer Atlanta towns like Suwanee, Roswell and Smyrna ranked as the hottest areas in Atlanta. In fact, Roswell ranked in the top ten for the entire U.S.A. This year, none of these communities made the national or local list, leaving unexpected underdogs to take the lead.
Take a look at the hottest areas in Atlanta, and see why they’re suited to the Atlanta lifestyle.
Recently ranked as the second hottest neighborhood in the country for 2014, this Atlanta neighborhood came in at number one in the city. The highly desirable yet affordable area gains its notoriety from its proximity to some of Atlanta’s most expensive communities, notably Ansley Park and Druid Hills. What’s more, the community is a short commute to the core and has affordable prices. The median sale price in 2013 was in the mid-500s.
Children growing up in Morningside-Lenox Park experience the neighborhood's history by attending the local Morningside Elementary, constructed in 1929. Families and active residents also enjoy the area’s parks and trail systems.
Considered part of the Dunwoody area, Springfield is a diamond-shaped community bordered by Mt Vernon Rd, Tilly Mill Rd, Reeler Rd, and Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Young families are the predominant resident base, and they flourish in this central neighborhood. Residents of Springfield tend to live in the neighborhood long term, creating a strong sense of community. The median sale price in 2013 was in the mid-300s.
While Springfield doesn’t boast the same short drive time commute as the other ranking neighborhoods, it does have access to major routes and a local MARTA station that will take commuters around the city.
Just a few miles from downtown, Inman Park is the definition of location, location, location. The housing is a blend of single family homes and condominiums, making this neighborhood ideally suited for buyers looking for options and a short commute. The median sale price in 2013 was in the mid-400s, but homes range in style and price.
The neighborhoods affordable range of homes, coupled with the short commute, make it clear this community is likely to continue to rank as Atlanta’s best.