Homes in East Atlanta

East Atlanta VillageAn up and coming neighborhood that has blossomed over the past few years is East Atlanta.  What are the homes in East Atlanta like?  There are a mixture of old, renovated, and brand new builds of craftsman, bungalows, and cottages.  What makes this area attractive to residents?  It’s quite possibly from many factors – such as the eclectic vibe, funky art, and affordable homes.  I’ll touch on a few highlights of why people are scooping up homes in East Atlanta:
East Atlanta boundary. Click to enlarge map.
Proximity to Intown Locations –
East Atlanta is just off of I-20 making it easy to get to work in the morning.  Moreland Ave is the primary road from the edge of East Atlanta that directs you to the interstate.  Just keep in mind that Moreland can get pretty congested during peak hours.  East Atlanta neighbors Ormewood Park, Edgewood, and Reynoldstown and is a short drive over to Grant Park, Candler Park, and Inman Park, Downtown, and Midtown.
East Atlanta RestaurantsEast Atlanta Village –
Probably the most significant area that stands out in East Atlanta is the East Atlanta Village or EAV.  Located along Flat Shoals Ave and Glenwood Ave, you will find a mix of restaurants and bars to choose from.  (Not to mention our Nest Team office is located here!!)  Some of the fun dining options here include: The Earl, Argosy, Holy Taco, We Suki Suki, The Elder Tree Public House, and more.  EAV has its own fire station, library, and post office giving this neighborhood it’s own little town within a city feel.  You’ll notice as you walk around EAV that there are lots of funky murals and art, but that is what I think makes EAV unique.
Speaking of East Atlanta Village, don’t miss the annual Fall festival in September called “The Strut” which is held right along the streets of EAV.  It’s a fun time of music, food, crafts, and a colorful parade full of school bands, dance teams, and drag queens.  Additionally, there is a weekly farmer’s market held every Thursday evening from 4-8PM.  Read more about the farmer’s market here.
East Atlanta homes Homes in East AtlantaEast Atlanta Homes –
The homes in East Atlanta are more affordable than many other intown locations.  You really can get a lot more for your money here.  Like craftsman and bungalows?  There are plenty of those to go around and can find some beauties that have already been renovated (or brand new) to ones that need some TLC.  The newer, larger square footage homes (and especially those that are close and within walking distance to EAV) are currently selling in the $400-$500K range.  However, you can still find newer/renovated homes that are in the $300’s, but perhaps a little further away from EAV and less square footage.  And, even smaller cottages can range from the $170’s-$250’s depending on location, size of home, and interior finishes.
Brownwood ParkGreen Space –
Just south of EAV is East Atlanta’s very own park, called Brownwood Park.  It is perfect spot to walk the dog through the more “woodsy” area and also for kids to play on playground equipment, basketball, and tennis courts.
Burgess Peterson AcademyImproving Elementary School –
Many buyers think that some of the up and coming or transitional neighborhoods just won’t work because of bad public school options for their children.  However, I’ve actually had a chance to tour the elementary school zoned to East Atlanta (Burgess-Peterson Academy) and met the friendly and energetic principal (David White) who is doing great things to turn their school program into one of the best.  The progression has been improving upwards and they are determined to make this school one that families will be wanting to get their children into.
So there you have it.  A small look into homes in East Atlanta and what the neighborhood is all about.  Want to see what homes are currently for sale in East Atlanta?  View East Atlanta homes for sale right HERE.

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