Pros and Cons of Living in Woodland Hills

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Situated just north of Emory is the neighborhood of Woodland Hills.  You may have wondered what it would be like to live in this neighborhood as it appears to have affordable homes and it’s located Intown.  I’ve decided to list my personal opinion of the pros and cons of living in Woodland Hills because let’s be honest – every neighborhood has its pluses and minuses.
The Pros:

  1. Close to Emory – This could be a huge factor for someone needing to live close to Emory as it is probably within a 7-10 minute drive.
  2. Affordable Houses – Homes in Woodland Hills tend to be on the more affordable side when you compare it to surrounding neighborhoods (Morningside & Druid Hills).  In fact, the average sales price in the past 6 months has been around $339K.  The highest sale in the neighborhood was just around $425K and the lowest sale was at $231K.
  3. Quick access to I-85 – Being able to get onto a major highway quickly is always a huge plus.  Within about 5 minutes or so, you can be onto I-85.
  4. Close to Intown – This location is great for those that want to live nearby all the fun Intown events such as the Piedmont Park festivals, Shopping up in Buckhead, or dining over in Virginia Highland.  All are within a short drive of 15 minutes or less.
  5. Friendly Neighbors – The Woodland Hills neighborhood itself is filled with nice, friendly neighbors that you’ll see out walking their pups.  It’s a relaxed atmosphere filled with rolling hills and mature trees.
  6. Close to a Publix Grocery Store- With a quick drive to the Lavista/Cheshire Bridge intersection you will find a Publix.  In my opinion, I think it is always handy to live near a grocery store for those last minute shopping trips!

The Cons:

  1. Proximity to railroad tracks – This is probably the biggest con I always notify potential buyers looking in the area.  There are certain streets that back up to the railroad tracks more than others (such as Argonne Way & Arnold Ave).  The railroad track does remain active so expect to hear train rumblings.  Of course, many residents say that you eventually get used to the noise and don’t even notice it anymore.  It’s something to take note of and consider if this area is right for you.
  2. Average elementary school – Woodland Hills is zoned to the Briar Vista Elementary school district which, compared to other nearby elementary schools, is only average.  But, remember that the flip side is that with an average school the home sale prices are generally cheaper.
  3. Limited types of homes – The Woodland Hills neighborhood is somewhat limited in the range of home styles.  You will find a ton of small bungalows, cottages, and ranch homes ranging from 1,100-1,700 square feet.  And while many have 3 bedrooms they may only have 1 bathroom.  This may not be a true “con” if you aren’t in need of a ton of space.

So there you go.  This is my personal pros and cons of living in Woodland Hills.  If you are interested in seeing what is available for sale in Woodland Hills, check out all current homes for sale in Woodland Hills HERE.  Or see below for homes Just Listed in Woodland Hills.
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