6.4 out of 10

Adams Park

Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Atlanta
33.7150439983226 -84.4613087617873
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Distinctively Adams Park"

Adams Park is a friendly neighborhood where association is done while walking down the street talking to others, meeting in the park to discuss future plans for the community or having breakfast at residents' houses to discuss implementing plans for beautification. Occasionally, we walk and talk along our beautiful dogwood lined tree streets to pick up paper or debris that passersby throw from their vehicles after leaving the park...our aim is for cleanliness. Adams park is extremely beautiful during the spring and fall and views from the back yard are wonderful. It's quiet in our neighborhood, where we are not bothered with dogs barking at night, loud music or the voices of people after the early part of the evening...or any other time. We have established a foundation for our park, participate in the newly formed festival in our park, and have yard programs to encourage landscaping. Though we are working toward many goals, we are also working toward becoming more neighborly so that individuals can spend more time in each other's homes and provide tips for gardening and parenting. Many residents here have lived in this community for many years, but would welcome and seek diversity to include the trendy and stylish, gays and young people.
Pros
  • Outdoor recreation
  • close to green space
  • close to major interstates and thoroughfares
Cons
  • Scant shopping/dining/entertainment options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Picture Perfect Park"

Searching for a new place to live can always prove to be difficult. It is almost impossible to find a neighborhood that consists of everyone a person might be searching for. The Adams Park Neighborhood is becoming very popular amongst people of all ages.

It is located in Southwestern Atlanta with access to interstates and thoroughfares and in close distance to the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport. Furthermore, the place has great public schools and shopping and dining is very convenient to the residents.

The city of Atlanta has a housing target that ranges between the 92% to 100% and homes at the Adams Park Neighborhood are valued at 120% but sold at 96%. This means that the homes in the neighborhood are well kept and affordable, very ideal for families with children.

Many will find that the neighborhood is diverse and home to large universities and sports stadiums. The neighborhood might not be totally crime free or the cleanest but that is not a reason to ride off the place totally because such inconvenience exists in most major city. Adams Park Neighborhood is a great place to raise a family or retire, it contains all the necessities a person is searching for.
Pros
  • Cheap, nice homes
  • Outdoor recreation
  • close to green space
  • close to major interstates and thoroughfares
Cons
  • Scant shopping/dining/entertainment options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Another Nice Neighborhood"

Rarely do you find a neighborhood that has absolutely everything with no discernable flaws. More times than not, most of the things one is looking for can be found, but there are always some concessions. You just have to decide what concessions you are willing to deal with. Adams Park is a nice neighborhood. Sure it may not be crime free or the absolute cleanest neighborhood, but does that mean it should be written off in totality? I think not.

There are beautiful older, well maintained homes in Adams Park. Green spaces abound where plenty of exercise and recreation are the order of the day. The neighborhood has great access to major interstates and thoroughfares, and it is not too far from downtown on the international airport, Hartsfield Jackson.

The schools in the neighborhood are decent and residents have access to local conveniences for shopping and dining. Yes, there is some crime in the area, but I don't know too many places, particularly in major cities where there isn't. Don't write Adams Park off. The neighborhood has a lot to offer.
Pros
  • close to green space
  • close to major interstates and thoroughfares
  • Cheap, nice homes
  • Outdoor recreation
Cons
  • Scant shopping/dining/entertainment options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A home for homebodies"

Yet another nice, respectable Atlanta neighborhood that is frequently docked points for having (gasp!) some crime and grime. This is a metropolis, people. If you live intown, you are going to be a stone’s throw from a broken window. The big drawback to Adams Park, in my opinion, is not the shady bits, but the relative lack of bright spots when it comes to getting out and about.

Adams Park is closer to the I-285 perimeter than to the city center, that and the fact that it’s bordered by some grittier parts of the cityscape frequently equates to more house for less money. Homebodies can easily snag themselves a sweet spread with an entirely doable mortgage and be perfectly content staying within a dog-walk of the house most days, venturing into Atlanta’s more happenin’ areas whenever the mood strikes.

You’ll find a number of quite large older homes sporting distinctly suburban facades radiating from, you guessed it – Adams Park. The green space itself is ripe for recreation – sporting a golf course, pool, ball fields and plenty of room to run around with your dogs/children (neighboring Cascade Heights also has a huge nature preserve that’s great for leisurely hikes with said dogs/children, or possibly an outdoorsy date you’re trying to impress).

Honestly, though, if you’re looking to get dinner out, shop, spend a night on the town or soak up some arts and culture, you’ll probably have to head outside your ‘hood. Most restaurants here are either chains or unremarkable, and other than the great natural spaces I mentioned, there’s not a whole lot of places to go on the weekends.

Luckily, an intown location means the whole city of Atlanta is, if not at your fingertips, at least within arms’ reach. Cheers!
Pros
  • Cheap, nice homes
  • Outdoor recreation
Cons
  • Scant shopping/dining/entertainment options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Look beyond the exterior"

Adams Park is probably one of Atlanta's least known areas in Southwestern Atlanta. On the surface, Adams Park is hardly a 'destination'. Tucked between Delowe Drive and Campbellton Road to the south, it certainly is not considered a highly sought-after locale to live, work or play. Why? Included among its unattractive landmarks are the dingy-looking Campbellton Plaza Shopping Center and an occasional loiterer hanging out along Campbellton Road. Unlike other southern Atlanta suburbs, re-development has been slow, if not sporadic. Unfortunately, if you are looking for a place that has nice, sit-down restaurants or a movie theater for date night, or a family night on the town, Adams Park is definitely NOT on the top of my list.

But this neighborhood does have a few bright spots, including easy access to downtown, MARTA, the Atlanta airport, and the Camp Creek Marketplace shopping center (about 5 to 10 minutes away). Also, its rough exterior has helped to keep the cost of homes and apartments there quite affordable. So if one is not put-off by the Adams Park 'aesthetic', one can generally find inexpensive housing there. It has some good inventory of older, ranch-style brick homes in quiet and nicely-wooded surroundings near Honeysuckle Lane and Venetian Drive – all with relatively large yards for just $50-70k. For this reason, Adams Park may be worth a second (or third) look.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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