2.8 out of 10

English Avenue

33.7685014673276 -84.4097829750116
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Professionals
  • Retirees

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jan 09, 2012

"Residual Issues Slowly Being Resolved"

English Avenue Neighborhood is located in Downtown Atlanta, west of the Dome. This neighborhood was formerly known as Bankhead. Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway crosses this neighborhood from west to east.
Median Home prices for English Avenue Neighborhood are in the upper $20,000. This is a drop of 24.4 percent from last year.

English Avenue Neighborhood belongs to the Atlanta City School District. There are several schools that serve the area, Inclosing 1 High School, 2 middle schools and 9 elementary schools that are geared to English Avenue Neighborhood residents.

There are quite a few Churches in the neighborhood including Antioch Baptist Church and Lindsay Street Baptist Church with a total of 8 Baptist churches located within the walls of English Avenue Neighborhood.

Some close by attractions is:
CNN center which is located on Marietta Street and Techwood Drive.
Atlantic Station this is where you can find shopping, dining and entertainment in one convenient location.
Georgia Institute of Technology

English Avenue Neighborhood is a neighborhood being renovated and rebuilt by the hard working neighbors to bring back its rich history, architecture and local charm that once existed here.
Pros
  • close to major landmarks
  • Concerned clean-up crews
  • super affordable
Cons
  • Consistent crime
  • some parts need a lot of work
Recommended for
  • 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 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Dec 26, 2011

"Great location... but not much else"

English Avenue is perhaps one of the most notorious neighborhoods in Atlanta. When reciting to most residents that have lived in this city over 10 years, thoughts of prostitution, drugs and violence come to mind. Once a hub for lumber, steel and metal manufacturing, English avenue is a shell of its former self with mostly boarded and abandoned homes and extreme poverty.

The community is located at the intersection between Northside Drive and Donald Lee Hollowell Drive (formerly known as Bankhead highway) Imagine on one side, the center of Atlanta’s economic power houses; Coca Cola, Philips Arena, Georgia Dome, World Congress Center and Centennial Park, while across the street a community that looks like it is facing demolition. Perhaps the height of turmoil for this community occurred with the killing of 92 year old grandmother Kathryn Johnson by Atlanta police officers. The police planned a drug raid and identified the wrong house as a target for their sting operation. This incident occurred in 2006 and has somewhat galvanized the city of Atlanta. Progress is slow, but several non-profits have emerged such as Friends of English Avenue, that seek to initiate redevelopment projects in the area. Plans have been made to rehab vacant houses and provide them for free for police officers.
Pros
  • close to major landmarks
  • super affordable
Cons
  • high crime
  • some parts need a lot of work
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Feb 21, 2011

"From scary to...slightly less scary"

It's next door to Bankhead, if that tells you anything. If you're not a big listener of ATL rap, then just know this hood (yep, intentional) is best known for two things 1) A brutal gunning down of an old woman by city drug enforcement officers, and 2) A valiant, if mostly ineffectual resulting effort to clean the place up a bit.

If you're still reading, it must be out of pure morbid curiosity, because you know you don't want to move here. So I'll indulge you:

Nightlife - Not unless you count picking up hookers and scoring drugs, which you can also accomplish in broad daylight.

Restaurants - Apparently, there is a "Dorothy's Hummin Skillet" and two Chinese restaurants. Plus whatever the rats haven't beaten you to.

Gyms & Fitness - Running from the drug dealers or the cops, depending. Not sure which is worse at this point.

Peace & Quiet - Not unless you can sleep through the riot of dog fights, sirens and gunshots.

Yes, this is tongue in cheek, but you get the idea.

I will say, there is an immensely dedicated and admirable group of people trying their hardest to scrub up "the Bluffs," though. So far they have managed a modicum of racial unity and some impressive trash cleanup and assorted repainting and repairing projects. It ain't much, but it's a start - which is probably more than English Ave's impoverished residents were ever expecting.

Cheers?
Pros
  • Concerned clean-up crews
  • It is getting better, slowly
Cons
  • Consistent crime
  • Established drug culture
  • Dirrrttty