5.9 out of 10

Reynoldstown

Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Atlanta
33.7512932668151 -84.3537491450315
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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 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 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A delightfully mixed bag"

Lately I’m really feeling Reynoldstown! With a mix of old and new, pricey and affordable, single-family and townhomes, and condos and apartments, this community offers a myriad of fine dwelling options. Closer to the Inman Park border, home values are high compared to the rest of the community. In fact, as of today, a wonderful four year old Craftsman home teases the market at $400K! Most other homes fall between $100K to $250K and span the spectrum of styles and amenities. Unfortunately, however, foreclosures are numerous.

Nevertheless, interesting abodes abound! Take the A&P Lofts. Once a warehouse and bakery for the A&P grocery chain, this building offers a unique take on city-suburban living with over 60 intriguing apartment homes. Lots of glass and windows, along with a rooftop observatory, invite the Atlanta skyline into perfectly positioned spaces throughout its premises. Similar homes are available to loft-lovers in neighboring buildings such as Miltown, Pent Manor and South Park.

I wouldn’t say this area has tons of fancy trappings, but it does have a whimsical allure to it. Situated near Cabbagetown and Grant Park communities, it shares in the area’s overall innovative and unconventional appeal. And as a part of Atlanta’s Beltline Project, Reynoldstown could shake out to be an even more interesting and desirable place to call “home.”

To find this great community, Reynoldstown is easily accessible to I-20 and southeast Memorial Dr as well as Dekalb Ave and Wylie St, SE. It is in walking distance to Lang Carson Park, Manigault Street Playlot and Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center.
Pros
  • great artsy vibe
  • reasonable cost of living
Cons
  • some parts still need a lot of work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Another artsy up-and-coming place"

Reynoldstown is a community in east Atlanta that is emerging as a key stakeholder for the Beltline project. Located along Memorial drive, Reynoldstown borders Cabbagetown and Inman Park. These communities are at the top of my list in Atlanta for in town living. Reynoldstown has a nice selection of lofts that have not yet reached the ginormous asking prices as its counterparts in other gentrified communities in Atlanta. Triumph lofts is a new development that I’m excited about. The condos were converted from an old distribution warehouse and every floor plan I’ve seen hints to a contemporary design.

This area seems to be the perfect case study on the possible solutions for redeveloping antiquated communities. Reynoldstown, like its neighbor, Cabbagetown was once the home of one of Atlanta’s Industrial Park areas. Consisting mostly of families of mill workers, the area experienced a sharp decline as mills and factories shuttered its doors. Developments like the Triumph loft project have effectively converted a long standing eye sore into a work of art that benefits residents. Whether or not you’re a fan of the Belt line project, Reynoldstown hosts a belt line tour that provides new comers and residents of the city the opportunity to tour surrounding communities that will be connected with the proposed project. I learned so much about communities that I’ve never knew existed by taking this tour.
Pros
  • great artsy vibe
  • reasonable cost of living
  • several medical centers nearby
Cons
  • some parts still need a lot of work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Renaissance done right - maybe"

Next door to Cabbagetown, the Reynoldstown ‘hood exudes a similar level of unkempt, unpolished appeal. Wonky streetscapes that seemingly all lead to or from Memorial Dr. are edged by unapologetic houses in various states of repair. Narrow lanes are friendlier to pedestrians than to motorists, which hearkens back to the neighborhood’s history as a berth for mill workers and other immigrant laborers.

Dogs are fixtures here, and the homey, come-as-you-are coffeehouse-cum-dog park parked on the triangular median off Flat Shoals Rd. is an appropriate magnet for the bedheaded artsters, grassroots politicos and rest of the restless proletariat (most of which are likely rebelling against their upper-middle-class parentage – whether they know it or not) who make their home here.

Race lines still exist (we are in a Southern red state, after all), but they are beginning to blur. It’s a sad fact in Atlanta –and, I’m sure, most major urban cities – that neighborhood renaissance often translates to one minority or another being slowly edged out. One hopes though, that places like Reynoldstown will do it right, blending longtime residents with new; creating a dialogue rather than a debate of cultures; and ultimately producing a truly American community in the best sense of the word; as opposed to the gated and regulated kind. It certainly has the potential. Cheers!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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