5.4 out of 10

Almond Park

33.7873841385597 -84.4627758907353
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

Reviews

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 3/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Needs a lot of work"

Located on Atlanta’s west side, Almond Park is a little known community just north of Donald Lee Hollowell parkway, formally known as Bankhead Hwy. Hollywood road runs through the center of Almond Park.

If you have ever been to the area commonly referred to as Bankhead, you can picture the state that this community is in. In 2008 and 2009, many of the housing projects on this side of town were demolished. Almond Park’s public housing project, Hollywood Courts met a similar fate in 2009. This development house nearly 200 families and since its destruction, many have since relocated to other cities. There’s no word on what the city or county has in store for this area. Little investment and development has been made for this area over the years. The residents of this community face high unemployment and extreme poverty. Healthy food options are also scare as residents have no large supermarket to grocery shopping. They mainly rely on convenience stores and discount meat markets to grocery shop. This area is truly an eye soar despite its close vicinity to wealthy institutions like Georgia Tech. I would not recommend residing in Almond Park. This community has a long way to go in order to attract progressive residents
Pros
  • close to everything
Cons
  • some parts are not so safe
JaosnO
JaosnO Hi Leah, I notice you wrote this in 2011. What has happened in the area since then. Has the low income housing moved back or has the city kept it out?
Jan 08, 2016
HannahG1
HannahG1 I'm wondering that too.. Found a nice house on Gun Club Road but the price seems too good too be true.
Apr 10, 2016
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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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Somewhat Charming"

Almond ark can be considered a somewhat charming neighborhood. One thing I find charming about Atlanta and the surrounding areas is the availability to parks and recreation in almost every neighborhood. For the residents of Almond Park, they have the benefit of having four dedicated green spaces right in their backyard; Gun Club Park, Carey Park and two small parks who's names escape me at the moment. There are also water ways in close proximity so if residents are tired of dry land, they can recreate and exercise near the water.

Like many other neighborhoods there are some rough patches. Most of the houses are well maintained, but there are a few that could stand some improvement. This would be a great neighborhood for singles, professionals and those who enjoy the outdoors. Having a car is essential. Even though there is access to public transportation, the major thoroughfares are more than a rocks throw away.
Pros
  • great green spaces
  • close to waterways
  • close to local conveniences
Cons
  • questionable resale and rental value
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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