6.2 out of 10

Ben Hill Acres

33.6947785955943 -84.5073139214757
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Retirees

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 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+

"A little boring at times"

Ben Hill Acres is one of those neighborhoods that was really popular and up-and coming at one time. Unfortunately now, there is not much happening here, and it has become somewhat of a boring place to be. It is located a little north of the Ben Hill Recreational Center. It is relatively close to two popular interstates, Campbelton road and interstate 285. Just minutes away from is Greenbriar Mall, this area was once a high trafficked happening spot in the 1970's and 1980's.

Today, as a result of the declining economy, it is a bit of a ghost town. Foot traffic does pick up a little more at night, but during the day, it's just plain weird. It's one of those places, where most major retailers have moved out, and several odd unheard of shops have come in to take their places.

Along with the shops that have left this area, many of the people who called this place "home", have relocated to rest their heads else-wear in recent years. It's always sad when a good neighborhood goes south. But, there is hope. Some new developments have made there way to the area. Possibly in time, this neighborhood might be a bit more popular.
Pros
  • neighborhood has lots of potential
Cons
  • a little boring
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Ben Hill at it's Best"

The neighborhood of Ben Hill Acres is reminiscent in a number of ways of how we remember neighborhoods in the past. You know what I mean. A community where neighbors actually knew each other by name. And not just the names of immediate family members, but extended family members as well. The kind of neighborhood where when someone moved in or out, there was a neighborhood gathering of some sort to either welcome a new neighbor or extend sad goodbyes and well wishes for one who was leaving.

That's what the Ben Hill Acres neighborhood reminds me of. There is not a lot of transition in the neighborhood, and when there is, everyone knows about it. Another great thing about the Ben Hill Acres community is that there is a park in the area that offers many opportunities for families to exercise and children to play informally or in structured extracurricular activities.

Ben Hill Acres is close to many major thoroughfares that provide residents with access to many restaurants activities and events that are always going on in Atlanta. This is a great neighborhood for just about anyone, so make sure to check out the Ben Hill Acres community.
Pros
  • great family neighborhood
  • neighborly spirit is high
  • easy access to major thoroughfares
Cons
  • Nightlife not immediately in the community but can be easily accessed
  • increased traffic because of interstate access
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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