5.3 out of 10


33.7919310513065 -84.4212986783992
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Students


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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Newer shops could make this area perfect for students"

I first heard about Blandtown from my days as an art student at Georgia State University. I depleted my remaining supply of resin and needed to find an art store with a wide selection and affordable prices. A friend referred me to Sam Flax, an art store most popular in New York’s midtown community. I was surprised and excited that Blandtown had its very own Sam Flax store located on Northside Drive. Since then, I visited this community numerous times for to shop for supplies. It saddened me to find out that Sam Flax decided to relocate their location from Blandtown to the Brookwood area in June 2011.

Besides the store, Blandtown can be described as a former Industrial Park like community. All along Northside drive in this area there are new and old office parks, distribution centers and auto service businesses. Slowly, developers are bring mixed use concepts to this area as many Georgia Tech and Atlanta University Center (Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, Spelman) students seek areas in close proximity to Howell mill and Atlantic Station. Cool restaurant concepts like Flip Burger also have made the Blandtown community their home offering residents and other patrons a boutique approach to the hamburger and fries experience. There are some really cool loft/condo properties in this area as well. If you’re the artsy and hip urban dweller, Blandtown is an area that is quietly gaining notoriety.
  • new businesses are slowly coming
  • my favorite art store moved away
Recommended for
  • Students

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