6.3 out of 10

Capitol Gateway

33.7459260529281 -84.3833917186219
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Apartment city living"

Capitol Gateway is a pretty new housing community that is practically located in Downtown, Atlanta. I’m assuming that it gets its name from the fact that it is just minutes away from the Georgia State Capitol building. I’m not sure if I would call this an actual “neighborhood”, per say. I’d say it’s more like a community of apartments and townhouses situated in close proximity to each other.

Contrary to what the other reviewer wrote, there are actually several different floor plans here, out side of just the lonely little one bed room apartments. This community actually offers, one, two and three bed room options for its residents. I only know this because I had a friend in college who lived here, who had the two bed room option. For added convenience, Capitol Gateway is completely MARTA accessible.

This area attracts mostly students and young professionals, who are looking for affordable housing, that is close to school as well as the city. This community has quick access to several popular Atlanta schools including, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University.

This area is also less that 1 mile away from Grady Memorial Hospital. This popular hospital is practically a historic landmark. It is the 5th largest public hospital in the US. In addition, it’s the birthplace of many Atlanta locals; including several popular Atlanta rappers.

Underground Atlanta is also about a half a mile away. This little collection of “underground” shops and restaurants attracts Atlanta locals as well as city tourists. Now, I will be honest and say that although parts of this area are nice and newly developed, there are still some areas that are a little sketchy. Enjoy!
Pros
  • close to city attractions
Cons
  • area can get a little rough
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"One huge, new apartment complex"

As far as I can tell, this is pretty much one big patch of apartment complex located - you guessed it - near the gold-domed Georgia Capitol building. Apparently, you can see the gleaming cap (the gold plating was mined in Dahlonega, Ga., in case you were wondering) from the typical-looking apartments as well as from the typical-looking pool patio.

I'm not knocking it, per se - it all looks new, clean, contemporary. A lot like a nice hotel. If that's your thing, and you like the idea of living pretty much on top of Downtown, I'd say go ahead and buy yourself a nice pair of sunglasses to shield your peepers from dome-glare and post up in your very own one-bedroom (sorry, families and roommates, that's all they have).

I'll admit, the location is pretty sweet - and might even be the highlight of the Gateway "neighborhood." The Georgia State MARTA station is nearby (so this might be a good bet for students with some cash to burn on something other than beer, like say, rent) and you can walk, bike or - if you must - drive to Turner Field, Grant Park/Zoo Atlanta, Oakland Park Cemetery and plenty of worthy, less touristy spots as well (Eyedrum - a legendary music/art/entertainment venue beloved by locals - comes to mind).

Cheers!
Pros
  • View of Downtown
  • Location
Cons
  • Not much character
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students

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