5.4 out of 10

Carey Park

33.7867141794292 -84.4709281386929
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
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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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Buyers market"

Carey Park is located on the westside of Atlanta. It is public transportation accessible if you're curious to know. This neighborhood is practically an extension of the Bankhead area. Like similar neighborhoods in Bankhead, this all too often means lower income residents, foreclosures, abandoned property and crime. The neighborhood is home to an actual park, from which it gets its name “Carey Park”. Nearby streets include Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy and James Jackson Pkwy. It is also not too far from Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and the Atlanta University Center.

Housing is undoubtedly cheap because the neighborhood is not in the bests of conditions. So, you can literally purchase a home for 20k or less. But, realistically who would want to move into this area? I’m sure within time the neighborhood might get better (that’s a might not a guarantee). But who knows exactly how long you will be waiting for that to happen.

The area is also not too far away from Bowen Homes, a government project that was demolished recently. All in all, this is not an area that I would be interested in living in. Another reason is that there is also not much to do in the nearby vicinity, outside of shopping at auto parts stores or pawn shops. Maybe in the future the area might be nicer, but for now it is a bit of a gamble. If you have the money to buy low, and the patience to wait for better times, go for it. If not, you might do better looking into a different Atlanta neighborhood.
  • not too far from everything
  • not much to do
  • some parts need a lot of work

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