7.3 out of 10

Cascade Heights

33.7212040492071 -84.4813094203865
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

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 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+

"Cascade the Height of Affluence"

With a history of African-American affluence, Cascade Heights is one of the more sought after neighborhoods. Homes are in the quarter to half million dollar range are are in close proximity to I-285 and I-20 for easy access to the downtown area.

Family/Kid Friendly (recreation, schools, churches)
There are several schools in the area as well as churches. The quality of the schools are mediocre but there are a number of private schools in the area to choose from.

You are not too far from the new Camp Creek shopping center. It features major retailers, restaurants, and grocery stores. It seems to always be busy as evidenced by the traffic. It’s not a long commute to the airport. Being right off I-285 makes it easy to jump on all the major highways to go out of town or to work.

Near the Southwestern Arts center and just a few miles from major Atlanta attractions like Six Flags, Zoo Atlanta, Turner Field and much more.

Some may question the safety of this area but it is not more crime riddled (may be less so) than other areas of the city. It is a thriving and upwardly mobile community.
Pros
  • great community
  • lots of amenities for everyone to enjoy
Cons
  • may not be affordable for some
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Historic and New, All at the Same Time"

Cascade Heights is an exceptional Atlanta neighborhood. I couldn't agree more with the other reviews on this very sophisticated and upwardly mobile community. Many professionals and those well established in the Atlanta community call Cascade Heights home, and for good reasons too. I love the mix of mid century modern homes and newer homes that offer residents of the area many housing options. I appreciate the public and private golf courses that are close by as well as the ample green space for all members of the community to enjoy.

I further appreciate the fact that all this luxury and high end suburban style living is just a few minutes drive from the city and everything that has to offer. That is one of the most attractive things about living in Atlanta in general. So many communities that could and are described as suburban in development and style, as well as amenities are just right outside the city limits. I don't know anyone who wouldn't enjoy living in the Cascade Heights community. It's great!
Pros
  • great community
  • beautifully maintained homes
  • lots of amenities for everyone to enjoy
Cons
  • may not be affordable for some
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Elite Living at a Great Price"

If I had to choose two words to describe Cascade Heights, I would choose picturesque and convenient. This decidedly suburban neighborhood is a hidden, little jewel in the Atlanta area. From the quiet, tree-lined drive along Cascade Road, you can not tell that this neighborhood is only 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta, minutes from several public parks, public and private golf courses, and less than 15 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Although Atlanta Mayor & United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Mayor Maynard Jackson family, Mayor Shirley Franklin family, baseball player Hank Aaron, and prominent elite African-American doctors, lawyers and other professionals have lived in this neighborhood over the years, still many outsider do not know much about this great area. Nestled between Interstate I-285 to the west, Interstate I-20 to the north, and West End (downtown) Atlanta to the west, Cascade Heights seems like two neighborhoods in one. In the 1960-1970's this neighborhood was considered to be an upper middle class area. The sprawling mid-century homes of that era have remained on smaller side streets, as the new millennium real estate boom ushered in a period of brand new residential development along Cascade Road. Newer subdivisions brought huge, more luxurious homes, restaurants, shops and other amenities to bordering areas to satisfy its upwardly mobile population. Its historic charm, convenient amenities – at a relatively low cost of living - make this a great place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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