5.4 out of 10

Hunter Hills

33.757748672947 -84.4310836311979
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

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 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Education Right Next Door"

If you want to live near Atlanta, but don't want to actually be in the city, you are in luck, as there are many different subdivisions and housing complexes available. Once such complex is Hunter Hills. This location is due west of downtown Atlanta, and you are able to reach the location through Interstate 20. Hunter Hills is roughly directly in the middle of Atlanta and the Fulton County airport. If you are looking to head towards Harsfield-Jackson International Airport, you can take either Interstate 20 to Interstate 75, or I20 to I285 south until you reach the airport.

The average housing value in the area is far less than what you find in the downtown Atlanta area. A general price for a detached house in Hunter Hills is just under $110,000, which is actually less than a third of what you pay in the city of Atlanta itself.

There are some activities to partake in, with a few parks nearby, although most attractions are located east towards Atlanta. There are several neighboring school districts in which your child is able to attend also, including several private schools.

The shopping is sparse, with better shopping located east as you drive towards Atlanta.
Pros
  • Great access to several major interstates
  • cheap real estate
  • great green spaces
  • great schools nearby
  • students have it best
Cons
  • increased traffic
  • needs a lot of work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Where is Westside Park?"

If you’ve ever been to the West End are or the Atlanta University Center, you should be very familiar with the Hunter Hills neighborhood. Hunter Hills is located on the west side of downtown Atlanta situated in between West Lake and Washington Park. Visitors can access Hunter hills either by Simpson Road or Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. The area was established in the 1940s and 50s and has been comprised of mostly African Americans since then. Hunter Hills neighbors the AUC which is currently comprised of Morehouse, Spelman, Morris Brown and Clark Atlanta. The Atlanta University Center educates some 10,000 or more students each year, many of whom reside in the Hunter Hill area. Location wise, this community is moments away from the downtown and midtown areas.

Like many of its west side counterparts, Hunter Hills experienced an economic decline that has last some 30 years now. Since then, it has been a slow process for this community to redevelop and stabilize. In 2005 the city embarked on plans to create a park that would be larger than Atlanta’s Piedmont park. That park, Westside Park, would be a major landmark for the yet to be completed beltway project. As of 2011, there has been no word to the status of this project although residents are eagerly awaiting some form of progress.
Pros
  • cheap real estate
  • great schools nearby
  • Great access to several major interstates
Cons
  • needs a lot of work
  • can be a little rough
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"College Bound"

Hunter Hills is a neighborhood located near several historically black colleges and universities and is the direct neighbor to Clark Atlanta University. There are a great many benefits to the Hunter Hills residents, and not just their physical proximity to higher education. Where there are institutions of higher learning, there are reduced housing accommodations, and local restaurants and stores that provide good food, and services at a cost most students can afford.

The other nice thing about the Hunter Hill neighborhood is the fact that its right off historic Martin Luther King Jr Drive. A little bit of Atlanta and national history are readily available to those who seek to find it. Residents of Hunter Hill can enjoy Anderson Park and many other smaller parks for fitness and plenty of healthy recreation.

Public transportation is easily accessed, good schools are within the community, and local conveniences are readily accessible. Hunter Hill is a decent Atlanta neighborhood.
Pros
  • Great access to several major interstates
  • great green spaces
  • students have it best
Cons
  • increased traffic
  • quesitonable resale value but many rental opportunities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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