6.2 out of 10

Niskey Cove

33.7087152428296 -84.5293988962691
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids


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

"Quality Community"

The Niskey Cove neighborhood is located minutes from downtown Atlanta. A quiet community built around Niskey Lake, the neighborhood boasts family living in a wide array of home styles, from 1930’s bungalows to upscale brick multi-level homes, on or near the water‘s edge. All the standard amenities you would expect from a waterside community are here. Docks provide water access, nature trails wind their way through wooded hide-aways and wildlife flourishes. All belying the fact that just outside of this peaceful enclave, the largest city in the South hustles and bustles along.

The schools are an active part of the community and are recognized for their academic excellence and innovation. The elementary, middle and high schools fed by the Niskey Cove neighborhood are both public and private. Charter schools as well as those with a concentration in technology or the arts also support the academics of this community.

As part of the larger Ben Hill community, Niskey Cove is close to the shopping, entertainment and dining along Cascade Rd and Camp Creek Parkway. This established community has long been regarded as safe, secure and desirable. Niskey Cove offers the ideal mix of convenient intown location with the serenity of rural living.
  • on the lake
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Disappointing school system in an otherwise great neighborhood"

Secluded. Exclusive. Quiet. Cozy.

These are four perfect, little words that aptly describe Niskey Cove, a lovely wooded subdivision tucked located in a quaint rolling valley near the lake with the same name. It is amazing that in a city of over 5 million people, Atlanta still has a few secrets, like Niskey Cove. This divine hideaway in Southwest Atlanta is home to upwardly mobile yet warm professionals and their families.

Few other places in the Atlanta area allow buyers to own a 4 bedroom home on an acre lot for less than $160,000. However, this was not the case just six short years ago, when the real estate market was booming, and average home prices were reportedly $200k or greater. Suffering from an onslaught on foreclosures and short sales in South Fulton County, homes in Niskey Cove are a real deal today.

As with most residential areas in South Fulton County like Niskey Cove, I am greatly disappointed in the quality of public schools (as evidenced by students’ low standardized test scores and the grumbles heard from discouraged parents who want more for their children and community). While the Fulton County - Southwest Arts Center, area retail and restaurant offerings, and other parks and recreational activities in the area provide adequate social and family ‘outlets’ for the community, I am afraid that education has been underserved.

I hope that will change soon to make Niskey Cove a real find in Atlanta!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees

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