7.1 out of 10

Polar Rock

33.6947690019594 -84.3970408059412
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Students
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Affordable historic homes"

The Polar Rock neighborhood is a tiny neighborhood located in Southwest Atlanta. It is not too far from the West End. The area is pretty small stretching over approximately .5 square miles in total. It is just minutes from Interstate 75/85. Nearby streets are Lakewood Ave SW and Pryor Rd SW. Polar Rock is essentially, yet another Atlanta neighborhood that is in transition.

Many of the homes are larger historic structures that were built in around the 1930’s. A lot of developments have recently poured into renovations to bring this neighborhood back to life. I would actually say this is one of the better neighborhoods in this area. Eager first-time home buyers might consider Polar Rock an option, because cost of living is super affordable. Houses in this neighborhood are currently going anywhere from around $20K to about 60K. So, you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

This neighborhood is Marta accessible, which is great if you don’t mind catching public transportation. Atlanta Metropolitan College and Atlanta Technical College are close-by (only about 1 mile away). The Atlanta University Center (AUC) is not too far either. The restaurants in this area are pretty average, and include a Wendy’s, Captain D’s, and Burger King along with a couple of nice diners. The only drawback to this area is that it isn’t the the most safe option.
  • beautiful homes
  • some areas are not so safe
Recommended for
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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