5.4 out of 10

Washington Park

33.7584938580805 -84.4204377382532
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Historic living, with lots of potential"

The Washington Park neighborhood conveniently surrounds a park that shares the same name. This historic African American community is located in northwest Atlanta and is not too far from several other historic Atlanta sites. In recent years, this area has been the center of several revitalization initiatives. This community is a part of the the Atlanta BeltLine- a recent development that aims to join several neighborhoods together by using trails and green spaces.
This is great for hikers and bikers who reside nearby.

Investors, and first-time homeowners flock to this area to get affordable pricing on beautiful historic homes. There are also some new condos and townhomes nearby, which draws in young professionals as well as college students that desire to call this community home.

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) is not too far away and consists of a collection of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); which includes Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse School of Medicine. These schools are some of the top-ranked institutions for African Americans, seeking to achieve higher education.

There are not a lot of shopping options in this area. So, I would definitely recommend venturing out a bit further if you are an avid shopper. On the other hand, there are a few cool eateries close-by which is always a good thing. If you love good soul food, you might want to try out The Busy Bee Cafe or Paschal's (both are less than 1 mile away). Both restaurant’s have some of the best fried fish and chicken dinners, with sides like greens, mac -n -cheese, and tons of others, you’ll be sure to find something delightful.

Over all, Washington Park has so much potential. I do hope that new developments continue to help make this community into the success that it deserves to be.
Pros
  • beautiful homes
  • great colleges close-by
  • nice restaurants
Cons
  • some areas are a little rough
  • some areas still need a little work
  • houses are a little too close to each other
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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