5.2 out of 10

West Lake

33.759108586737 -84.4421111873245
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
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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

"Decent dwellings in a good location"

Jump onto I-20 and get to Downtown Atlanta in less than 12 minutes. Catch Marta to Clark Atlanta University and be there in about 20 minutes. Or stroll over to Anderson Park to catch a baseball game within 30 minutes top. Whatever your fancy, there’s lot to do and see near the West Lake community.

West Lake’s convenience somewhat offsets unfavorable aspects of the community itself. Though not rampant with foreclosures, they do exist. And a cursory review of the AJC archives reveals most crime in West Lake appears to be of the burglary, theft and larceny variety as opposed to random violence. When violence does occur, most seem to be amongst rival high schoolers. With that said, deeper research is needed before making a buying decision, and of course, safety precautions are warranted when visiting this area. Most home values are around $30-$50K, with a few in obvious decline are priced as low as $15K. So if you’re in to fixer-uppers, this may not be a bad choice at all.

Local elementary schools include Stanton, White, Grove Park, Kindezi Charter and University Community Academy. Some of the middle schools serving the area are Turner and Kipp, while Carver, Washington, Douglass, Best and West End Academy make up the high school list.
  • Easy access to the city
  • some crime

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