Cross Creek real estate is highly sought after amongst families and young professionals, mainly due to the vicinity’s affordable cost of living, low rates of crime and access to attractions such as the Cross Creek Country Club and Cross Creek Condominiums. While most homes for sale in Cross Creek are valued at $143,219, the median cost of rent is $1,208. For instance, 61 percent of all homes are valued between $100k and $199k, while 14 percent sell for between $50k and $99k. Around 12 percent of houses are valued between $200k and $399k, while eight percent sell for more than $750k. About four percent sell for between $400 and $749k.
As far as rentals go, around 72 percent of properties in Cross Creek cost between $1,000 and $1,499 per month. However, around 15 percent rent between 500 a month and 1000 a month, while just 10 percent rent between $1,500 and $1,999 per month. Only around two percent of apartments in the vicinity rent for more than $2,000 per month.
Moreover, half of all properties in Cross Creek are owner financed while the others are rented. As the sixth-best neighborhood in the perimeter of Atlanta to raise a family and the seventh-best Atlanta vicinity to live in, Cross Creek is popular amongst men and women of all ages. With a population of around 2,960 residents, the neighborhood is comprised of 56 percent women and 44 percent men, with the majority of the population ranging between 25 and 34 years of age. For instance:
- 32 percent of residents are between 25 and 34 years of age.
- 19 percent are older than 65 years of age.
- 14 percent are between 35 and 44 years of age.
- 11 percent are between 55 and 64 years of age.
- 8 percent are between 45 and 54 years of age.
- 6 percent are between 18 and 24 years of age.
- 6 percent are younger than 10 years of age.
- 4 percent are between 10 and 17 years of age.
Of the Georgia state residents in Cross Creek, most are college educated. For example, 47 percent hold a bachelor’s degree, 36 percent hold a master’s degree or higher and 10 percent have an associate’s degree or some college education. About five percent hold a high school diploma and only two percent did not finish high school. Additionally, the perimeter of Cross Creek is a safe neighborhood and is prone to very few instances of crime, as only 40 counts of theft and two counts of burglary have been reported within the past year.
Within the perimeter of Cross Creek, around 65 percent of residents are white, while 19 percent are African American and 11 percent are Asian. About four percent of residents are Hispanic. Of those who own or rent properties in the vicinity, most earn an annual household salary of between $75k and $149k. About 25 percent of Cross Creek residents earn an annual household salary of between $45k and $74k, while 16 percent earn more than $150k per year. While another 16 percent of residents earn less than $25k per year, an additional 16 percent receive an annual household salary of between $25k and $44k. On average, the median household income in Cross Creek is $72,403—higher than the national median of $55,322.
For single family households with children, top-rated public schools include the following:
- Cross Creek Elementary School – Serving grades three and four.
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Middle Campus – Serving grades six through eight.
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Elementary Campus – Serving grades kindergarten through five.
- Brandon Elementary School – Serving kindergarten through fifth grade.
- Sutton Middle School – Serving grades six through eight.
- North Atlanta High School – Serving grades nine through 12.
As for public transportation, MARTA (the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is somewhat accessible by Cross Creek residents. For instance, bus stops are available at Defoors Ferry Road at Noble Creek Drive and at Defoors Ferry Road and Glenn Avenue (route 37). However, Cross Creek has a public transit score of just 32 out of 100. Additionally, its walking score is 29 and its biking score is 26, which means most errands in the vicinity require the use of a vehicle.
Furthermore, properties in Cross Creek are within close proximity to several Atlanta colleges. If college students attend Emory University but live in Cross Creek, the drive to school is about 30 minutes. While the commute to Georgia State University is about 25 minutes, the drive to the Georgia Institute of Technology is around 17 minutes, depending on traffic.
While the beltline does not include the neighborhood of Cross Creek, local attractions include the Northside Trail, easily accessible from Collier Road and Goodson Lane. Outside of the Atlanta Beltline, nearby attractions include the Cross Creek Café, J’s Cigars and Coffee House, Flying Biscuit Café, Pero’s Pizza and Pasta, Dancing Goats, Diamond Club and Brookview Park. Several retailers favored by locals include Publix Supermarket, Tee Shirt City, Bates Hardware Company, Peachtree Bikes, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and planIT Hardware.
Possible weekend attractions in Cross Creek may include:
- A trip to the Cross Creek Country Club, Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation, Ansley Golf Club or the GA Tech Practice Golf Course.
- A day at the Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym.
- Seeing a movie at the AMC Parkway Pointe 15.
- A morning of browsing for fresh produce at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.
- A day of family fun at the Beaverbrook Park Playground.
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