Families who are looking for luxury real estate in Atlanta are often drawn to the coveted neighborhood of Kingswood, a beautiful, upscale vicinity located in Northwest Buckhead. Properties in Kingswood are within close proximity to many top-rated schools, family-friendly attractions, shopping centers and restaurants. In the suburbs of Kingswood, residents can easily access Georgia State Route 400 (GA-400) and Interstate 75 (I-75), making the commute into Downtown Atlanta a breeze for work or play. To get Downtown, Kingswood residents simply need to jump on I-75 and head south for about 19 minutes, depending on the current traffic conditions. Additionally, the prestigious Buckhead suburb is filled with multi-million-dollar homes, many ranging between $1 and $2.5 million.
Most of Kingswood is filled with new construction homes that were built within the previous 10 years, as well as many historic estates that date back to the mid-20th century. The Governor’s Mansion is also located in Kingswood, making the vicinity even more sought-after amongst Atlantans. Built in 1967 by A. Thomas Bradbury, the large estate sits on 18 acres of land, and covers around 24,000 square feet. Like many other Greek Revival style houses, 30 Doric columns surround the estate’s porch, each of them standing 24 feet high. Additionally, the mansion contains three floors and 30 rooms, total. At the Governor’s estate, free public tours are available year-round, and annual events, such as the Easter Egg Hunt, are popular attractions amongst children and families in the area.
While the neighborhood’s beautiful, luxury houses are often a major selling point amongst buyers, most homes for sale in Kingswood are valued at around $1,206,300. For instance, the average single family estate sold for $1,106,002 during the second quarter of 2017, followed by $1,211,654 during the third quarter. In the first quarter of 2018, the average home sold for $1,096,401. As for other types of properties in Kingswood:
- The average townhome sold for $420,454 during the second quarter of 2017, followed by $496,297 in the fourth quarter. In quarter one of 2018, townhomes sold for $451,200, on average.
- The average condo sold for $263,222 during the second quarter of 2017, followed by $250,195 in the fourth quarter. In quarter one of 2018, most co op properties sold for $278,465, on average.
Additionally, owner financed homes account for 97 percent of all properties in Kingswood, while only about 3 percent of structures are rented. As for other real estate demographics, all rentals in Kingswood cost more than $2,000 per month. As for the age and education levels of Kingswood residents, most are younger than 17 years of age (27 percent), or older than 65 years of age (23 percent). About 16 percent of residents are between 45 and 54 years of age, while 15 percent are between 55 and 64 years of age. Additionally, most residents are college-educated, as 88 percent have bachelor’s, master’s or higher degrees.
In the suburbs of Kingswood, about 88 percent of residents are white, 7 percent are Asian, 3 percent are Hispanic and 1 percent is African-American. As for age, about 53 percent of residents are female, and 47 percent are male. The median household income in Kingswood is $216,667, which is much higher than the national average of $55,322.
Additionally, the Georgia State neighborhood of Kingswood is safer than many other Atlanta vicinities, as only six counts of theft were reported in the past year. With help from the Kingswood Homeowners Association and the voluntary dues paid by its members, a local security team patrols neighborhood social events, including the community’s annual Halloween party and holiday celebration.
Located within the perimeter and just outside of the Atlanta Beltline, the Kingswood vicinity is within close proximity to a variety of attractions, including many desirable restaurants and shopping centers. For instance, local attractions include the OK Café, Blue Ridge Grill, Chops Lobster Bar, Seasons 52, J Christopher’s and the Local Three Kitchen and Bar. Nearby shopping centers include the Phipps Plaza, Lenox Square and Vinings Jubilee, as well as several local boutiques.
Weekend activities in Kingston can include a trip to a nearby golf course, such as the Bobby Jones, North Fulton or Cross Creek Golf Course. Other places of interest include the Atlanta History Center, Governor’s Mansion, Atlanta Braves Stadium or the Chastain Park Amphitheater.
Additionally, single family households with school-aged children may enroll students in the following top-rated schools:
- Sutton Middle School – As an International Baccalaureate World School, Sutton Middle School has a student-to-teacher ratio of 17 to, and serves grades 6 through 8
- North Atlanta High School – With a student-to-teacher ratio of 17 to 1, the public high school serves grades 9 through 12
- Warren T. Jackson Elementary – As one of the best-ranked public schools in Georgia, the school has a student-to-teacher ratio of 16 to 1, and serves grades K through 5
- The Westminster School – As an independent Christian school serving pre-first through 12th graders, the school has 285 faculty members and offers 23 AP courses and 60 student-led clubs
- PACE Academy – As an exclusive college-preparatory day school, the private facility serves pre-first through 12th
- The Galloway School – With an impressive student-to-teacher ratio of 8 to 1, the private day school serves 750 students, ranging from preschool through grade 12
As for public transportation in the suburb of Kingswood, busing services under the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) are somewhat accessible by residents. For instance, Bus Route 12 for Howell Mill Road/Cumberland has multiple stops along Northside Parkway, about a 30-minute walk from the Kingswood vicinity. Intersecting MARTA rail stations include the Midtown facility near West Peachtree Street, located on the Gold and Red lines. However, Kingswood residents typically need a vehicle to get around the Buckhead area, as the vicinity has a public transit score of just 15 out of 100. Moreover, its biking score is 12, and its walking score is just seven. Those who occupy real estate in Kingswood have plenty of opportunities for enjoying quiet afternoon walks or jogs, as most streets in the neighborhood feature cul-de-sacs or restrict cut-through traffic.
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