Properties in Paces are attractive to many potential residents moving to Atlanta, because the community is located in prestigious Buckhead, which is known for its boutique and designer shopping and numerous, popular restaurant choices. Paces is often called the “west side of Buckhead” and borders Interstate 75 and Interstate 285, also known as The Perimeter. This makes it the ideal neighborhood for wealthy business professionals who need to commute into downtown Atlanta. The Chattahoochee River traces the southwestern border of Paces, and it is often referred to as the “River District.”
9,039 residents live in the Paces community, and most are Caucasian with bachelor’s or master’s degrees. The average household income in the neighborhood is $158,086, and most residents are business professionals, retirees or small families. The average resident age in the area is 46, which is higher than Atlanta’s average resident age of 33. About 80 percent of Paces residents own their homes instead of renting.
Houses in Paces are sprawling estates with gated properties and beautifully landscaped yards. Most are single family homes, but it is not uncommon to see small communities of townhomes throughout local neighborhoods. Many new residents who purchase real estate in the area update the aesthetic of the exterior after closing. Many homes originally made from brick are slowly being replaced by European or traditional home facades.
The small number of residents who rent properties in Paces generally lease condos or townhomes in the area. The average monthly rent for a property in Paces is $1,408. However, luxury condos and large or updated single family homes can rent for over $3,500 per month. Post Riverside is one of the most popular apartment complexes in Paces, and features luxury apartments that rent for $955 to $3,030 monthly. The complex is located on the Chattahoochee River, and boasts two community pools and tennis courts. The Reserve at West Paces is another popular luxury apartment complex in eastern Paces. The gated community includes garages for residents and offers a community pool and a fitness center.
There are a few dining options for Paces residents that rest on the perimeter of the neighborhood. Some of the most popular restaurant choices for locals include:
- Canoe: A farm-to-table American cuisine restaurant that overlooks the Chattahoochee river.
- Blue Ridge Grill: A rustic restaurant to the east of Paces featuring southern food.
- Houston’s: A restaurant with modern décor serving American plates.
- Local Three Kitchen & Bar: A trendy, local restaurant to the east of Paces serving American food.
Residents can find more dining options by traveling outside the suburbs of Paces to nearby Buckhead. Phipps Plaza, The Shops at Buckhead and Lenox Square not only offer numerous dining options, but also have several shops for residents to enjoy. Vinings Jubilee is another nearby shopping plaza that offers local boutiques and free parking.
Paces does not offer much walkability, and most locals drive their cars to explore nearby shops and restaurants. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is an intricate line of connecting bus and train routes throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. A MARTA bus station is available at the intersection of Northside Parkway and West Paces Ferry Road. Passengers can catch Bus Route 12 at this station, which travels north and south. The route drops passengers at The District at Howell Mill, Cumberland Mall or at the Midtown Station close to downtown.
Within the perimeter of Paces lie a few churches that residents sometimes visit just to enjoy the stunning architecture. Pleasant Hill Methodist Church is a local favorite that sprawls throughout 1 acre of land, and was constructed in 1877. Paces Ferry United Methodist Church is a small church with only 32 members that is also home to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The cemetery is a special place for residents to visit because it houses Civil War soldier graves. Two additional impressive churches located in Paces are the Mount Paran Church of God and the Church of The Apostles.
Paces is known for having some of the best private schools in Georgia state. The neighborhood is home to The Westminster School and The Lovett School. Both private schools have excellent educational ratings and reviews. Properties in Paces are zoned for Atlanta Public Schools and children who attend these schools will go to:
- Jackson Elementary: Located to the northeast of Paces and highly rated.
- Sutton Middle School: Directly east of Paces on Route 41 and earning average ratings.
- North Atlanta High School: Known for beautiful architectural design, located in the northern quadrant of Paces, with average ratings.
It is commonplace for Paces parents to enroll their children in private schools. However, the public schools in the community are top-rated when compared to other Atlanta Public Schools.
One of the benefits of living in properties in Paces is the low crime ratings. Both property and personal crimes were ranked well below average when compared to other Atlanta neighborhoods. Residents report feeling safe within the neighborhood, and most of the crime reported is concentrated in the southern areas of the community.
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