Just outside of the Atlanta Beltline is the charming neighborhood known as Westminster – Milmar. Residents living in the properties of Westminster-Milmar are family-friendly. Kids, dogs and welcoming neighbors make up the population of those residing in this high-end area, which is decorated with lush trees and complemented by a peaceful ambiance. From church to travel, the interests of Westminster/Milmar residents vary, and many practice yoga, walk regularly and enjoy music.
Westminster Milmar is a high-end vicinity with home prices averaging $646,600. Single family houses with five bedrooms and four or more bathrooms are common in the area. For instance, most homes in Westminster-Milmar sell for between $400k and $749k (43 percent), while 36 percent are valued at more than $750k. About 20 percent of properties are worth between $200k and $399k. Moreover, owner financed homes account for 50 percent of all structures in the vicinity.
Furthermore, most apartments in Westminster-Milmar are around $1,024 monthly, higher than the national average of $949. About 47 percent of rentals are available for 500 a month or less, while 32 percent cost at least $2,000 per month, or higher. Around 19 percent of units in Westminster – Milmar cost between $1,000 and $1,499 per month. Local housing complexes in the area include:
- Westminster Square
- 2460 Peachtree Apartments
- Bell Buckhead West
- The Rocca
At Bell Buckhead West, a 1 bedroom unit generally costs between $1,832 and $2,122 per month, depending on the square footage of the space. A 2 bedroom unit rents for around $3,071 per month, or more. However, the pet friendly complex comes with pool access and other amenities, such as a fitness center, a rooftop lounge, a bocce ball court and a fire pit.
Moreover, real estate in Westminster/Milmar is perfect for families with children and older adults, as the neighborhood is the ninth-safest vicinity in Atlanta and the 20th-safest area in America. Instances of property crime and violent crime are very low throughout the vicinity.
While most homes in Westminster – Milmar are occupied by seniors who are at least 65 years of age or older (40 percent of all residents), 17 percent of residents are 24 years of age or younger. While only 15 percent of residents are younger than 17 years of age, the following top-rated public schools are available to children and teens in the area:
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Middle Campus – A 237-student charter school serving grades 6 through 8.
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Elementary Campus – A 422-student charter school teaching grades K through 5th grade.
- Brandon Elementary School – A 1,049-student school with programs for kindergarteners and grades 1 through 5.
- Sutton Middle School – A 1,489-student facility serving grades 6 through 8.
- North Atlanta High School – A 1,734-student high school serving grades 9 through 12.
Single family households in Westminster – Milmar with teens and young adults are within close proximity to several Atlanta colleges, including Georgia State University. For instance, Georgia State University is about 30 minutes south of the vicinity, while Emory University is About 33 minutes away, depending on the current traffic conditions. Furthermore, the Georgia Institute of Technology is about 19 minutes away.
Of those who occupy properties in Westminster-Milmar, most are college-educated individuals. For instance, 38 percent of residents hold a master’s – or higher – degree, around 31 percent have a bachelor’s degree and 19 percent have an associate degree or some college education. Only 12 percent of residents in the vicinity did not pursue a college education.
In the perimeter of Westminster – Milmar, the average household salary is $61,944, with 29 percent of workers earning less than $25k per year and 28 percent earning more than $150k annually. Around 19 percent of residents make between $75k and $149k per year, while 13 percent receive a salary of between $25k and $44k. About 11 percent of households earn a salary of between $45k and $74k.
The suburbs of Westminster – Milmar are not as diverse as other Atlanta neighborhoods, as 90 percent of its residents are Caucasian. Only 5 percent of residents are African-American, 4 percent are Asian, and 1 percent are two or more races. As for gender, 53 percent of residents are female, and 47 percent are male.
Furthermore, public transportation in the suburb of Westminster – Milmar is available through the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). For instance, bus Route 12 for Howell Mill Road/Cumberland has regular stops throughout the vicinity. Intersecting MARTA train stations include the Midtown Station. With an overall transit score of just 30 out of 100, however, most errands in this Atlanta vicinity require the use of a vehicle. Additionally, Westminster – Milmar is not very walkable or bikeable, as its biking score is just 15, and its walking score is 23.
Real estate in Westminster – Milmar is surrounded by a variety of restaurants, retailers and local attractions. For instance, the perimeter of Westminster – Milmar is within close proximity to the Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead, the Lush Nail Spa, Publix Supermarket, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Atlanta Cycling and Bates Hardware Company. Other local attractions include the AMC Parkway Pointe 15 and the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market. Local favorites include restaurants such as:
- Antico-Pizza Napoletana
- La Grotta Ristorante
- Octane Coffee Bar and Lounge
While the Atlanta beltline does connect to the neighborhood of Westminster – Milmar, the Northside Trail is just a 13-minute drive away. For those seeking local attractions, the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Georgia Aquarium are both about a 25-minute drive outside of the neighborhood.
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