The real estate that makes up the Atlanta University Center neighborhood represents an important part of Georgia’s history. Atlanta’s four major Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are some of the country’s best-known private institutions of higher education created to primarily serve the black community. This historic neighborhood encompasses the following campuses:
- Clark Atlanta University
- Morehouse College
- Morehouse School of Medicine
- Spelman College
Most of the homes for sale or rent in the Atlanta University Center area are designated for student living, although there are single family houses and apartments available to rent by anyone. Properties in the Atlanta University Center generally do not remain on the market for long, so it is important to seek immediate move in as soon as you find a home.
Three-fourths of Atlanta University Center residents rent their homes instead of owning them. The area features mostly multifamily condos and apartments, but there are also single family houses available for purchase or rent. The median home value in the Atlanta University Center is $144,132. If living in a rental home, you can expect a payment of around $636 per month. Senior housing is available locally at the Veranda at Scholar’s Landing.
Not surprising for a college-centric neighborhood, the majority of the Atlanta University Center’s residents are between 18 and 24 years old—a whopping 79 percent. The next largest real estate demographic group is 25 to 34 years of age, representing eight percent of the area’s population. There are not many properties in the Atlanta University Center area that include school-aged children, but all neighborhood kids are zoned to attend M.A. Jones Elementary School, Brown Middle School and Booker T. Washington High School. The neighborhood is somewhat racially diverse, with 69 percent of the population identifying as African American, 17 percent white, seven percent Asian and five percent Hispanic.
Getting around the Atlanta University Center is easy on foot or bicycle, as the area has an excellent walkability score and a higher than average bike score. The transit score is also good with the neighborhood being located between the Ashby MARTA station and the West End MARTA station. MARTA bus service in the neighborhood is minimal, so either show your student ID to take the free AUC/Woodruff shuttle to the stations or prepare for an 18-minute walk. Both MARTA stations offer the blue and green train lines. Several exits on Interstate 20 provide easy access to the Atlanta University Center, and it is fairly easy to navigate from the I-75/85 Downtown Connector.
Property crimes in the Atlanta University Center real estate zone are average or lower than national average. The neighborhood’s violent crime statistics are more concerning. Instances of assault are on par with national averages, but murder occurs at five times the national average. Robberies are reported in the area at nearly double the national average. You can protect yourself and your property by being aware of your surroundings, not walking alone at night, locking doors and keeping valuable items out of sight.
Plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options surround the Atlanta University Center neighborhood. Dining options include common franchises such as Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s and KFC. The following well-loved local establishments serve a variety of international and American cuisine:
- Mojo’s Motown Eatery
- Murrell’s Café
- BTJ Wings
- Busy Bee Café
- Dat Fire Jerk Chicken
- No Mas! Cantina
- Old Lady Gang
After classes and on the weekend, it is a short car or Uber ride to basic stores, including Walmart, Kroger, Publix and Target. The Mall West End is just south of the Atlanta University Center and includes a Foot Locker, Payless Shoe Source, Citi Trends and Jimmy Jazz clothing stores. The mall is also home to several restaurants, a Save-A-Lot grocery store and Abdullah the Butcher shop.
Atlanta University Center is close enough to easily access all of Downtown Atlanta’s best attractions, including the World of Coca-Cola, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Georgia Aquarium and The King Center.
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