Properties in Morningside – Lenox Park are close enough to Atlanta to make for an easy commute, yet they are located in quiet suburban communities with small-town feels. The community offers the best of both worlds, and is located close to the sought-after areas of Virginia Highland, Midtown and Ansley Park. This scenic area is home to many affluent young families, business professionals and retirees. In addition to luxurious real estate and friendly neighborhoods, it offers plenty of greenspace and beautifully unique homes.
Craftsman homes and Victorian-style Tudor houses are common types of architecture you will find in Morningside – Lenox Park. The community got its name with the combination of two local neighborhoods, Morningside and Lenox Park, located next to each other. Within the perimeter of the community lies several beautiful neighborhoods, including:
- Johnson Estates
- Highland Park
- University Park
- Noble Park
These communities offer sprawling properties with well-maintained homes and tree-lined streets. The median home value in Morningside – Lenox Park is $514,764. There are also new condos available in trendy communities, and the average condo unit price in the area is $252,000.
There are more than 12,700 residents in the community, and the average annual income is $113,038. While the area is great for families, only 17 percent of the households have children. The rest of the residents in Morningside – Lenox Park are generally young professionals, empty nesters or retirees.
About 63 percent of residents own their homes, instead of choosing rental houses, and most of the area is comprised of homes and condos. However, there are plenty of rentals available to residents who want to rent, instead of buying homes for sale in the area. Homes in Morningside – Lenox Park rent for an average of $4,000 per month, while condos for rent by owner average about $1,500 per month.
Oak Knoll Apartments is one of the only apartment complexes that lies within Morningside – Lenox Park. 1 bedroom apartments in this complex rent for $700 per month, and 3 bedroom rentals can go for about $944 per month. On the outskirts of the community lies Ansley Forest Apartments in Piedmont Heights, Virginia Highlands Apartments in Virginia Highland and Highland Square Apartments, which are close to Emory University.
The suburbs of Morningside – Lenox Park take up much of the area, but there is also a small cluster of businesses that many residents frequent, because of the neighborhood’s walkability. The intersection of North Highland Avenue Northeast and Lanier Place kicks off a small strip of restaurants and shops, which runs to the intersection of University Drive. Within these small city blocks are:
- Morningside Farmers Market: A market open every Saturday morning that features local artisans and farmers with fresh produce and hand-made goods.
- Alon’s Bakery & Market: A local favorite that offers breads, bagels and other baked goods.
- Natural Body & Spa Shop: A full-service spa that also sells beauty products.
- Doc Chey’s Noodle House: A restaurant featuring Asian noddle dishes.
- Kale Me Crazy: A health-food restaurant serving smoothies, wraps, salads and bowls.
- Highland Fine Wine: A wine store with an on-staff sommelier that also hosts events and tastings.
Residents looking for a more extensive selection of restaurants and shops can visit neighboring Virginia Highland. This popular area is home to many additional local restaurants and chain stores, such as Trader Joe’s, Home Depot and Whole Foods Market.
Residents staying within the community find it safe and easy to get around by walking, biking or driving their own cars. Morningside – Lenox Park residents who want to travel into the city can use the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), an extensive bus and train line that runs throughout the area. There are MARTA bus stations on the borders of Morningside – Lenox Park, including:
- North Highland Avenue at Morningside Drive.
- North Highland Avenue Northeast at Lanier Place Northeast.
- Monroe Drive at 1644.
- Cheshire Bridge Road Northeast at Windemere Drive.
These stations allow passengers access to the 27, 16 and 36 bus routes.
The start of the Atlanta Beltline, a series of connecting trails for walking and biking throughout the city, is also located close to Morningside – Lenox Park. Off Monroe Drive and 10th Street, active residents can catch the Beltline and enjoy beautiful views of the greenspaces around the city. The Beltline takes explorers through Piedmont Park, where they can wander north and back into the Morningside – Lenox Park neighborhood.
The Morningside Nature Preserve is one of the beautiful, natural properties available for residents to explore and enjoy. The park features extensive and scenic trails for biking, hiking and jogging that are perfectly complemented by a calming creek. The preserve is located off Wellborne Drive and Wildwood Road, and guests are often impressed with the suspension bridge that allows pedestrians to cross South Fork Peachtree Creek Road.
The suburbs of Morningside – Lenox Park create a sense of community throughout the rolling hills of the pristine neighborhoods. Children living in homes within the area are zoned to attend:
- Morningside Elementary Schooln
- Inman Middle School
- Grady High School
These schools have some of the highest rankings for public schools in Georgia state. There are also several private school options in the area, including Heritage Preparatory School.
Homes and residents in this area are rarely targeted for crimes, and both the property and personal crime rates in Morningside – Lenox Park are ranked well below the nation’s average. Theft was the most common property crime but the number of thefts committed was still around half of the nation’s average.
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