Looking for properties in Atlanta, whether large homes to buy or 1-bedroom apartments to rent, can be daunting simply because Atlanta is an enormous city with myriad neighborhoods from which to choose. Selecting real estate in a neighborhood that suits you best according to a number of different factors is an important one since you are likely to be there at least a year. The neighborhood is considered somewhat walkable with some errands that need tending to able to be completed without the use of transportation. The ability to use a bike to get around is moderate as is its connection to mass transit.
The Berkeley Park neighborhood is situated just northwest of downtown with easy access to Georgia Tech for those seeking housing off campus with close proximity to the very popular Buckhead district. The population of 6,161 people reflect some of Atlanta’s more diverse and modern neighborhoods with a near even split in gender with 52 percent being male. Caucasians make up 56 percent of residents while African-Americans make up 29 percent. Hispanics and Asians make up six percent and four percent, respectively. Residents with master’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees each make up 38 percent of the population while 15 percent have some college or an associate’s degree and only six percent have only a high school education. The age group distribution looks like this:
- 37 percent are 25 – 34 years of age
- 20 percent are 18 – 24 years old
- 15 percent are 35 – 44 years of age
- 11 percent are 45 – 54 years old
- Three percent are 55 – 64 years of age
- Four percent are 65 and older
The median household income in Berkeley Park sits at $61,502, just over the national median of approximately $55,000. Equal segments of 30 percent each fall into income brackets of $45,000 – $74,000 and $75,000 – $149,000. Those making less than $25,000 account for 18 percent of Berkeley Park while those making $25,000 – $44,000 and over $150,000 are 12 percent and 10 percent of the neighborhood, respectively.
Real estate prospects in Berkeley Park offer some of the nicer options in Atlanta. Renters outnumber owners by a 71 percent to 29 percent margin. The median price of houses to buy in this urban feel neighborhood sit at a $250,097, considerably more than the national median of $184,700. The median rental prices, including apartments, is $1,187 per month, over $200 per month more than the median price nationwide. Forty-two percent of houses for sale fall in the $200,000 – $399,000 range with 25 percent at $100,000 – $199,000 and 19 percent at $400,000 – $749,000. Rentals are overwhelmingly priced at $1,000 – $1,499 per month with 63 percent falling in that range. Twenty-one percent cost $500 – $999 per month and 11 percent at $1,500 – $1,999.
Crime and safety marks are just above average among Berkeley Park properties. There were 68 assaults reported (283 is the national average), 221 robberies (136 national average), 187 burglaries (500), 5,665 thefts (2,043) and 476 motor vehicle thefts (284). No murders were reported and no data is available on rape.
The Atlanta Public School (APS) system administers public education institutions for homeowners and renters in this area, and it is served by charter schools for both elementary and middle schools as well as conventional schools. North Atlanta High School, which is a double magnet school, is the high school for Berkeley Park. There are private and parochial options available to residents as well.
Dining, shopping and other sources of fun and entertainment are part of any resident’s decision to purchase or rent property in Atlanta. Berkeley Park’s proximity to swanky neighbors like Buckhead and the enormous Georgia Tech community put it squarely in the crosshairs for people looking for new places to go and try. Some of the options for dining include:
- La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant – This establishment started in 1994 and is owned by the same people who founded it. It has since expanded with several locations throughout Georgia, but their commitment to quality food, service and customer service keep people coming back.
- Flip Burger Boutique – This concept restaurant fuses gourmet cuisine with the burger. You can find anything from turkey to Angus beef to bison.
- Chin Chin – This restaurant serves both Chinese and Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner. You can find your favorite noodle dishes or sushi, and with everything from pot stickers to poke bowls, you are sure to please most anyone.
- Mission Escape – Berkeley is home to its own escape room, an activity gaining popularity where a group of people—friends, coworkers or strangers—are placed into a room and given 60 minutes to escape. It challenges wits, patience, and the ability to work with others.
- King Plow Arts Center – This center for culture and creativity provides artist studios, spaces for exhibitions and performing arts and venues for special events.
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