Real estate demand in Loring Heights is on the rise, due to the small neighborhood’s convenient location. The community hugs the borders of both Midtown and Buckhead, allowing residents easy access to some of Atlanta’s best shopping and dining. Located between Peachtree Street and Northside Drive, Loring Heights is a beautiful sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of downtown Atlanta, yet is close enough for commuters and nightlife lovers to feel in touch with the city. Both Interstate 75 and 85 are easily accessible from Loring Heights.
Loring Heights is a tiny neighborhood with only about 330 homes. Most of the houses were built in the 1940s, and offer historic architecture with interesting details. The home styles are unlike anything you will find in the suburbs, and most homes have large yards and eclectic styles. From a renovated bungalow to a single family craftsman, the neighborhood provides a small-community and an outdoorsy feel, while still offering modern conveniences and close proximity to downtown amenities.
Homes in the area are typically listed at over 400k, because they are usually renovated and situated on beautiful, private land. The median price for a home in Loring Heights is $425,000. About 80 percent of residents in the area own homes instead of renting, but there are rentals available in the community.
About 20 percent of residents in Loring Heights rent properties in the area, including condos. The median monthly rent for properties in Loring Heights is $1,144. However, some rental homes are listed over $2,000 monthly, depending on the size and amenities offered.
Within Loring Heights there is only one complex with rental apartments. Mark at West Midtown Apartment Homes rents luxury 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments. However, additional apartment complexes are located just outside the community in nearby Home Park, Atlantic Station or Sherwood Forest.
Loring Heights is a small community, and is only home to about 1,000 people. The median income earned by residents in the area is $51,241, annually. Most residents are Caucasian, and have earned their associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Loring Heights houses around 120 children under 10 years of age. In addition to these young families, the area also attracts business professionals, singles and couples.
Since it is the suburbs, there are not many dining or shopping opportunities within Loring Heights. However, the prime location of the neighborhood makes it easy for residents to visit thriving areas in Atlanta to explore unique shops and restaurants.
West of Northside Drive is home to Monday Night Brewing, a craft brewery with tours and a tasting room. Famous Atlantic Station lies to the south of Loring Heights, and offers extensive shops and restaurants. Buckhead can also easily be reached by traveling north on Route 41, and the area is saturated with luxurious designer boutiques and fine-dining options.
It is common for Loring Heights residents to use their own cars and commute to work or other areas of town to visit local establishments. Highways are easily accessible in the neighborhood, allowing residents to quickly commute downtown or to other areas in Georgia state. While residents may enjoy strolling or biking through the community’s tree-lined streets, the area is not known for its walkability.
Public transportation is easily accessible in the neighborhood. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is a bus and train line that connects downtown Atlanta to all neighboring communities, and there are several stations in and around Loring Heights. MARTA bus stations are located at Northside Drive at both Trabert Avenue and Green Street, and 17th Street at Northside Drive. Passengers can hop on the 37 or 94 bus lines at these MARTA stations.
Loring Heights Park is located to the north of the neighborhood by Interstate 75. It offers beautiful greenspace, a duck pond, interesting art sculptures, a children’s playground and pavilions for parties. In addition, those living in dog friendly homes can take advantage of the dog park.
Properties in Loring Heights are zoned for Atlanta Public Schools. Children who live in homes in the community can attend:
- Rivers Elementary School
- Sutton Middle School
- North Atlanta High School
Overall, these schools have above-average rankings, and are some of the best in the Atlanta school district. There are also private school options close to the neighborhood, including The Howard School and The Goddard School.
Within the perimeter of Loring Heights, the violent crime rating is below the national average. However, property crimes, such as burglary and theft, are higher than the national average. The Loring Heights Neighborhood Association works to address these issues and focuses on the safety and betterment of the community. The organization also hosts community events to ensure neighbors stay cohesive and to plan for park and community maintenance.
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