Located in the upper westside of Midtown, the Marietta Street Artery Atlanta real estate neighborhood was once called Bellwood. Marietta Street forms the heart of this historic neighborhood, as the name indicates. Its properties are bordered by Georgia Tech on its east side, Downtown Atlanta on the south side and Home Park to the northeast. Many of the homes available for purchase or for rent by owner in the Marietta Street Artery are former industrial buildings that have been transformed into loft apartments. Other former warehouse buildings have been renovated into art galleries, restaurants and retail shops.
The Means Street Historic District includes several of these 19th and early 20th century buildings that were built along the railroads that once dominated the area. The Allied Factory Lofts at 500 Means Street NW feature live/work units along cobblestone streets. Arched brick window openings and three-generation, tongue-and-groove hardwood floors provide architectural charm and an authentic loft living experience.
A full 99 percent of the homes in the Marietta Street Artery are leased instead of owned. The few 1 bedroom lofts currently for sale average $400,000, while the current monthly rent in the Marietta Street Artery neighborhood averages around $1,270. Many of the loft apartment complexes are pet friendly and include a swimming pool, fitness center, onsite shopping or dining. Individual units tend to include high-quality appliances, such as in-unit washers and dryers. Additional features include exposed brick accent walls, balconies and hardwood floors. With low vacancy rates, 2 bedroom or larger apartments can be difficult to find in the Marietta Street Artery.
Marietta Street Artery real estate demographics showcase a young, professional population of diverse races. Over 90 percent of the population is between the ages of 18 and 24, and five percent are between 25 and 34 years old. Almost 90 percent of Marietta Street Artery residents have attended college, with 49 percent earning a bachelor’s degree and 19 percent holding a master’s degree or higher. Kindergarten through fifth grade students in this neighborhood are zoned to attend the following Atlanta Public Schools:
- Centennial Place Elementary School
- Inman Middle School
- Grady High School
There are also many highly-rated privately owned schools within a few miles of the Marietta Street Artery neighborhood. These include The Howard School, The Children’s School, Imhotop Academy, Dar-Un-Noor Academy and the Primrose School of Midtown at Colony Square.
Violent crime rates in the Marietta Street artery are much lower than national averages, although property crimes such as vehicle theft are higher than average. It is important to park your vehicle in a safe location, hide any valuables and lock all the doors. Because this neighborhood is very bikeable, make sure to securely lock your bike at each destination. The area also rates high for walkability, with most errands being able to be accomplished on foot. If you prefer to use public transportation, a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) bus line runs through the Marietta Street Artery.
Local shopping venues include Howell Mill Square, which features a Kroger, beauty salon, nail studio and several restaurants. Beer enthusiasts will enjoy the luxury of sipping on a cold one while shopping the extensive collection of brews at Hop City Beer and Wine.
Marietta Street Artery restaurants include chains such as Subway and American Deli. Local establishments include Figo Pasta, Bartaco and Urban Grind Coffeehouse. Asian fare is represented by Le Fat, Chin Chin and Oh-Shi Poke Bowl while the Thumbs Up Diner and Tiny Bistro serve classic American cuisine. Nearby weekend nightlife options include the Uptown Comedy Corner and Club 595.
Sometimes referred to as the Marietta Street ARTery, this small neighborhood has several modern venues showcasing Atlanta artists, including the Bobbe Gillis Gallery and the King Plow Arts Center. The old Standard Oil Company of Kentucky building at 535 Means Street is now the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, where admission is always free.
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