Just west of the Beltline is the family-friendly neighborhood of Baker Hills, a vicinity with around 3,373 residents, an affordable cost of living and low rates of violent and property crimes. Baker Hills is home to a quiet group of people and offers its residents the comfort of the suburbs.
Real estate in Baker Hills is affordable to residents of all income levels, as the median home value is $78,813, lower than the national average of $184,700. The median cost of rent is $965, comparable to the national average of $949. The neighborhood of Baker Hills also provides its residents with the one of the lowest costs of living in the Atlanta vicinity. Around 52 percent of properties in the area are rented, while 48 percent are owned.
Traditional apartments are not common in Baker Hills, but many homes may be rented within the vicinity. Of the homes for sale or rent in Baker Hills, many are single family houses that were built in the early 1960s. As such, a fixer upper is a popular type of property in Baker Hills, as many structures will require updates and renovations upon moving in.
In the suburbs of Baker Hills, public transportation is provided by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). For instance, Bus Route 856 for Boulder Park Drive regularly passes through the vicinity, and intersecting MARTA rail stations include the Hamilton-E-Holmes station. However, most residents need a vehicle to get around the area.
Moreover, those who occupy properties in Baker Hills live within close proximity to multiple top-rated public schools. For instance, local schools serving students in the Baker Hills area include:
- The Kindezi School West – A public charter school serving grades kindergarten through eight.
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter Schools – A public elementary school serving grades kindergarten through five and a public middle school serving grades six through eight.
- Charles R. Drew Charter School – A public school with programs in preschool, kindergarten and grades one through five.
- KIPP Atlanta Collegiate – A public school with programs in grades nine through 12.
- Wesley International Academy – A school serving grades kindergarten through grade eight.
The suburbs of Baker Hills is home to residents of all ages and genders. For instance, around 17 percent of residents are young millennials between the ages of 18 and 24, while 16 percent are adults between the ages of 45 and 54. About 14 percent of residents are older than 65 years of age, while 13 percent are between 35 and 44 years of age. Additionally, 55 percent of residents are male, while 45 percent are female. Although not as diverse as other neighborhoods in Atlanta, about 88 percent of residents are African American, seven percent are Hispanic, three percent are white, one percent are Asian and an additional one percent are two or more races.
Of those who occupy real estate in Baker Hills, most earn a household income of around $30,647 per year. For instance, 43 percent of residents earn less than $25k per year, while 27 percent earn a household salary of between $25k and $44k. About 22 percent of households earn between $45k and $74k per year. Moreover, around 46 percent of residents have a high school diploma, while 27 percent have an associate’s degree or some college education. Around 13 percent of residents did not graduate from high school.
Additionally, those who occupy real estate in Baker Hills are within close proximity to local attractions such as the Westside Child Development Center, Artistic Flowers & Gifts, New Life Christian Bible Church, the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Encore Film and Music Studio, A and B Wholesale, and the Wilson Mill Park Basketball Court. Other attractions within the perimeter of Baker Hills include the Atlanta Vacation Home, a local bed and breakfast.
Although the Beltline does not connect with the neighborhood of Baker Hills, the three-mile Westside Trail is about a 16-minute drive outside of the vicinity, and Gordon-White Park is just a 15-minute drive east. Attractions such as Georgia State University and Zoo Atlanta are about 17 minutes, while the Georgia Institute of Technology is just a 21-minute drive outside of the neighborhood.
The suburbs of Baker Hills are not home to many restaurants or shopping centers. However, some local eateries and shopping places include:
- Medu Bookstore
- Maggiano’s Little Italy
- The Home Depot
- Mulan Asian Cuisine
- CamiCakes Cupcakes
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