Deerwood properties are located to the west of Interstate 285, also referred to as The Perimeter. The quick and easy commute to downtown Atlanta and the affordability of real estate in the area makes it a prime neighborhood for potential residents. Deerwood is home to many older two story single family homes. The neighborhood offers a sense of community and a peaceful seclusion from the hustle and bustle of downtown living. Deerwood Park in northern Deerwood adds to the small-town feel of the area, and offers quiet greenspace and ball fields for residents to enjoy.
Around 2,500 residents live in Deerwood, and the median resident age is 35, which is only slightly higher than Atlanta’s resident median age of 33. Most residents are African-American, and hold high school diplomas, associate degrees or have completed some college coursework. The median household income for residents is about $30,000 annually, and only about 18 percent of families in the neighborhood have children. Rentals are common in Deerwood, and 75 percent of the neighborhood’s population are renters, while only 25 percent are homeowners.
The median monthly rent in Deerwood is $965, which is slightly higher than the national average of $949. There are no apartment complexes within the confines of Deerwood, but renters can consider apartment options in neighboring communities. Brentwood is a community to the southeast of Deerwood that is home to Stonecreek Apartments, Royal Oaks Apartments and Greenbriar Commons. Most tenants rent houses in the area, which usually offer backyard space and plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate family members. Large and renovated homes can rent for as high as $4,000 per month, while smaller homes usually lease for under 1000 a month.
The homes in Deerwood are generally traditional brick homes built in the late 1960s to ‘70s. Large, wooden decks and big backyards with mature landscaping are common to see in the neighborhood. Many of the houses are split-level, and most have had renovations completed on the interiors while preserving the traditional architecture of the exteriors. The average home listing price in Deerwood is around $60,000.
Homes that are listed without interior updates generally have lower price points, since they still need modernization. Foreclosures and short sales are common in the area. Potential new residents can often take advantage of these affordable homes, although they are usually sold as-is, and are fixer upper houses in need of repairs.
There are no restaurants or shops within the suburbs of Deerwood, but residents have many options nearby. In addition to the numerous restaurants and shops available in Midtown and downtown Atlanta, neighboring communities also offer a variety of dining options and shopping centers. Camp Creek Marketplace is south of Deerwood, where The Perimeter intersects with Camp Creek Road. The shopping center is home to:
- Old Navy
- Chipotle Restaurant
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- Panda Express
Greenbriar Mall is located to the north of Deerwood, and offers over 60 stores and a food court.
Residents who opt to travel into downtown Atlanta for shopping, dining or for work generally drive their own cars to the city. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is a bus and train line that connects areas of downtown Atlanta to surrounding neighborhoods. MARTA bus stations are located in southern Deerwood on Camp Creek Parkway, Fairburn Road and Hogan Road. At these stations, passengers can board Bus Route 66, which travels north and south and stops at Camp Creek Marketplace and Greenbriar Mall.
While the suburbs of Deerwood are not considered walkable, due to the lack of local establishments, residents can visit Deerwood Park to enjoy a leisurely stroll. The park is in the northern section of the community where Alexandria Drive and Tampa Trail intersect. It is a 17-acre greenspace that is home to:
- Two picnic tables with shelters.
- One basketball court.
- Two tennis courts.
- One baseball field.
- A children’s playground.
Picnic shelters can be rented for special occasions, such as birthday parties or family reunions.
Deerwood is considered a bikeable community, and commuters or families usually feel safe biking throughout the community. Portions of Camp Creek Road, Narron Drive and Fairburn Road are equipped with bike lanes.
Deerwood properties are known to hold or increase value, due in part to the low crime ratings. Both property and personal crime rates are less than average when compared to other Atlanta neighborhoods. Deerwood is considered one of the safest communities in the area.
Children who live in the suburbs of Deerwood can attend Atlanta Public Schools. The homes within the district are zoned for:
- Continental Colony Elementary School.
- Bunche Middle School.
- Therrel High School.
However, these public schools do not boast impressive ratings based on standardized test scores and parent reviews. There are several, local private school options for children nearby, including Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy and Ben Hill Christian Academy, both located to the north of Deerwood in Ben Hill Terrace.
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