Located within the Atlanta Beltline lies Benteen Park, a charming neighborhood surrounded by cultural amenities, top-rated schools, popular restaurants and affordable housing opportunities. While homes for sale may include a newly renovated bungalow or an older property in need of work, prices in the vicinity are generally very affordable. For instance, a single family home in Benteen Park sells at a median price of $199,050, just slightly higher than the national average of $184,700. In 2004, the average price of homes in Benteen Park were around $136,275, a four-percent increase from $131k in 2002.
In addition to owner financed houses in Benteen Park, apartments are also available in the area. For instance, rentals such as the Villages at Carver, Glenwood at Grant Park, Glenwood Park Lofts and Balfour East Lake are all possibilities for residents who prefer to live in an urban setting. Moreover, the median cost of rent in Benteen Park is $868, slightly lower than the national average of $949. While 46 percent of residents own homes in the area, 54 percent choose to rent.
While most real estate in Benteen Park is occupied by 25 percent adults between the ages of 25 and 34 and 20 percent between 45 and 54 years of age. Of the 2,658 residents who live in properties throughout the neighborhood of Benteen Park:
- 14 percent are 10 years of age or younger.
- 13 percent are between 35 and 44 years of age.
- 11 percent are between 18 and 24 years of age.
- 7 percent are between 55 and 64 years of age.
- 6 percent are 65 years of age or older.
- 4 percent are between 10 and 17 years of age.
Within the perimeter of Benteen Park, around 23 percent of households earn less than $25k per year, while an additional 23 percent receive a salary of between $25k and $44k. Around 22 percent of residents earn between $75k and $149k, while 18 percent of households receive a salary of between $45k and $74k. Only 14 percent of households earn more than $150k per year. The median household income in Benteen Park is $53,152, close to the national average of $55,322.
Moreover, the Georgia state neighborhood is made up of 41 percent men and 49 percent women. Around 44 percent of all residents are African American, 34 percent are white, 19 percent are Hispanic and two percent are two or more races. According to key statistics, Benteen Park is more diverse than any other neighborhood in Atlanta. Additionally, properties in the vicinity are ideal for younger residents, as it is said to be one of the best neighborhoods in Atlanta for millennials. For students who attend Emory University and commute by vehicle, the college is only about 20 minutes away from the neighborhood. For younger students in the area, top-rated public schools include the following:
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School – The middle and elementary campuses of the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School teach kindergarten through fifth grade and grades six through eight. Both campuses have a pupil-teacher ratio of 12 to one.
- Charles R. Drew Charter School – With a student-teacher ratio of 13 to one, the public charter school serves 1,023 students from kindergarten to grade five.
- The Kindezi School – The Kindezi School provides its students with an impressive pupil-to-teacher ratio of seven to one, serving grades kindergarten through eight.
- KIPP Atlanta Collegiate – With a pupil-teacher ratio of 15 to one, the public charter school serves grades nine through 12.
- Wesley International Academy – Serving grades kindergarten through eight, Wesley International Academy has an impressive student-teacher ratio of 13 to one.
- KIPP Strive Academy – With a pupil-teacher ratio of 19 to one, the public charter school teaches grades five through eight.
In the perimeter of Benteen Park, other schools include the Martin Luther King Kr. Middle School, serving grades six through eight, and Frederick Wilson Benteen Elementary, serving grades kindergarten through five.
As for public transportation in Georgia state, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides residents with access to several bus stops, including those at:
- Custer Ave Southeast at Benteen Park Drive Southeast.
- Custer Ave Southeast at Funston Ave Southeast.
MARTA’s nearby bus lines include 49 McDonough Boulevard, 4 Moreland Avenue and 32 Bouldercrest. Car sharing is also available through RelayRides. However, most errands in Benteen Park require the use of a personal vehicle, as the vicinity has a transit score of just 36 out of 100. Additionally, its walking score is 29 and its biking score is just 23.
Moreover, those who occupy real estate in Benteen Park are provided with an urban feel, low rates of crime and access to many local attractions. Within the perimeter of Benteen Park, there have only been 20 recorded counts of theft, two counts of robbery and one count of assault in the past year. Additionally, the average rate of property crime is lower than that of most major U.S. cities.
Furthermore, the beltline provides Benteen Park residents with convenient access to Boulevard Crossing Park and DH Stanton Park. Other nearby attractions include the following:
- Zoo Atlanta
- Grant Park
- Starlight Six Drive-In
- Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station 18
- Starlight Flea Market
- Grant Park Farmer’s Market
In addition to these possible weekend attractions, several restaurants are within close proximity, including Grant Central East Pizza, The Vortex, Mixd Up Burgers, Bocca Lupo, Dulce Vegan, Agave Restaurant and El Mexicano. Popular retailers include the Glenwood Place Kroger, Lowe’s, A-1 Cleaners, Loose Nuts Cycles, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Petco.
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