Located along the Atlanta beltline is the neighborhood of Boulevard Heights, a small Atlanta vicinity with an affordable cost of living. Homes in this area are within close proximity to the Eastside Trail, the Beltline’s first public multi-use trail. While the three-mile Eastside Trail begins in Midtown and ends in Reynoldstown, the route features 19 access points, including 17 that are ADA-accessible. Also within the perimeter of Boulevard Heights lies Boulevard Crossing Park, the first fully-assembled park located along the beltline. The public park features two multipurpose activity fields and five acres of public greenspace.
Also along the Georgia state beltline is D.H. Stanton Park, a nine-minute drive from the neighborhood of Boulevard Heights. Park amenities include a walking trail, baseball field, splashpad, covered pavilion and playground. Additionally, the vicinity of Boulevard Heights is close to local businesses such as Bravo Ocean Studios and RTE Media Group. Emory University is an 18-minute drive from the neighborhood, while Georgia State University is a short eight minutes away, making the vicinity an excellent location for college students, young professionals and millennials.
For those who own or rent properties in Boulevard Heights, other local attractions include the following:
- Restaurants such as Grant Central East Pizza, The Vortex, The Earl, El Mexicano, Home Grown Restaurant, Figo Pasta, Little Bangkok, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Fox Bros Barbeque and Zibas Restaurant and Wine Bar.
- Bars like the Midway Pub and Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House.
- Bakeries such as Alon’s Highland Bakery and Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream and Desserts.
Those who live in houses or multifamily complexes may also enjoy shopping at local retailers such as the Starlight Flea Market, the Dekalb Farmer’s Market, Grant Park Farmer’s Market, Kroger, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Lowe’s.
Moreover, real estate in Boulevard Heights is occupied primarily by older millennials between the ages of 25 and 34, as well as residents of between 45 and 54 years of age. Of those who live in properties within Boulevard Heights are:
- 10 percent are younger than 17 years of age.
- 6 percent are between 18 and 24 years of age.
- 34 percent are between 25 and 34 years of age.
- 13 percent are between 35 and 44 years of age.
- 19 percent are between 45 and 54.
- 8 percent are between 55 and 64 years of age.
- 9 percent are 65 years of age or older.
If single family households with children wish to move to Boulevard Heights, however, top-rated schools include:
- The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Middle Campus – Teaching sixth through eighth grade.
- The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Elementary Campus – Teaching kindergarten through fifth grade.
- The Charles R. Drew Charter School – Offering programs in preschool, kindergarten and grades one through five.
- The Kindezi School – Serving kindergarteners and first through eighth graders.
- KIPP Atlanta Collegiate – Offering curriculums for grades nine through 12.
- Wesley International Academy – Serving kindergarteners and first through eighth graders.
Compared to other vicinities in Georgia state, crime in the area is relatively low, as only 16 counts of theft and 11 counts of burglary were reported in the past year. As such, Boulevard Heights is a safe neighborhood for families with children as well as college students.
Of the 1,203 residents who occupy homes in Boulevard Heights, most households earn an annual salary of around $68k. Within the perimeters of Boulevard Heights, about 38 percent of residents hold an associate’s degree or have completed some college courses, while 17 percent hold a master’s degree. About 16 percent hold a bachelor’s degree. While another 16 percent of residents do not have a high school diploma, about 12 percent have a high school diploma but no college background.
Within the perimeter, 51 percent of residents in Boulevard Heights are men while 49 percent are women. About 38 percent of residents are African American, while 35 percent are white. Around 24 percent of residents are Hispanic, and three percent are two or more races.
Most properties in Boulevard Heights are owned rather than rented. Furthermore, most homes for sale in Boulevard Heights are valued at $159,300, making new houses in the vicinity more affordable that the national average of $184,700. Of all the homes in the neighborhood, around 40 percent are valued between $200k and $399k, while 26 percent sell for less than 50k. Around 22 percent of houses in Boulevard Heights are worth between $100k and $199k, while nine percent are valued between $50k and $99k. Only four percent are valued within $400k and $749k. Moreover, most new homes for sale include condominiums, townhomes and single family homes.
Apartments for less than $1000 a month are also available, as the median rent in Boulevard Heights is $971. For instance, 54 percent of rentals cost between $500 and $999 per month, while 43 percent are between $1,000 and $1,999 per month. Only three percent of properties are rented for more than $1,500 monthly.
Furthermore, MARTA (the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is somewhat accessible to residents of Boulevard Hills. For instance, MARTA’s 32 Bouldercrest and 49 McDonough Boulevard bus lines regularly serve the area, stopping at multiple locations throughout the neighborhood. Car sharing is also available through RelayRides. With an overall transit score of only 38 out of 100, however, most errands in Boulevard Heights require a personal vehicle. Additionally, the neighborhood has a biking score of only 33 and a walking score of 29.
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