Just south of the Atlanta Beltline is the neighborhood of Browns Mill Park, a vicinity that is home to around 7,119 residents. Within the perimeter of Browns Mill Park, the median household income is around $24,569, lower than the national average of $55,322. However, the cost of living in Browns Mill Park is very affordable, as the median home value is just $74,281. Most rentals in the area cost around $813 per month, lower than the national average of $949. Owner financed homes, however, account for only 33 percent of all properties in the vicinity, as 67 percent are rented.
Moreover, single rentals in Browns Mill Park are available at local housing complexes such as Colonial Square, Chez Moi Apartments and Preston Hills. Multiple homes for sale or rent are also available, including single family houses and townhome units. Brick and ranch homes are popular styles in the area. Manufactured houses are also available for sale or rent at the nearby Colony South Mobile Home Park, Lakeside Community and Forest Valley Park.
For those who live in the Atlanta suburbs of Browns Mill Park, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides residents with a reliable form of public transportation. For instance, the following bus routes regularly stop in the Browns Mill Park area:
- Route 178 for Empire Boulevard/Southside Industrial Park
- Route 78 for Cleveland Avenue Southwest
- Route 55 for Jonesboro Road
In addition to MARTA, Browns Mill Park is somewhat walkable and bikeable. However, the vicinity has a biking score of just 42 out of 100 and a walking score of 24, as few biking lanes are available. Generally, most errands require the use of a vehicle.
Furthermore, properties in Browns Mill Park are within close proximity to local attractions such as the Brown’s Mill Golf Course, the Rosel Fann Recreation Center and the Cleveland Avenue Branch Library. Local businesses include Shakti Auto Parts, Texaco Food Mart, Kroger, J Kristine Glam Studios, the Profile Institute of Barber-Styling and the Lee Denture Lab. Weekend attractions may include dining at Little Azio, Home Grown Restaurant, Pit Boss Barbeque or shopping at Your Dekalb Farmer’s Market. The Starlight Drive-In Theatre and Flea Market is a 10-minute drive from the neighborhood, while Zoo Atlanta is only 16 minutes away. Additionally, Georgia State University is 15 minutes outside of the vicinity.
Real estate in Browns Mill Park is occupied by residents of all ages, most of them being children younger than 10 or adults between 25 and 44 years of age. For instance, around 15 percent of residents are 10 years of age or younger, while 26 percent are between 25 and 44 years of age. About 14 percent are between 45 and 54 years of age, while 12 percent are between 18 and 24. Another 12 percent of residents are between 55 and 64 years of age, while 11 percent are between 10 and 17. Around 10 percent of residents are older than 65. For single family households with children, popular public schools in the area include:
- The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School – A public school with a student to teacher ratio of 12 to one. The elementary campus serves grades kindergarten through five while the middle campus teaches grades six through eight.
- Charles R. Drew Charter School – A public school with 1,023 students and a pupil to teacher ratio of 13 to one. The school offers programs in preschool, kindergarten and grades one through five.
- The Kindezi School – A small public school with 662 enrolled pupils and a student to teacher ratio of seven to one. The school serves grades kindergarten through grade eight.
- KIPP Atlanta Collegiate – A public high school with 638 pupils and a student to teacher ratio of 15 to one. The school teaches ninth through 12th grade.
- Wesley International Academy – With a student to teacher ratio of 13 to one, the school teaches grades kindergarten through grade eight. Currently, around 781 students are enrolled.
The suburbs of Browns Mill Park are not as diverse as other Atlanta neighborhoods, as 90 percent of residents are African American, four percent are Hispanic, three percent are white and an additional three percent are two or more races. About 58 percent of properties in Browns Mill Park are occupied by women, while 42 percent of occupants are men. Moreover, crime in Browns Mill Park is relatively low, with 92 thefts, 23 assaults, 21 burglaries, 18 robberies and one instance of vandalism being reported in the past year.
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