Potential residents interested in real estate near Atlanta are usually intrigued by the area of Hammond Park. The community is located south of the downtown area and is sandwiched between Interstates 75 and 85. Properties in Hammond Park are conveniently located far enough from downtown to cater to suburban living, yet the area offers an easy highway commute into the bustle of downtown Atlanta.
Hammond Park houses 4,651 residents and most have high school diplomas or have completed some college. The median household income for residents in the area is $25,493 per year and the median age is 33. Most residents in the area live in rentals and 23 percent own their homes.
Tiny ranch homes are common in Hammond Park, as well as condos in block or brick buildings. The median sales price for homes in the area is $130,000. Properties throughout the area are popular with newcomers because they are affordable and most single family homes offer acreage and fenced-in yards.
Rental homes in Hammond Park are hard to find, but there are several apartments in local complexes usually available in the area. The average rent in Hammond Park is $975 per month. However, renters can usually find 1 bedroom apartments for $620 to $800 monthly in the area. Some of the most popular apartment complexes in the area include:
- Pavilion Place
- Villas Apartments
- New Village Apartments
- Heritage Green Apartments
- Hidden Oaks
Since most residents live in rentals throughout the community, the rental market is often competitive. New residents are encouraged to expand their searches to include condos, townhouses and other types of real estate for rent in the area.
The suburbs of Hammond Park do not offer many restaurant options, but the outskirts of the community have a few establishments. Walter’s Soul Food Café is located to the north of Hammond Park and features quick-order Southern food, including barbecue and desserts. A-Town Wings is also in the northern end of the community and serves an eclectic mix of chicken wings, cheesesteaks and Chinese food through counter-service. Slideways is a burger joint that serves various sliders and is located on the southern end of Hammond Park. Within the perimeter of Hammond Park are several common fast-food restaurants, including Burger King, Subway and Krystal.
Shopping options within Hammond Park include CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Family Dollar and City Market. There are also a few boutiques that can allow residents and visitors to get a sense for the Hammond Park vibe. These local shops include:
- Atrica’s Boutique: An eclectic thrift shop with unique women’s clothing.
- Treat Love: A candy and sweets boutique with fun décor.
- Nature’s Own Herb Shop: A store featuring herbs, oils and all-natural treatments.
The southern end of Hammond Park houses most of the boutique and local-style shops in the area. Residents who want to travel to these establishments can drive their cars or utilize public transportation.
Hammond Park is in the suburbs and mainly offers residential options, so it is not a very walkable area. Residents can use the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) bus line to travel to other neighborhoods in Hammond Park or to commute into the city. The red and purple bus lines travel through Hammond Park. Half the residents in the area use these buses to commute to work while the other half drive their own vehicles.
Real estate in Hammond Park is attractive for some newcomers because the area lies only five miles north of the Atlanta International Airport. Residents who travel out-of-state frequently may find this location appealing and convenient.
Residents looking for late-night dancing or cocktails usually travel into downtown Atlanta since there is not much nightlife in Hammond Park. However, the Volare Wine and Bistro is a modern wine bar within the perimeter of Hammond Park that residents can enjoy without leaving the neighborhood.
Cofield Park is a small park in the area with a playground and baseball fields. The Tom E. Morris Sports Complex is also located in southern Hammond Park and is home to athletic fields, children’s playgrounds and pavilions for rent.
Properties in Hammond Park are zoned for Atlanta Public Schools. The public schools that children may attend include:
- Hutchinson Elementary School.
- Cleveland Elementary School.
- Long Middle School.
- Hapeville Charter Middle School.
- Tri-Cities High School.
The public schools in Hammond Park generally have low rankings, but parents can also pay for children to attend private schools in the area, including Cornerstone Community Services Learning Academy Private School or New Life Technical Academy Private School.
Homes in Hammond Park are also desirable due to the low crime rating and high safety ranking of the community. The area is ranked relatively low for both property and violent crimes when compared to the rest of Fulton County.
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