Harland Terrace is located directly west of downtown Atlanta. The area’s real estate is appealing for potential residents due to the low prices. However, there is an influx of apartments and other types of rentals, and it is hard for buyers to find properties in the area. Cheap apartments are abundant, making this a great place to call home for residents on a budget or college students. Harland Terrace is conveniently located close to Interstate 20 and the intersection of Interstate 285, also known as The Perimeter. This allows commuters and travelers easy access to major highways, no matter which direction they need to head.
The area is home to 2,283 residents, many of which have earned high school diplomas or have completed some college courses. The median age for residents in Harland Terrace is 36 and only about one quarter of households have children. The median household income earned by residents is $37,902.
There are not many houses in Harland Terrace but the ones that do exist are bungalow homes or older tiny single family homes with fenced-in yards. The median price for homes in Harland Terrace is $120,800. About 90 percent of residents in the area rent properties instead of owning.
Apartments in Harland Terrace are abundant and most residents in the area live in 1 bedroom to 3 bedroom apartments. Some of the most popular apartment complexes in Harland Terrace include:
- Park Commons Apartments
- Dogwood Apartments
- The Enclave at Webster Park
- Columbia Commons Apartments
- Seven Courts Apartments
- Martin Manor Apartments
The median rent for apartments in Harland Terrace is $675 monthly, lower than the national average of $949. Most apartment complexes include small buildings and older apartments. There is no new construction in the area, although potential renters will find that most apartment interiors have been updated.
Within the perimeter of Harland Terrace there are not many dining options for residents. A McDonald’s is located on the east side of the neighborhood and a Café Buffalo Wild Wings is on the north end, which is known for delicious chicken wings and other fast food.
Harland Terrace residents looking for more exciting dining options can easily travel into Atlanta or its surrounding neighborhoods. About half of the residents living in the area utilize the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to commute to work or to get around the neighborhood. There are several MARTA bus stops in Harland Terrace, including:
- Two stations on Peyton Place.
- Seven stations on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
- Two stations on Lynhurst Drive.
- Marta Holmes Station.
Most stations intersect the red and blue bus lines, which can transport residents to the MARTA train station or closer to the city.
Residents who do not use public transportation like the MARTA trains or buses drive their own vehicles to commute to work. Harland Terrace is not a walkable city because it includes little dining or entertainment options. Most residents drive closer to the city or into neighboring areas when needed.
For simple shopping needs, residents can stay in the perimeter of Harland Terrace. The neighborhood includes:
- Westridge Shopping Center: Shopping plaza that includes an extensive supermarket called Wayfield Supermarket and a women’s clothing store called Cititrends.
- Rainbow Shops: A women’s clothing store.
- Hightower Station Shopping Center: Shopping plaza that is home to a Dollar Tree and nail salon.
Additional shopping options, including a Walmart Supercenter, can be found in the neighboring community of Ivan Hill.
The suburbs of Harland Terrace do not offer much nightlife for residents. However, on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the northern side of the neighborhood is Neal’s Place, a local bar that also offers quick-service food.
Isabel Gates Webster Park is also located in Harland Terrace and is a dog friendly hangout for residents. The park features eclectic art, a jogging trail and a playground for children. Greenspace, pavilions and benches are also available for visitors.
Apartments and local homes in Harland Terrace are zoned for Atlanta Public Schools. Children attend Peyton Forest Elementary School, Young Middle School and Mays High School. All public schools have low ratings, but parents can opt to enroll their children in nearby private schools, such as Little Learners Academy on the west side of the neighborhood.
Apartment rentals in Harland Terrace are also popular because of the area’s low property crime rate. However, violent crimes were a bit higher than the national average. The overall safety rating of the area is lower than the national average.
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