Peoplestown is in the suburbs of southern Atlanta, not far from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. Real estate in Peoplestown is a popular investment because the area is rich in history and culture. It is also undergoing a revitalization project with assistance from the Peoplestown Revitalization Corporation. The group wants to ensure all historic homes and cultures are preserved in the community, but also focus on improving the aesthetic and amenities of the area.
There are 4,736 residents currently living in Peoplestown and the median resident age is 31 years of age. Most residents have completed high school or some college and earn an average annual income of $43,274. The majority of residents own homes in the area, but there are also many apartments and other properties for rent.
Victorian and craftsman homes are common in Peoplestown and these styles contribute to the history and culture of the community. The median sales price for houses in Peoplestown is $186,414, however, larger single family homes on quiet streets may be priced over 300k. Home prices in the area are steadily increasing as Peoplestown becomes more popular with commuters who want to live outside of Atlanta and in a less expensive community.
Most residents in Peoplestown rent instead of own their homes. The median monthly rent in Peoplestown is $973. There are over 20 apartment complexes throughout the Peoplestown area, but availability can be hard to come by due to the popularity of renting in the area. Some of the most popular apartment buildings that usually have higher vacany rates include:
- The Square at Peoplestown
- Washington Flats
- Villages at Carver
Since Peoplestown has a competitive apartment rental market, many potential buyers look for condo rentals or homes that are for lease in the area.
Most of the Peoplestown area is dedicated to residential real estate, but there are several establishments on the outskirts of the neighborhoods. Restaurants on the southside of Peoplestown include fast-food chains, such as Wendy’s, Subway and J & J Fish & Chicken. East Peoplestown is home to a Mediterranean Restaurant and Bakery near Grant Park, offering gluten-free options and Greek food. The west side of the community includes Tom, Dick and Hank, a trendy restaurant offering barbeque and creative cocktails.
Transportation in and around the perimeter of Peoplestown is limited, but some residents may be able to walk or bike to certain establishments. If not, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is a bus and train line that connects many Atlanta neighborhoods. In Peoplestown, there is one bus route that travels throughout the community and can transport residents into downtown Atlanta, if desired. Most residents in the suburbs of Peoplestown use their own vehicles, taxi cabs or ride-sharing programs to travel to other areas of the community or to commute to work in the city, as the placement of the neighborhood is not walking friendly.
Homes in Peoplestown are desirable because the area also includes parks and greenspace for residents to enjoy. D.H. Stanton Park on Boynton Avenue and Martin Street is accessible from the newly constructed Beltline, a walking and biking trail that connects to downtown Atlanta. Due to the recent Beltline construction and connection, the city also renovated the park. It now includes updated restrooms, a children’s playground, a splash park and sports fields. Four Corners Park is located in West Peoplestown and includes basketball courts and other fields for sports and activities for the entire family.
Peoplestown residents may need to travel into the downtown area for extensive shopping for home goods or clothing. However, the area is home to several grocery stores. These shops range from small corner stores to large supermarkets and include:
- Mac Gruder Grocery
- Family Food Mart
- Stadium Grocery
- Father & Son Superette
Shoppers will find these local grocery shops maintain the historic feel of Peoplestown while providing convenient access to foods and home supplies.
Peoplestown is considered the suburbs and most residents looking for late-night fun travel into the downtown area to visit clubs and bars. However, Peoplestown is home to Eventide Brewing, near Grant Park. This brewery offers craft beer selections and can be rented for private events.
Peoplestown has several public schools that children in the area attend. The homes in Peoplestown are zoned for the following schools:
- D.H. Stanton Elementary School
- Parkside Elementary
- Parks Middle School
- Martin Luther King Middle School
- Carver High School
- Maynard Jackson High School (http://thebeltlineteam.com/peoplestown.asp )
The public schools close to Peoplestown houses have low rankings but parents can send children to charter schools in the area instead. The community is also home to Barack & Michelle Obama Academy, which focuses on empowering children through education, technology and community.
Violent crimes in Peoplestown were recorded as slightly higher than the national average. Common crimes included assault and robbery. Theft incidents in Peoplestown were lower than the national average, while burglary in the area was higher than the average.
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