Rosedale Height’s real estate is located in a neighborhood full of history and charm. Based inside the perimeter of Atlanta, living in this neighborhood means you are closer to the arts, sporting and entertainment events in the city. Furthermore, it is surrounded by parks, which make it ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors. This area is also home to the Rosel Fann Recreation Center, which is named after Rosel J. Fann, a woman who dedicated her life to improving the Rosedale Heights neighborhood. The center helps give the area a sense of community, which many residents and homebuyers find appealing. The population in Rosedale Heights is also small, which helps create a sense of intimacy between residents.
To help potential buyers further understand the makeup of the community and its residents, here is a short overview of the neighborhood’s demographics:
- Homes in Rosedale Heights are mostly occupied by millennials, with the average resident being 33 years of age.
- Similar to neighboring communities, the population in Rosedale Heights is predominantly African-American.
- The level of education is relatively low in this neighborhood, with only 25 percent of residents holding a college degree.
- About 52 percent of residents are married.
- The median income ranges between $18,000 and $29,000.
Rent to own homes are readily available in Rosedale Heights, which explains why only 36 percent of residents own their homes. In addition, the median home sales price rose to $72,200 over the last year due to the low inventory of homes for sale in the area.
As most of the available homes in Rosedale Heights are for rent, one of the biggest appeals of the neighborhood is the low monthly rent residents need to pay compared to the rest of the city. Monthly rates for three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments in Rosedale Heights range from $779 to $1,200, and rent for two-bedroom apartments can be as low as $692. This is relatively cheap for a neighborhood so close to the city, as the median monthly rent in Atlanta is around $950.
Given the low rents, furnished apartments are hard to find in this neighborhood. Additionally, it’s also difficult to find pet friendly apartments.
Rosedale Heights is a neighborhood that is highly dependent on cars. It holds a low walking score of 19 out of 100, with around 73 percent of residents commuting by car. Bike lanes are also not available in every street in this neighborhood, which makes the area’s bike score just 39. However, the neighborhood does have public transportation services such as the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) bus no. 78, which runs on Cleveland Avenue in Rosedale Heights and the East Point Transit Station four miles way. These options are used by almost a third of the residents in Rosedale Heights, and they make going to Downtown or North Atlanta an easy and enjoyable commute.
Rosedale Heights has a lower crime rate when compared to the rest of Fulton County. Annually, about 1,287 crimes of theft happen in the neighborhood, while the national average is double that figure.
As for education, there are several elementary, primary and high schools located within one to five miles of Rosedale Heights. For those who have children and are interested in renting or owning homes in this area, here are some of the best schools to send your children to that are less than 10 minutes away by car:
- Cleveland Avenue Elementary School
- Humphries Elementary School
- Forest Hill Academy
- Kipp Vision Primary School
- South Atlanta High School
Nearby schools such as Luther J. Price, Sylvan Hills and Tri-Cities High School are a little farther away but still worth considering.
District-wide, the schools have an average ranking of 78, or a C. However, it’s important to note some figures in addition to school rankings. Both Cleveland Avenue and Humphries have student academic growth rates that are 86 percent and 74 percent higher than other schools in the district, respectively, and KIPP Vision scores above the College and Career Ready Performance (CCRPI) average in Atlanta public middle schools.
If you’re interested in purchasing real estate in a neighborhood that provides access to the outdoors, the arts and family-friendly activities, Rosedale Heights might be the neighborhood for you. Here are a few recreational activities you and your family can enjoy:
- Directly north of Rosedale Heights is the recently renovated Brown’s Mill Golf Course. The course offers 18 holes and is open to golfers of all levels.
- If you continue north, the Cellairis Amphitheatre is less than three miles away. Formerly known as the Lakewood Amphitheatre, the venue has gone through many changes but what’s stayed the same is the crowd it attracts.
- To the West of the neighborhood is the Rosel Fann Natatorium, a local recreation center for kids, seniors and families. The center offers swimming lessons, youth football and basketball teams and regularly holds community events.
Regarding dining, those who love Southern food will rejoice in the food options near Rosedale Heights if they continue west. Walter’s Soul Food Café and Church’s Chicken are both located less than two miles away and are local favorites that serve authentic homemade Southern food. If you drive down further south, you’ll find Pho Lanxang, a popular Thai restaurant in Forest Park.
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