Just outside of the Atlanta Beltline is the neighborhood of Carver Hills, a vicinity with approximately 1,476 residents and an affordable cost of living. Most homes in Carver Hills are just a short drive from downtown Atlanta, including various colleges and universities and family-friendly attractions such as Six Flags or Zoo Atlanta. This makes Carver Hills a great location for residents looking for easy access to entertainment.
Georgia State University is just 21 minutes outside of the neighborhood, while Emory University is about 30 minutes away, depending on current traffic conditions. The Georgia Institute of Technology is just 14 minutes away, making the neighborhood of Carver Hills an excellent vicinity for college students to live in. Other local colleges include Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Carver Bible College.
Around 37 percent of homes for sale in Carver Hills are worth between $50k and $99k, while 28 percent are valued between $100k and $199k. About 21 percent of houses are worth less than $50k. Moreover, the median home value in Carver Hills is $89,510. Additionally, crime rates in Carver Hills are lower than in many other parts of Atlanta.
Of all properties in Carver Hills, around 70 percent of them are rented, and only 30 percent are owned. Additionally, the median cost of rental homes in the vicinity is $649, about $200 lower than that of the national average. For instance, 52 percent of all units cost between $500 a month and $999, while 26 percent of homes cost between $1,000 and $1,499 per month. Furthermore, single family houses and condo units are popular types of housing options in the Carver Hills area. While many homes for sale or rent were built in the late 1950s or early 1970s, newer structures are also available.
Those who live in Carver Hills properties live within close proximity to local attractions such as:
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
- Marco’s Pizza
- Nuevo Laredo Cantina
- Six Feet Under Pub and Fish House
- Flying Biscuit Café
- Starbucks Coffee
- Publix Super Market
- Fernando’s Food Mart
- The Home Depot
- Barnes & Noble Booksellers
- Bates Hardware
Possible weekend activities in the Carvers Hill area may include seeing a movie at AMC Parkway Pointe 15 or Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station 18 or shopping for fresh produce at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.
Moreover, those who live in the suburbs of Carver Hills receive limited access to public transportation under the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), as Bus Route 26 for Marietta Street/Perry Boulevard regularly passes through the neighborhood. Intersecting MARTA rail stations include Five-Points and Bankhead. However, the Carver Hills area is not as walkable as many other Atlanta neighborhoods, and the vicinity has minimal biking and walking infrastructure.
While real estate in Carver Hills is occupied primarily by adults between the ages of 45 and 54 (about 19 percent of residents) and adults who are older than 65 years of age (17 percent), only about 11 percent of residents are children younger than 10 years of age. Only around 12 percent of residents are children between the ages of 10 and 17. For single family households with school-aged children, local top-rated schools may include the following:
- The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Elementary Campus – A public charter school serving kindergarteners and first through fifth graders.
- The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Middle Campus – A public middle school with programs in sixth through eighth grade.
- Sutton Middle School – A public middle school serving grades six through eight.
- North Atlanta High School – A public high school for ninth through 12th graders.
- Charles R. Drew Charter School – A public charter school with programs in preschool, kindergarten and grades one through five.
Moreover, the suburb of Carver Hills is not as diverse as many other parts of Atlanta. Within the perimeter of Carver Hills, for instance, most residents are African American (97 percent), while two percent are white. Just one percent of residents are Hispanic. However, about 64 percent of residents are female and 36 percent are male. While most residents have a high school diploma (39 percent), about 27 percent of Carver Hills residents did not graduate from high school. Only about 22 percent of residents have an associate’s degree or some college education.
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