Lincoln Homes’ real estate is sandwiched between Bolton Hills and Scotts Crossing in the northwest area of Atlanta. Proctor Creek borders the southwest end of the neighborhood, and further west, locals can enjoy the Atlanta Industrial Park which is less than three miles away. The tree-lined neighborhood is surrounded by parks on all sides, which makes it the perfect neighborhood if you love the outdoors.
Lincoln Homes has around 2,000 residents, making it a small neighborhood compared to others in the county. This has made the neighborhood an intimate area that residents describe as peaceful and family-friendly. If you are considering shopping for homes in this area, you should know who your potential neighbors may be.
Here is a quick overview of the area’s resident demographic:
- The majority of residents are African-American, which is reflective of the district.
- The neighborhood has a relatively even mix of millennials in their late twenties and early thirties, and middle-aged residents around 50 years of age.
- When it comes to education, 30 percent of residents hold a college degree.
- Most residents are married and rent their homes as opposed to owning them.
The community is located inside the Atlanta Beltline, just a mile away from the perimeter of the city. Homes for sale here can cost anywhere from $110,000 to $300,000, with the median sales price at $144,000. Lincoln Homes offers many single family homes with 3 or 4 bedrooms, as well as smaller and larger housing options to accommodate your needs.
As for renting opportunities in the neighborhood, it generally costs 13 percent more to rent here when compared to the average rent in Atlanta. However, numerous rentals are worth the slightly higher rent as they are equipped with personal washers and dryers, and beautiful hardwood floors. Monthly rental prices vary by apartment type and size, which you can see in the following prices:
- Studio apartments – $1,167
- 1 bedroom units – $1,341
- 2 bedroom units – $1,547
- 3 bedrooms – $1,684
Although you do have a variety or rental options in this neighborhood, apartments are scarce in comparison to other types of homes on the market. In fact, renting a single family house can often be less expensive than renting an apartment because of how rare apartment complexes are in Lincoln Homes. You are also not likely to find multifamily residences in this area.
The neighborhood has great local spots to explore if you’re looking to stay in the Beltline. Within walking distance, you’ll find the Lillian Cooper Shepherd Park, which has a basketball court, play structures for kids and green spaces perfect for a picnic. The Atlanta Industrial Park is located to the west of Lincoln Homes and has a recreation center, soccer field and a few stores. Finally, for those interested in Atlanta nightlife, there are bars and pubs located closer to downtown and you can easily reach them with a quick train ride at the nearest Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) station.
While the hills in the area make it a great jogging location, Lincoln Homes is highly dependent on cars and public transportation. Most residents own a vehicle and commute to and from their jobs. The remaining residents rely on the MARTA train and bus services. Buses no. 153 and 58 are both within a few minutes of the neighborhood and link to connecting buses along their route. The closest train station, Hamilton E. Holmes, is 20 minutes away but once there, commuting is a breeze. Since the neighborhood has quite a few public transportation options, Lincoln Homes has a transit score of 41. If you’re interested in biking or walking, note that the streets have limited bike lanes and the walk score for the neighborhood is only 18 out of 100.
Although Lincoln Homes a moderate crime rate, it is still far below the national average, making it one of the safer neighborhoods in Atlanta. The rate of theft and robbery in the area are especially low in comparison to the rest of Atlanta, so families interested in living in the area can feel safer letting their children play outside.
For those who have children and rent or own homes in Lincoln Homes, there are several schools located just 10 minutes from the neighborhood. The top schools in the neighborhood include:
- Scott Elementary
- Boyd Elementary
- Westside Atlanta Charter School
- Frederick Douglass High
- The B.E.S.T. Academy
Although the public schools in the area are C and D-ranked, many have improved over recent years. For example, Boyd Elementary, Frederick Douglass High and The B.E.S.T. Academy were recently recognized improving their students’ performance on exams. At Westside Atlanta Charter School, to the east of the neighborhood, third-grade students were highlighted for reading above their grade level.
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