When searching for real estate in Atlanta, the historic homes in Whittier Mill Village are often a sought-after neighborhood amongst families and singles, as the area is home to multiple public schools, has low crime rates and provides ample opportunities for outdoor activity. Additionally, many properties in Whittier Mill Village are filled with 19th-century charm, as the neighborhood is one of the oldest areas in Atlanta.
While apartments are available in the neighborhood, Whittier Mill Village is best known for its homes. Whittier Mill is the eighth-best area in Atlanta to buy a home and the ninth-best neighborhood to raise a family. Houses in Whittier Mill Village are within close proximity to top-rated public schools such as:
- The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (elementary and middle campuses).
- The Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy.
- Nickajack Elementary School.
- Imagine International Academy.
Moreover, real estate in Whittier Mill Village is popular amongst families due to the vicinity’s lower crime rates. Each year, there are around 1,723 thefts, compared to the national average of 2,043. To date, no burglaries, assaults or homicides have occurred in this neighborhood.
Atlanta suburbs like Whittier Mill Village feature a diverse group of residents. For instance, the suburb is made up of 60 percent women and 40 percent men, and is home to approximately 1,642 residents. Of the total residents in the vicinity:
- 22 percent are between 25 and 34 years of age.
- 22 percent are between 35 and 44 years of age.
- 16 percent are 10 years of age or younger.
- 13 percent are between 10 and 17 years of age.
- 11 percent are between 45 and 54 years of age.
- 10 percent are 55 years of age or older.
- 7 percent are between 18 and 24 years of age.
In the perimeter of Whittier Mill Village, the median household income is $85,250, compared to the national average of $55,322, making it an affluent neighborhood. However, there is a good distribution of middle and high class families in the area, as shown below.
- 38 percent of residents earn an income of between $75 and $149k.
- 19 percent earn more than $150k per year.
- 17 percent of households earn between $45 and $74k per year.
- 14 percent earn between $25k and $44k.
- About 12 percent of residents earn less than $25k.
Of those who rent apartments or own single-family homes:
- 58 percent are white.
- 28 percent are African American.
- nine percent are Hispanic.
- eight percent are two or more races.
Of those who live in the suburbs, 49 percent hold a bachelor’s degree, while 32 percent have a master’s degree or higher. 13 percent have an associate’s degree, while five percent have less than a high school diploma and one percent of residents have a high school or equivalency diploma.
Single family homes are the most popular type of living accommodation in Whittier Mill Village, however, if residents prefer a condo, this neighborhood also provides great options. While real estate in Whittier Mill Village consists of 51 percent renters and 49 percent homeowners, new homes are available for around $276,700, compared to the national average of $184,700. The median monthly apartment rent in Whittier Mill Village is around $1,474, compared to the national average of $949.
As for public transportation, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is accessible by residents of Whittier Mill Village, as bus lines 58 (West Lake Avenue/Hollywood Road), 26 (Marietta Street/Perry Boulevard) and 60 (Hightower Road) regularly stop near the neighborhood. However, Oout of a score of 100, Whittier Mill Village has a walk score of 34, a transit score of 35 and a bike score of 23. While the suburb provides residents with some options for public transportation, most errands will require a vehicle. Additionally, limited bike infrastructure is available to residents. By vehicle, however, Whittier Mill Village is within close proximity to Interstate 285 (I-285), which can get residents to all major city and downtown areas.
The vicinity of Whittier Mill Village is home to 22 acres of outdoor green space at Whittier Mill Park. Whittier Mill Park features a playground, sandbox, walking paths, picnic areas and plenty of green space to enjoy outdoor activities. For weekend entertainment, nearby attractions include AMC Parkway Pointe 15, Sprouts Farmers Market and Austell International Farmers Market. While the Village is home to only a few restaurants, coffee shops and bars, popular nearby eateries include the following:
- Fellini’s Pizza
- Muss & Turner’s
- Nuevo Laredo Cantina
- West Egg Café
- Orient Express
- Ok Café
- Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House
- Marcel Steakhouse
- Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
- McEntyre’s Bakery
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