The suburbs of Adams Park are located to the southwest of Atlanta and is a quaint community with older homes. Adams Park is bounded by Campbellton Road to the south and Cascade Road to the north. While the community does not intersect with major highways, commuting to the city is simple and fast with the use of Campbellton Road to Route 29. Real estate in Adams Park is affordable. It has recently become a popular spot since the park itself was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places for its stonework and landscapes.
Half the 11,352 residents own their homes while the other half live in rentals. Most residents are African American, the median household income in the area is $30,871 and the median age is 35. Most residents hold high school diplomas or have completed some college courses and only about 20 percent of households have children.
Homes for sale in Adams Park have varying listing prices. The sales price offered for a home is based on whether renovations have been completed, the house’s size and its features. Adams Park mainly encompasses older single family homes built in traditional styles throughout the 1950s and 60s. Ranch homes that were built in the 1990s are also common in Adams Park. The median sales price for Adams Park homes is $81,691.
Apartments are hard to come by in Adams Park and only one apartment complex lies within the perimeter of the community. Centra Villas Apartments is located in the southeastern corner of Adams Park and rents 1 to 3 bedroom apartments for $659 to $859 monthly. Additional apartment complexes are available in neighboring Pomona Park and Laurens Valley. Most residents who rent are leasing condos or other properties in the area. The median monthly rent in Adams Park is $927.
The suburbs in Adams Park sprawl through most of the community, but there are still some dining options available on the northern and southern borders, including:
- JR Crickets Half Time: Sports bar on the northside well-known for its chicken wings.
- Big Daddy’s Café: Relaxed restaurant serving southern food on the northside.
- American Deli: Casual restaurant serving fresh sandwiches on the south side of the neighborhood.
- S & S Cafeteria: Restaurant on the south side serving American food in a relaxed setting.
Residents are only about a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta. For extensive or fine dining options, most residents opt to visit the city.
Shopping is also offered within the perimeter of Adams Park. Residents can visit local stores including Family Dollar, Hillside Bookstore and CVS Pharmacy on the northside of the neighborhood. Grocery shopping can be completed locally by visiting Tropical Supermarket or Super Giant, both off Campbellton Road. The neighboring area of Cascade Heights also offers a Kroeger and Whole Foods Market.
Adams Park does not offer a lot of walkability for residents and most drive their own cars to commute to work or visit the city. The neighborhood is not equipped with many bike lanes, so most residents do not use bikes to commute.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is an expansive bus and train line that connects surrounding neighborhoods to downtown Atlanta. The MARTA bus is a public transportation option for Adams Park residents. There are several MARTA bus stations located in the southeastern corner of Adams Park, including Campbellton Road at Delowe Drive. Passengers can get on the 83 route, which ultimately takes them to Oakland station. Riders can then transfer to the red or gold line if they wish to travel downtown.
The Adams Park neighborhood is named after the popular park within the area. Adams Park offers residents:
- Over 150 acres of expansive greenspace.
- An indoor recreation center with basketball courts.
- A swimming pool and splash park.
- A large lake with a walking trail.
- Scenic roads.
Adams Park is also home to Alfred Tup Holmes Golf Course, one of very few 18-hole golf courses in the area.
Properties in Adams Park are zoned for Atlanta Public Schools. Students attend Cascade Elementary, Young Middle School and Mays High School. When compared to other schools in Georgia state, these public schools do not have impressive ratings. However, parents can opt to enroll children in private institutions within the area. Private schools may include Renaissance Montessori School, International Preparatory Institute or Heavenly Institute of Learning.
Property crime rates in Adams Park were average when compared to the national rates. The number of personal crimes committed was above average. However, most personal crimes were concentrated in the southwest corner of Adams Park.
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