The historic Ashview Heights neighborhood is considered an ‘intown’ area of the city in close proximity to downtown Atlanta. Those looking for houses to buy or rentals in Ashview Heights may enjoy knowing it has its own community organization and prides itself on providing a tight community for those who live there. The Ashview Heights Community Association provides everything from information about code enforcement and trash pickup to events calendars. The neighborhood’s walkability is above average with some errands being able to be done on foot. MARTA also provides a metro station as well as a bus line giving it solid access to public transportation. There is also adequate biking infrastructure for those trying to stay green.
Of the 2,176 residents living in houses or apartments, 98 percent are African-American, and whites and Hispanics each make up one percent while 54 percent are female. Thirty-four percent are high school graduates, 28 percent have some college or an associate’s degree and 17 percent have not finished high school. Those with a master’s degree or higher or a bachelor’s degree account for six percent and 15 percent, respectively. The distribution of age groups is generally even between the brackets.
- 21 percent are under the age of 10
- 16 percent are between 35 – 44 years of age
- 14 percent are aged 10 – 17 years old
- 13 percent are 25 – 34 years old
- 12 percent are 18 – 24 years old
- 10 percent are 45 – 54 years of age
- 10 percent are aged 65 and over
The median income of those who make their homes in Ashview Heights is $29,267 per year, significantly lower than the national median of $55,322. Forty-two percent of residents calling Ashview Heights home make below $25,000 per year. Twenty-seven percent make between $25,000 and $44,000 per year, 17 percent fall into the $45,000 to $74,000 bracket and 12 percent make $75,000 to $149,000 while only one percent make $150,000 or above.
Rentals make up 67 percent of the people who make their homes in Ashview Heights. The median rental price in this urban neighborhood is $922 per month, which close to the national median rent of $949 per month. Fifty-seven percent of rentals costs between $500 and $999 per month, 30 percent costs between $1,000 and $1,499 per month, eight percent of rent is $1,500 to $1,999 and six percent is under $500 per month.
The median value of houses to buy in Ashview Heights $66,747, significantly below the national median price of $184,700. Forty-three percent of houses in Ashview Heights cost between $50,000 and $99,000, 32 percent are valued at under $50,000 and 22 percent of the homes in Ashview Heights are worth between $200,000 and $399,000.
Furthermore, crime statistics for those with houses or apartments in Ashview Heights put the neighborhood at a higher rate of crime compared to Atlanta as whole. This is true of both violent crime as well as property crimes.
People whose apartments or houses are located in Ashview Heights are very near to downtown, and they have easy access to transportation, so they will never be far from places to go or options for dining out. However, the neighborhood itself is rather scant on restaurants from which to choose. There are some available and depending on which part of the area you live in can be reached on foot. Some of the choices include:
- Blue Seas Restaurant – This family-style restaurant serves up traditional soul food with special attention on keeping the flavors and ingredients from original recipes intact to provide an authentic experience for tourists as well as Atlantans.
- K & K Fish & Wings – This is a no-frills American BBQ restaurant that also offers up some southern styled fish as well as chicken and wings.
- Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits – Mrs. Winner’s is an Atlanta-based quick service food chain focused in the southeast. They specialize in fried chicken with all the sides and sweet tea that round out this very southern tradition.
Home owners and those occupying rentals typically also want to know about the schools available to their young ones. The various elementary and middle schools feed into one of two Atlanta Public School system high schools located near Ashview Heights, Crim High School and Douglas High School. There are also several options for charter schools as well as private schools for parents who prefer those to the APS schools.
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