People looking for historic homes in Atlanta should put the West End neighborhood atop their list of possible places to call home. Situated southwest of downtown Atlanta, West End is known for its sparkling diversity. Various ethnicities, cultures, religions and economic background blend together in this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. This Atlanta neighborhood has many historic houses doting the city blocks with tree-lined streets crossing in between them. There are also five city parks to provide plenty of green space even while being located a mere three miles from downtown. The picturesque architecture includes several styles including:
- Queen Anne
- Stick style
- Folk Victorian
- Colonial Revival
- American Foursquare
- Neoclassical Revival
West End’s population of 9,640 is predominantly white, with the Caucasian population making up 65 percent of the residents. African-Americans comprise 26 percent of the neighborhood, while Hispanics and Asians make up five percent and three percent, respectively. Males outnumber females by a 52 to 48 percent margin. Those with a Bachelor’s degree make up the largest segment of the West End populace at 35 percent, while 22 percent have a Master’s degree. There are an additional 22 percent with some college or an Associate’s degree and nine percent with a high school education or its equivalent.
The age breakdown of the residents living in West End homes is as follows:
- 25 – 34 years of age: 35 percent.
- 35 – 44 years of age: 18 percent.
- 45 – 54 years of age: 12 percent.
- 18 – 24 years of age: nine percent.
- 55 – 64 years of age: nine percent.
- 65+ years of age: six percent.
When shopping for homes, you may want to consider West End’s median income among its residents. For West End, the median income sits at $67,285, which is about $12,000 more than the national median. Its household income brackets are:
- $75,000 – 149,000: 32 percent.
- $45,000 – $74,000: 22 percent.
- $150,000+: 17 percent.
- < $25,000: 16 percent.
- $25,000 – 44,000: 13 percent.
The majority of West Enders own their homes, outnumbering renters 55 to 45 percent. The median price of properties in this neighborhood stands at $248,841 compared to the national median of $184,700. The median price for real estate rentals is $1,221, about $300 per month higher than the national median.
The majority of the houses for sale in West End, 58 percent sell for $200,000 – 399,000, and 27 percent of homes fall between $100,000 – 199,000. Rental homes fall into the following three price ranges:
- $1,000 – 1,499 41 percent of the time.
- $1,500 – 1,999 29 percent of the time.
- $500 – 999 27 percent of the time.
The local crime rate places this neighborhood at slightly above average in terms of safety. Per 100,000 residents, there are 44 assaults, far below the national average of 283. There were no murders reported in this neighborhood, although there were:
- 88 robberies, compared to the 136 national average.
- 253 burglaries, compared to the 500 average.
- 715 thefts, compared to 2,043 average.
- 253 motor vehicle thefts, compared to the 284 national average.
West End homes are close to a plethora of eateries worth sampling whether you plan on being a regular or are merely looking to check them out. There are a variety of cuisines and styles to suit a myriad of dietary needs and restrictions. Among some of the most notable ones are:
- Tassil’s Raw Reality – This casual restaurant offers up raw vegan specialties for those in search of a healthier and more conscious dining experience. If keeping in tune with nature is your objective, this place may suit you.
- 640 West – This eclectic eatery is a recent addition to the West End scene and is situated close to many of the local homes. It offers up mouthwatering breakfasts and sandwiches during the day, and at night, the space converts itself to a forum for:
- Game nights
- Open mic nights
- Jazz music
- Networking events
- Lean Draft House – This motorcycle-friendly establishment boasts itself as providing ‘Tacos for the People’ with craft tacos as well as over 20 craft beers on tap. Located just off the Beltline, a large outdoor patio and games await those in search of the perfect taco and a drink to go with it.
- The Mall West End – This traditional indoor shopping mall services the West End neighborhood and is located close to a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) line stop. Here you can find everything including food, fashion, cosmetics, electronics, jewelry, flowers, groceries, and more.
West End has access to funds from the Livable Center Initiative (LCI) to help transform the neighborhood into a more walkable community. While these improvements and renovations are underway, the MARTA and the Beltline both service West End residents. With the addition of the Peachtree Corridor, West End is one of the most accessible and transit-oriented neighborhoods in the city.
The Atlanta Public School (APS) system assigns most West End residents to West End Academy. This public school is well-liked and has good overall reviews and rankings in the public school system. There are also a number of private and charter schools to choose from for those uninterested in the public school system.
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