Westwood Terrace real estate is located in a small community directly west of downtown Atlanta. This quaint neighborhood is catching the eye of potential residents who want to be close to everything Atlanta has to offer but who do not want to deal with the chaos of city living. Westwood Terrace offers affordable properties, greenspace and a small-town community feel, making it a popular destination for both families and business professionals.
There are 3,760 Georgia state residents who call Westwood Terrace home. Most residents are:
- African American.
- 35 to 64 years of age.
- High school diploma holders.
- Earn household incomes that are between $25,000 and $70,000 annually.
The median age for residents is 35 and the median salary earned by households in Westwood Terrace is $36,499. About half of the residents in the area own their homes instead of renting because home prices in the area are mostly affordable.
The average home sales price in Westwood Terrace is $108,944 and most homes were built in the 1950s or 1960s. Brick bungalows and craftsman single family homes with mature landscaping and large yards are common in the neighborhood. Larger homes with updates are usually listed over $300,000, while fixer upper homes or foreclosures are generally more affordable. Keep in mind that, since Westwood Terrace is such a small community, the housing market can be competitive, especially when short sales and foreclosures become available for bidding.
Rental homes in the area are usually leased for $1,000 to $2,000 a month, and most tenants rent homes or townhomes in the neighborhood. The average monthly rental price for all properties in the area is $1,021. There are no apartment complexes in Westwood Terrace, but a few complexes are located nearby. In neighboring Beecher Hills, potential residents can look into Dolphin Court Apartments for rent. Columbia Commons Apartments is another close apartment complex that is located in Chalet Woods to the northwest of Westwood Terrace.
Real estate values in Westwood Terrace are on the rise due to the desirable safety ratings. Personal crime in the neighborhood was rated average when compared to other Atlanta communities, while property crime levels were below average and most crimes were concentrated to the eastern side of the community.
There are no dining or shopping options within the suburbs of Westwood Terrace. However, residents looking for a quick bite to eat can jump on the Ralph David Abernathy Freeway and head north. Checkers, Greens and Gravy and Unity restaurants are all located off this major highway. Close shopping options are located to the south and east of Westwood Terrace and include:
- Publix Supermarket.
- Westgate Shopping Center.
- Campbellton Plaza.
- Stewart Lakewood Shopping Center.
Westwood Terrace is also a quick drive from popular Atlanta shopping and dining plazas, including the West End, Peachtree Center and the Edgewood Retail District.
Due to the distance from Westwood Terrace to local establishments, most residents drive their own cars but there are also public transportation options available within the community. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is a bus and train line that runs throughout Atlanta and connects surrounding communities to the downtown area. There are two MARTA bus stations at the intersection of Beecher Street and Shirley Street in Westwood Terrace. Passengers can get on bus route 68 at both of these stations, which runs east and west and stops at The Atlanta University Center and The Mall West End.
The Atlanta BeltLine is a series of expansive jogging, walking and biking trails that wind throughout Atlanta’s residential communities and parks. In Westwood Terrace, residents can hop on the Southwest Connector trail from Rogers Avenue. While the community is not considered walkable since there are no local establishments in the suburbs, residents can still enjoy walking and biking by using the BeltLine trail.
The Southwest Connector BeltLine heads west from Rogers Avenue and connects into neighboring Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Park, which offers a peaceful greenspace with large trees. Directly south of the Westwood Terrace neighborhood lies the Joseph D. McGhee Tennis Center and the John A. White Golf Course, a nine-hole public course that is also home to the First Tee of Atlanta program. Families and golf enthusiasts can enjoy these courses and all they have to offer.
Children living in Westwood Terrace homes are zoned to attend Beecher Hills Elementary School, Young Middle School and Mays High School. The elementary school received average ratings while both the middle and high schools have generally low ratings. Parents who are concerned with these public school ratings can opt to enroll children in private or charter schools. Local private school options include Renaissance Montessori School and the Black Star Educational Institute.
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