FOR INVESTORS: Identifying Atlanta’s Promising Neighborhoods

If you are interested in Atlanta’s housing market as a potential investment, knowing where the neighborhoods are that show the promise of increased home values will help narrow your search.

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Governing, a leading media platform covering politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders, published a study in 2015 which recorded a 20% national gentrification rate in US cities since 2000. Atlanta, on the other hand, experienced a whopping 46% gentrification rate with significant growth in home values and educational attainment.


In the 1990‘s, Atlanta’s Cabbagetown, Downtown, East Lake, Grant Park, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland, and Reynoldstown neighborhoods all experienced gentrification. Since 2000, Cascade Heights, East Atlanta, Edgewood, Kirkwood, Lakewood Heights, Old Fourth Ward, Peoplestown, Riverside, and West End joined the list of revitalization. The map below (click here for the study and an interactive map) shows these areas in dark blue.


So what indicators can generally be used to predict gentrification and/or home price growth in this city? This list is excerpted from a Feb 2016 post on RISMedia’s Housecall blog.
Central Locations: The first neighborhoods in line for gentrification are the districts closest to the city center, or that have good transport links to it.

Urban Renovation: There is no question that property along the Beltline will be positively affected. Here is an overview of the the entire proposed Beltline urban revitalization project

Transport Projects: Atlanta has a long list of transportation and transit projects (including the Beltline’s lightrail component) it hopes to accomplish. Expect these improvements (if they come to pass) to improve surrounding home values.

New Hotels, Businesses and Shopping Centers:. Atlantic Station and the new Ponce City Market are great examples of how retail centers increase residential demand. Here is a list of other development projects along the Peachtree corridor.
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