Atlanta Southwest Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Georgia
Southwest Atlanta has a history and culture that is distinct from the rest of the city. Its upper-middle class neighborhoods, like Adams Park, cater to Atlanta’s most influential and prestigious African-American residents. Residential and commercial developers have looked to Southwest Atlanta with renewed attention in recent years, building high quality housing options and expanding retail and dining opportunities.
The community is located on the outskirts of Atlanta, towards the city of East Point and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Southwest Atlanta consists primarily of suburban residential neighborhoods, with a mix of older and newer housing. Southwest residents do most of their shopping at the Greenbriar Mall, but the Mall West End and City Center Shopping Center are nearby as well. A notable entertainment site is the Magic Johnson Theatre near the Greenbriar Mall. Residents also have access to several city-operated recreational centers, nature preserves and parks, including Adams Community Park. Adams is a 37-acre site featuring ball fields, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a lake, the Tup Holmes Golf Course and The Atlanta Hawks Reading and Learning Center. These facilities are managed by the Bureau of Parks within the southwest maintenance district. Public education is provided by Atlanta Public Schools, which operates a total of more than 100 campuses. Schools located within Southwest Atlanta include Therell High School, Continental Colony Elementary, Kimberly Elementary, Cascade Elementary and Venetian Hills Elementary.
Southwest Atlanta has a range of residential housing options available, from affordable townhouses to more elite single-family homes. The average age of homes in the area, about 20 years, does not really reflect the diversity of the market. In actuality, the selection of properties includes both early-20th century homes and modern homes built in the last 15 years. This means that buyers can find move-in ready properties as well as fixers waiting to personalized and updated. Prices for detached, single-family homes range from about $200,000 up to $2 million.
Atlanta Southwest Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of December 16th, 2013: homes priced around $70,169 compared to $72,420 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -3%. For Friday, December 20th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.52%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.56%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.63%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.88%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Atlanta Southwest GA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Atlanta Southwest to help you find the best home!