Bankhead Courts Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The government housing project known as Bankhead Courts was demolished in 2010. The community now consists of a number of residential apartments and rental homes that begin in the low $500s for a single bedroom apartment. The neighborhood is located between Hollowell Parkway and Bolton Road, just a few miles from the Fulton County Airport-Brown Field.
Several of the city’s major historical landmarks are located within 10 miles of the neighborhood, including the Wren’s Nest, home of Uncle Remus author Joel Chandler Harris, and Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell’s former home, which has now become a museum. The Herndon Home museum is also located close by, and all of these attractions are easily accessible by car or by mass transit. For those willing to travel a bit further, the State Capitol offers tours, as well as a museum, or you might choose to see a performance at the Fox Theater, catch a film at Landmark’s Art Cinema in Midtown, or view the latest exhibit at the High Museum of Art.
Residents in the Bankhead Court community have a number of outdoor recreational options at their fingertips. The Sweetwater Creek State Park is located only a few miles from the neighborhood, offering residents more than 2,500 acres of open green spaces, hiking, walking and nature trails, picnic areas, and a gift shop. Piedmont Park, the city’s largest public park, and Grant Park, the oldest park in Atlanta, are also easily accessed from this area, providing additional outdoor recreational opportunities. Grant Park is also the site of popular Zoo Atlanta.
A number of colleges are also accessible to those living in the Bankhead Courts community, including three of the oldest historically African-American colleges: Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, and Spelman College. Georgia Tech University, Carver Bible College, and one of Clark Atlanta University’s campuses are also located nearby, making it a convenient neighborhood for the academically-inclined.