English Avenue Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
One of the most rapidly changing neighborhoods in the Atlanta area, English Avenue is located less than two miles from the West End area of the city, and is bordered by Vine City to the South and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway to the North.
Formerly one of the city’s most crime-ridden and neglected communities, the area has recently gone through major upgrades, particularly with the development of the Marietta Street District, which is less than two minutes from English Avenue. The Marietta Street area has made great improvements with the addition of the Metropointe Lofts, upscale restaurants, shops, and bars. These sweeping changes have begun to affect the English Avenue area as well.
Mostly occupied by young couples and families, the area is full of independent, locally-owned shops and restaurants. A refreshing change of pace that’s a throwback to an era gone by, the Mom & Pop Shop is still alive, well, and much appreciated in this urban neighborhood. For those looking for a completely different change of pace, retail-oriented Atlantic Station is less than two miles away, boasting famous names like Dillard’s, The Gap, and California Pizza Kitchen.
Location is a key part of what makes the area distinctive, and is conveniently located for those who work in Downtown, Midtown, and the West End. It’s also centrally-located to many of the area’s colleges, including Georgia Tech’s West Entrance, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, and Spellman College.
This area has one of the highest concentrations of churches of any neighborhood in Atlanta. In addition, the development of projects like a community garden, renovation of the Carnegie Library, and the potential redevelopment of schools and buildings, have all helped turn this area into a sought-after community.