Many of the homes in Atlanta’s Southside neighborhoods are ideal for someone who enjoys renovation projects, and property is relatively affordable in the community, with the average two-bedroom home starting in the mid $60,000. The area consists of the neighborhoods located to the south and west of Interstate 20, until you come to Interstate 75. Moreland Avenue and Interstate 285 roughly form the north and south boundaries for this area.
Outdoor enthusiasts are less than five miles from the oldest park in Atlanta: Grant Park. In addition to the park’s public green spaces, picnic areas, and walking and nature trails, it is also the home of the Cyclorama, which depicts the battle of Atlanta during the Civil War, as well as the prominent Zoo Atlanta. A few miles away is Piedmont Park, where you can walk and bike, picnic, or just enjoy the open spaces. Plant lovers will also enjoy visiting the conservatory there.
If you’re looking for a reason to get your children outside, consider a visit to nearby Centennial Olympic Park; or, if you have a car, take a trip to the Clayton County International Park and visit the beach. The area, originally built for the 1996 Olympic Games, features water slides, a kiddie pool, and a water trampoline. The park also has walking and jogging paths, and a tennis court.
The area is also home to a number of educational facilities. Campuses for Atlanta Metropolitan and Technical College can be attended by those living in the Southside neighborhoods, as well as Georgia Tech. For those with an interest in the military, Georgia Military College and The Salvation Army College for Officer Training are also accessible from this community.
Several shopping centers are nearby, including Crossroads, City Center, and Stewart Lakewood. The community is also home to the Metro Flea Market.