Monroe Heights Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Monroe Heights is semi-centrally located between Interstates 20 and 285 in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Neighboring communities include West Highlands, formerly known as Perry Homes, and Whittier Village. The neighborhood’s proximity to the two major and frequently congested highways has made it infamous for having one of the worst and longest commutes in the city.
The area has several parks, including Whittier Mill Park, Carey Park, and English Park, most of which are readily accessible via local transit services. Some of them feature both walking and bike paths, along with nature trails and open areas for family use.
Both the Fox Theater and the Landmark Art Cinema are located relatively close to Monroe Heights, as are three historical home museums: The Margaret Mitchell House, the Wren’s Nest, and Herndon Home Museum. However, they are a bit far for the average person to visit on foot, so residents need a car or other vehicle to enjoy them. Fortunately, there are a number of bus stops and transit stations in and around the community, so getting around is not difficult.
With convenient access to I-285 and I-20, residents of the community can easily visit the numerous shopping malls located around the city. From I-285, Northlake and Southlake Malls are readily accessible, while I-20 leads to the South DeKalb, Greenbriar, and the West End shopping areas.
Sporting and entertainment venues including Turner Field, the Georgia World Congress Center, and Phillips Arena, all within a five-mile radius of the Monroe Heights neighborhood. Most are located along a bus or train transit route, allowing residents to take in a show or a baseball game.
Many of the city’s colleges and universities are also located within a few miles of Monroe Heights. Among them are Morehouse and Morris Brown Colleges, Georgia Tech University, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University.