Scotts Crossing is a relatively small, primarily residential community that lies northwest of Atlanta. It has an area of only 0.251 square miles, with a population of just over 1,000 residents. A large portion of the area’s homes are single-family, detached houses, but there are also apartment buildings and duplexes. It’s a mostly middle-class neighborhood, with easy access to the greater Atlanta area by car or via the public transportation system for Atlanta, known as MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority).
There are several parks within easy walking distance of the Scotts Crossing neighborhood. Abner Place Park is less than a half-mile south. Lillian Cooper Shepherd Park, Chattahoochee Park, Riverside Park, and Whittier Mills Park are all within a mile of the center of the neighborhood.
Schools serving the Scotts Crossing community include Scott Elementary School, William J. Scott Elementary School, South Atlanta High School, Chattahoochee Elementary School, Benjamin S. Carsons Honors Preparatory Academy, and Carson Middle School. Very young kids can learn and play in Scotts Crossing at Mother Hubbard’s Daycare, Kids Time, and Little Ones Child Care.
Cultural and educational opportunities abound nearby. The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum is only five miles east of the neighborhood. Margaret Mitchell, the author of the classic Gone With the Wind, is celebrated here, where one can learn all about the famous author. Other museums that are also five miles to the east in Atlanta are the High Museum of Art, the offbeat Center for Puppetry Arts Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Atlanta History Center.
There are plenty of opportunities for fun in the neighborhood as well. The Hollywood Plaza Shopping Center, with its numerous shops and food court, is within walking distance to the north of the Scotts Crossing neighborhood. Just over a mile to the northeast of the community is the Moores Mill Shopping Center.