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The Atkins neighborhood is located in Raleigh, North Carolina in the 27603 postal area. Lake Wheeler Road borders the neighborhood on the west and Tyron Road marks the southern boundary. The Tom Bradshaw Freeway, or I-40, marks the northern border of the neighborhood, while Highway 401 marks the eastern boundary.
The Atkins neighborhood features many great starter homes for first- time buyers. Some of the homes were built in the 1950s with prices around $95,000. Other newer sections of Atkins were built in the 1980s and 90s and cost around $150,000. Many of the homes in the neighborhood are cheerful brick homes. The area has established landscaping and is considered a very pet-friendly neighborhood.
Railroad tracks run through the eastern section of the neighborhood. Raleigh Municipal Lake is also a landmark. The dam and reservoir are predominately used for fishing and walking.
Lake Johnson Nature Park is easily accessed from the Tom Bradshaw Freeway. Lake Johnson features a 150-acre lake surrounded by 300 acres of parkland. The park amenities include boating, picnic shelters and concessions. The park has miles of paved and unpaved nature trails. Biking is allowed on the paved trails. There is also a waterfront community center. Many varieties of fish are available in the lake including bass, crappies and catfish.
Many great schools serve the Atkins neighborhood area. The Fuller GT Magnet Elementary School has a gifted and talented program with many fine arts electives. Torchlight Academy is a public charter school which enjoys a parent approval rating of 4 out of 5. The Fred J Carnage GT Magnet Middle School features cutting edge science and technology classrooms, a news studio and a performing arts center. Additionally, the school has an ecosystem learning center with a green house. The school enjoys a high parent approval rating.