Approximately 3-4 miles from downtown Atlanta is a neighborhood called Home Park. Originally it was known as Chastaintown, named for Avery Chastaintown, who owned a large estate on the corner of Hemphill Avenue and Emmet (Tenth) Street. In the early 20th century, Atlantic Steel Company was established and its growth was instrumental in the development of this neighborhood. Around 1998, Atlantic Steel Company was torn down and replaced with Atlantic Station, an assorted collection of more than 50 shops, located a mere 4 miles from Home Park. Today, this neighborhood caters to young people who want to rent or own a home at relatively low cost. The convenience of short commutes walkable neighborhoods has generated renewed interest in settling in Home Park.
The rent for apartments in Home Park Atlanta is quite reasonable. Two bedroom, one bath apartments rent for as low as $575 per month and three bedroom, two bath apartments are available as well. On-site maintenance and security, plus a nice pool and fitness center are typical for this area. Depending on the floor plan, an apartment may lease from around $800 to $1000 per month. Typically, there are hardwood floors, fireplaces, and oversized closets offered. In addition, the average property is pet friendly.
First, try 5 Seasons Westside’s 5rooftop patio for local food and affordable brewed beer. It Is close to Georgia Tech and they are passionate about using local sources for their product. Or perhaps try a mission style burrito at Bell Street Burritos. Be sure to make some time to visit Eatzi’s, a gourmet bakery and restaurant. If history is the thing, check out Atlanta History Center where historic homes and civil war relics are on display, rounded out by 22 acres of magnificent gardens and woodlands to meander through. Evenings can be spent at Blind Willie’s or Northside Tavern for a bit of the blues. Wander through the 2.2 million square feet of shopping bliss at the Mall of Georgia.
Pets are important, and in Atlanta and there are several parks and trails that are perfect for exercising with your pet. Numerous pet supply stores carry the healthiest food available for your companion and if in need of pet care, look into Atlanta Pet Nanny, where your pet will receive the best of care while you are away. For emergencies or regular pet health care, you can choose from several animal hospitals in the area, such as The Ark animal hospital or Ambery Animal Hospital.
I-75 is the main interstate highway that runs through Atlanta and its burbs. Traveling by personal vehicle is the quickest way to get from one place to another in this area; however, parking can be a nightmare. The Metro bus line is extensive and often more convenient. Walking and bicycling is another pleasant alternative for short commutes.
Georgia Tech is very nearby Home Park, a little over one mile away on North Avenue, NW in addition to Georgia State University. For the children, Pk-12 grades, there are over 100 public schools to choose from and a host of private schools.