The West End Is a charming Part of the city. It has some beautiful homes as well as Its challenging areas like many urban cities. I would be more than happy to discuss in details with you regarding the options.
ERA Atlantic Realty
I personally know 5 families that have moved to the West End in the past 2 years, lots of change going on and housing is still the best price for the home in Atlanta. If you are looking to buy a historic home you cannot do better than the West End!... more
I got notified by this site of a response and wanted to add to it a little follow-up. Although the real estate market is in shambles the most peculiar thing seems to be happening in West End... There are more people buying homes here then in recent history. Owner occupied!!! Maybe its because of the low prices, maybe its because credit is harder to get without a certain size down payment, maybe its because of the recent favorable buzz about the neighborhood, but its happening. I must admit I was worried that the housing slump was going to have a negative impact on the community, but West End and adjacent neighborhoods have been seeing a steady stream of new residents.
Also, there are 3 super markets in West End (Kroger, Big Bear (fresh produce), Super Value (Next to Mall) and there is talk about a weekend Farmers Market (we'll see). Restaraunts are ok, but depends on your taste (Chantarelles, Soul Vegetarian, Taste of Caribbean, Gut Busters (Philly Cheese Steaks), Q-Time, Pizza Pie, other fast food types). There is one that is set to open in some Warehouse space on White St and I don't know what the hold up is with the Chicken & Waffles that was scheduled. There's more, but haven't been to them. Basically, if you want Thai, Italian, or Indian you'll have to hop in the car or on the train, but you won't have to go far.
West End's main Coffee shop has to be 'The Grounds' below Sky Lofts. Good coffee + Poetry reading + art selling + Comfy Sofas + Wi-Fi kind of place. Then you got Krispy Kreme (The kind with the conveyor belt) and a Dunkin Donuts.
Been here almost 4 years now and all-in-all I'm happy here. I don't expect things to change overnight, but honestly that doesn't bother me. I don't view it as a bad neighborhood. I've got good neighbors and I feel comfortable here.... more