I live in the neighboring Kirkwood community, but have sold numerous homes to professionals moving into the community. In fact, a couple from San Francisco just bought a gorgeous victorian cottage renovation in Finley St. from me last month...they work at Emory and CDC.
Edgewood is currently undergoing some exciting changes, including the demolition of the large tracts of Section 8 housing that negatively impacted the area in many ways. The plan is to replace these units with over 200 new mixed-income units that will be approximately 60% market rate and 40% on a sliding scale based on income.
If you are looking at crime statistics, please keep in mind that the numbers are heavily skewed by shop-lifting and such by the nearby Edgewood Retail District, which is another overwhelmingly positive develpment to the area.
Like many gentrifying areas, Edgewoods housing values can vary widely on a street-by-street and block-by-block basis...it really pays to have an agent knowledgeable in the area to help be sure you are getting the best deal possible. For what it is worth, if I were in the market for a new home, I would give SERIOUS consideration to Edgewood.... more
Deborah - this question seems to have been asked several times over the past few weeks. I sold a new home to a young couple 2 yrs ago in the Edgewood area. She works for the GA State Attorney General's office and he sells Landrovers. They have a 2yr old now too. They have been enjoying the area. There is also a wonderful coffee shop/dog park in Edgewood that is a popular spot for non 9-5 professionals during the week and 9-5ers on weekends. Lastly, there are quite a few modern homes being built in the area, which appeals to the younger buyer. Definitely an area hot on the rise.
If you know someone moving to Atlanta - I definitely know the intown markets. Please give them my info. You can also contact me directly if you would like more info.... more
Hello there. The best link to check out the city is http:// www.city-data.com, please advise if I can be of further assistance. I wish you the best and would be happy to refer you to a REALTOR there in the area if you would like.... more