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What $200K(ish) buys near Atlanta MARTA stations right now

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Check out these properties in Buckhead, Decatur, the West End, and College Park.

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Getting around Atlanta continues to be a challenge thanks to the ever-increasing number of commuters on the roads. To avoid the gridlock, many buyers are searching for residences within walking distance of MARTA rail stations.

Location and budget play a role in what housing options are available, of course. So what are those options? Here’s a look at what’s available around the city for between $200,000 and $250,000.

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Price: $234,900

Built: 2006

Square footage: 800

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Neighborhood: Buckhead

Nearest MARTA rail station: Buckhead

Summary: Living large in a small space.

Located in The Paramount at Buckhead, this one-bedroom condo puts potential buyers in the heart of Buckhead. Although the condo itself doesn’t boast many features, the condo complex does. Amenities include cabanas, tennis courts, a swimming pool, theater, coffee station, and fitness center.

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Price: $209,500

Built: 2005

Square footage: 732

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Neighborhood: Decatur

Nearest MARTA rail station: Decatur

Summary: Penthouse views loom large in this Decatur condo.

Within walking distance of downtown Decatur, this condo is, indeed, on the top floor, but calling it the “penthouse” could be a misnomer. The views from the living room and bedroom are spectacular, but the remainder of the space is not extraordinary. Building facilities include a swimming pool, patio, and fitness center.

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Price: $229,900

Built: Circa-1920s

Square footage: 1,794

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Neighborhood: West End

Nearest MARTA rail station: West End

Summary: Victorian charm inside offsets rather routine exterior.

Recent renovations bring a modern touch to the original details found throughout this West End residence. Highlights include original hardwood flooring, three fireplaces, and a wide front porch. However, there is definite room for more improvements, both inside and out. The good news: An asking price like this could allow for it.

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Price: $249,900

Built: 1930

Square footage: 2,049

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Neighborhood: College Park

Nearest MARTA rail station: College Park

Summary: Quaint bungalow conceals a split personality.

From a review of the photos, the main floor seems rather traditional with its cottage-size rooms, fireplace, and stained-glass windows. The finished daylight basement, though, appears as if it were hastily converted into an apartment for a college kid. However, the covered front porch and back deck are pleasant outdoor spaces.