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.
Square footage: 800
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.
- 3445 Stratford Road N.E. [Vinings Realty Group]
Square footage: 732
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.
- 230 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Unit 620 [Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners]
Square footage: 1,794
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.
- 935 Oglethrope Ave. S.W. [B-Quick Realty]
Square footage: 2,049
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.
- 1977 Rugby Ave. [Keller Williams Realty Atlanta-Decatur]