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Curbed Comparison: What $370K buys in, around Ormewood Park right now

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Just minutes apart, these homes share charm, curb appeal, and close proximity to the Beltline’s future Southside Trail

For this Curbed Comparison, let’s examine how location (the difference of a few blocks, in fact) impacts price to determine which property is the best buy.

Located in close proximity to one another, both listings present a pretty picture with established trees and shrubs leading to the front doors.

Except for the elementary schools, they even share the same school districts, with Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta also nearby.

And, as each listing points out, both houses will be within walking distance of the forthcoming Southside Trail of the Beltline.

With that being the case, is location really worth the sacrifice of approximately 1,000 square feet, even if the smaller home is a mere $4,000 less?

Let’s dig a little deeper.

Beacham & Company Realtors

^ 1045 Emerson Avenue S.E.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Square footage: 1,251 (per property records; listing omits SF)

Price: $365,000

Neighborhood: Ormewood Park

Built in 1945, this bungalow boasts hardwoods throughout, an updated master bathroom, and screened-in porch with skylights overlooking the very spacious backyard, complete with stone patio and fire pit.

There’s also plenty of interesting angles, like the arched doorways for the main rooms, the bay window in the dining room, and what appears to be the master closet. Although the property lacks a garage, there is plenty of off-street parking plus a tool shed in the far recesses of the backyard.


^ 1396 Benteen Park Drive S.E.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 4

Square footage: 2,510

Price: $369,000

Neighborhood: Custer-McDonough-Guice

This 2005 home sports a charming façade complete with covered porch and plenty of curb appeal. Inside, architectural features like beamed ceilings, columns, transoms, and built-ins reign alongside hardwood floors, granite countertops, and the Curbed Atlanta fan favorite: carpeted bedrooms.

Behind the house, the master bedroom opens onto a small balcony while the kitchen unveils a large deck. However, because there are no photos, it’s difficult to tell if the backyard extends beyond the driveway.


Which property is the best buy?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    1045 Emerson Ave. S.E. (Ormewood Park)
    (226 votes)
  • 54%
    1396 Benteen Park Drive S.E. (Custer-McDonough-Guice)
    (276 votes)
502 votes total Vote Now