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A stone’s throw from downtown Atlanta, 2003 remodel aims to fetch $215K

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Refreshed three-bedroom touts proximity to the upcoming Pittsburgh Yards redevelopment

Photo of a renovated house for sale on Sims Street in Pittsburgh, Atlanta.
A perky disposition on Sims Street.
Virtual Properties Realty

Alongside Vine City and English Avenue, communities directly south of downtown Atlanta might qualify as the last “affordable” single-family bastions left in the city’s core, where refurbished houses in very livable condition can be had for around 200 large.

Case in point is this gussied-up three-bedroom from 2003, described as a “beautiful” and “stunning” property with no shortage of “modern colonial” style and intown convenience.

The price tag—$214,900—might strike buyers who’ve been sharking places like Old Fourth Ward and West End as shockingly low.

Find it about two miles from the heart of downtown (let’s say Atlanta City Hall), between the Connector and Metropolitan Parkway. The listing provides an instance of agents touting proximity—in this case, “steps away” walkability—to the Pittsburgh Yards project, a 31-acre, industrial-park redo launched this year that’ll back up to the Beltline’s forthcoming Southside Trail.

Moving inside, you’ll find three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms among a not-quite-cavernous 1,240 square feet.

Eye-pleasing additions include hardwoods everywhere (including bedrooms), fresh granite, a “charming gas fireplace” encased in shiplap, and a nifty new deck with steps to a freshly sodded backyard.

It might not win design awards or grace the pages of Southern Living, but it doesn’t appear many corners were cut here.

The backyard is even fenced—and stylishly so.