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What $450K buys around Atlanta right now

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At this price point, large spaces and choice locales are options

For this installment of Curbed Comparisons, we examine what $450,000 buys around Atlanta in the current marketplace.

When shopping for homes at this price point, potential homebuyers will find a great selection of both single-family homes as well as condos and townhomes in some of the city’s most desired neighborhoods. In addition, those options can offer quite a bit of space; the smallest in this group still logs 1,147 square feet. Surprisingly, most also are convenient to some of Atlanta’s best green spaces.

Sitting on Auburn Avenue in Old Fourth Ward, this 1,147-square-foot home contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The 1930s-era bungalow retains some of its original features, such as the hardwood floors, double-pane windows, and fireplaces. Surprisingly, it has yet to receive a renovation to open up the floorplan. Just listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the asking price is $450,000.

Overlooking Centennial Olympic Park from Centennial Park West, this 2002 condo includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,678 square feet. Flanked by each bedroom, the open floorplan leads through the unit to the private balcony, which can be accessed from the living area or the master bedroom. For HOA fees of $690 per month, future homeowners will enjoy two deeded parking spaces, a rooftop lounge, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and 24-hour concierge. The Compass listing is asking $450,000.

Just steps from the forthcoming Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry in Rockdale/West Highlands, straight west of Midtown, this 2013 Craftsman-inspired option comes with three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,374 square feet. Design details range from the various pops of color on the walls to tray ceilings and the vaulted ceiling in the two-story great room. Outdoor spaces include a fenced patio in the backyard and a private balcony off one of the second-floor bedrooms. A Dorsey Alston Realtors listing, the current ask is $450,000.

Off Lenox Road, near the Lenox MARTA Station, this 1,912-square-foot townhome stands at the end of the building with three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Recent updates include granite countertops in the kitchen and a frameless shower in the master bathroom. A Sanders Team of Realty ONE Group Edge listing, the property originally hit the market last June for $537,900. Since then, it’s received numerous price cuts and now sits at $450,000, plus monthly HOA fees of $275.

Two-story house with covered front porch and salmon-colored door.
Empty open floorplan with living area in foreground and kitchen in the background.
Empty bedroom with tray ceiling, two windows, and two doors. Glide Tour
Back view of house with deck.

This new home in West End on Holderness Street near the Beltline’s Westside Trail features four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,200 square feet. The covered front porch gives way to an open floorplan filled with many of today’s trends. Think subway tile, recessed lighting, and a separate soaking tub in the master bathroom. What’s noticeably absent is a garage, a driveway, or any sort of off-street parking—or fencing, for that matter. Listed in November with Duffy Realty of Atlanta, the asking price is $450,000.


Which property is the best buy?

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  • 19%
    603 Auburn Avenue N.E. (Old Fourth Ward)
    (227 votes)
  • 8%
    250 Park Ave. West N.W., Unit 305 (Downtown)
    (104 votes)
  • 38%
    1503 Bungalow Lane N.W. (Rockdale/West Highlands)
    (454 votes)
  • 22%
    3260 Ferncliff Lane (Buckhead)
    (268 votes)
  • 11%
    300 Holderness St. S.W. (West End)
    (136 votes)
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