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What $225K buys around Atlanta right now

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If space is not a premium, but location is, this could be a viable price point 

For this installment of Curbed Comparisons, we examine what $225,000—give or take $5,000—buys in and around Atlanta at the moment.

While inventory is strong at this price point, space is not. In fact, the largest home in this roundup maxes out at 1,500 square feet, which could seem like a squeeze for space-hungry Atlantans, especially families. The tradeoff: These are solid options for those looking to break into intown living without breaking the bank.

Located near Center Hill Park in Center Hill, between the forthcoming Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry and Interstate 285, this 1936 cottage now flaunts a modern and contemporary ambiance following a comprehensive renovation. That translates into all of today’s current trends, including a barn door, stone countertops, and hardwoods throughout the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home. According to the listing, the 1,100-square-foot property also could be an ideal rental or Airbnb. Listed by Team Real Estate Alliance Brokered by eXp Realty of California Inc., the asking price is $222,000.

Gray building with covered portico over three red doors.
Living area with couch, coffee table, and blue and white area rug.
Kitchen with wood cabinets, white countertops, and stainless appliances. IMOTOPHOTO/Maxwell Cornwell
Covered patio with chairs and flowers.

Found in Inman Hills in Inman Park, this 1957 condominium features two bedrooms and one bathroom in 683 square feet. Recent updates include a renovated kitchen, renovated bathroom, new washer and dryer, and new hot-water heater. Outside, a small covered patio offers a quiet respite to enjoy the great outdoors. Next to the building, future homeowners could also take advantage of the grilling area. Monthly HOA fees of $280 cover one assigned parking space. The current asking price for this Keller Williams Buckhead listing is $225,000.

Residing in Lakewood Heights, this 1,055-square-foot bungalow comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as an open floorplan resulting from a top-to-bottom renovation. The gray and white exterior palette carries into the interior, where it coalesces with a streamlined look and contemporary interior design. The welcoming front porch is complemented by a new oversized back deck behind the house, setting the stage for al fresco entertaining. A Harry Norman, REALTORS listing, the asking price is $225,000.

Situated on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in Mechanicsville, on the opposite side of Interstate 75/85 from Georgia State Stadium, this 1999 townhome includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,500 square feet, easily making it the largest home in this grouping. The listing states the home has recent upgrades, but doesn’t elaborate on what those may be. Originally listed in September for $250,000, the property had a bumpy stint on the market. Now listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, the current ask is $220,000. Monthly HOA fees of $150 will boost that amount slightly.

A top-floor, south-facing unit at Tribute Lofts in Old Fourth Ward, this 2008 condo has one bedroom and one bathroom in 795 square feet. Thanks to the building’s concrete and steel construction, the industrial aesthetic is strong in this home. In return for monthly HOA fees of $296, future residents can enjoy a rooftop deck with a firepit, (small) saltwater pool, fitness center, and clubroom. The property first hit the market in August for $235,000, before receiving some price cuts. Currently, the asking price for this Knock listing is $228,000.


Which property is the better buy?

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  • 10%
    862 Ridge Ave. N.W. (Center Hill)
    (82 votes)
  • 30%
    1067 Alta Ave. N.E., Apt. 9 (Inman Park)
    (250 votes)
  • 29%
    193 Rhodesia Ave. S.E. (Lakewood Heights)
    (236 votes)
  • 6%
    249 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. S.W. (Mechanicsville)
    (51 votes)
  • 23%
    480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. N.E., Unit 430 (Old Fourth Ward)
    (193 votes)
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