When city planners and visionaries discuss the future of Atlanta growth, how the city might possibly accommodate a predicted doubling of its population to 1 million in the next two decades, it usually isn’t long before infill housing, or the “missing middle,” is mentioned.
An example of infill housing that might not be in the most smoking-hot real estate zone, but which carries relatively attainable home prices, can be found behind brick gates along Browns Mill Road, as part of a community that’s been slowly materializing since before the recession.
That’s where you’ll find Monticello Park. It’s located straight south of downtown, just east of Hapeville, East Point, and College Park. Listings point out that another landmark, Atlanta’s airport, is five minutes away by car—conceivably walking distance, if that’s even legal.
Listings for three-bedroom new townhomes by Waters Edge Group all fall in the low-$200,000s, according to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties’s marketing materials.
That buys three bedrooms (with a bonus loft), two and a half bathrooms, two-car garages and open floorpans with “gourmet” kitchens, among other perks.
The square footage for one option listed this week at $222,755 is 1,891, which seems to be a common size. HOA fees are an additional $155 monthly.
It’s a swim-tennis community, with a playground that wouldn’t look undersized in most city parks.
The community’s website displays several other options of similar size, topping out right now at about $237,000.