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Across Atlanta, 10 solid options for starter homes right now

From Buckhead to Sylvan Hills, housing prices within ITP Atlanta continue to rise, but attractive, cheaper condos and houses are available

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First-time Atlanta homebuyers with budgets in the $200,000 to $300,000 range should take heart in knowing they’re not totally screwed these days, as the following map aims to show.

From tony Buckhead to historic West End, attractive houses and condos beckon newbie property owners with prices from the low $200,000s and up to—well, less than an arm + leg, relatively speaking.

In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, the median home price for Metro Atlanta stands at $238,100. But that’s zooming out to the regional level.

Take a look below, and see where to find potential starter homes across the City of Atlanta right now.

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1. Edge of Buckhead for $245K

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3101 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Located in the West Paces Condos of Atlanta on Howell Mill Road near Interstate 75, this 1999 one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo boasts 900 square feet full of natural light for $245,000. In addition to a spacious storage area, building amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, and concierge services as part of the monthly HOA fees of $455.

2. $320K in Sylvan Hills

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1759 Buckeye St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

On the heels of an extensive renovation, this Sylvan Hills home south of downtown is perfect for buyers looking to grow their families. At $320,000, it offers four bedrooms and three bedrooms, easily the largest home in this group with 2,106 square feet.

Blue house with yellow front door and white trim with large yard with one tree in front of house. Keith Hirsch/GA HomeView

3. Garden Hills ‘gem’ for $220K

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430 Lindbergh Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Boasting two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,188 square feet, this 1957 condo in Garden Hills blends the old with the new. Original white oak hardwood floors merge seamlessly with the renovated kitchen, new stacked laundry unit, and new entrance doors. For monthly HOA fees of $346, owners can access a swimming pool, courtyard, green space, and patio with grills.

4. $260K Oakland City renovation

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930 Westmont Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

Constructed in 1930 off Cascade Avenue in Oakland City, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling underwent a complete renovation and now features many of today’s top trends. Think tiled backsplash, interesting light fixtures, and a monochromatic color palette. Listed for $259,900, the 1,338-square-foot house also has a fenced backyard, but that tiny deck doesn’t do it justice.

5. Beltline location for $250K

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791 Wylie St SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

If Beltline proximity is a priority but space is not, this 724-square-foot loft at Mill Town Lofts offers a sweet opportunity. The 2003 one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit comes with a private patio overlooking Wylie Street’s famed wall of graffiti. In addition to the $250,000 asking price, the unit also incurs monthly HOA fees of $239 to support such amenities as two swimming pools, a fitness center, a clubhouse, and a dog run.

Living area with couch, table, chair, ottomon, TV stand with TV, and kitchen in the background. April May/Real Image Pros

6. Parkview bungalow at $320K

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461 S Howard St SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

Although it features some updates—most notably in the two bathrooms—this 1945 bungalow in Parkview, located just south of Kirkwood, is primed for some sprucing up. With three bedrooms in 1,210 square feet, the home retains an original floorplan that includes a formal dining room, separate kitchen, and paneled den. While not mentioned in the listing, the house sports solar panels, which could reduce utility costs for the $320,000 listing.

Green house with red trim over front door and solar panels on the roof. Jim Johnson/HomeTourAmerica.com

7. $280K at Art Foundry

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400 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at Art Foundry Atlantic Station, this 1,155-square-foot unit overlooks the community’s saltwater swimming pool. The 2004 unit now houses a new flattop range and a new washer and dryer. Amenities such as the pool, gym, and two deeded parking spots are covered by monthly HOA fees of $432, which will elevate costs alongside the asking price of $279,900.

8. Historic Grant Park at $320K

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422 Bryan St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Standing in northern Grant Park for 100 years, this Victorian cottage boasts some fresh additions, including a new roof, kitchen, and bathroom. The 1,140-square-foot abode also contains two bedrooms, and retains such design touches as detailed crown molding and decorative mantels. While Interstate 20 is across the street, head in the opposite direction, and you’ll find Ria’s Bluebird, Grant Park Market, and other local hot spots within walking distance.

Gray house with white trim, red door and covered porch. Keller Knapp; Daniel Stabler

9. $260K in SE Atlanta

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1611 Wellswood Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Listed at $259,900, this 1950 home in Cluster-McDonough-Guice features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,300 square feet. Following a renovation, the kitchen now opens up to the dining and living areas, making it ideal for entertaining. Another perk: The private backyard includes two separate decks plus an outbuilding, although what’s inside is unknown.

10. Garden Hills condo for $259K

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25 Sheridan Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Located between Midtown and Buckhead in Garden Hills, this 1940 condo has two bedrooms and one bathroom in 1,568 square feet. Bricked walls, arched doorways and windows, and crown molding set this condo apart from similar offerings. The current asking price is $259,000, but expect costs to increase with monthly HOA expenditures of $307.

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1. Edge of Buckhead for $245K

3101 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Located in the West Paces Condos of Atlanta on Howell Mill Road near Interstate 75, this 1999 one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo boasts 900 square feet full of natural light for $245,000. In addition to a spacious storage area, building amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, and concierge services as part of the monthly HOA fees of $455.

3101 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

2. $320K in Sylvan Hills

1759 Buckeye St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Blue house with yellow front door and white trim with large yard with one tree in front of house. Keith Hirsch/GA HomeView

On the heels of an extensive renovation, this Sylvan Hills home south of downtown is perfect for buyers looking to grow their families. At $320,000, it offers four bedrooms and three bedrooms, easily the largest home in this group with 2,106 square feet.

1759 Buckeye St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

3. Garden Hills ‘gem’ for $220K

430 Lindbergh Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Boasting two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,188 square feet, this 1957 condo in Garden Hills blends the old with the new. Original white oak hardwood floors merge seamlessly with the renovated kitchen, new stacked laundry unit, and new entrance doors. For monthly HOA fees of $346, owners can access a swimming pool, courtyard, green space, and patio with grills.

430 Lindbergh Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

4. $260K Oakland City renovation

930 Westmont Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Constructed in 1930 off Cascade Avenue in Oakland City, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling underwent a complete renovation and now features many of today’s top trends. Think tiled backsplash, interesting light fixtures, and a monochromatic color palette. Listed for $259,900, the 1,338-square-foot house also has a fenced backyard, but that tiny deck doesn’t do it justice.

930 Westmont Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

5. Beltline location for $250K

791 Wylie St SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Living area with couch, table, chair, ottomon, TV stand with TV, and kitchen in the background. April May/Real Image Pros

If Beltline proximity is a priority but space is not, this 724-square-foot loft at Mill Town Lofts offers a sweet opportunity. The 2003 one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit comes with a private patio overlooking Wylie Street’s famed wall of graffiti. In addition to the $250,000 asking price, the unit also incurs monthly HOA fees of $239 to support such amenities as two swimming pools, a fitness center, a clubhouse, and a dog run.

791 Wylie St SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

6. Parkview bungalow at $320K

461 S Howard St SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
Green house with red trim over front door and solar panels on the roof. Jim Johnson/HomeTourAmerica.com

Although it features some updates—most notably in the two bathrooms—this 1945 bungalow in Parkview, located just south of Kirkwood, is primed for some sprucing up. With three bedrooms in 1,210 square feet, the home retains an original floorplan that includes a formal dining room, separate kitchen, and paneled den. While not mentioned in the listing, the house sports solar panels, which could reduce utility costs for the $320,000 listing.

461 S Howard St SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

7. $280K at Art Foundry

400 17th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at Art Foundry Atlantic Station, this 1,155-square-foot unit overlooks the community’s saltwater swimming pool. The 2004 unit now houses a new flattop range and a new washer and dryer. Amenities such as the pool, gym, and two deeded parking spots are covered by monthly HOA fees of $432, which will elevate costs alongside the asking price of $279,900.

400 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Historic Grant Park at $320K

422 Bryan St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Gray house with white trim, red door and covered porch. Keller Knapp; Daniel Stabler

Standing in northern Grant Park for 100 years, this Victorian cottage boasts some fresh additions, including a new roof, kitchen, and bathroom. The 1,140-square-foot abode also contains two bedrooms, and retains such design touches as detailed crown molding and decorative mantels. While Interstate 20 is across the street, head in the opposite direction, and you’ll find Ria’s Bluebird, Grant Park Market, and other local hot spots within walking distance.

422 Bryan St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

9. $260K in SE Atlanta

1611 Wellswood Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Listed at $259,900, this 1950 home in Cluster-McDonough-Guice features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,300 square feet. Following a renovation, the kitchen now opens up to the dining and living areas, making it ideal for entertaining. Another perk: The private backyard includes two separate decks plus an outbuilding, although what’s inside is unknown.

1611 Wellswood Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

10. Garden Hills condo for $259K

25 Sheridan Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Located between Midtown and Buckhead in Garden Hills, this 1940 condo has two bedrooms and one bathroom in 1,568 square feet. Bricked walls, arched doorways and windows, and crown molding set this condo apart from similar offerings. The current asking price is $259,000, but expect costs to increase with monthly HOA expenditures of $307.

25 Sheridan Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30305