The Atlanta Beltline may not have transit as soon as anticipated had the T-SPLOST passed (5-10 years instead of 25), but even without a streetcar zipping along its path the project is still eagerly anticipated. Since 2007 there’s been almost 90 real estate projects popping up around the Beltline, not to mention great new greenspace like the Historic Fourth Ward Park. Construction is underway on the Eastside Trail, the section of the Beltline running from Piedmont Park down to Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward, and the latest estimate is that you’ll be able to bike/stroll/skate/skip down its path by this September. With that vision dancing in your head, here’s a look at the more affordable current real estate options within walking distance of the Eastside Trail, $300,000 and under.
905 Monroe Circle - $275,000
Topping out our list is this Midtown bungalow charmer set right next to Midtown Promenade (Trader Joe’s, Midtown Art Cinema) and Piedmont Park. It’s currently set up as a 1/1 & 2/2 duplex, but conversion back to single family is a possibility. Or, you could set up house on one side and cover part of your mortgage with rental income. The location is right, but unfortunately more pictures weren’t included in the listing. Given that $275,000 is downright economical by Midtown standards, there could be a bit of work involved. Bring dumpsters! Distance to the Beltline: 0.3 miles
71 Hogue Street - $269,000
Situated near the southern terminus of the Eastside Trail in the Old Fourth Ward is this 3/2 cottage that was beautifully, completely renovated earlier this year. From the looks of it, no piece of century old wood was left unturned. It’s got all the goodies: Viking appliances, beamed and vaulted ceilings, clawfoot tub, an opened floor plan, and the list goes on. How about that backyard? It’s not much to look at now, but with a little vision it could be something to admire from the newly built back deck. Distance to the Beltline: 0.4 miles
649 Willoughby Way - $245,000
Good things come in small packages, like this 1940s cutie within walking distance of the fantastic new Historic Fourth Ward Park. It’s been well maintained, if not overly renovated, allowing you plenty of room to make your own imaginative improvements. There’s more than enough room to expand into the backyard if need be and still have a healthy dose of breathing room. With a location that’s between Ponce City Market on one side and a redeveloped North Highland Avenue + the new Edgewood Avenue streetcar on the other, there’s hardly a more exciting neighborhood in Atlanta at the moment. Distance to the Beltline: 0.4 miles