Tucked down 26th Street in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills community is an entire neighborhood of condos, townhomes, and apartments that define “off the beaten path.” Really, unless you were looking for this dense little collection, you’d probably never know it existed. Although this area used to resemble the section of Brookwood nearer Peachtree Road with its stately 1920s homes, the construction of I-75 brought on partial destruction of the neighborhood and with it went the desirability of owning a house next to the interstate. Nonetheless, South Buckhead never lost its cache or convenience, and today it’s still in the process of rebuilding in a more compact fashion. Here’s a few of the options available near the western terminus of 26th Street.
There’s a good chance you’ve noticed Brookwood Park if you’ve traveled on I-75 north of Midtown. It’s got that unmistakably retro brick and glass look (1962, to be exact) that ten years ago might have been considered hopelessly passe but is right on trend with today’s appreciation of midcentury modern. With that age comes a variety of units, some updated and others not so much; parquet floors make a frequent appearance. Also, some units may not have washers and dryers, but a laundry facility is on-site. The mid-rise building sits on seven landscaped acres that hold two tennis courts, a swimming pool, dogwalk, and access to Tanyard Creek Park. One and two bedroom units are typically priced around $100,000.
City Park Townhomes
If you’re in the market for something new, there’s plenty of that in the neighborhood as well. Take the City Park townhomes for example. Featuring stacked stone and shake detailing that mimics Atlanta’s bungalow architectural heritage, these recently constructed homes are super well priced for a non-condo Buckhead residence (starting near $189,000). Each unit is four stories and features either one bedroom and a loft or two bedrooms. Also, every home comes with a garage. Interior features included cathedral ceilings, stainless steel and granite kitchens, and gleaming hardwoods, not to mention charming front porches. These townhomes were built to highly efficient energy standards, and the Beltline trail is only a block away.
The Reserve at City Park
The newest kids on the block are at the Reserve, which features 49 three and four story townhomes. Available floorplans include two and three bedroom options. Acadia Homes is the builder behind this project, and you’ll find the detailing to be top-notch. The stone and brick facades are beautiful and accented with arched windows, flower boxes, and covered entries. The interiors are similarly fantastic with airy ceiling heights, stainless steel and granite kitchens, generous trim, and site-finished hardwood floors. As with the rest of the communities off 26th Street, the Reserve is served by East Rivers Elementary, Sutton Middle, and North Atlanta High School. Pricing at the Reserve ranges from $229,900 - $315,000.