…your zip code please..?

Why did the store clerk ask me for this?  More importantly, why was I embarrassed?  I don’t like providing stores with ANY of my information, however in 2006, I HATED to give out my zip code. Among the comments received, “Whoa isn’t that the top foreclosure location?”   Then I would get defensive and explain the mortgage fraud situation – that these homes were all empty and how our communities were robbed of values, neighbors leaving us blighted although it was no fault of our own.  (yes, the entire long story)

However, from the strictly informative side- forget the long story- when I looked up my zip code I was a bit shocked by what I read.  Believe me,I’m not  ignorant about my community but I do not think the numbers paint an accurate picture.  I think these numbers have actually slowed our economic development and revitalization efforts.  On the contrary, we do have resilient neighbors and I am proud to say, despite the Black/White numbers on paper- we are thriving in the Grays!

Here is  information on a few zip codes I service:

30309

30309 is a densely populated, upscale urban zip code in Atlanta, Georgia. The population is primarily white, and mostly single. At $420,800 the average home value here is a bit higher than average for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area, so this probably isn’t the place to look for housing bargains.The median age here is 33.4. There are 10,415 men and 8,324 women. The median age for men is 34.2 while for women the median age is 32.3.

30310

30310 is a urban zip code in Atlanta, Georgia. Median household income here ($24,604) is significantly lower than US average ($56,604). The population is primarily African-American, and mostly single. The average house value here ($69,700) is significantly lower than in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area as a whole, so this is probably a great place to look for housing bargains.The median age here is 33.2. There are 16,121 men and 17,477 women. The median age for men is 31.3 while for women the median age is 34.9.

30311

30311 is a urban zip code in Atlanta, Georgia. Median household income here ($27,512) is significantly lower than US average ($56,604). The population is primarily African-American, and mostly single. The average house value here ($94,400) is lower than in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area as a whole, so this could be a great place to look for housing bargains. The median age here is 33.9. There are 15,704 men and 19,526 women. The median age for men is 30.7 while for women the median age is 36.4.

30318

30318 is a urban zip code in Atlanta, Georgia. Median household income here ($28,589) is significantly lower than US average ($56,604). The population is primarily African-American, younger, and mostly single. The average house value here ($87,600) is lower than in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area as a whole, so this could be a great place to look for housing bargains.

30327

30327 is an affluent (median household income: $114,674) upscale urban zip code in Atlanta, Georgia. The population is primarily white, older, and mostly married couples. At $541,000 the average home value here is a bit higher than average for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area, so this probably isn’t the place to look for housing bargains.The median age here is 42.4. There are 10,111 men and 10,892 women. The median age for men is 42 while for women the median age is 42.8

30331

30331 is a rural zip code in Atlanta, Georgia. The population is primarily African-American, and mostly single. The average house value here ($98,800) is lower than in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area as a whole, so this could be a great place to look for housing bargains. The median age here is 32.6. There are 20,112 men and 24,332 women. The median age for men is 30 while for women the median age is 34.8

30344

30344 is a suburban zip code in Atlanta, Georgia. The population is primarily African-American, and mostly single. The average house value here ($86,200) is lower than in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area as a whole, so this could be a great place to look for housing bargains.The median age here is 30.4. There are 17,390 men and 19,363 women. The median age for men is 28.5 while for women the median age is 32.4.

30349

30349 is a rural zip code in Atlanta, Georgia. The population is primarily African-American, younger, and mostly single. The average house value here ($96,100) is lower than in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area as a whole, so this could be a great place to look for housing bargains.The median age here is 29.3. There are 25,720 men and 29,519 women. The median age for men is 28.2 while for women the median age is 30.2.

Getting to know my neighbors & neighborhoods…

This week I toured Loring Heights, it was long over due as I have an office on Peachtreet Street and usually drive up Deering from Northside Dr.  The street named, “Brooklyn Ave”- called me. (I’m a sucka for all things “Brooklyn”)  and I was not let down. It should have been no surprise I would LOVE the community, as their housing stock is a mixture of Bungalows, Ranch homes and much new Traditional construction.  The home renovation trend is evident as you drive around, however there are very few homes available for sale- which mean, this community is “HOT“. Homes sell relatively quickly with a price range of the mid $200K to $1million!  Obviously, there is something for everyone in this great community with easy highway access and close proximity to Atlantic Station (B.K.A. Shopping Grand Central!!)  Here is a great Holiday gift I stumbled on; a HUD HOME!  1642 LORING Drive NW  5 bedroom, 4bathroom for ONLY $330K- did you see that… 5bedrooms, 4bathroom for ONLY $330K  and we’re not too late!! There is still time to get your bid in 🙂 This home has an in-law suite with a separate kitchen and living area featuring its own fireplace! Very cute and cozy for the in-laws or possible tenant.

This community is also zone for great schools, E. Rivers Elementary, Sutton Middle and North Atlanta High- a win/win for the entire family!

View the neighborhood association site HERE  and let’s discuss exploring the possiblities of your new home being in Loring Heights.

 As per Wikipedia:

Loring Heights is a neighborhood of just over 300 homes located in Midtown Atlanta, nestled between Peachtree Street, Northside Drive, and Atlantic Station. [1] The neighborhood provides relatively easy access to I-75/85, GA 400, and I-285.

Historic Rhodes Hall Murder Mystery Dinner

RedruM Mystery Theater and Avante Catering present “Committed to Murder,”
an evening to die for at Historic Rhodes Hall.

It’s a night of intrigue, treachery, food and drink as you become entangled in a mystery and must solve the crime. Dinners benefit the preservation and continuing restoration of Rhodes Hall. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and include a lavish 3-course dinner and wine. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.  Call 404-885-7809 to reserve your tickets now! View dinner menu.

Committed to Murder

Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 13 – Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.

*Nov. 3 is SOLD OUT

 

James Wiltshire, head psychiatrist and administrator of “Colonel Wiltshire’s Asylum for the Mentally Diminished and Old Women”, knows the pressures of running a four-generation family business. With rumors swirling that his board of directors may be questioning the Asylum’s profitability, Dr. Wiltshire has decided to hold a fund-raiser to offset some of the more difficult to explain “expenses” he’s incurred. But he has more than just the board to contend with — a resentful head nurse, a patient multi-layered in psychosis, an overly ambitious PR man, twin executive assistants, and a conniving board member, all have their reasons to hope Dr. Wiltshire takes an early “retirement”.


Purchase individual or group tickets by calling

404-885-7809. Reserve your place at the table!

Ask us about our Group Discounts!

 

Information from The Georgia Trust

Please visit The Georgia Trust’s Calendar for more scheduled events!

For more information, contact:
Rhodes Hall
1516 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-885-7809
Fax 404-875-2205