Report: Cobb County tops the list of places where the rent is too damn high for poor people

Well, no matter how statisticians choose to quantify the chasm between the country's haves and have-nots; metro Atlanta keeps coming out on top. The latest: an Urban Institute study that shows three metro counties rank in the top 10 for an affordable housing gap.

House Envy: A builder’s own Inman Park bungalow is for sale

This Craftsman-style home is adjacent to Freedom Park and within walking distance of the Atlanta BeltLine and Krog Street Market.

Dad’s Garage and other businesses ousted from Inman Park locations

Eighteen years after its founding, Dad’s Garage Theatre will soon be leaving its familiar Inman Park industrial-building home—but not by choice. In fact, the entire 3.4-acre, arrowhead-shaped parcel at Elizabeth Street and North Highland and Lake avenues—a site that also contains the popular Victory Sandwich Bar and several other businesses—is to be leveled to make room for a $45 million apartment and retail complex.

House Envy: Country music superstar Alan Jackson and wife Denise are selling their Lake Burton retreat

Situated on 1.2 wooded acres at the end of a private road, the Jacksons’ rustic yet refined abode features a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen, a private screened porch with a fireplace, and a two-story boathouse.

Lakewood/Metropolitan plan spurs hope that this time is different

Beginning next week, the residents of Capitol View, Sylvan Hills, Lakewood Heights, and other Southeast Atlanta neighborhoods will get a chance to review the latest proposal to fix a long-neglected part of town.

Report: Atlanta ranks No. 42 for city parks

Atlanta sometimes is called “the city in the trees,” and certainly as you fly into Hartsfield-Jackson this time of year, a green canopy appears to cover the city. But deplane and explore at ground level and you’ll soon realize things aren’t quite so verdant. For the third year in a row we have earned a low score on a national assessment of city parks. But—in large part due to the Atlanta BeltLine—Atlanta’s gaining green space and serving more residents.
Where to live now

How much Atlanta’s median home values have increased

Since metro Atlanta’s recovery began in earnest in 2012, prices are up—in some places way up. Here, how the median home value has changed from December 2011 to December 2015.
Old Creek MIll House Envy

House Envy: This cozy mountain retreat comes with fishing, hiking, and lots of social activities

If you’ve been dreaming of a mountain retreat, then the house in Chickamauga, two hours north of Atlanta, might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Real estate

Rental race: How one family navigated Atlanta’s ultra-competitive market

For a family of four on a budget, finding an affordable home in the desirable eastside neighborhoods wasn’t easy. Units are snatched up quickly, rents are climbing, and for someone not intimately familiar with the many nuances of Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods, sifting through online listings proved to be overwhelming.
Midcentury Madness

Midcentury-modern houses are in demand in Atlanta—and at a higher premium

It’s no secret that midcentury-modern furniture is back in vogue. But now, the era’s ranch-style and split-level homes are selling better than ever, according to Vanessa Reilly of Atlanta boutique real estate firm DOMO Realty. Although midcentury modern homes can be found throughout Atlanta, she notes that the majority are close to I-285, with the highest concentrations in the neighborhoods of Amberwood, Collier Heights, Northcrest, and Northwoods.

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