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About Atlanta, GA (Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace median real estate price is $201,139, which is less expensive than 70.0% of Georgia neighborhoods and 72.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace is currently $1,630, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 58.6% of Georgia neighborhoods.

Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace are 5.2%, which is lower than one will find in 67.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Atlanta, the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 16.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.0% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood has more single mother households than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

In addition, florida Heights / Westwood Terrace is ranked among the top 6.5% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of Georgia according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood has more Jamaican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 4.1% have Haitian ancestry.

Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood in Atlanta are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 87.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 39.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 87.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood, 33.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.7%), and 11.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood in Atlanta, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican (19.4%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (11.6%), and residents who report Haitian roots (4.1%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (2.6%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Florida Heights / Westwood Terrace neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (16.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (61.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (13.4%) and 7.5% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to GA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Douglass High School
225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
09-12
Peyton Forest Elementary School
301 Peyton Rd Sw
Atlanta, GA 30311
PK-05
Beecher Hills Elementary School
2257 Bolling Brook Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30311
PK-05
Mays High School
3450 Benjamin E Mays Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30331
09-12
Young Middle School
3116 Benjamin E Mays Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30311
06-08
Bazoline E. Usher/collier Heights Elmentary School
631 Harwell Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
PK-05
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Georgia

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Better than of GA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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