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A Thriving Neighborhood with Potential Yet Realized

Sharing borders with Little Five Points, Inman Park, Lake Claire, Edgewood and Druid Hills, East Lake is one of Atlanta's favorite places to call home. Folks in this urban nabe cover many different ages and occupations, but we’ll take a wild guess and say that most of them are into music and fun, and wouldn’t be opposed to a bit of yoga with their fair trade morning brew.

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east lake real estate"Living in East Lake is like having your cake and eating to too!" says one long time resident of Daniel Street.  It's true, there is a kind of a feeling of satisfaction when living so close to City of Decatur, being able to walk to it's amenities but not have to pay the higher prices or tax rates.   Don't get me wrong, East Lake real estate can stand on its own. It's located a striaght-shot 6 miles east of Downtown and Midtown, shares street borders with such popular neighborhoods as Oakhurst and Kirkwood with easy access to major boulevards and freeways.  Read more about living in East Lake, Atlanta.

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Living In East Lake, Atlanta


What's Your Home Worth?

If you’re going to sell your your home in East Lake in the next 6-12 months, what you do right now to prepare for the sale could make a difference of thousands of dollars. The first thing you’ll need to know is how much your house is worth compared to other homes in the East Lake market. You can put our neighborhood expertise to full use with our "Pin Point Price Analysis" for your East Lake here to find out how much your East Lake home is worth in today's market

The neighborhoods prized heritage encompasses the East Lake Golf and Country Club... home to a world-class 18 hole golf course.  It's been a regular stop on the PGA tour for years and is host to this years Coca-Cola Tour Championship in September where the likes of  Bill Hass, Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods will be honored guests of the community of East Lake.  It's not uncommon for residents to sell out parking spaces on their front and back lawns at $20 bucks a pop to the avid fans who come from far an wide to attend the weekends events.

The community of East Lake, Atlanta was founded in the late 1800's on farmland known locally as Meadow Nook. The widow of Col. Robert Alston (Alston Drive anyone?) sold the property to the owner of an Atlanta streetcar company, who possessed a vision of the perfect town for highlighting the natural watersheds in the area. Five creeks ran into this watershed, offering a perfect opportunity for a dammed lake set amidst the rolling hills and valleys. Land was to be subdivided into parcels of various sizes on both sides of the new lake, with areas set aside for commercial and community concerns. The crowning centerpiece of this new community was a dance and entertainment pavilion set atop the crest of a hill.

It's What You're Looking For:


  • True in-town location
  • Drew Charter School
  • Close to more expensive community amenities
  • Most homes walkable to parks/recreation
  • New, modern YMCA
  • Under 20 minutes commute to Downtown & Midtown business districts
  • Homes with old character & front porches
  • Very diverse resident population
  • Future growth potential

Maybe Not For You?:

  • Urban setting, sometimes fickle
  • Poorly rated inner city public schools
  • Deteriorating City Water and Sewer System


  • Atlanta Public School System
  • East Lake Elementary (public)
  • Coan Middle (public)
  • Crim High (public)
  • Drew Charter School (public)
  • The Atlanta School (private)
  • School of the Oaks (private)
  • Columbia Seminary (private)


  • East Lake Park
  • Arbor Park
  • McCoy Park (City of Decatur)

Public Transportation:

  • MARTA Rail (East-West Rail Line | East Lake Station)
  • Extensive MARTA Bus routes cover the area

In Summary...

Affordable craftsman and cute, modest, post war bungalows dot the landscape with enough charm to fill a starving heart.   Being steeped in Atlanta History and culture add to it's character and make it a smart choice for discriminating Buyers with only distant concerns about public schools or a family class of living. 

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