Spring has sprung and Atlantans are shopping for real estate in a decidedly buyer’s market. Low interest rates and a trend toward city living are two key selling points. But the main motivating factor for today’s buyers is walkability, according to Pauline Miller, president of Brightstar at Compass. Atlanta’s most walkable area remains the 22-mile corridor that’s taking shape around the city. Home sales are surging at Atlanta BeltLine adjacent properties, which provide parks, trails and connectivity to first-time buyers, families and empty nesters.


“Buyers are drawn to the city for its walkability,” said Miller. “They’re ditching their cars for bikes, scooters and sneakers. They want outdoor living spaces and access, even if that means trading square footage to have the BeltLine in their backyard.”


Brightstar at Compass spotlights several properties that are just steps from the BeltLine including J5 (located at the corner of Juniper Street and Fifth Street and beginning in the low $600s), Vernon (20 single family new construction homes in the heart of Ormewood Park and priced from the $500s to the $700s), Stacks on 6th (townhomes on Sixth Street starting at $1.5 million) Stacks on Daniel (townhomes in the Old Fourth Ward starting in the $500s) and R-Town Stacks (modern homes in the heart of Reynoldstown priced in the $700s) as being hot sellers.


“Demand remains very high for BeltLine adjacent, well-appointed and well-priced homes in the heart of the city,” she said.


Since 2005, the BeltLine has been met with $1 billion in new private development and continues to grow. Recent additions include Pour Taproom, The James Room and Shake Shack joining the rich mix of restaurants and retail that span from Ponce City Market to Krog Street Market to the east and Lee + White to the west.



About Brightstar

Brightstar is the name at the forefront of residential marketing and sales across Metro Atlanta. Their five-star sales agents each come from distinguished real estate backgrounds that ensure all Brightstar clients will receive the courtesy and assurance that comes from working with an experienced and polished real estate professional. Brightstar approaches each new project with a passion for making a positive, sustainable impact and by taking careful consideration of all the factors that ensure a successful sales effort. Their attention to details and emphasis on customer relationships, assures repeat and referral business for a lifetime. For additional information about Brightstar, please visit: www.FollowBrightstar.com  


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