Priced at $117,900, 1010 Scott Boulevard, Scott Court at The Woodlands, is located in a prime Decatur neighborhood, less than 2 miles from Emory University, shopping, and restaurants. This complex is also ideally located adjacent to The Woodlands Nature Preserve.
The Woodlands Nature Preserve is a sheltered gem in the heart of Decatur that was saved from development by the Morse family, who settled on the wooded property in 1946 when the land was bordered by Clairemont Avenue and a dirt track called Scott Boulevard. The Morse family accumulated some 7.1 acres and called it “Woodlands”, leaving much of it natural, and cultivating lovely gardens near their home. As Decatur grew and developed, the family had many offers to sell the prime corner acreage, but fortunately for the community, they had a different vision.
The family donated Woodlands to the Decatur Preservation Alliance in 2002 to maintain the land as a permanently protected green space. Areas that were once terraced for farming are being returned to a more natural state and more than 30 species of trees shade this protected glen, including 100-year old oaks and poplars. The Woodlands is open to the public on a limited schedule – the last Sunday of the month from 2-4 p.m., and every other Wednesday from 9-11 a.m.
The Woodlands is an ideal neighbor for 1010 Scott Boulevard! Unit A-5 is well situated in the complex close to the front with great parking and easy access to Scott Boulevard. Upgrades include a kitchen renovation with stainless steel appliances, fresh paint throughout, hardwood floors and new thermal pane windows. Both Bedrooms are spacious and the bathrooms have been updated as well. Washer-Dryer facilities are located on the grounds, but there is a Washer-Dryer in the Unit. The complex is well-run, has a swimming pool, and is very popular with Emory Personnel and Emory Students because of the close proximity to the University. Contact Atlanta Decatur Homes to view this charming unit.
Another practical benefit enjoyed by the residents of Scott Court at The Woodlands involves the Free Emory Cliff Shuttle. A convenient bus stop is located just a few blocks away. Emory University operates a free Cliff Bus service, fueled by electricity or natural gas, which provides bus transportation for Emory Campus routes, Commuter routes, and Emory Hospital routes throughout the area. The route system extends to North and South DeKalb Malls, Executive Park, Georgia Tech, Yerkes and Lenox Square Mall, as well as a number of other handy commuter locations.
1010 Scott Boulevard, A-5, is located within walking distance to downtown Decatur, and the local YMCA. It will be difficult to find a more reasonably-priced home in Decatur, Georgia, or one as conveniently situated.
Medlock Park Neighborhood
The Medlock Park neighborhood in Decatur is located North of North Druid Hills Road and East of Scott Boulevard. The area is less than 3 miles from Emory University/CDC, and shopping, with easy access to I-78, I-285 and Decatur – just a short 20-minutes drive to downtown Atlanta and the Airport. Home prices range from $150,000 – $360,000. Medlock Park is a popular location for first-time homeowners and for employees and students of nearby Emory University. Small bungalows and brick ranches dominate, but yards are generous.
Currently Available – 847 Scott Circle
Typical of the area, 847 Scott Circle has been recently renovated with fine attention to detail:
In addition to its convenient location in Decatur, the Medlock Park Neighborhood contains two major park areas, Medlock Park located along Scott Circle, just down the hill from 847 Scott Circle, and the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve at 2580 Pine Bluff Drive.
Medlock Park – Decatur
Located along Scott Circle, just off Willivee Drive, Medlock Park encompasses 39 acres and includes multiple ball fields, playgrounds, picnic areas and a swimming pool. Baseball practice and games are played at Medlock Park, operated by the Druid Hills Youth Sports Baseball organization.
The Park is situated in a residential neighborhood between University Heights and North Decatur Heights. Medlock Park is a popular destination for neighbors who walk their dogs or bring their children to play on the two playgrounds, one for older kids with higher slides and one for the younger set with baby slides and swings. The Park is often a hive of activity with lively baseball games in progress and the sounds of children ringing across the fields.
In addition, there are bike and walking trails, part of the DeKalb PATH system recently completed, leading from the Park through the woods, across a railroad track and up to the old Decatur Water Works ruins by Mason Mill Park. The trails weave through thick forest and floodplain and cross South Peachtree Creek. The DeKalb PATH project which links Medlock Park and Mason Mill Park has 10-foot wide trails and boardwalks in some areas to lesson runoff. The trails offer a tree-lined haven for cyclists, walkers and runners to exercise.
Atlanta Decatur Homes, a local Atlanta real estate company, selling homes in Atlanta, Druid Hills, Decatur, Medlock Park, Kirkwood, Morningside, Virginia Highlands and Tucker neighborhoods for over 25 years.
History – Decatur Real Estate
Decatur real estate in this part of DeKalb County sold in 1822 for 10 cents an acre. The following year, Decatur was named the County Seat and the area began developing. Leafmore Hills and the surrounding area was once a rural farming community with few homes and no 4-lane highways. Dairy farms dotted the landscape and Clairmont Road, now a major artery, was part of an Indian trail. There were no shopping centers, grocery stores, or restaurants, just small crop farms and cows!
An expanding population pushed Atlanta eastward towards Decatur, which was becoming a prestigious suburb by the early 1950’s. According to history compiled by the Leafmore Civic Association, there was a country store with a single gas pump, pot-bellied stove and rocking chair located at North Druid Hills Road and LaVista Road. Development of Leafmore Hills began in 1952 and filled the neighborhood with young families, all new to the area. Leafmore Hills became a close-knit community with an active Garden Club, Clubhouse, and Pool.
Local Leafmore Architecture
Decatur Area Amenities
Atlanta Decatur Homes is a local Atlanta real estate company selling homes in the Druid Hills, Atlanta, Decatur and Tucker neighborhoods for over 25 years.
The City of Decatur has many beautiful neighborhoods and one of the most charming is Glendale Estates. Decatur real estate has always been in demand, now more than ever.
The History of Glendale Estates/Glennwood Estates , as compiled by residents of the community, gives an interesting history of the area. Five Hundred acres that extended from Sycamore up towards the North DeKalb Mall and the present Hospital area sold around 1847 for $10 an acre, the highest recorded value paid for an acre of Decatur real estate at that time. The original Glendale Estates/Glennwood Estates was begun in 1927 and encompassed a portion south of the creek, comprised of Glendale Avenue, Pinecrest, and Glendale Circle. By 1939, the early development was nearly complete, and the area north of the creek was then developed, which included Forkner Drive and Mount Vernon. Interestingly, the development contained a covenant,preserving the north site of the creek as forest, which retained the stately virgin forest bordering the creek, and the area later developed as Glenlake Park.
Located just Northeast of the bustling City of Decatur, Glendale Estates/Glennwood Estates is a vibrant neighborhood of spacious yards and elegant homes, within walking distance to downtown Decatur Events, and bordered by Glenlake Park. One of the largest markets in the Southeast, the DeKalb Farmer’s Market, lies a few blocks to the East and is a popular destination for the community.
Glenlake Park is of the largest parks in the area, and was named for two adjacent Decatur neighborhoods – Glenwood Estates and Great Lakes. The City of Decatur has just completed an extensive $3 million-plus renovation project at Glenlake Park, updating playgrounds, pavilions and picnic areas; adding new paved walkways and bike paths; and upgrading the pool and bathhouse. This 17- acre park is the largest green space around, and provides playgrounds, basketball courts, ball fields, 5 tennis courts and a Pool. Adjacent to Glendale Park lies the Historic Decatur Cemetery.
The Decatur Cemetery
Established around 1823, Decatur Cemetery is one of the oldest publicly owned burial grounds in the metro Atlanta area, expanded now to 54-acres with over 20,000 grave sites. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is located in downtown Decatur. The Cemetery is a popular section of Decatur real estate for walkers and photographers, and is maintained partially by volunteers from the Decatur community.
Not many Decatur neighborhoods enjoy such close proximity to Parks, walking trails, shopping, and downtown Decatur events as ideally located Glendale Estates!
A recent article in the Atlanta Journal indicated that Atlanta was one of the seven metro areas that have experienced a year-over-year price increase. Although the increase is small, things are beginning to turn in favor of Sellers, who are sticking to their prices. It’s apparent that Atlanta home prices have stabilized and are beginning to go up again.
Statistics compiled by Smart Numbers, who prepare Atlanta real estate charts for the FMLS realtor site, indicate the following:
Here are the comparison figures for homes sold in the Emory neighborhood in 2009 and 2010.
Fernbank School District
$185,000 – $225,000 2010 Sold – 4 2009 Sold – 0
$225,000 – $350,000 2010 Sold - 18 2009 Sold – 19
$250,000 – $500,000 2010 Sold – 27 2009 Sold – 22
$500,000 – $600,000 2010 Sold – 8 2009 Sold – 7
$600,000 – $890,000 2010 Sold – 11 2009 Sold – 9
Medlock School District
$150,000 – $200,000 2010 Sold – 9 2009 Sold – 9
$200,000 – $300,000 2010 Sold – 27 2009 Sold – 44
$300,000 – $375,000 2010 Sold – 6 2009 Sold – 4
$375,000 – $425,000 2010 Sold – 3 2009 Sold – 1
2011 Active Listings
$150,000 – $225,000 Fernbank – 2 Medlock – 12
$225,000 – $350,000 Fernbank – 9 Medlock – 24
$350,000 – $500,000 Fernbank – 13 Medlock – 2
$500,000 – $600,000 Fernbank – 5
$600,000 – $890,000 Fernbank – 12
Emory Real Estate
With Atlanta home prices stabilizing and interest rates posed to increase slightly, this is an excellent time to purchase a home! Rising home prices indicate a more favorable selling market for Atlanta homeowners as well. If you are contemplating the sale or purchase of a home in today’s changing market, you need good advice! Contact an experienced Realtor who sells in your neighborhood for more detailed information about your market.
What an opportunity to buy! Low interest rates and an improving economy!
Atlanta real estate is increasing marginally as the sales price of single-family existing homes rose nearly 2% in January, 2011, compared with the same month a year before., marking the first time since August there has been a year-over-year increase in prices. Yun says “the uptrend in home sales is consistent with improvements in the economy and job market, which is helping to boost consumer confidence”.
Smart Numbersprepares charts reflecting changes in homes for sale in Atlanta for the First Multiple Listing Service, and indicates the following:
Is real estate in Atlanta improving? There are encouraging signs that it is! As we move into the spring real estate market, homeowners and buyers should take advantage of this improving trend to sell or buy a home in the Atlanta area. Buying or selling a home in this changing market can be challenging. Contact a qualified Realtor who works in your neighborhood for assistance.