This Week in Atlanta Real Estate: Atlanta tops for affordable homes, new luxury townhome options and more

by Rincey Abraham

It may be impossible to have it all, but Atlanta is one of the cities where it may be the closest to being real – at least in terms of good jobs and affordable homes. Realtor.com recently ranked the top 10 cities where it is possible to both build their careers and find a reasonably priced home. Atlanta came in at No. 10 on the list, with a median home list price of $330,000, an unemployment rate of 4 percent and a median household income of $65,167.

In other Atlanta real estate news:

  • Residents of the affordable high-rise apartment complex the Darlington have been informed that they have 60 days to move out, according to a recent news report from WSB-TV. The story notes that this is the only affordable apartment complex in Buckhead, and that they are being evicted so that Hammond Residential Group, the apartment’s new owner after acquiring it last April, can rehab the building and raise rent prices.
  • Lila Snyder has been appointed to PulteGroup’s board of directors as a new independent director. Snyder is the executive vice president and president of commerce services for Pitney Bowes, Inc., and has been a member of the company’s senior management team since 2013.
  • The Providence Group of Georgia will be creating a new townhome community in the Upper Westside next year. Westside Village will feature 19 luxury townhomes that start at the $400,000s. This is the second Intown development from the company, with Pratt Stacks having been announced earlier this year.
  • Ashton Woods has opened two new models in its Aria community. The Sand Springs community now features the Manon and Canzona townhome models. The Manon model is 3,216 square feet and features three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, with units starting in the $650,000s. The Canzona floor plan starts at $595,000 and features 2,776 square feet, four levels, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.