Friday, July 24, 2009

Beechwood of Athens, setting a standard in Walkability


Beechwood “Hills” is one of those “Classic” neighborhoods in Athens, Georgia. Classified as being located in the “Five Points/University” section of town, Beechwood is bordered by Alps Road and the Beechwood Shopping Center. As you enter Beechwood Drive you feel as if you have just wandered back into the 1950’s. Immaculate, well manicured lawns, generous lot sizes, and the “admission cost” is much less than that of Five Points. Homes range from the high $100k’s to the high $200k’s which will get you into an FHA loan. Perfect for first-time home buyers, retirees, or anyone in between! Athens-Clarke property taxes generally range from $1500-$3000 on one of these homes.


The Walkscore is pretty strong as well. According to, Beechwood boasts a score equivalent to the Top 10 most walkable neighborhoods in America! Near by you will find such restaurants as Chic-Fil-A, Longhorns, and Jason’s Deli to name a few. If you need an eye-opener in the morning, a local favorite, Jittery Joe’s is right down the street.

When the milk runs low both Kroeger and Earth Fare (for organically grown foods) are within a brisk walk while the neighborhood is dotted with schools and area parks. A favorite of my family, the Athens-Clarke Library is only about a half mile away, and if you are into shopping then have fun walking to Talbots, Coldwater Creek, Steinmart, and Tigerlily Kids to throw out just a few names. Beechwood Cinemas is also the hot spot to take in a movie after dinner! All within a walk from your front door!

If you are a buyer in our market, these are probably the best buying conditions in 30 years! If you would like to search the Athens MLS please take a look at listings in our “Classic City” today! On this web MLS search solution you can search every listing on the Georgia MLS for the Greater Athens area or in your Georgia town!



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