Atlanta Neighborhood Profile: Candler Park

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“Part deux of our groundbreaking series Atlanta Neighborhood Profile is ready to rock the recesses of your real estate repository. In today’s addition, we take a look at Candler Park, a little slice of intown goodness…

Where is Candler Park?
Park is located about 5 minutes east of downtown Atlanta and just south of Ponce De Leon Avenue. It’s south of Druid Hills, north of Edgewood, west of Lake Claire and east of Inman Park.
For a handy-dandy map of Candler Park, click here.


Asa Candler: Made his cash selling Coca-Cola. Made his legacy donating the land for Candler Park. Makes me jealous with that perfect shock of white hair.

What’s the deal with Candler Park?

Candler Park is a 55 acre city park that features a 9 hole golf course, a swimming pool, a football/soccer field, a basketball court, tennis courts, and a playground.

The neighborhood is entirely in the DeKalb County side of the city, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

The neighborhood is home to the original location of The Flying Biscuit– one of Atlanta’s legendary brunch spots, the Candler Park Market– named one of America’s Fifty Most Amazing Wine Experiences by Food and Wine magazine, and The Mercantile, a fantastic market and prepared food shop that is very, very good for your belly.
What kind of architecture will I find in Candler Park?

If you’re looking for Craftsman bungalows, you’ll be hard pressed to find a neighborhood that shows off the style quite like Candler Park. If you’re interested in seeing both a smattering of bungalows as well as some modern lofts, check out the Candler Park Tour of Homes. Or of course, you could just give me a call and I could help you buy one of them.

Public Schools?

Mary Lin Elementary School

Inman Middle School

Henry W. Grady High School

What are current prices like?

Single Family Homes priced: $299K – $1.375M

Condos/Townhomes priced: $89K – $650K

How has the neighborhood been selling over the past year?

Average “SOLD” Prices Since 3/1/08

– Single Family 3BR/2BA: $452,932

– Condos/T’homes 2BR/1BA: $222,078

Any Candler Park recommendations?

I really dig this 3 bedroom at 452 Hillcrest Avenue. Custom built in 1997, it features a huge landscaped yard, a basement and a two car garage- three features that you won’t often find in the more traditional, old-school Candler Park classics. A little bit of old, a little bit of new- who can’t behind that sort of compromise? Click here to view the entire listing.


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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.