East Lake is the eastern most neighborhood in Atlanta, nudging up against Decatur and Oakhurst. An area with an inspiring history, not long ago East Lake was one of Atlanta’s most rundown, crime-ridden neighborhoods. In recent years it has been revitalized and become a national model for ending urban poverty. Home to classic bungalows and East Lake Golf Club (home course of legendary golfer Bobby Jones), East Lake is now becoming a popular neighborhood for vibrant, intown living. Bungalow, ranch and Tudor homes are scattered throughout and the Drew Charter School continues to receive attention for it’s strong learning environment; it’s currently undergoing an impressive expansion as they look to introduce a new Junior and Senior Academy.
Though East Lake does not have many restaurants and entertainment options within its actual neighborhood boundaries, it is walking distance (about a mile each) to Oakhurst Square and downtown Kirkwood, and features a fantastic Farmers Market – East Lake Farmers Market (ELF).
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“Ben and his team exceeded all of our expectations in helping us buy our new home and sell our previous home – and believe me, we did not make it easy! We’ve worked with other realtors in the past that wasted our time showing us houses in neighborhoods we weren’t interested in, or prices that were too high, or tried to convince us that we were too picky or unrealistic – you’ll never have an experience like that with Ben and his team. Ben patiently stuck with us for our search of nearly every single house in Kirkwood and East Lake for 18 months before we found the one that was right for us. His loyalty to us (with Ben personally handling our search and countless late-night texts), as well as his persistence and understanding of exactly what we wanted in a house, location and budget are a rare find in an agent, especially in a hot market.
When we finally made an offer on a house, he and Carrie made the whole buying process so simple and stress-free despite happening over Christmas. Following that, the AtlantaBen team got our old house in Kirkwood under contract within a couple of days of being on the market and helped us navigate through a less than perfect inspection (ahem, far less) and some tricky negotiations. Ultimately, they got us to the closing table at a great price for us, and a happy buyer to boot.
To make a long story short – if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Atlanta or Decatur, you need to call Ben! The AtlantaBen team is the best and we wouldn’t consider using anyone else!”