If you have been on the hunt for a home in the Atlanta metro area but haven’t yet found anything to suit you, you might want to consider the northern suburb of Dunwoody, Georgia. With its excellent blend of commercial opportunities, local conveniences, great schools and excellent home values, Dunwoody might just be the place to find your dream home.
Located just north of the Atlanta Perimeter (I-285) and east of Sandy Springs, the city of Dunwoody is home to approximately 49,000 people. Despite its relatively small size, the city serves as a regional commercial hub, home to more than 4,000 businesses. Residents of Dunwoody enjoy easy access to the rest of the metro, including a commute of approximately 30 minutes to Downtown Atlanta. The Perimeter Center near the southeast corner of Dunwoody is one of the metro’s most popular shopping destinations, with more than one million square feet of shops and restaurants. Add to this a variety of housing options and numerous parks and outdoor spaces, such as the Dunwoody Nature Center and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, and you have all the elements for the perfect suburban lifestyle.
Why home buyers are attracted to Dunwoody
In Atlanta’s competitive housing market, a growing number of buyers are starting to look for their dream home in Dunwoody, Georgia. Let’s look at a few key reasons why.
Business and commercial opportunities
As a business-friendly destination, Dunwoody serves as corporate headquarters for a number of large companies and is also a welcoming spot for smaller companies and startups. As a result, many young professionals find Dunwoody to be an excellent alternative to other business hubs inside Atlanta itself. For many, living and working in the same locale greatly reduces their commute, or even eliminates it altogether.
As part of the DeKalb County School system, Dunwoody is home to some of the best schools in Metro Atlanta, making it a coveted location for growing families. And, as the city sits amid some of Atlanta’s most upscale neighborhoods, a number of great private schools are also convenient.
Plenty to do
Local shopping and dining destinations abound in Dunwoody, from the Perimeter Mall to nearby centers like Dunwoody Village and Perimeter Place. The city’s numerous parks, including Brook Run Park and Gorla Ravinia Park, provide plenty of green space and room for outdoor activities — plus, there’s a year-round calendar of local events, like Lemonade Days and the Butterfly Festival, provide a multitude of opportunities to connect with the community. With this much to do, there’s limited reason to make the drive into Downtown or Midtown Atlanta — unless, of course, you want to!
Diversity of housing options
Housing opportunities in Dunwoody are nearly equally split between single-family homes and multi-family dwellings (i.e., apartments, condos and townhomes). Within these categories, home buyers find a variety of home styles ranging from restored historic homes to new constructions in emerging subdivisions. Between quiet rural neighborhoods and upscale luxury condos in the heart of the action, Dunwoody offers variety of sought-after home solutions.
Median home values in Dunwoody currently sit around $438,000. While many nearby neighborhoods see a wide split of home prices (generally near $1 million or more for single-family homes compared to the mid $200s and above for condos), most of the homes in Dunwoody hover consistently near the median.
One key to finding your dream home in Dunwoody — or anywhere else in the Atlanta metro, for that matter — is to work with an experienced real estate agent with a keen working knowledge of local neighborhoods and trending home values. At Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, our agents can work to find a great selection of homes to meet your wish list and your budget. We also know how and when to negotiate to get you the best deal. For more information and to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 404.948.4812.