Best neighborhood builders: Residents of southwest Atlanta
Housing experts say now, when the belly of the housing market is dragging across the floor, is the best to buy homes in up-and-coming neighborhoods. But they never tell you how taxing and difficult it is dealing with historic guidelines, the occasional break-in, and code enforcement officials. And that's if you can even convince a bank to finance your foray into uncharted territory. The residents of southwest Atlanta, however, particularly in the neighborhoods including Adair Park and Westview, deserve props. Young families and singles are moving into foreclosed and once-vacant homes alongside longtime residents and rebuilding historic, intown communities.