Fort McPherson

Fort McPherson

Atlanta, Georgia Homes for Sale

About Fort McPherson

From 1885 to 2011, southeast Atlanta was home to a prominent military base, Fort McPherson. While the base’s closure left a void in the neighborhood, it also presented an opportunity for the community. Developers are currently working on a plan to transform the area that may one day include a new school, a grocery store, and more housing. Actor Tyler Perry has also purchased 330 acres of the base to build his new film and production studio, and residents of the adjacent residential area are poised to reap the benefits of living in the neighborhood during this exciting time.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $178,500 to $350,000

Closed Prices: $80,000 to $380,000

Median Sale Price: $225,000

Average $ per sq ft: $186

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0 to $1980, $165 to $220/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1925 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 100 to 2224 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around Fort McPherson

The community currently consists of modest single-family homes. The area’s long-term residents have maintained many properties in their original designs, but renovations and new constructions are becoming more common. Keep a look out for new housing developments at the former base, as this site is poised to see some great amenities in the near future.

Home prices are quite affordable in this redeveloped military community. Home values are expected to rise as new amenities and Tyler Perry’s film studio materialize. With accessibility to MARTA trains and the Beltline, the area could see major growth.

While the neighborhood doesn’t offer many restaurants, there are a few local spots on the north end. Stop into a local seafood joint or support the eateries in neighboring communities. For a special treat, hop on a train for a new culinary adventure downtown.

Find children selling cool beverages and treats near the community or street vendors setting up tents to sell their homemade products. Support and learn more about the local mom and pop business in the area. You will be reminded that you are in the city as you hear the rattle of the commercial trains throughout the community.

The area’s nightlife is fairly quiet, but there are a few small nightclubs in the area where locals can dance and grab a drink with friends. With downtown a short train ride away, residents can also head to the city’s center for theaters, festivals, cocktail lounges, restaurants, and galleries.

You will enjoy the culture of the makeshift flea markets and local makers selling products in the community. Street art certainly adds a splash of color to the industrial Fort McPherson’s setting. For a contemplative walk through the woods, locals head south to Connally Nature Park.

Residents of the community have access to several MARTA bus lines, and trains are accessible from Lakewood-Fort McPherson Transit Station. With little retail in the area and the former base land taking up so much space, the area is currently not very walkable, and residents typically require a car to run errands.

Locals Love

  • New developments on the base
  • Convenient access to downtown and the airport
  • Historic significance of the military base

Locals Don't Love

  • Low walkability
  • Few restaurants and little nightlife
  • Limited retail in the area

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