Model City

Overview

Model City, also known as Liberty City, is famous for its historical ties to Martin Luther King Jr. It was one of his more frequently visited destinations during his push for civil rights. It also has some very popular musicians hailing from the area as well as NFL players. The affordable housing is perfect for new and growing families. The colorful bungalows dot the streets with parks littered in-between.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$85,000 to $500,000
  • Closed Prices:$23,000 to $290,000
  • Median Sale Price:$138,500
  • Average $ per sq ft:$155
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1920 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:423 to 12,225Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 10Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 9Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:less than 1/8 - 1/4 acres

Homes

Looking to buy a new home? The community of Model City features a wonderful variety of designs to choose from. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees around $297, and taxes for the year range from as low as $234 to as high as $5,083. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees around $297, and taxes for the year can range from $1,452 to $2,633.

Where to Live

Multi-unit complexes are affordable alternatives for younger individuals within Model City. Throughout Model City, the single-family homes are also affordable and are near many schools west of the neighborhood. Model City is a great place to live if you are on a very stringent budget. You will find larger than average living spaces for less than the average market prices.

Where to Eat

Model City has a lot of great small restaurants that have really made an impact in the community. With the majority of the residents of ethnic descent, the soul food is a staple of the local culinary scene. You will also find restaurants scattered throughout the neighborhood, adding to the vibrant culture of Model City. There are also many Haitian restaurants, which are some of the most popular in the area.

What You'll See

The heat in the city keeps many residents indoors and you may not see many people walking around during the day unless they are washing their car or walking their dog. You will see residents cooling off outside at the park or community pool, which is a staple of the neighborhood. The streets are sprinkled with small parks where young families with children play outside. You will also see historical landmarks, such as the Hampton Hotel that is colorfully mixed in with residences that line the street.

Friday Night Fun

One of the resident’s favorite celebrations is the Liberty Music Festival that takes place every year. During the summer, there is a rib cook-off and Fourth of July celebration that brings the entire neighborhood together. And for the adults who do not want the overcrowded tourist scene, the local clubs will give you a downtown experience with a very local vibe.

The Perfect Sunday

A local favorite for a relaxing Sunday morning is to enjoy breakfast at MLK’s Restaurant. With the ties that Martin Luther King had to the city, people take great pride in remembering his legacy. Families can be seen on their way to worship at the community church or playing with their children at local parks. Visiting places like the Hampton House, which is a historical landmark, and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center is a great way to end your relaxing Sunday.

Locals Love

Historical landmarks • Sense of community • Summer events.

Locals Don't Love

Few grocery stores • High crime rate • Only one local pool.

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