Directly south of downtown Atlanta between the Atlanta Zoo and Turner Field, Summerhill is bordered by Grant Park, Mechanicsville, and Peoplestown.
The neighborhood is one of three original African American settlements established in Atlanta after the Civil War. It was home to about 20,000 residents, including Atlanta’s most prosperous African American and Jewish communities, including many prominent business and civic leaders like Sam Massell, Herman Russell S. W. Walker, Leon Eplan, Leo Frank and Evander Holyfield.
The construction of the I-20 in the mid-fifties spurred a mass exodus from Summerhill. The neighborhood was further disrupted when the Fulton County Stadium was erected, leaving the neighborhood to a mere 3,500 residents by the early 1990s.
Then came the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Summerhill was the site of the opening and closing ceremonies and track and field events at the Centennial Olympic Stadium. Since then, the neighborhood has been the site of continuous development. Profiled in Alexander von Hoffman’s “House by House, Block by Block: The Rebirth of America’s Urban Neighborhoods”, Summerhill is now viewed as one of the most up and coming areas in downtown Atlanta. Home values have steadily risen, drawing in residents from all over ITP and OTP who want to get in on this great investment area. Don’t wait!
Summerhill’s Atlanta Public Schools:
- Parkside Elementary School
- King Middle School
- Maynard H. Jackson Jr. High School
- Average listing price – $231,712.00
- Median sales price – $201,114.00 (+.06% year-over-year)