If you are on the hunt for ranch homes with large lots in Atlanta, you might want to think about Sagamore Hills. There are a lot of wonderful in-town neighborhoods filled with ranch homes, but what I like about the Sagamore Hills area are 3 particular things:
I’m a big fan of living ITP but let’s face it, you either pay a LOT to live ITP and/or you are squeezed tightly up against your neighbors. In Sagamore Hills, I feel like you get the best of all worlds.
- Sagamore Hills is located in-town, just south of I-85 and roughly borders Clairmont Rd, Lavista Rd, Oak Grove Rd, and Briarcliff Rd. This is a perfect location to easily hop onto I-85 and it’s also about a 15-20 minute drive to Downtown Decatur, Buckhead, and Midtown.
- Many of the lots are large (measuring near or more than 1 acre). Having these large lots understandably makes you have more privacy and distance from your next door neighbor.
- While there are not a lot of sidewalks in Sagamore Hills, the roads are fairly wide and there isn’t a ton of traffic cutting through the neighborhood. Kids riding their bikes and parents pushing strollers are prevalent in the area.
Lots of Tall Trees!
What I always notice when driving through Sagamore Hills is the tall, mature trees. The trees really give a sense of privacy and honestly you would never know that you are located next to some busy major streets and less than 1/4 mile from a major interstate.
More Affordable In-Town Home Options:
While Sagamore Hills isn’t exactly cheap – you get a lot of bang for your buck when you consider the lot size, the size of home, and a relatively close in-town living location. The average sales price in Sagamore Hills within the last half of 2017 has been approximately $500K with the median sale value around $460K. The majority of homes in Sagamore Hills will be renovated 1950’s ranch homes ranging from the low $300’s (for a fixer upper) up to the low $600’s for a more recently renovated home. The overall neighborhood is a mix of older, established residents and younger professionals with kids. (The Sagamore Elementary school is quite good as well!).