Thursday, February 21, 2013
Do you think your rent is high in Midtown? See how it compares to other parts of Midtown and other neighborhoods in Atlanta.
Everybody knows that rental rates vary across the city of Atlanta, and even within the Midtown community. But how much does it differ? Is your rent higher than just a few blocks away? Thanks to the efforts of the website, Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, it's easier to see the patterns in rental rates and income down to the Census tract level. The site uses data compiled from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey to show median household income and rental rates by census tract. The data shows that Midtown's Census Tract 11, just west of Piedmont Park and bounded by 10th and 14th Streets, has a median monthly rental of $717 per month. (The median means that half of the rents in the area higher than $717 and half are lower.) Farther West, the …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Atlanta City Council is considering redistricting two large Midtown communities under its latest proposed map.
Georgia Tech and Atlantic Station would be moved into District 3, currently represented by Ivory Lee Young, under the latest map being considered by the Atlanta City Council as part of its redistricting process. Currently, the Midtown landmarks and communities reside within Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall’s District 2. “We have to adhere to the guidelines of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prevents historically black voting districts from being diluted in terms of their voting strength,” said Hall. “My colleagues and I had to develop some agreements and strategies to see if we could develop some solutions to our concerns.” After holding two public hearings and several committee meetings on new district boundaries, the Atlanta …
Monday, September 5, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, September 5, 2011
Lee Soaks Buckhead Areas. Rain Doesn't Dampen Avondale Estates 5K. 2010 Census Shows Labor Force is Changing. Newcomb Named Chattahoochee Tech Interim President. Bieber Fever Strikes Avondale. Tucker Soccer Kicking Off For Fall. Where Were You On Sept. 11, 2001?
Friday, August 12, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, August 12, 2011
Virginia Highland Divided Under New Map, Lawmaker Says. Stuckey-Benfield: My District Targeted. Druid Hills Lawmaker A Central Figure in Redistricting Fight. Fire Damages Buckhead Bar. A Look Inside Ponce City Market. Sandy Springs Church Committed to Annual Back to School Block Party. DeKalb Firefighters Raise Funds for Sept. 11 Memorial.