Chosewood Park lies just outside of Downtown and is bordered by South Atlanta, Peoplestown, and Grant Park. Home to about 2,000 residents, many convenient bus stops, and two large parks, this nabe is great for active folks who enjoy a suburban setting. With its charming Craftsman homes, welcoming front porches, and painted wooden fences, Chosewood Park is quite pleasing to the eye. Some lucky residents even live atop gently sloping hills which offer clear views of the Downtown Atlanta skyline.
One foot in the ghetto
While Chosewood Park is not completely ghetto, it sure seems to have one foot in it. This tiny neighborhood is just outside of Benteen and Thomasville Heights and across from a railroad with a freight and shipping yard. It’s also not too far from the US Pen.
There are a few families in recently built craftsman homes and more residents in small bungalows who have lived there for several years. Some houses are boarded up and some have cute, white picket fences. It appears as if Chosewood was taking off as a gentrifying community pre-housing crisis, and then crashed; the pieces are struggling to be put back together again.
It’s tough to put an exact label on Chosewood. I get the feeling that there may be some drug dealers hanging out on the streets, so I wouldn’t recommend walking around the neighborhood. However, it’s a small neighborhood with a handful of well-kept homes, so maybe it’s getting a poor reputation because of its neighbors: Benteen and Thomasville Heights.
Low home prices, some cute homes
What’s not so awesome
Feels slightly ghetto, and it’s near even more sketchy neighborhoods and a train track.
Not quite so bad
Chosewood Park is a decent nabe but unfortunately lies in a pretty bad part of town. Places like Lakewood Heights give this area a bad rap, and the low income of residents also contributes to the slightly gritty vibe. This nabe is actually quite cute, though. The small homes of Chosewood Park are quintessential Craftsman – even the new houses have been made to look like they’re straight out of the 1930s (but with more modern appliances!).
Chosewood Park lies along the Beltline, which has been seeing a lot of positive development and park revitalization throughout Atlanta. Out of the southern Atlanta nabes, this is probably one of the more safe neighborhoods.
cute houses, parks, easy transportation
What’s not so awesome
in a pretty gritty area