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Good For : Good for: parks, restaurants, walkability | Home Cost : $$$
Nestled in a quiet, tree-covered tract just southeast of the city of Decatur is the endearing community of Midway Woods. Bisected by Midway Road, the neighborhood comprises over 700 homes, many of which are Cape Cod-style brick, situated comfortably far from the street on large lots. Residents of Midway Woods benefit from easy access to the appealing culture and resources in nearby downtown Decatur, while paying lower taxes than city residents.
The tight-knit community is bolstered by a strong neighborhood association, which serves to keep residents informed and engaged with their neighbors as the area sees increased interest for its affordability and serenity. In recent years, there has been an effort to revitalize the main neighborhood park, Dearborn, which has resulted in a new boardwalk and playground, and a trail that runs along the beautiful, naturally flowing Shoal Creek.
After a 2011 school rezoning, residents of Midway Woods were placed in a cluster that includes some of the best schools in the area, including Avondale Elementary and Druid Hills High School. The spacious lots, friendly street atmosphere and convenient proximity to Decatur make Midway Woods an ever-more appealing option for folks seeking a suburban lifestyle with urban amenities. Midway Woods is also notable for being the birthplace of Bobby Wess, who now heads Bobby Wess Real Estate, and encourages others to make a home for themselves in this beloved neighborhood.