Anyone who mentions “Cascade” could be broadly referring to a number of Southwest Atlanta neighborhoods where the housing styles vary as much as the terrain rolls. About 15 minutes from downtown, Cascade more specifically encompasses Cascade Heights, Beecher Hills, Audubon Forest, Adams Park, Venetian Hills, and other communities bisected by main drag Cascade Road and roughly bordered by Interstates 20 and 285. The area offers an abundance of recreational options and home prices generally cheaper than the just-OTP, gated subdivisions on this side of town.
Younger homebuyers priced out of high-demand, low-supply neighborhoods have been setting their sights more frequently on Cascade’s character-rich, older housing stock, which includes 1940s bungalows reminiscent of Virginia-Highland, or ’60s-era rambling ranches similar to Garden Hills and sections of Sandy Springs. Residents have included sports and political icons and other movers and shakers (Hank Aaron, Andrew Young, John Lewis, Shirley Franklin) who proudly call Cascade home.