Thursday, February 21, 2013
Do you think your rent is high? See how it compares to other parts of the neighborhood and other communities in Atlanta.
Everybody knows that rental rates vary across the city of Atlanta, and even within the Virginia-Highland and Druid Hills area. 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 the Druid Hills Census Tract 224.02, which includes the Emory University campus, has a median rent of $1,039 per month. (The median means that half of the rents in the area higher than $1,039 and half are lower.) Meanwhile, …
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?
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The population as a whole grew 14 percent over the past decade.
The Druid Hills community has grayed over the past decade, according to a Patch analysis of U.S. Census Bureau figures. While other parts of Atlanta are seeing younger people move into the area, the number of people age 60-69 in the Druid Hills community more than doubled from 2000 to 2010, by far the biggest increase of any age group. The population in that age range grew from 485 people to 973. Druid Hills is a Census Designated Place (CDP), which means the bureau considers it a distinct area and gathers data for the community even though it is not an incorporated town. The census boundaries for the Druid Hills CDP are Clifton Road to the north; the DeKalb/Fulton county line to the west; the Decatur city limits to the east; and East Lake…
Monday, August 15, 2011
The Georgia General Assembly convenes Monday to begin debate on new legislative maps.
Virginia Highland's and Druid Hills' representation in the state legislature - as well as the political fortunes of two veteran local lawmakers - could be decided this week, as the Georgia General Assembly convenes on Monday to consider newly redrawn legislative maps. States are required to redraw and adjust their political boundaries every 10 years, after each U.S. Census is completed, to reflect population changes. The state legislature's majority party is in charge of redrawing the maps, and the Georgia Republican Party has a solid majority in both the state House and Senate. The new legislative maps - released on Friday - show 10 state House districts combined, or paired, with each other, meaning that if the maps are approved, …
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.
On Monday, the state legislature will convene to redraw maps that will change Georgia's political face for the next decade.
State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), who represents much of Druid Hills and Virginia Highlands under the gold dome, will be making a lot of news in the coming weeks. As Minority Leader, Abrams is the state House's top ranking Democrat, and will likely be front and center when the General Assembly convenes a special session next week to redraw Georgia's legislative and congressional maps. States are required to redraw and adjust their political boundries each time a new census is completed, to reflect those changes in population and demographics. The dominant party in the state legislature is in charge of redrawing the maps, and the process can be bitterly partisan and drawn out. In Georgia, Republicans have a solid majority in the House …