How much is the median home price in your metro Atlanta community? The metro Atlanta region has seen a 21 percent rise in home prices in the last three years, according to Re/Max Georgia. Here's how that rise has affected the median home prices in metro Atlanta. In Gwinnett, the median home price is $252, 000. In Cobb, the median home price is $298, 500. In DeKalb, the median home price is $293, 750.

This is what a $250K home looks like across metro Atlanta

dream home, a stepping stone or maybe an investment: A $250,000 home in metro Atlanta can be different things to different prospective buyers.

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A little below the median sales price in Atlanta, which is $280,000 according to Trulia, these homes are a pinnacle for some who have been saving to finally afford a comfortable home in a neighborhood with good schools. For others buyers in the metro area, the $250,000 price point corresponds to a home that they'll use as an investment property or to flip, or one they'll hope to graduate from as soon as they're making a bit higher salary..

No matter the buyer's aim, $250,000 properties in different Atlanta neighborhoods are worth scoping out. Here are five that demonstrate the range of value, space, amenities and neighborhood vibe available at the quarter-million price point for single family dwellings in metro ATL:

2608 Kensington Drive, Duluth: $250,000
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2608 Kensington Drive

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,292 square feet on .36 acres

Built in '74, this home is well below Atlanta's average of $208 per square foot at $109 per square foot. Multi-level, the house is spacious with three living or family rooms, a separate dining room and a screened-in porch for gazing at the wooded backyard.

4142 Integrity Way, Powder Springs: $252,039
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Powder Springs


4142 Integrity Way

3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,024 square feet

An end unit town home, this is a comfort-driven living space with two master suites, granite counters in the kitchen and a rear-entry two-car garage. A Kerley Family Homes property means a $4,000 furniture gift card for those purchasing before the close of March.

867 Hobson Street SW, Pittsburgh, Georgia: $249,000
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Pittsburgh, Georgia


867 Hobson Street SW

5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,300 square feet on a 4,522 square-foot lot

Proving even a intown Atlanta property can be unique and also affordable, this two-story home is minutes from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The seller emphasizes that it could be a great investment property as well, particularly in light of the business developments following the stadium to the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

425 Worthington Hills Court, Roswell: $249,900
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425 Worthington Hills Court

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,687 square feet on a 7,339 square-foot lot

A family home for sure, this open-floor plan split level is in a quiet and established neighborhood. In Roswell, the updates are expansive even on a house that comes in well under the Atlanta median price of $280,000. Just a few here include updated kitchen, new windows, garage doors, HVAC and appliances. The area is also dog-friendly, but most neighbors do warn you'll need a car to get around.

4107 W Pointe Drive NW, Kennesaw: $250,000
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4107 W Pointe Drive NW

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,856 square feet on .46 acres

In OTP Atlanta you can pay $250,000 and land on a wooded lot in a great school district (Harrison-McClure). Plus, the parking, at least at this 1982-built single family dwelling, is a two-space dream. Other perks at this contemporary rustic include an unfinished basement, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, a front porch with stone masonry and a fence. Plus, students and their parents will find it a convenient 8 miles from Kennesaw State University.

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