Atlanta 2021: What Cascade Heights wants from Atlanta’s next mayor

This video and story about Cascade Heights is one of seven about neighborhood issues in the Atlanta mayor’s race by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Cascade Heights is a relatively affluent and historically Black neighborhood bisected by Cascade Road in southwest Atlanta, south of Benjamin Mays Road and east of I-285. Very suburban area in both Districts 10 and 11 that contains the Cascade Nature Preserve, as well as several small businesses that are highlighted at a market the third Saturday of every. Signs endorsing local elections candidates and advertising a campaign to keep the neighborhood clean are found on nearly every lawn, indicating high levels of political engagement.

Demographics, according to 2019 data from Neighborhood Nexus:

Population: 3,110

Median household income: $58,172

Median age: 47

Race: 3.4% white, 95.1% black, 0% Asian, 0.8% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)

Unemployment rate: 5.4%

Poverty rate: 14.5%

Median home value (of owner-occupied units): $165,342

Percent of rental units: 35.7%

Percent of owner-occupied units: 64.3%

Percent of rents above $1000: 55.1%

ABOUT THE VIDEO: Video by Ryon Horne, Tyson Horne and Hyosub Shin. Reporting by Anjali Huynh.

Cascade Heights map