Atlanta 2021: What Westview wants from Atlanta’s next mayor

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

Westview is a tightknit, politically engaged neighborhood in 30310 located just south of I-20 in southwest Atlanta and adjacent to the Beltline and has lots of longtime legacy residents but a wave of new, younger residents is starting to come in amid a huge rise in home prices. Adjacent to the West End, it has a commercial corridor and several small businesses.

Demographics, according to 2019 data from Neighborhood Nexus:

Population: 3,505

Median household income: $38,534

Median age: 37

Race: 6.6% white, 88.8% Black, 1.2% Asian, 2.3% Hispanic or Latino

Unemployment rate: 10.8% (this could have changed since COVID)

Poverty rate: 18.4%

Median home value (of owner-occupied units): $193,514

Percent of rental units: 59.9%

Percent of owner-occupied units: 40.1%

Percent of rents above $1000: 41.3%

ABOUT THE VIDEO: Video by Ryon Horne, Tyson Horne and Hyosub Shin. Reporting by J.D. Capelouto.

Westview Atlanta map