Up-and-coming families and singles have turned the Cascade Road area southwest of town into a booming housing market. Buyers enjoy the area's convenience to downtown, the airport and shopping malls at Greenbriar and Cumberland.
The gateway to Cascade is the historic West End neighborhood, just minutes from downtown and I-20. This Victorian neighborhood of cottages, bungalows and two-story houses features a commercial district along Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, several large churches and a few historic sites, including the Wren's Nest, the home of writer Joel Chandler Harris. From West End, Cascade Road meanders through neighborhoods from the 1950s and 1960s. Many of these older houses sit on spacious lots beside wide streets. New communities, carved out of lots once occupied by the older properties or vacant land, are more typical of today's building styles, with smaller lots but grander houses.
Cascade Road crosses I-285 and winds its way to the Fulton County line, where the Fulton industrial district is a prime location for businesses and warehouses.