Sagamore Hills is a quiet, established neighborhood with mid-century homes and very friendly residents and neighbors. Its proximity to Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control makes it a top place to live for employees. Families and retirees love the peaceful atmosphere, while singles and professionals love that it’s close to Interstate 85 and Atlanta’s Midtown and Buckhead districts. It sits between Clairmont, LaVista, Oak Grove, and Briarcliff Roads.
Things to Do
There are many things to do in the area surrounding Sagamore Hills. North DeKalb Mall is just a short drive away, and it’s home to dozens of stores, restaurants, and a movie theater. Golfers love the fact that Heritage Golf Links is nearby, as is the prestigious Capital City Club, which has been around since 1883. Mo’s Pizza, Mezza Bistro, Napoleon’s Grill, and Sprig are just some of the local favorite restaurants surrounding the community. Sagamore Hills residents are only minutes from Stone Mountain Park which means unlimited access to train and boat rides, the Lasershow Spectacular, golf, fishing, hiking, and a little bit of Georgia history. Residents also enjoy the local DeKalb Farmers’ Market which is open throughout the year.
The Sagamore Hills Civic Association is nearly as old as the community itself, and its members work hard to ensure that the area maintains its reputation as one of DeKalb County’s most beautiful and safest communities. The majority of the homes in the neighborhood are spacious 1960s-era ranch homes, as well as traditional two-story brick. The yards are larger with beautiful landscaping and mature-growth trees, and the roads are wide and winding. The average single-family residence in the area sells for between $300,000 and $400,000, though some homes can cost up to $800,000.
Lakeside High School, which is considered to be one of the top high schools in the United States, serves the area, which means families flock to the area. Students in Sagamore Hills will also attend Sagamore Hills Elementary School and either Shamrock or Henderson Middle Schools. As for private education, both Arbor Montessori School and Cliff Valley School are located nearby.
Life in Sagamore Hills
Sagamore Hills is considered to be an in-town neighborhood, because it sits inside the Interstate 285 perimeter, but it is so cozy and charming, that you would think you were living miles away in the suburbs instead of just minutes away from Atlanta. People of all ages and walks of life make the neighborhood home, but it is especially popular with young families and retirement-age couples.