Though the buildout phase continues, a new townhome community in Atlanta’s so-called “Upper Westside” has sold the majority of its units, offering prices considerably lower—but not necessarily low—than similar product closer to the city’s core.  

Three years after site work began, Brock Built Homes' Riverline has taken shape in northwest Atlanta’s Riverside community. It’s named in homage to the city’s historic (and long-extinct) streetcar system, and it’s billed as a relatively cheap entrée into Buckhead schools in an underdeveloped area.

Plans call for 52 townhomes to ultimately be built along Sycamore Road, between Atlanta’s sprawling Westside Park, the Chattahoochee River, and beyond that, OTP attractions that include The Battery Atlanta. 

According to Brock Built’s website, 36 of the townhomes have sold to date, with two more under contract now.  

A flank of Riverline facades in Riverside, which MSN pegged as No. 5 of its "hottest" 20 neighborhoods in the U.S. in 2021. Brock Built Homes/Riverline; New Home Star Georgia

Rendering overview of the Riverside site, with Midtown and downtown in the distance. Brock Built Homes/Riverline

All Riverline homes have three bedrooms and three and ½ bathrooms in about 2,175 square feet, each standing three stories with two-car garages at ground level.  

When Riverline marketing efforts ramped up in 2021, prices started in the $490,000s.

The lone available townhouse on the market right now (Unit 3) costs $549,000, with a $200 monthly HOA fee, as listed with New Home Star Georgia.

Like quartz countertops, maple vanity cabinets, and roomy walk-in closets, $20,000 in closing costs paid by the builder (with approved lenders) is being dangled as a buyer perk right now.

According to promotional materials, the Riverside community “has seen a great transformation in the last several years” but still “sports charm, luxury, a local garden, five parks, and minimal traffic.” (Woodsy, tucked-away Spink-Collins Park is just around the corner, for instance.)

Sample interiors at Riverline for the lone new home on the market today. Brock Built Homes/Riverline; New Home Star Georgia

However, the chief draw to the area—for families, at least—could be districting that allows kids to attend highly rated Buckhead schools, such as Bolton Academy and North Atlanta High School. 

Find more context and a closer look at Riverline in the gallery above.

[CORRECTION: 8:09 a.m., Feb. 5: An earlier version of this story misidentified the project address.] 


Follow us on social media: 

Twitter / Facebook/and now: Instagram  

Riverside news, discussion (Urbanize Atlanta)