Jonesboro GA 30236 Clayton County Real Estate Snapshot

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The city of Jonesboro GA spans two counties conveniently nestled in the south suburbs of the greater Atlanta metro. Loaded with history, Jonesboro consists of many small, suburban communities with plenty of country charm yet close to all of metro Atlanta's numerous amenities, services and opportunities.

Jonesboro GA 30236 Clayton County, comprises a large area that includes the historic city center and major tourist attractions. The city offers convenient access to major highways I-75, the I-85, Hwy 41 and Hwy 85. Jonesboro could be the ideal city for you and your family.

Why are people attracted to buy homes in Jonesboro?

Besides the homey, small-town feel and rich antebellum south history, Jonesboro GA 30236 Clayton County is attractive to many because of its large inventory of mid-century and brick ranch-style houses, as well as it's convenient proximity to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The airport is metro Atlanta's largest employer.

Only 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta, GA and all the businesses and attractions the metropolis has to offer, Jonesboro is a quieter residential alternative to the in-town clamor of the big city. It's a preferred place to come home to at the end of a busy workday. With diverse housing styles and prices, there are housing choices for almost everyone. 

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Historic significance of Jonesboro 30236 in Clayton County.

Jonesboro is the official home of "Gone With the Wind"! Residents and visitors can enjoy the "Southern Belles and Whistles" tour, which features the Road to Tara Museum and other points of interest. Stately Oaks Plantation whisks you back to 1839. The city boasts the natural beauty of evergreen parks and outdoor centers in Atlanta's "true South."

The rich antebellum history of the area is what inspired the famous story of Scarlett and Rhett. The Battle of Jonesboro was the most crucial engagement of the Georgia Campaign during the Civil War.  Take the online Jonesboro Historical Tour to discover just some of the area's reason for pride in it's historical treasures.

Current real estate data for Jonesboro 30236 in Clayton County 

If you are looking for property near but not in Atlanta, Jonesboro’s family-friendly communities might fit the bill.  A review of current Georgia MLS data reported for the previous quarter  and year reveals the following active and sold property trends:

Current 6-month trends in Jonesboro 30236 Clayton County real estate sales

Based on data from the Georgia MLS, the first six months of 2017 show both sales and prices trending slightly downward, as the entire metro Atlanta market slows from last year's frenzied pace. Another factor is that sellers may be overpricing their homes for sale, based on last year's upward trends.

As of this writing there are 74 active homes for sale available in the area, including 18 new listings in June. The number of sold homes in the past 6 months is 66. So far, only 2 new closed sales have been reported this month. 

Jonesboro GA 30236 Clayton County sales and active real estate


Median home prices for Jonesboro GA 30236 Clayton County

Median sale price is $123,000

Average sale price is 154,869

Median listing price is $163,950

Average listing price is $258,682

Average days on market for active available properties is 60

Average days on market for recently sold properties is 55

Note the large gap between the average asking price and the average sold price. This indicated that Jonesboro sellers may be overpricing when they bring their properties to market in 2017.

As of this writing there are an additional 38 properties in the area that are under contract but not yet closed. The median price of these homes is $138,450, and the average price is $141,844. This is a further indication of the pricing range that the current buyers' market will bear.

Jonesboro GA 30236 Clayton County area market survey

Jonesboro GA 30236 Clayton County Real Estate Absorption

Absorption rate is the number of months it would take, on average, to sell the currently listed homes in the market. Currently, this area is enjoying a balanced market leaning toward a sellers' market, with less than 4 months supply of inventory available for sale.

Jonesboro 30236 Clayton County real estate absorption


What style of housing will you find in Jonesboro GA 30236 Clayton County?

The majority of properties in Jonesboro, GA 30236 Clayton County are typically in the 1,200 to 3,000 square foot range in an assortment of single and two-story styles. Most homes for sale were constructed from 1960 to 2014 and offer on-property or integral parking, and many have large lots for outdoor activities and room for expansion.

This is an active market area, popular with buyers. An average of 33 new home for sale listings hit the market each month, and an average of 22 home sales close each month.

Schools serving Jonesboro GA students

Schools that serve the area are the elementary, middle and high schools of the Clayton County School District, including south metro Atlanta area's only Performing Arts Magnet High School and Performing Arts Center, as well as nearby Clayton State University.

Recreation, Culture and Entertainment in Jonesboro 30236 Clayton County

  • Lee Street Park.  Located in the city center, Lee Street park is where local go to purchase farm fresh produce at the Clayton Fresh Farmers Market. In the evenings, residents can relax to the sounds of various national, local and regional performing artists at the Lee Street Amphitheater.
  • International Park was developed for the 1996 Olympics, and is the home of the south metro's only beach! The surrounding park includes a 6-acre lake, water park, a 17-court tennis center, and was even a film location for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"!
  • Arts Clayton gallery features the artistry of local, regional and national artists and craftspersons.
  • Clayton County boasts a first-rate public library system.
  • Clayton County Senior Services provides activities and services to residents aged 55+
  • Clayton County is a community of deep pride. They consider their county as "Atlanta's True South" and welcome visitors and tourists year-round. Contact the Visitors and Convention Center to plan your trip or event.
  • The Clayton County Water Authority operates Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center (NWC). A visit to the Newman Center will delight nature-lovers young and old. The center is the focal point of the Clayton County Water Authority's community education efforts, created to demonstrate the importance of preserving wetlands environments and to provide public education in matters of natural resource conservation. Since its opening in 1995, the Wetlands Center has hosted more than 300,000 visitors from all over Georgia and the world.
  • Stately Oaks plantation house tours attract thousands of visitors each year who want to explore the preserved plantation house upon which the mythical Tara was modeled.
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Elva

What a wonderful, and thorough, overview of Jonesboro, including the housing market. What a terrific article to share with buyers and sellers, and especially anyone moving to your area.


Jun 14, 2017 02:58 PM #1
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Thanks Jeff. Now to start adding all of the various subdivisions and neighborhoods. It will certainly keep me busy for awhile.

Jun 14, 2017 08:04 PM #2
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