Station Summary

Chamblee is on the Yellow line. The station is located in a mostly residential area. Residents living near Chamblee spend less than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 5,857 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near Chamblee spends $797.27 less per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 33%

income spent on transportation :: 2%

income remaining :: 65%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius


Census for 2012 :: 2,374
Projected for 2017 :: 2,516


Average travel time to work based on 60 minutes.


Employees earning more than $3,333 / mo.


Average apartment rental for this neighborhood station.

Per month


What amenities and services are in the area?
Art     Banks     Bike     Medical     Schools    

Why Equitable Development?

Equitable TOD combines people and place-based approaches to ensure that the value created when land near transit is built out is accessible to, and provides opportunities for, all community residents living near transit.

The market near Chamblee station is growing and has a moderate/high probability of changing demographics. Renters are the first to be affected by an increase in property values in a growing market. As the market grows housing values will increase, limiting income diversity.

Achieving Equitable Development

In order to retain current residents and provide access to new amenities and services, Transformation Alliance’s equitable development strategy for this station area is:

  • improve access to jobs in other areas,
  • create and preserve affordable housing
  • expand jobs and services for existing residents




Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Commuter Town Center  
MARTA Parking Utilization 70% 51%  
WalkScore 77 69  
Bike Score 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike N/A  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool N/A  
Journey to MARTA Transfer N/A  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average N/A 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average N/A 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor N/A 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 3,882 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 2.2  
Adjacent Large Properites None  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) VC  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s) I, VR  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 3-10 FAR  
Current Intensity at the Site Yes MAX FAR 4  
TAD No  
TAD Eligible  
LCI Chamblee  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 151,665 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 22% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $13.30 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 7% 3%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 431,448 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $27.46 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 135% 16%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 1,132 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 2.3 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 49% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 43% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 20% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $866 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 6.3% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $130,056 $252,596  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 2,374 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 19% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 6% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 31% 35%  
% Singles 60% 75%  
Median Household Income $54,297 $44,720  
% Employed 78% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 15% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 30.7 27.9  
Number of Employees 1,588 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 3.2 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 33% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 1.4 7.1  
Past Plans

10 Year LCI Update, Chamblee


In 2001, The City of Chamblee completed one of the Atlanta region’s first Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Plans with funding assistance from the...

Chamblee LCI


The City of Chamblee is one of eight municipalities located within DeKalb County. As a small community within a large and heavily urbanized region,...

TOD at Chamblee

The City of Chamblee is host to Chamblee Station, a “commuter town center” station in MARTA’s station typology....