Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, but it still remains one of the city’s most popular places to live. The affluent community is nestled between Peachtree Street and Piedmont Road and borders the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Piedmont Park to the southeast. Located in the heart of Midtown, Ansley Park is just a quick walk or drive away from some of Atlanta’s most sought-after attractions and only minutes away from the city’s Buckhead and Downtown areas.
Things to Do
Several small parks and green spaces make up part of the Ansley Park community, but residents still love to spend a day at Piedmont Park which borders the neighborhood to the south. It’s got a dog park, aquatic center, basketball and bocce courts, tennis, walking paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, a fishing lake, and so much more. Just across Peachtree from Ansley Park is the Woodruff Arts Center which is home to cultural hotspots like the Alliance Theatre and the High Museum of Art. Golfers love Ansley Park because both the Ansley Golf Club and historic Piedmont Driving Club can be reached by foot. Restaurants within walking distance offer a wide array of cuisines, such as Thai food at Nan, Italian food at Davinci’s Pizza, steaks at Cowtippers, and upscale seafood dishes at ONE Midtown Kitchen.
Homes in Ansley Park represent classic styles such as Tudor, Italian Renaissance, Federal, and Colonial. Many of them were built over a century ago, but there is some new construction in the neighborhood. In 2013, the average home sold for just over a $1 million. The neighborhood itself is as beautiful as the homes that line its streets. Because it was built just after cars became fashionable, the streets are wide and inviting, and the green spaces and parks scattered throughout provide residents a peaceful place to spend a sunny afternoon with the family, playing a game of catch or having a picnic.
Ansley Park’s youngest residents will either attend Atlanta Public Schools or one of the prestigious private schools in the area. The neighborhood is located in the Morningside Elementary School, Inman Middle School, and Henry W. Grady High School districts. Private schools near Ansley Park include The Paideia School, Atlanta International School, and The Children’s School.
Life in Ansley Park
From former Georgia governors to Atlanta’s own Margaret Mitchell, Ansley Park has attracted some of the state’s most notable residents over the last century. Aside from being convenient to Midtown, Downtown, and Buckhead; beautiful parks; attractions; and some of the best golfing in the Southeast, it’s also a tight-knit community. The Ansley Park Civic Association keeps a close eye on security, provides directories, and organizes regular events in the neighborhood such as home tours, Easter egg hunts, block parties, cocktail parties, 5K runs, barbecues, and much more.
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