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It's Time to Give Piedmont Heights a Closer Look

Posted on 12, October 2011 by csadmin

Piedmont Heights doesn't have the most beautiful architecture, best walking atmosphere, or the strongest identity when compared to other Atlanta neighborhoods; not everyone can be Inman Park. With that said, the wedge of land formed by the Beltline, I-85, and Piedmont Avenue offers wonderful convenience, diversity, and value for intown buyers.  It's not every day you find a neighborhood that has all your needs in such easy reach.  

Humans have been living in the area for quite a while; the rise near the intersection of Piedmont and Montgomery Ferry Roads was once the "Council Bluff" for the Creek Indians who occupied a nearby village.   The Piedmont Heights area served as farmland by the late 1800s, and the small, short-lived agricultural community of Easton was located near the intersection of Monroe Drive and Piedmont Road.

 Major residential development took place from the 1920s to the 1950s, when the bulk of the area's homes were built.  It goes without saying that the construction of Ansley Mall in 1964 was revolutionary for Piedmont Heights; the open-air shopping center is still a major draw for surrounding neighborhoods.

Today, Piedmont Heights is the kind of mixed jumble that makes life interesting.  The homes along Flagler Avenue date mostly from the 1930s and are often touted as being in Ansley Park, even though they technically fall outside its boundary.  Inside the wedge bounded by Monroe and Piedmont are streets of 1950s ranch homes and some bungalows, with the obligatory new construction here and there.  There are a couple of townhome communities, Ansley Monroe Villas and Ansley Parkside, and a handful of well maintained apartment complexes ensure an heterogeneous mix of residents.

The blocks surrounding the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive make Piedmont Heights a one stop shop for daily needs.  Ansley Mall and the other small shopping centers contain grocery stores, an LA Fitness, Starbucks, restaurants, bars, salons, banks, and so on.  The Beltline runs directly behind Ansley Mall, which has inspired redevelopment plans that call for a future mixed use, more urban-oriented activity node.  Children in the area attend the Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle, Grady High school cluster, and the ever popular Piedmont Park is within skipping distance.

Piedmont Heights sits between Midtown and Buckhead, with easy access provided by I-85 and Buford Highway.  Prices for townhomes begin in the high $200s, while single family homes are typically priced from $350K to $500K.

Zip codes 30325 and 30309

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