Manicured lawns and clean streets are nice signs as well.
The proximity of those mentioned places is just a convenience and a "fun factor" to an area.
Sounds like you're going to enjoy Atlanta!
You are probably dead on about Ansley Park. As I mentioned in your previous post/question, urban is very subjective - but Ansley Park is a great area with access to lots of city activities and places, while still having a neighborhood feel. It is similar to the Virginia-Highlands area (and close to it) but the crime is generally speaking lower in Ansley. There is also Ansley Mall right at the Monroe entrance (which is more of an upscale strip mall) as well as Kroger and Publix grocery stores. At the other entrance, you are close to Peachtree Street near the High Museum/Woodruff Arts/14th Street Playhouse/etc.
The homes there are pricey, but there are a variety of styles, prices and years built - this is also a popular area for full remodels or tear-downs - since the land itself is very valuable.
I would be happy to email you some properties in Ansley Park and/or other areas near there if you would like to get directly in touch with me - no pressure to commit - but I would love an opportunity to demonstrate my skills as a real estate professional!
Best of luck to you guys!
This why I love Trulia! A regular person wanting to purchase a home is gaining information about a specific area and actually doing their due diligence! And you get free advice from not one but several local real estate agents. If you read all the answers, and Iâ€™m sure you will, you will find your answer.
Ansley Park is a great area to live! Itâ€™s close to everything and anywhere you go there will be traffic/crime so why not? Yes, it is expensive but if you read the agents statements there is a lot of infilling going on. That means builders are buying the older smaller homes and tearing them down. They are then replacing them with new, modern and way more expensive homes! Naturally property values rise because of the infilling so the surrounding homes will increase in value too. To me it is a win-win situation.
Have you thought about an up and coming area? An area of Altanta that I see a lot of families turning to is Grant Park. On any given weeknight, families are out to dinner in the neighborhood restaurants, and the park is a great place to meet up with other parents, walk the dog, or go for a jog. I will admit there are pockets I would avoid, there are plenty of wonderful homes in which to create many happy memories.
Check out their neighborhood website at http://www.gpna.org as well as investigate the Memorial Ave revitalization project and Zoo Atlanta . . . all IS Grant Park
Best of Luck.
Keller Williams Premier Atlanta
I showed a $625,000 3 bedroom 2 bath house in Ansley Park last month. Probably 1400 square feet - tiny closets - tiny everything - 75 year old house. Definitely the highest price per square foot that I've recently seen.
That house will never sell in the $600's - the gap between Seller and Buyer expectations is still very high.
Nevertheless, I show houses this size all the time, but they are priced in the $300's and $400's in neighborhoods like Oakhurst, Candler Park and Kirkwood.
That being said, Ansley Park is just lovely - the Sherwood Forest area may be something that you are overlooking if you are simply seeking "Ansley Park" properties - Sherwood Forest has some great options - lots of mid-century ranches on nice lots.
If you are moving to Atlanta, then there are few neighborhoods that are as well rounded and perfectly nestled in a convenient location rich with amenities.
I love the blended architectural styles and I love the meandering streets. Ansley Park is a wonderful place to live.
Set a highest price that you are willing to pay by understanding exactly how you will finance the purchase. If you are buying a primary residence and living there for 5-10-15-20 years, stretch now. Mortgage money at the lowest rates in recent history enables greater affordability.
You will love Atlanta.
I keep thinking about this area now! I lived in the Virginia-Highlands area for a few years and loved it.
I found a few links (that you have likely seen) and thought I would share:
Additionally, they recently renovated Inman middle school and it seems very nice and modern.
You can get more information on the schools at:
While we lived there my daughter went to a private school across from Piedmont Park which was also great! http://www.thechildrensschool.com/
Hope this helps!
Also in the area is Piedmont Park and The Botanical Gardens. Both offer many events and beautiful scenery.
Good Luck in your new home and welcome to Atlanta