Ansley Park draws visitors in with its serenity and harmonious balance of old and new. Developed in 1904 by prominent real estate businessman Edwin P. Ansley and completed by 1930, this oasis within the busy city of Atlanta was the first suburb designed with automobiles in mind. Over time, the winding streets and green parks attracted wealthy residents. Today, the beautiful neighborhood is home to the Georgia Governor’s Mansion.
Thanks to the hard work of the Ansley Park Civic Association, the ongoing preservation of Ansley Park historic homes enhances safety and promotes beautification, creating a strong sense of community.
With a serene landscape and fantastic location, it is no wonder this area attracts many visitors and potential residents. There are currently 18 homes listed on Zillow, with prices ranging from $999,000 to $5 million. According to Trulia, rental homes range from $1,400 to $9,000 per month. Homes in this community feature a broad range of architectural styles, including colonial, federal, neo-classical, Italian renaissance, Queen Anne, Tudor, prairie school and craftsman.
Ansley Park enjoys top educational institutions, including Morningside Elementary, Henry W. Grady High, The Paideia School and Pace Academy.
In addition to great homes and schools, Ansley Park also offers unique city living:
Shopping and Dining
- Atmosphere – A quaint French bistro, Atmosphere serves delectable dishes, desserts and cocktails. Voted Atlanta’s Best French Restaurant, menu items include escargot, mussels, pan-roasted salmon, veal, lamb, pork tenderloin, strawberry melba and crème brûlée.
- Octopus Kitchen – Octopus Kitchen offers delicious seafood options and a great atmosphere. Enjoy the sunshine and area views while sipping a cocktail and order one of the restaurant’s many delectable seafood options for a delicious outing to remember.
- Bantam + Biddy – A casual and family-friendly restaurant, Bantam + Biddy offers regional, all-natural and pastured poultry and more. Menu items include pimento cheese with veggies, pork schnitzel, sandwiches, grits, duck fat fries, pickled beets and goat cheese and more.
- Entertainment and Recreation
- Ansley Golf Club – Members enjoy two extraordinary clubhouses with fine and casual dining at the Ansley Golf Club. Additionally, the Club offers an Olympic-sized pool, world-class clay tennis courts, a full fitness center, youth programs and the area’s sought-after golf courses.
- Winn Park – Offering more than 10 acres of outdoor fun, Winn Park is a beautiful and convenient green space for Ansley Park residents. Amenities include a playground, benches, a pond and an open grassy area for everyone.
- Atlanta BeltLine – The Northeast Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine, a paved segment extending from Ansley Mall to just south of the Buford Spring Connector, connects Ansley Park to Atlanta’s top outdoor destination. A less than one-mile stretch on the eastern edge of Piedmont Park is open as an unpaved trail. In its current state, the unpaved segment is not suitable for running. The trails are open to the public.
- Atlanta Botanical Garden – A favorite metro Atlanta attraction, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the perfect outdoor attraction for lovers of nature! Open since 1976, the Garden has an ever-evolving lineup of exhibits in 30 acres of beautiful, outdoor gardens. Bring along the entire family to explore Storza Woods, the gorgeous Skyline Garden, the award-winning Children’s Garden, and more!
- Piedmont Park – The iconic green space of Atlanta, Piedmont Park is available for visitors and residents to enjoy the great outdoors in the heart of Atlanta. The park plays host to a variety of attractions perfect for recreation, education and relaxation. Since 1904, the park has been an Atlanta staple, offering a sanctuary in a thriving metropolitan hub. The 211-acre park extends between 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue.
- Rhodes Hall – Originally home to Rhodes Furniture founder Amos Rhodes, today the structure acts as a house museum, event venue and headquarters for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Constructed of Stone Mountain granite, Rhodes Hall, built in 1904 before the development of Ansley Park, features the Romanesque Revival style and was even wired for electricity. The house was a technological marvel in its day and is now a perfect counterpart to Atlanta’s skyline.
- First Church of Christ, Scientist – Completed in 1914, the current main congregation for Atlanta’s Christian Science community is a historic Greek revival church. The church even claims to be the first air-conditioned building in Atlanta!
- Randolph-Lucas House – Originally in Buckhead, the Randolph-Lucas House was almost destroyed by the Peachtree Road Condominium Association. In 2013 to help save the 1924 structure featured in Anne Rivers Siddons’s novel Peachtree Road, the Buckhead Heritage Society offered the home free of charge to anyone able to move it. The Society accepted NewTown Partners’ proposal and relocated the structure to Ansley Park. NewTown Partners is an Atlanta-based economic development consulting firm specializing in historic preservation.
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