The area was developed by rail and real estate magnateEdwin P. Ansley, while George W. Adair, Jr. and Forrest Adair marketed the lots. It was marketed as an alternative for the city’s elite to Inman Park, the most fashionable residential neighborhood in the city at the time. It was more fashionably located, astride Peachtree Street and adjacent to the city’s largest public park. With Edwin Ansley’s former residence serving as the governor’s mansion and the Piedmont Driving Club adjacent, the area remained upscale until the 1960s when a slight decline was experienced with some residences turning into boarding houses. However residents turned this decline around and the area never experienced the deep decline in the 1950s-1960s due to suburbanization as neighborhoods like Inman Park did (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansley_Park)
- With a walkability to score of 61, Ansley Park is considered SOMEWHAT WALKABLE, and most errands can be accomplished on foot.
- With a bikability score of 57, Ansley Park is considered SOMEWHAT BIKABLE
Farmer’s Markets and Community Gardens
Enjoy both the Morningside Farmer’s Market (http://www.morningsidemarket.com) and the Piedmont Park Green Market (http://www.piedmontpark.org/programs/green_market.html) as nearby Farmer’s Market alternatives
Se this great list as well for markets all over Atlanta: http://www.11alive.com/news/article/187640/387/Top-10-Farmers-Markets-in-Metro-Atlanta-
Two of the best sources for finding and starting Community Gardens in Atlanta:
Parks and Greenspaces
Both Ansley Park and Ansley Golf Club (http://www.ansleygolfclub.org)
are located near Ansley Park.
Freedom Park is the largest public park in Atlanta, linking the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Central Atlanta Neighborhoods, the Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Candler Park, Druid Hills, Virginia Highland, and Little Five Points. Freedom Park spans 210 linear acres and is home to permanent art installments, a bike path, and walking trails.
Olmstead Linear Park Alliance
A joint project by the city of Atlanta, Dekalb County and Fernbank, this alliance preserved and rehabilitated 6000 linear feet of paths and installed over 2600 trees and shrubs over an area once considered six separate parks.
Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s largest free amenity used by millions each year for festivals, concerts and picnics with friends just to name a few.
Piedmont Park Conservancy is the nonprofit organization, working with the City of Atlanta for the preservation of historic Piedmont Park. Since our inception over 20 years ago, the Conservancy has successfully restored the historic portion of Piedmont Park. By 2010, the Conservancy will have raised and invested more than $64 million for park beautification, maintenance/security, programs, and also includes a 53-acre expansion of green